[Air-L] CFP -

Charles Ess charles.ess at gmail.com
Wed May 7 21:44:11 PDT 2014

Dear AoIRists,

On behalf of the conference organizers - please distribute as you judge
- charles ess

Call for Papers

WHEN: August 28 ­ August 29, 2014 a
WHERE: King¹s College London

The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (NoE) is an EU-funded academic research
network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and
impacts of Violent Online Political Extremism and responses to it.
The inaugural VOX-Pol conference will be held at King¹s College London on
28-29 August 2014, and will feature panels and papers describing and
discussing cutting-edge research on violent extremism and the Internet,
and addressing frontiers in social science methodologies for this
research. The conference will include hands-on workshops on using
free/open-source software packages for social network analysis, content
analysis, and data collection.

Perspectives from any academic discipline are welcome, particularly:
communications, computer science, cultural studies, information science,
international relations, internet studies, law, media studies, philosophy,
political science, psychology, and sociology.

The following topics are of particular interest:
-            - Online radicalisation;
-             - The Internet and recruitment into violent political
extremist groups;
-            - Methodologies for terrorism-related Internet research;
-            - Network analysis and violent online political extremism;
-            - The content and functioning of violent political extremist
Internet forums;
-            - The role of video in violent online political extremism;
-           -  Children/youth, violent extremism, and new media;
-            - Women/gender, violent extremism, and new media;
-           - Sexual orientation, violent extremism and new media;
-           - Case studies of particular groups¹ use of new media (e.g.
al-Qaeda and related, FARC, Hamas, Hizbollah, dissident Irish Republicans,
Neo-Nazis, etc.);
-           - Case studies of the manifestation(s) and workings of violent
political extremism on specific online platforms (e.g. Facebook, Flickr,
Twitter, YouTube, etc.);
-            - Policy/legislative responses to violent online political
-            - Critical responses to research on, reporting of, and
governmental responses to the conjunction of violent extremism and the
-           -  Ethical issues surrounding online extremism-related
-          We welcome papers or panel proposals in all these areas,
particularly where they report significant new results. Innovative
methodological papers are especially welcome.
Authors of individual papers should submit a 300-word abstract at our
proposal submission page,
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vope2014 by 16 May 2014. Panel
proposals should include a 200-word abstract and confirmed list of min. 3
panelists.A selection of papers will be considered for publication in the
journals Policy and Internet, and Perspectives on Terrorism.

-          Abstract deadline: 300 words to be submitted by 16 May 2014
-          Registration: from 14 April 2014
-          Decision on abstracts: 16 June 2014
-          Registration Deadline: 14 August 2014 ­ no on-site registration
-          Early bird registration deadline: 13 July 2014
Travel Funding
The conference organisers are able to provide a number of travel grants
for PhD students, early career researchers, end-users, and colleagues from
the developing world. Support may be requested for registration fees,
transportation, and accommodation. Further details will be provided when
decisions are made on selected papers.

For more information, visit http://www.voxpol.eu <http://www.voxpol.eu/>;
for conference-related queries, email conference at voxpol.eu.

Dr. Maura Conway
Senior Lecturer in International Security
School of Law and Government
Dublin City University
Dublin 9
Tel. +353 1 700 6472
E-Mail. maura.conway at dcu.ie
Skype. galwaygrrl
Twitter: @galwaygrrl
Website: http://doras.dcu.ie/view/people/Conway,_Maura.html
VOX-Pol Project on Violent Online Political Extremism
Website: http://www.voxpol.eu <http://www.voxpol.eu/>

Twitter: @VOX_Pol

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