[Air-l] Last Call for Papers: General Online Research 07

Uwe Matzat u.matzat at tm.tue.nl
Wed Sep 6 03:16:54 PDT 2006

Dear colleagues,

until Sepember 30 you still have the opportunity to submit an 
abstract to the 9th GOR conference. So if you are interested in 
getting an overview of different specialties of a growing research 
field including the study of online communities, digital inequality, 
social networks online & offline, social and psychological impact of 
mobile and online communication then you should consider 
submitting an abstract. As always, the conference also focuses on 
methodological questions of internet research. And just as a side 
remark, Leipzig is a very nice and historical place to visit..... 

Best wishes,


9th International GOR Conference
         GOR 07

March, 26-28,2007
at University of Leipzig, Germany


Organized by:

German Society for Online Research - DGOF e.V.

local organizers:

Prof. Dr. M. Haller
Prof. Dr. G.Heyer
Dr. M. Welker


Conference topics include theories, methods, and
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, roundtable presentations, posters, 
and sessions can be proposed on the following topics:

A: The Internet as a Research Tool

Online Market Research and Social Research
- Methods' Effects of Online Data Collection
- Mobile Data Collection
- Statistical Biases in Online Sampling
- Best Practice Examples
- Innovative Data Collection Tools
- Online Access Panels
- Quality Standards
- Data Mining
- Online Experiments
- Mixed Mode Studies

B: The Internet Measured

- Indices of the Digital Divide(s) and Digital Inequality
- Use of Logfiles and Databases
- Indices of the Information Society
- Measurement of Range of Coverage
- Measurement of Online Social Networks
- Diffusion of Visual Online & Mobile Communication

C: The Internet in its Context

Internet, Mobile Communication, and Civil Society
- Online Groups & Online Communities
- Social Networks and Relationships Online & Offline
- Digital Inequality
- E-Democracy
- Internet, Social Movements, and Collective Action
- Internet & Science

Electronic & Mobile Business
- E-Business
- Evaluation of Web-Sites and E-Commerce
- Mobile Commerce
- Electronic Customer Relationship Management

Internet & Mobile Communication in Everyday Life
- Mobile & Online Entertainment
- Social and Psychological Effects of Internet Use
- E-Health
- E- & M-Learning
- New Forms and Formats: Internet-TV, Blogs, Podcasts, RSS etc.

Internet & Mobile Communication in Organizations
- Online Employee Surveys
- Virtual Teams & Online Communities of Practice
- Online Knowledge Exchange and Knowledge Management
  in Organizations

Internet and Journalism
- Search Engines, Search Strategies, and Social Outcomes
- Computer Assisted Reporting
- Analytical Reporting and Data-Mining
- Automats, Robots, and Journalism
- Text Mining and Journalism
- Semantic Webs and Topic Maps
- Digital Censorship


We ask for 4 types of submissions.

1.) Paper Presentations
Paper presentations of research results 
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.

2.) Posters
Posters will be discussed at fixed times.  The best poster(s)
will be awarded by an independent jury. Prize total: EUR 500,-.

3.) Complete Session Proposals
There is the opportunity to propose a group of
(3-5) interrelated paper presentations within one session.

4.) Roundtable presentations
These short oral presentations of 10 minutes  
include work in progress reports. 3-5 related 
reports will be discussed at one Roundtable. 

There will be tutorial workshops covering key
methods of Internet Science. The workshops
will take place March 26, 2007. 

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 office at dgof.de.

Social Events and Membership Meeting:
The traditional early-bird-meeting will take place in 
the evening of March 26, 2007. During this meeting visitors
and participants will have the opportunity to socialize
with colleagues and meet with other researchers.

On Tuesday 27th March 2007, 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, roundtable report, a poster, or a 
complete session please submit (an) abstract(s) electronically 
no later than:

                    September 30th 2006

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 of the paper presentaions have to be in English 

Abstracts can be only submitted via the Web-based online tool
located at the GOR-Website. All abstracts will be reviewed by 
an international board (see www.gor.de). 

Authors will receive notification of acceptance by:

                    November 30, 2006.

The preliminary program will be posted by January 1st,
2007 at the following URL:


Accepted oral presentation transparencies or 
Power-Point files in English are to be sent 
by February 17th 2007. 

Conference Fees:

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

Researchers: 180 Euros
Students: 90 Euros
Presenting participants: 145 Euros (first authors only)
Commerical participants (e.g. company representatives, free-lancers,
consultants): 465 Euros

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 are subject to a 20% conference fee reduction 
(membership application forms can be found at:

Early registrants (excluding DGOF members), who register
before January 20, 2007 receive a fee reduction of 15%.

For first authors there are special deadlines for registration:

After notification of acceptance (Nov. 30, 2006) first authors
can register immediately. First authors who register no
later than December 15, 2006 receive a fee reduction of 15%
(not valid for DGOF members). First authors have to register
no later than December 31, 2006.

Registration for all other participants will begin on
January 1st 2007. Further detailed information will be
posted continually at the following URL:


Important deadlines:

09/30/06                         Deadline for abstract submission

11/30/06                         Feedback on acceptance / 
                                 Registration of authors begins

01/01/07                         Preliminary program will be published /
                                 General registration begins

03/26/06-03/28/06                Conference + workshops 

Summary of contacts:

Conference Website,
Abstract submission, Workshops: http://www.gor.de
Business activities &
any further questions:          office at dgof.de


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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