[Air-L] CFP HICSS-45: Social and Digital Inclusions in Networks Minitrack (Deadline: June 15)

Karine Nahon karineb at uw.edu
Mon Jun 13 10:04:46 PDT 2011

Hello Everyone,

The deadline for HICSS is approaching (June 15).
If your paper addresses issues of social and digital inclusion, please consider submitting to this minitrack.
More information about the minitrack can be found here http://ekarine.org/2011/04/cfp-digitalinclusion/ .

This mini-track calls for papers that study social and digital inclusion in networks at different levels. In the forthcoming conference, we would like to emphasize four areas: (i) connections between off-line divides and on-line divides; (ii) inequalities within and among communities; (iii) information and communication technologies for development; and (iv) inequalities between users with respect to social and digital divides. Possible levels at which to examine such areas include international, national, local, sector, communal, and individual. Both empirical and theoretical papers are invited. Building on the success of this mini-track from the past nine HICSS conferences, we invite submissions to the 2012 mini-track on social networking and communities.

Contributions may explore the following topics, but, by no means are limited to those on this list:

  *   Conceptualization and theory of inequalities with respect to networks, digital divides, digital spectrum and e-inclusion;
  *   Indigenous communities and technologies;
  *   ICT and development;
  *   Social and political inclusion, including topics related to participation;
  *   Socio-demographic factors such as gender, age, education, income, ethnic diversity, racial diversity, language diversity, religiosity;
  *   Social and governmental support - for example, the use of supportive initiatives, policy and applications to bridge gaps, or how society and community impact e-inclusion;
  *   Access (public, private, etc.), infrastructure factors;
  *   Use - skills, frequency and time, locus, autonomy of use;
  *   Affordability of ICTs and services; and
  *   What do users do online and for what purposes?
  *   Accessibility focusing on populations with special needs;
  *   Measurements indices;
  *   Comparative analysis of policy;
  *   Comparative cross-country or cross-region research; and
  *   Country or region specific case studies.

Karine Nahon -  http://eKarine.org<http://ekarine.org/>
Associate Professor
The Information School,
The retroV (Virality of Information) Group - http://retroV.org<http://retrov.org/>
University of Washington
Twitter - http://twitter.com/karineb
Office tel. - (206) 685-6668

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