[Air-l] Last call for papers: GOR 05 Zurich

Uwe Matzat u.matzat at tm.tue.nl
Fri Sep 10 09:22:03 PDT 2004

Dear colleagues,

the deadline for the GOR 05 conference is approaching. Are you 
conducting research on the social or psychological consequences 
of the internet, seniors and the internet, digital divide/digital 
inequality, online communities, internet metrics, or social networks 
and the internet? 


Seventh International GOR Conference
         GOR 05

22nd and 23rd of March, 2005
at the University of Zurich, Switzerland


Organized jointly by:

German Society for Online Research - DGOF e.V.

Dr. Ulf-Dietrich Reips & Prof. Dr. Klaus Jonas,
Social and Business Psychology,
Department of Psychology, University of Zurich

Conference topics include theories, methods, and
empirical findings concerning social and business aspects of
the Internet and mobile communication.

The aim of the conference is to document the progress of
Internet science, innovative developments, and practical

Traditionally, GOR conferences have been excellent 
opportunities for dialogue between:

- researchers and users of Internet science
- universities and companies
- customers and suppliers.

Conference Languages: English, German

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

Internet and Leadership
- Internet Based Procedures for Leaders
- Media Influences on Leadership within Organizations
- Online Leadership Tools

Interactive Market Research and Social Research
- Internet Based Research and Mobile Market Research
- Innovative Sampling Approaches
- Cross-Over Designs, Mixed-Modes and Methods Effects
- Usability Research, Usability Engineering, Usability Testing
- Internet Based Experiments
- Online Surveys
- Best Practice Examples / Case Studies of Online Market 

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
- Flashmobs
- Online Community Software: Applications and Results
- Mobile Communication and Social Networks
- e-Government and e-Voting: Examples of Best Practice,
   Effects, and Problems
- The Digital Divide & Digital Inequality
- Seniors and the Internet
- The Internet and Local Communities
- Internet, Social Movements, and Collective Action
- Internet and Science

Metrics of the Internet
- Indices of the Digital Divide(s)
- Measurement Devices and Indices of Interactivity in
   Online Communication
- Indicators of Members' Activities in Online Groups
- Use of Logfiles and Databases
- Indicators of Subgroup Structures in Online Communities
- Indices of the Information Society
- Non-Reactive Methods of Data Collection and Data-Mining

e-Commerce and e-Controlling
- e-Business and e-Advertising
- Evaluation of Web-Sites and e-Commerce
- Mobile Commerce
- Benchmarking and Measurement of Range of Coverage
- Electronic Customer Relationship Management

Interpersonal Communication
- Computer Mediated Communication
- Mobile Communication and Life-Style
- Playing Games Online
- Trust and Credibility on the Internet
- e-Health
- Blogs
- Computer Supported Cooperative Work

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

Paper Presentations:
Paper presentations include an oral presentation of max.
20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion time.

Selected contributions will be invited to submit
their 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(s)
will be awarded by an independent jury. Prize total: EUR 500,-.

There will also be the opportunity to propose a
group of (3-5) interrelated presentations within one session.
For more information please contact the program committee
(gorpaper05 at dgof.de).

There will be tutorial workshops covering key
methods of Internet Science. The workshops
will take place the day before the GOR conference
(March 21, 2005) as well as during the conference. 

Participation in workshops is not free of charge and
the number of participants will be limited.
Registered visitors of the conference have priority.
More information is available at http://www.gor.de.

Exhibition Stand Space:
Companies will have the opportunity to book
exhibition stand space for presentations of
products or services. More information
is available at gororga05 at dgof.de.

Social Events and Membership Meeting:
The traditional early-bird-meeting will take place in 
the evening of March 21st 2005. During this meeting visitors
and participants will have the opportunity to socialize
with colleagues and meet with other researchers.

On Tuesday 22nd March 2005, there will be a social
event in the evening which will include dinner and dancing.

During the conference there will be a meeting of 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 submit an
abstract electronically no later than:

                    September 30th 2004

to:                 http://www.gor.de

Abstracts should contain no more than 350 words. The
abstract has to be written in English language. An additional
German language version is appreciated, if possible.

Authors may present in English or German. In any case the 
transparencies have to be prepared in English language.

Papers can be only submitted via the Web-based online tool
located at the GOR-Website. Do not submit your paper via email!

Authors will receive notification of acceptance by:

                    end of November 2004.

The preliminary program will be posted by January 1st,
2005 at the following URL:


Accepted oral presentation transparencies or 
Power-Point files in English are to be sent 
by February 18th 2005. 

Conference Fees:

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

Academics: 150 Euro
Students: 80 Euro
Presenting participants: 80 Euro (first authors only)
Non-academic (e.g. company representatives, free-lancers,
consultants): 330 Euro

Participants living in the EU will have to pay full conference 
fees in advance. Other participants may pay their fees 
on the conference date at the venue. Day tickets are not available.

DGOF members receive a 20% conference fee reduction 
(membership application forms can be found at:

Early registrants (excluding DGOF members), who register
before January 31st, 2005 receive a fee reduction of 15%.

For first authors there are special deadlines for registration:

After notification of acceptance (Nov. 30, 2004) first authors
can register immediately. First authors who register no
later than December 15, 2004 receive a fee reduction of 15%
(not valid for DGOF members). First authors have to register
no later than December 31, 2004.

Registration for all other participants will begin on
January 1st 2005. Further detailed information will be
posted continually at the following URL:


Important deadlines:

09/30/04                         Deadline for abstract submission

11/30/04                         Feedback on acceptance / 
                                 Registration of authors begins

01/01/05                         Preliminary program will be published /
                                 General registration begins

03/21/05-03/23/05                Conference + workshops at the 
                                 University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Summary of contacts:

Conference Website,
Abstract submission, Workshop: http://www.gor.de
Business activities &
any further questions:         gorpaper05 at dgof.de
Local organization:            gorinfo at psychologie.unizh.ch
Contact address of the local organizing committee:

Conference office GOR 05
Social and Business Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Zurich
8001 Zurich

Phone +41-1-63 44121
Fax   +41-1-63 44129
E-Mail: gorinfo at psychologie.unizh.ch

Uwe Matzat
Sociology Section
Department of Technology Management
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
phone: +31 40 247-8392
email: u.matzat at tm.tue.nl

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