5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies – C&T 2011

5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies – C&T 2011
29 June – 2 July 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
http://ct2011.urbaninformatics.net/

Paper submission site now open. Please submit by 10 Dec 2010 (11:59 PM anywhere on Earth): http://www.precisionconference.com/~ct

First set of C&T workshops announced:
4th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2011) Digital Cities 7: Real World Experiences Ethnographic Fiction and Speculative Design: Supporting Community Participation in the Development and Implementation of New Technologies Making Sense of Twitter: Quantitative Analysis Using Twapperkeeper and Other Tools http://ct2011.urbaninformatics.net/program/workshops/

C&T 2011 OVERVIEW
The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.

C&T 2011 welcomes participation from researchers, designers, educators, industry, and students from the many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between community and technology, including architecture, arts, business, design, economics, education, engineering, ergonomics, information technology, geography, health, humanities, law, media and communication studies, and social sciences. The conference program will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed papers, as well as pre-conference workshops, a doctoral consortium, and invited keynote and panel speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting conference in Brisbane, Australia’s new world city.

Marcus Foth
Conference Chair

IMPORTANT DATES
10 December 2010: Full papers and workshop proposals due (11:59 PM anywhere on Earth)
24 January 2011: Review reports due
18 February 2011: Notification of acceptances sent to authors
4 March 2011: Camera ready papers due
30 April 2011: Workshop papers, Doctoral Consortium and Student Volunteer applications due
29 June 2011: Pre-conference workshops and Doctoral Consortium
30 June – 2 July 2011: C&T 2011 conference at QUT, Brisbane, Australia

CONFERENCE TOPICS
C&T 2011 welcomes contributions in all areas of community and technology research, design and development. In addition, we particularly invite authors to address any of the following topics:
Augmented Reality
Civic Intelligence
Context and Location Awareness
Community-centred Design and Evaluation Methodologies Community Engagement
E-research with Communities
E-government and E-governance Participation
Smart Community Services Sustainability
Universal Usability and Accessibility
Urban Informatics Tangible Interfaces for Community
Interaction Technologies of Scale Making Visualisation Techniques
Working across Cultures

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
All submissions must be written in English. Papers must be no longer than 10 pages, including all additional material such as references, appendices, and figures. Please format papers using the ACM SIGCHI two column layout available at http://www.sigchi.org/chipubform. Full papers must include a title, sufficient space for the author name(s) to appear on the paper, contact information and affiliations, abstract, keywords, body, and references. Papers submitted by the due date will undergo a double blind peer review process by an international panel and evaluated on the basis of their significance, innovation, academic rigour, and clarity of writing. Accepted papers will be included in the published conference proceedings if at least one author of any accepted submission has registered and attends the conference. The paper submission site is now open. Please submit by 10 Dec 2010 (11:59 PM anywhere on Earth) at http://www.precisionconference.com/~ct

Please send any questions to Jesper Kjeldskov or Jeni Paay, Technical Program Chairs: jesper AT cs.aau.dk; jeni AT cs.aau.dk

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
Workshops are half day or full day sessions prior to the main conference program on 29 June 2011. Workshop proposals (max of 2 pages, using the ACM SIGCHI two column layout available at http://www.sigchi.org/chipubform) should be aimed at a community with a common interest. If you are working in an emerging area of Communities and Technologies, consider organising a workshop as an opportunity to advance the field and build momentum. C&T workshops might address basic or applied research and practice, new methodologies, emerging application areas, design innovations, management and organisational issues, or education. Each workshop should generate ideas that give the C&T community a new, organised way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research. Some workshops result in edited books or special issues of journals; you may consider including this goal in your workshop proposal.

Please send proposals by 10 Dec 2010 to Jaz Choi, Workshop Chair: h.choi AT qut.edu.au

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled prior to the main conference program on 29 June 2011. The Doctoral Consortium offers research students a special forum where they can present, discuss and progress their research plans with peers and established senior researchers. Research students wishing to attend the consortium should submit 4 pages, using the ACM SIGCHI two column layout available at http://www.sigchi.org/chipubform, addressing 4 headings: Aims and Background; Significance and Innovation; Methodology; Questions and Issues (that is, identify those areas you seek feedback on). Places at the consortium will be offered based on a review of the submitted proposals.

Please send applications by 30 April 2011 to Christine Satchell, Doctoral Consortium Chair: christine.satchell AT qut.edu.au

VOLUNTEERS
C&T actively encourages students to volunteer at the conference. Being a student volunteer is a great way to support the research community, meet other students in the field, and attend an international ACM conference. You will help the conference organisers with the running of the conference and support the setting-up of presentations and workshops. You will see the latest in C&T research and development, and have fun while learning about running the conference. In return, you will get free registration. To apply, email us your contact details (email, phone, university), an abstract of your research project, a CV, and the reasons why you would like to be a student volunteer. Applications close on 30 April 2011.

Please send applications by 30 April 2011 to Ronald Schroeter, Volunteers Chair: r.schroeter AT qut.edu.au http://ct2011.urbaninformatics.net/

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