[Air-l] Call for papers: International Conference German Online Research 04

Uwe Matzat matzat at uni-duesseldorf.de
Wed Jun 11 02:52:36 PDT 2003

Dear internet researchers,

for those of you who are interested in analyzing online 
communities, online and offline social networks, virtual 
organizations, methodologies and techniques of internet research, 
and many many other exciting topics:


 Sixth International GOR Conference
        GOR 04

30th and 31st March, 2004
at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany



German Society for Online Research - DGOF e.V.

Social Survey Research Center,
Institute of Sociology, University Duisburg-Essen

The 6th German Online Research Conference 2004 is 
jointly organized by the German Society for Online 
Research (DGOF e.V.), and the Social Survey 
Research Center (Prof. Dr. Frank Faulbaum) of the 
University of Duisburg-Essen. The conference will 
be held at the university campus in Duisburg.

Conference topics include theories, methods, and 
empirical findings concerning the internet, 
online communication, or mobile communication. 

The aim of the conference is to document the progress of 
internet research, innovative developments, and practical
experience, as well as to further dialogue between: 

- researchers
- researchers and users of internet research
- universities and companies
- customers and suppliers.

Conference Languages:
English, German

Paper presentations, posters, and sessions can be 
proposed on the following topics:

Interactive Market- and Social Research
- Online- and Mobile Market Research
- Innovative Sampling approaches
- Cross-over Designs, Mixed-Modes' and Methods' Effects
- Usability Research, Usability Engineering, 
  Usability Testing
- Online Experiments
- Online Surveys

Internet, Mobile Communication, and Civil Society
- Online Groups: Structures, Interaction, Community Building,
  and Effects
- Social and Psychological Effects of Internet Use
- Social Networks and Relationships: On-line and Off-line
- Online Community Software: Applications and Results
- Mobile Communication and Social Networks
- e-Democracy: Examples of Best Practice, Changes, and 
- Internet, Crime, Privacy Protection, and Deviant Behavior
- Digital Divide
- Internet, Social Movements, and Collective Action
- Internet and Science

e-Commerce and e-Controlling
- e-Business and e-Advertising
- Successful Evaluation of Web-Sites and e-Commerce
- Currencies of the Net: Benchmarking and 
  Measurement of Range of Coverage
- Customer Relationship Management and 
  Online Market Research
- Non-Reactive Methods of Data Collection and Data-Mining

Interpersonal Communication
- Computer Mediated Communication
- Mobile Communication and Life-Style
- Online-Gaming
- Trust and Credibility on the Internet
- e-Health
- Non-Reactive Methods of Data Collection of 
  Interpersonal Communication
- Weblogs and Bloggers

The Internet Within and Outside of Organizations
- e-Learning on the Intranet and Internet
- Interactive Organizational Research, e.g. Online 
  Employee Surveys
- Knowledge Exchange and Knowledge Management 
  in Organizations (Intranet)
- Communities of Practice on the Internet: Design 
  and Effects


Paper Presentations:
Paper presentations include oral presentations of max.
20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Qualified contributions will be invited to submit 
the paper for publication in an international English
language conference proceedings' volume or in an 
international English language journal. 

Posters will be discussed at fixed times. The best 
poster will receive a prize of Euro 500,-.

There will also be the opportunity to propose a 
group of interrelated presentations (max. 4-5 
persons) within one session. For more information 
please contact the program committee 

There will be tutorial workshops covering key 
methods of internet research. These will be held by  
qualified researchers and practitioners. The workshops 
will take place the day commencing the GOR conference
(March 29, 2004) as well as during the conference 
without overlapping with the presentations. 

Participation in workshops is not free of charge and 
the number of participants will be restricted. 
Registered visitors of the conference have priority. 
More information about the workshops and registration 
is available at http://www.dgof.de/indexe.htm.

Exhibition Stand Space:
Companies will have the opportunity to book 
exhibition stand space for presentations of 
products or services that offer solutions to 
problems of market- and social research on the 
Internet or Intranet. More information 
is available at gororga04 at dgof.de.

Social Events and Membership Meeting:
The traditional early-bird-meeting will take place on
March 29th 2004. Already during this meeting visitors 
and participants will have the opportunity to socialize
with colleagues, acquainting themselves with other 

On Tuesday 30th April 2004, there will be a social
event held during the evening which will include
dinner and disco. 

During the conference there will be a meeting for the 
members of the German Society for Online Research. The
members will receive additional information about the 
meeting at a later date.

                  Submission Guidelines

If you would like to contribute to the conference by 
presenting a paper or a poster, please send an 
abstract no later than:

                   September 30th 2003

to:                 gorpaper04 at dgof.de

Authors will receive notice of acceptance by: 

                   November 17th 2003.

The preliminary program will be posted on December 1st, 
2003 at the following url:


The program committee will review abstracts. For accepted 
oral presentations transparencies or Power-Point files 
(preferably in English) are expected to be sent before the 
conference until February 29th 2004. 


The abstract (of no more than 350 words) should be 
submitted in in the following format: 

1. Title of the oral presentation or poster
2. Type (oral presentation or poster)
3. Author(s)
4. Address of first author (postal address, phone 
   number, e-mail and URLs)
5. Central topic choice (max. 3), if applicable
6. Keywords (max. 4)
7. English text of abstract (max 350 words)

Submission format:

1) Please send your abstract in rich text (.rtf) file 
format to:

                gorpaper04 at dgof.de

The subject line of your e-mail must contain the 
following text: "abstract"

2) In addition to sending the attachment, please 
include the abstract and the information 1-6 
mentioned above in the body of your e-mail.

Conference Fees:
Conference fees include conference materials, two lunches, 
conference dinner, drinks and snacks during breaks.

Academic: 120 Euro
Students: 60 Euro
Presenting participants: 30 Euro (first authors only)
Non-academic (e.g., company representatives, free-lancers,
consultants): 290 Euro
Early registrants, who register before January 31st 2004 
receive a fee reduction of 20%.
DGOF members receive a fee reduction of 20% (membership 
application forms can be found at 

For German participants conference fees have to be paid 
in advance in full. 
Foreign participants may pay their fees at the conference 
venue. Day tickets are not available. 

Registration for all participants will begin on 
December 01st 2003. Further detailed information will be 
posted continually at the following URL:


Overview of the timeline:

09/30/03                   Deadline for abstract submission
11/17/03                   Feedback on acceptance
12/01/03                   Preliminary program will be published, 
                               Registration begins
01/31/04                   Deadline for fee-reduced early registrations
02/29/04                   Deadline for sending transparencies or Power-
                               Point files for accepted oral presentations
02/29/04                   Deadline for registration to workshops
03/29/04                   Early-bird-meeting + workshops in Duisburg
03/30/04-03/31/04     Conference + workshops at the University of 
                               Duisburg-Essen in Duisburg
Summary of contacts:
Abstract submission:   gorpaper04 at dgof.de
Business activities:     gororga04 at dgof.de
Conference Website:   http://www.dgof.de/indexe.htm 
workshops:                 http://www.dgof.de/indexe.htm 
Local organization:      office.gor at uni-duisburg.de
Contact address of the local organizing committee:

Conference office GOR 04
c/o Prof. Dr. Frank Faulbaum
Institute of Sociology
University Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstr. 65
47048 Duisburg

Phone +49 203-379-2532
Fax   +49 203-379-4350
E-Mail: office.gor at uni-duisburg.de


Uwe Matzat
Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut / Institute of Social Sciences
Soziologie Lehrstuhl I / Sociology Chair I
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf / University of Duesseldorf
Universitaetsstr. 1
40225 Duesseldorf
email: matzat at uni-duesseldorf.de

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