[Air-L] New Deadline: CfP - 7th Annual GigaNet Symposium

Julia Pohle jpohle at vub.ac.be
Wed May 23 06:07:57 PDT 2012

Deadline extended until May 31!

7th Annual Symposium
5 November 2012
Baku, Azerbaijan

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is seeking 
submissions of research about Internet Governance to be presented at the 
Seventh GigaNet Annual Symposium, held on 5 November 2012, one day 
before the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku, 

GigaNet is a scholarly community that promotes the development of 
Internet Governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study 
and facilitates informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters 
between scholars and governments, international organizations, the 
private sector and civil society. http://giga-net.org/

Since 2006, GigaNet has organized an Annual Symposium to showcase 
research about Internet Governance, focusing on an interdisciplinary 
approach. As in previous years, the symposium will provide room to 
discuss current and future questions as well as the challenges 
encountered and results achieved in Global Internet Governance.

Conference themes

GigaNet is interested in receiving abstracts related to Internet 
Governance themes, especially those containing innovative approaches 
and/or emerging research areas. We encourage submissions on the 
following topics:

* Internet policies on freedom of expression (censorship, kill-switches, 
filtering, policies that promote free expression, corporate social 
* Internet freedom and governance in regions in transition (Arab region, 
Caucasus etc.)
* From PIPA to ACTA: National and international agreements on online 
copyright enforcement
* Cyber-security, the state and international relations
* Dataveillance and privacy - the economic perspective
* Global Internet infrastructure policy (net neutrality, peering and 
interconnection, ASN assignment, routing infrastructure security, etc.)
* Innovative methods for Internet Governance research
* The role of the UN and intergovernmental institutions in global 
Internet Governance
* Policy issues surrounding ICANN’s new gTLD program
* IP addressing: economic and technical challenges of scarcity and 
* Internet governance and development

Other proposals on questions of global Internet governance will also be 

Interested scholars should submit abstracts of research paper at the 
Easy Chair platform: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=giganet2012.
The new deadline for submissions is May 31st!

Paper proposals should be submitted following these requirements:
* An abstract of 800-1000 words, in English, where it is mandatory to 
describe the main research goal(s) and the methodological background of 
the paper
* A short bio note focused on institutional affiliations, advanced 
degrees, scholarly publications and work in the field of Internet 
Governance and related issues (for example ICTs). Please include a link 
to a more detailed CV.
* Important note: accepted abstracts will be required to deliver their 
full paper a month before the conference. Those unable to do so will be 
removed from the program.

Process and publication
The Program Committee members will evaluate the abstracts submitted and 
decisions will be sent to applicants by email before 15 June 2012.

Accepted papers for oral presentations should be followed by a full 
research paper to be sent by 30 September 2012. Some quality papers 
submitted that are not accepted for oral presentations will be 
recommended for poster presentations.

Accepted speakers and poster presenters’ submissions and final papers 
will be published on the GigaNet website. An online publication with 
selected papers on the main challenges of Internet Governance is also 
planned for the Azerbaijan IGF.

The GigaNet Annual Symposium is free of charge. However, registration 
will be required to gain entry to the event venue. Please continue 
visiting our website for further information about registration, venue 
and accommodation.

GigaNet 2012-13 Program Committee

* Leo Van Audenhove – PC Chair, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Milton Mueller – GigaNet Steering Committee Chair, Syracuse 
University, USA
* Titi Akinsanmi – University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
* Sandra Braman – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
* Fatima Cambronero – AGEIA DENSI, Argentina
* Laura DeNardis – American University, USA
* Dmitry Epstein – Cornell University, USA
* John Gathegi – University of South Florida, USA
* Hans Klein – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
* Francesca Musiani – MINES ParisTech, France
* Jamal Shahin – University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 
The Netherlands
* Sonny Zulhuda – International Islamic University, Malaysia

If you have any question related to the submission or the symposium 
activities, please
e-mail the Program Committee Chair: leo.van.audenhove at vub.ac.be.

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