[Air-L] CFP. E-youth: Balancing between opportunities and risks?, 27-28 May 2010 - Antwerp (Belgium)

Van Cleemput Katrien katrien.vancleemput at ua.ac.be
Tue Nov 17 05:15:26 PST 2009


Balancing between opportunities and risks? 

Multidisciplinary conference  

May 27th & 28th2010 

Antwerp, Belgium  

UCSIA and the University of Antwerp are pleased to announce the organisation of a two-day international, multidisciplinary conference on children, adolescents & ICT. We welcome a broad audience including researchers, educators, students, policy makers, NGO and industry representatives to share research results and discuss policy and educational issues about children's and adolescents' use of information and communication technologies. 

The conference will focus on national and international research dealing with social, cultural, economic, legal, psychological and ethical issues regarding youngsters' uses of different internet applications and mobile telephony. Contributions on both the multiple opportunities offered by technologies and on the (new) risks youngsters are confronted with are welcomed. Research and initiatives concerning the educational and mediating role of parents and educators will be discussed too. The conference will also provide a forum for good practices of sensitizing or educational campaigns.

Oral presentations, posters and demonstrations can be submitted about -but not limited to- the following issues: 

1. Youngsters and ICT: a heterogeneous group (gap in access and competences, social differences and distributive (in-justice)

2. Youngsters and ICT: developmental changes and related needs (social and identity needs, entertainment and information needs)

3. Youngsters and ICT: a vulnerable (target) group? (electronic marketing, riskful contacts)

4. Youngsters and ICT: awareness, protection and empowerment

5. Youngsters and ICT: ethical and legal issues (adapting research methods, ethical issues, legislation, self- and co-regulation

Guidelines for submission: 

The conference will be composed of two types of contributions: 

1. Papers: an extended abstract (maximum 1000 words) has to be submitted by January. 15th 2010 the latest using the online form at http://www.ucsia.org/eyouth or http://www.ua.ac.be/eyouth

Authors of an accepted contribution have to hand in their full paper (maximum 6000 words) by April 30th


2. Posters or demonstrations: These contain implementation information or work-in-progress and are presented in an abstract (maximum 200 words) besides the poster itself (or demonstration) that will be exposed 


Confirmed Keynotes

* JOS DE HAAN, professor of ICT, Culture and Knowledge Society at Erasmus

University Rotterdam and a senior researcher at the Social and Cultural

Planning Office (SCP) in The Hague.

* SONIA LIVINGSTONE, professor of Social Psychology in the Department of

Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and

Political Science.

* YVES POULLET, professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur

(FUNDP) and Liège (Ulg) and head of the 'Centre de recherches

informatique et droit' (CRID).

* PETER SMITH, professor and head of the Unit for School and Family Studies,

Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

* PATTI M. VALKENBURG, professor in the Amsterdam School of

Communications Research ASCoR and director of CCAM (Center for

research on Children, Adolescents and the Media).

* SEOUNMI YOUN, associate professor in the Department of Marketing

Communication at Emerson College in Boston.


E-mail: eyouth at ua.ac.be







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