[Asis-l] Fwd: [Air-L] Save the date - first CFP: CATaC 2014, Oslo, June 15-18, 2014

Michel Menou michel.menou at orange.fr
Mon Oct 14 09:30:41 EDT 2013

> Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:38:23 +0200
> From: Charles Ess<charles.ess at gmail.com>
> To: Air list<air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Subject: [Air-L] Save the date - first CFP:
> 	 Culture, Technology, Communication -
> 	Oslo, June 15-18, 2014
> Dear AoIR-ists,
> On behalf of the Conference Co-Organizers, I'm very pleased to draw your
> attention to CaTaC?14: Culture, Technology, Communication: Celebration,
> Transformation, New Directions.  Please distribute and cross-post as
> appropriate.
> Venue: Department of Informatics, Ole-Johan Dahls hus, University of Oslo
> Dates: June 15-18, 2014
> Predoctoral PhD workshop: Monday morning, June 16, 2014.
> Conference website:<http://www.catacconference.org/>
> NB!? June is a busy month for conferences and tourism in Oslo.? We strongly
> urge potentially interested participants to explore the resource lists on
> the conference website of recommended accommodations and book as early as
> possible.? Notifications of acceptance will be issued sufficiently early
> (March 14, 2014) so as to allow cost-free reservation cancellation if
> need be.
> Important Dates:
> Submission of papers (short or full), panel proposals: 14 February 2014
> ? ??Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2014
> ??? Final formatted papers (for conference proceedings): 18 April 2014
> Background.
> Our 1998 conference on ?Culture, Technology, and Communication? (CATaC) was
> among the first devoted to the roles of culturally-variable norms,
> practices, and communicative preferences in the designs, implementations,
> and responses to (networked) information and communication technologies.
> While certainly successful in academic terms (including publications and
> conference ranking by the Australian Research Council as among the top 20%
> of conferences in these domains), what became a biennial series has also
> been marked as a critical but collegial conference culture that
> provides a unique oasis for participants who share often radically
> interdisciplinary interests. (AoIR-ists will feel right at home!)
>      Much has changed, of course, since 1998 - including the "mainstreaming"
> of
> our signature focus on culture as inextricably interwoven with ICTs.
> Accordingly, CaTaC'14 will be a transformational conference - one that will
> explore new, robustly interdisciplinary ways of attending to the
> intersections of culture, technology, and communication in critical but
> cordial fashion. We aim to both celebrate the people and accomplishments of
> the past conference series, and to transform the conference series through
> development of new research, directions and approaches.
> We invite both participation in the opening Doctoral Colloquium and paper
> and panel submissions that address the intersections between culture,
> technology, and communication with a focus on either Design/Production or
> Practice (see descriptions below).
> Doctoral Colloquium: PhD students will present and collaboratively discuss
> their current work, and enjoy advice and mentoring from senior faculty
> across the disciplines represented at CaTaC?14 ? including informatics and
> design, communication and media studies, among others (Monday morning, June
> 16, 8.30-12.00).
> Conference tracks. We invite research, reflection, and scholarship
> that specifically address one or more of our defining elements of culture,
> technology, and communication ? while simultaneously exploring the
> interrelationship(s) between these.? ?More particularly, we invite
> submissions that do so through focusing on either Design/Production or
> Practice. (For a much more extensive description of the tracks and their
> threads, please see the conference website.)
> Design/Production
> For this track, we invite individual papers and panels that look at how
> technical, cultural and communication affordances and constraints intersect
> in the production of technology, messages and theory construction. This
> track includes:
> * Designs for Good Lives in a Mediated Age,
> Invited panel, ?Cross-cultural understandings and designs of social robots
> as co-agents of good lives? (Satomi Sugiyama, chair).
> * Trans-mediated and intelligent workplaces: implications for work analysis
> and interaction design
> * Technology Design: Politics and ethics
> * Legal and ethical issues
> * Research Design and Theory Development
> Practice
> We invite individual submissions and panels that have the use of information
> and communication technologies in specific cultural contexts as their main
> focus. Examples include:
> * Cultural diversity and global ICTs, e.g. ,global health information
> systems, Wikipedia, social media;
> * Global and local cultures of computing;
> * The construction of identity using online social media, gaming, and
> blogging platforms
> * Political activism through social media
> * Privacy issues in media environments that encourage public identities.
> * Analysis of Cultural Discourses about technology that shape understanding
> and use,
> Both short (3-5 pages) and long (10-15 pages) original papers are sought for
> presentation.? Panel proposals addressing a specific theme or topic are also
> encouraged.
> Papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings (electronic only).?
> Authors retain copyright, etc.
>   ???
> Registration fees: to be determined.? (We anticipate that registration fees
> will be somewhat ? perhaps significantly ? less than in previous years.)
> We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo next June!
> Conference Co-organizers:
> Charles Ess (Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo)
> Maja van der Velden (Department of Informatics, University of Oslo)
> Organizing Committee
> Jos? Abdelnour-Nocera (School of Computing and Technology, University of
> West London)
> Herbert Hrachovec (Philosophy Department, University of Vienna)
> Leah Macfadyen (Evaluation and Learning Analytics, University of British
> Columbia)
> Patrizia Schettino (Communication Studies, Universit? della Svizzera
> italiana)
> Ylva H?rd af Segerstad (Department of Applied Information Technology at the
> University of Gothenburg/Chalmers)
> Andra Siibak (Media Studies, University of Tartu)
> Michele M. Strano, Program Chair (Communication Studies, Bridgewater
> College)
> Satomi Sugiyama (Communication and Media Studies, Franklin College
> Switzerland)

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