Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar vijayakumarjk at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 21 09:50:26 EST 2007

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-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions extended: 21 December
2007 --

April 9-12, 2008 - ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

* Keynote Speakers:
Tim Braulke, Network Economy Group, Germany
Bert Mulder, Associate Professor Information, Technology and Society,
The Hague University, The Netherlands

* Conference Background and Goals
The IADIS e-Society 2008 conference aims to address the main issues of
concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the
technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information
Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide,
  eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in
eESociety, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems,  and
Information Management. These broad areas are divided into more
detailed areas (see below). However innovative contributes that don't fit
into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to
conference attendees. 

* Format of the Conference 
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations.
The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a
book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital
Library (online accessible). The best paper authors will be invited to
publish extended versions of their papers in the Journal of
Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) (ISSN: 1741-5659), IADIS
Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641) and other selected Journals. 

* Types of submissions 
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations,
Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a
blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to the Information Society are of interest. These
include, but are not limited to the following areas and topics: 

«« eSociety and Digital Divide »»
Connectivity may imply social coherence and integration. The opposite
may result as well, when systematic measures are taken to exclude
certain individuals or certain groups. Papers are welcomed on the next
. Social Integration
. Social Bookmarking
. Social Software
. E-Democracy
. Social Integration 

«« eBusiness / eCommerce »»
May include issues relating to:
. Business Ontologies and Models
. Digital Goods and Services
. eBusiness Models
. eCommerce Application Fields
. eCommerce Economics
. eCommerce Services
. Electronic Service Delivery
. eMarketing
. Languages for Describing Goods and Services
. Online Auctions and Technologies
. Virtual Organisations and Teleworking

«« eLearning »»
May include issues relating to:
. Collaborative Learning
. Curriculum Content Design & Development
. Delivery Systems and Environments
. Educational Systems Design
. E-Citizenship and Inclusion 
. eLearning Organisational Issues
. Evaluation and Assessment
. Political and Social Aspects    
. Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
. Web-based Learning Communities 

«« New Media and E-Society »»
May include issues relating to:
. Digitization, heterogeneity and convergence
. Interactivity and virtuality
. Citizenship, regulation and heterarchy 
. Innovation, identity and the global village syndrome
. Internet Cultures and new interpretations of "Space"
. Polity and the Digitally Suppressed

«« Digital Services in E-Society »»
May include issues relating to:
. Service Broadcasting
. Political Reporting 
. Development of Digital Services
. Freedom of Expression
. E-Journalism
. Open Access

«« eGovernment /eGovernance »»
May include issues relating to:
. Accessibility
. Democracy and the Citizen
. Digital Economies
. Digital Regions
. eAdministration
. eGovernment Management
. eProcurement
. Global Trends
. National and International Economies
. Social Inclusion

«« eHealth »»
May include issues relating to:
. Data Security Issues
. eHealth Policy and Practice
. eHealthcare Strategies and Provision
. Legal Issues
. Medical Research Ethics
. Patient Privacy and Confidentiality

«« Information Systems »»
May include issues relating to:
. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
. Intelligent Agents
. Intelligent Systems
. IS Security Issues
. Mobile Applications
. Multimedia Applications
. Payment Systems
. Protocols and Standards
. Software Requirements and IS Architectures
. Storage Issues
. Strategies and Tendencies
. System Architectures
. Telework Technologies
. Ubiquitous Computing
. Virtual Reality
. Wireless Communications

«« Information Management »»
May include issues relating to:
. Computer-Mediated Communication
. Content Development
. Cyber law and Intellectual Property
. Data Mining
. ePublishing and Digital Libraries
. Human Computer Interaction
. Information Search and Retrieval
. Knowledge Management
. Policy Issues
. Privacy Issues
. Social and Organizational Aspects
. Virtual Communities
. XML and Other Extensible Languages 

* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline (extended): 21 December 2007
- Notification to Authors: 25 January 2008 
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 29
February 2008 
- Late Registration: After 29 February 2008 
- Conference: Algarve, Portugal, 9 to 12 April 2008

* Secretariat 
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3 
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal 
E-mail: secretariat at esociety-conf.org/
Web site: http://www.esociety-conf.org/

* Program Committee 

Program Chair
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands 

Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University),

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
Mobile Learning 2008 (http://www.mlearning-conf.org/) - 11-13 April
Applied Computing 2008 (http://www.computing-conf.org/) - 10-13 April
Information Systems 2008 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 9-11 April 2008

* Registered participants in the e-Society conference may attend Mobile
Learning, Applied Computing, and Information Systems' conferences'
sessions free of charge.

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