CfP extended: IADIS e-Democracy conference, Rome July 2011

This conference aims to encourage and foster efforts of researchers and practitioners by sharing cutting-edge research, innovations, models, theories and strategies that address issues and challenges related to cultivating online communities for grassroots democracy, equity and social justice.

This will include research that addresses social justice and equity through the cultivation of progressive and open online communities of interest, which attempt to realize the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

A participative, activist oriented conference

The organisers would like to encourage you to submit proposals for workshops and symposium so that there is more interactive sharing and collaboration with a goal to educate rather than lecture. They are happy to facilitate discussions and can put people in touch to develop effective dynamic sessions in Rome.

They are trying to move away from a strictly academic approach to a participatory approach of conferencing, and encourage diversity of presentation styles and speakers to widen access to debates on social justice. They also are looking for more papers and presenters from developing countries and from community groups in Europe and beyond (the Middle-East for instance).

A quick summary…

Submission of papers the address the following are encouraged:

  • Citizenship
  • Digital divide:
  • Participation:
  • Access
  • Community cultivation
  • Sustainability
  • E-mentoring
  • Transference
  • Community Ownership & Strengthening

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline (new date): 28 February 2011
  • Notification to Authors (new date): 31 March 2011
  • Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call) : Until 25 March 2011
  • Late Registration (1st call): After 25 March 2011
  • Conference: Rome, Italy, 20 to 22 July 2011

More over at the conference site and also at the WeDecide blog

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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