[Air-L] Now that you're fresh from one great conference ...

Charles Ess charles.ess at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 04:20:34 PDT 2009

consider another upcoming one ...

(and again, THANKS / TUSIND TAK everybody for making our 10th anniversary
conference such an extraordinary experience!)

On behalf of the Local and Program Chairs, and the CATaC Executive
Committee, we are very pleased to pass on to you the Call for Papers for
CATaC (Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication) 2010,
"Diffusion 2.0: Computing, mobility, and the next generations".

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Dates: 15-18 June 2010

CATaC'10 will feature keynote addresses by Dr Linc Kesler (First Nations
Studies, The University of British Columbia) and Dr John Willinsky (Stanford
University School of Education).

The CATaC conference series provides a premier international forum for
current research on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation
and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The conference
series brings together scholars from around the globe who provide diverse
perspectives, both in terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in
their presentations and discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s)
through which they approach the conference theme.

Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical frameworks
with specific examples of cultural values and practices) and short papers
(e.g. describing current research projects and preliminary results) are
invited. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:

- Mobile technologies in developing countries
- New layers of imaging and texting interactions fostering and/or
threatening cultural diversity
- Theoretical and practical approaches to analyzing "culture"
- Impact of mobile technologies on privacy and surveillance
- Gender, sexuality and identity issues in social networks
- Cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning

Both short (3-5 pages) and long (10-15 pages) original papers are sought.
See "submissions" on the conference website - http://www.catacconference.org
- for information about submitting papers and formatting guidelines.

The conference web site also provides further details regarding
accommodations, submission procedures, etc.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you to
Vancouver in 2010!

Local Co-Chair: Leah Macfadyen (UBC)
Local Co-Chair: Kenneth Reeder (UBC)
Program Chair: Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna)
Executive Committee:
Lorna Heaton (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Maja van der Velden (University of Oslo, Norway)

Fay Sudweeks (Co-Chair, CATaC)
Charles Ess (Co-Chair, CATaC)

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