[Air-L] CfP General Online Research Conference, Hamburg

Anja Göritz Anja.Goeritz at wiso.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Oct 2 11:56:17 PDT 2007

(Sorry for crossposting)


10th International GOR Conference
         GOR 08

     March, 10-12, 2008
Hamburg University, Germany

organized by:
German Society for Online Research - DGOF e.V.

local organizers:
EARSandEYES GmbH, Hamburg (main sponsor) Chair for Marketing and Branding,
Hamburg University, Prof. Sattler


Conference topics include theories, methods, and findings pertaining to
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 experience.

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

A: The Internet as a Tool for Market, Opinion and Social Research

- Method Effects in Online Data Collection
- Mobile Data Collection
- Statistical Biases in Online Sampling
- Best Practice Examples and Case Studies from Market Research
- Innovative Data Collection Tools
- Online Access Panels
- Quality Standards
- Data Mining
- Online Experiments
- New Methods of Qualitative Research
- Cultural Effects in Cross-National Studies
- Mixed Mode Studies

B: Internet Metrics

- Indices of the Digital Divide(s) and Digital Inequality
- Measurement of Online Social Networks
- Use of Logfiles and Databases
- Indices of the Information Society
- Measurement of Coverage
- 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 CRM and its Relation to Online Market Research

Internet & Mobile Communication in Everyday Life
- Mobile & Online Entertainment
- Social and Psychological Effects of Internet Use
- E-Health
- E- & M-Learning
- Web 2.0
- 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

Types of Contributions:
1.) Paper:
Paper presentations of research results include an oral presentation of 20
min duration plus 10 min for discussion. 

2.) Poster:
Posters will be discussed in designated time slots. 

3.) Session:
There is the opportunity to propose a group of (3-5) interrelated papers
within one session.

4.) Roundtable Report:
These 10 min oral presentations without slides are work-in- progress
reports. 3-5 interrelated reports will be discussed at one Roundtable. 

5.) Workshop:
You may propose teaching a 2.5 or 5 hour pre-conference workshop covering
key methods of Internet science.

Awards and Publications:
An independent jury will award a prize for the best poster(s).
Total prize money: EUR 500,-.

A prize will be awarded for the best paper from market 
research practice.

Selected contributions on Mobile Market Research will be invited 
for publication in an edited volume.

There will be tutorial workshops covering key methods of Internet 
science. The workshops will take place on the eve of the GOR 
(March 10, 2008) and throughout the GOR. 

Participation in workshops is not free of charge, and the number of 
participants is 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 takes place in the evening of 
March 10, 2008. Visitors and participants will have the opportunity 
to socialize with colleagues and meet with other researchers.

On Tuesday evening (March 11, 2008) there will be a social
event with dancing.

During the conference there is a meeting of the members of the 
German Society for Online Research. 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, a complete session, or by 
teaching a workshop submit an abstract electronically no later than

                October 21, 2007

                at http://www.gor.de

Abstracts, which should be in the English language, may be up to 350 
words long. An additional German language version is appreciated.

To enable a thorough review, abstracts should be informative. Where 
applicable, include the design, methods, and main results.

Authors may present in English or German. At any rate, the 
slides of the papers need to be in English.

Abstracts can only be submitted via the Web-based tool located 
at the GOR website. All abstracts will be reviewed by 
an international board. 

Authors will receive notification of acceptance by

                December 1, 2007.

A preliminary program will be posted by January 1, 2008 at


Transparencies or slides in English that accompany accepted 
oral presentations are to be sent by February 17, 2008.

Conference Fees and Registration:
Conference fees include tax, conference materials, two lunches,
the evening event, drinks and snacks during breaks.

Researchers: 180 Euros
First authors: 145 Euros
Students: 90 Euros
Commercial participants (e.g., company representatives, 
free-lancers, consultants): 465 Euros

Early registrants (i.e., registration by January 15, 2008) get a 
15% discount. DGOF members get a 20% discount, which cannot be 
combined with the early registrants' discount.

For participants other than first authors, day tickets are 
available, as well. 

Registration for all participants begins December 1, 2007 
at http://www.gor.de.

First authors must not register later than January 31, 2008. First 
authors will have to pay full conference fees in advance. 

Important Deadlines:
10/21/2007                  deadline for abstract submission

12/01/2007                  feedback on acceptance / 
                            registration begins

01/01/2008                  preliminary program available

01/31/2008                  deadline for first author registration

02/17/2008                  deadline for sending in slides

03/10 - 03/12/2008          conference and workshops 

How to Get in Touch:
Conference website, abstract
submission, workshops:                 http://www.gor.de

Business activities and
any further questions:                 office at dgof.de

Kind regards,
Anja Goeritz

Dr. Anja Goeritz
Erlangen-Nuremberg University
Dept. of Organizational & Social Psychology
Lange Gasse 20, 90403 Nuremberg, Germany

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