[Air-L] Call for Proposals:Internet Governance

Nanette Levinson nlevins at american.edu
Sun Feb 21 12:17:10 PST 2010

   Third International Workshop on
   Global Internet Governance: An Interdisciplinary Research Field in
   Montreal (QC), Canada - 30-31 May 2010
   Organized by GigaNet, in cooperation with
   The Canadian Communication Association and Media at McGill
   Co-sponsored by GigaNet, ACC-CCA, Media at McGill, LIP6/CNRS and UPMC
   Preliminary Announcement and Call for Contributions
   The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) invites you
   to participate in its third scholarly
   workshop to be held in Montreal (QC), Canada, on 30-31 May 2010. This
   workshop is organized in cooperation with the
   Canadian Communication Association and Media at McGill, during the
   Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social
   Sciences (CFHSS) 2010 Congress week in Montreal.
   Building on the success of its first two editions, respectively in
   Paris, France in June 2008 and in Brussels,
   Belgium in May 2009, the purpose of this third GigaNet workshop is
   The first day will be dedicated to outreach sessions aimed at
   increasing the interest in the Global Internet
   Governance field among both various academic disciplines and the
   civil society at large, including but not limited
   to NGOs and civil society groups active in related fields. These
   outreach sessions will include academic tutorials
   on Global Internet Governance as well as information and discussion
   led by experts in the field on current Global
   Internet Governance debates and their relevance to public policy
   Detailed information on the outreach sessions' program will be
   distributed closer to the event itself.
   The second day will feature thematic presentations selected upon
   submissions made in response to this call for
   contributions. We invite scholars to present and discuss their work-
   in-progress in Internet Governance-related
   research, with the aim to identify emerging research themes and
   design a research agenda. Rather than featuring
   academic paper presentations, the workshop aims at providing a survey
   of current academic activities in the field,
   in order to share ideas and forge possible collaborations.
   Submissions are expected to focus on presenting
   problematics, research designs, preliminary empirical results and
   conclusions in the aim of stimulating reflection
   and discussion amongst the audience. Submissions may address, but are
   not limited to, the following topics:
   involved actors and their interactions; Internet governance
   institutions and regimes; legal, socio-economical,
   behavioral and technical regulation means; Internet governance policy
   Submissions in view of thematic presentations should be sent by 20
   March 2010 to Meryem Marzouki
   (Meryem.Marzouki at lip6.fr). They should be written in English and
   include the name, affiliation, e-mail address and
   short bio of author(s), along with no more than 500 words of research
   work description. The program committee will
   notify applicants by 20 April 2010. To encourage knowledge
   dissemination, relevant submissions will be published on
   the workshop website. Authors of selected submissions will be invited
   to present their work in the workshop
   thematic sessions.
   Program Committee:
   Laura DeNardis, Yale U., USA; Meryem Marzouki, CNRS & U. Pierre et
   Marie Curie, France; Milton Mueller, Syracuse
   U., USA & Delft Technical U., The Netherlands; Claudia Padovani,
   Padova U., Italy & McGill U., Canada; Jeremy
   Shtern, Ryerson U., Canada

   Nanette S. Levinson
   International Communication Program
   School of International Service
   American University
   Washington, DC 20016-8071


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