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[liberationtech] Call for Contributions -- Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation (OD2010)

Douglas Schuler douglas at publicsphereproject.org
Thu Feb 4 17:04:02 PST 2010


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New developments!  Call for Contributions Fourth International  
Conference on Online Deliberation (OD2010).  30 June – 2 July, 2010.   
Leeds, UK

The slightly revised call -- with revised March 1st due date -- is  
attached.  Also please note that conference participants are invited  
to submit their papers to a peer-review process for publication in a  
special issue of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics (www.jitp.net 
) connected with the conference. The special issue will focus on the  
development of online deliberation research and the future directions  
of the field.

Thanks for contributing to this developing field!

-- Doug



Douglas Schuler
douglas at publicsphereproject.org

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Call for Contributions

Fourth International Conference on

Online Deliberation (OD2010)


30 June – 2 July, 2010

Leeds, UK

Sponsored by: The Institute of Communications Studies at the  
University of Leeds, Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione  
Università degli Studi di Milano and the Public Sphere Project.

The widespread diffusion of the Internet and a growing trend towards  
democratisation worldwide have encouraged new modes, projects and  
visions of citizen participation in decision making and governance.

OD2010 aims to bring together researchers, developers and  
practitioners from a wide range of academic and applied backgrounds to  
provide a unique opportunity to better understand the notion of  
deliberation in a virtual environment and to discuss specific advances  
in online deliberation from a number of different disciplinary  
perspectives.

The conference is aimed at those who wish to update themselves on  
recent developments in online deliberation, understand how other  
groups are applying the tools and techniques and exchange ideas with  
leading international experts.
OD2010 follows the traditions of previous high-level scientific  
conferences. It is organized by key experts in the field and is  
supported by a multidisciplinary programme committee. This is the  
first time the conference has been held outside the USA.
The fourth OD conference focuses on, but is not limited to, the  
following topics:
current research on online deliberation;
research challenges which deliberation, and in particular online  
deliberation, pose for researchers, governments, communities and  
citizens;
socio-technical design of online deliberative spaces;
links between theories of deliberative democracy with experience with  
online deliberation;
descriptions of tools and techniques that are already being tested or  
fielded;
deliberative platforms using novel or unusual settings, technology or  
approaches;
experiences and findings related to relevant technological theories  
(such as Web 2.0) and/or relevant social theories of deliberation and  
governance (such as public sphere, government 2.0 and civic  
intelligence); and
case studies in applying and evaluating online deliberation in various  
formal and informal engagement domains.



Guidelines for papers and other submissions

The conference allows for four distinct types of submissions:

Research papers
Exploratory papers on ongoing research and innovative projects
Technology demonstrators
Panels on pertinent issues
Research papers
These papers should have a strong focus on scientific rigour and may  
be a maximum of 10 pages. Papers in this track will be peer reviewed  
for rigour, relevance, originality and clarity of presentation.  
Abstracts or incomplete papers will not be accepted.

Exploratory papers
These papers describe novel concepts, works-in-progress, reflections,  
manifestos or other ideas and issues that are not currently suitable  
for a complete research paper. They may be a maximum of 5 pages.  
Papers in this section will also be peer reviewed, but the focus is on  
relevance more than scientific rigour.

Technology Demonstrators
Proposals for technology demonstrators (two pages) should include a  
description, objectives, examples of testing and application and, if  
possible, a URL where the technology can be viewed.
Panels
Proposals for panels (two pages) should include motivation,  
objectives, expected outcomes, approach to audience interaction and  
panel members. Panels are currently planned to be 1.5 hours long.
All submissions must be made via the conference submission system web  
site. Submissions should be written in English and foreign speakers  
are encouraged to have their submissions reviewed for language prior  
to submission. Submissions should be formatted using 11 point Times- 
Roman font on A4 sized paper. Accepted research and exploratory papers  
should be revised according to reviewer comments and resubmitted by  
the deadline.
Special Issue of Journal of Information Technology & Politics
Conference participants are invited to submit their papers to a peer- 
review process for publication in a special issue of the Journal of  
Information Technology & Politics (www.jitp.net) connected with the  
conference. The special issue will focus on the development of online  
deliberation research and the future directions of the field.

Important Dates

January 1 2010                        Submission system available
March 1, 2010                                    Early registration  
begins
March 1, 2010                                    Research paper  
submissions due
March 1, 2010                                    Exploratory papers due
March 1, 2010                                     Technology  
Demonstrators & Panel proposals due
March 31, 2010                        Notices of paper acceptances
May 1, 2010                                      Completed research  
and exploratory papers due
May 1, 2010                                    Late registration begins

June 30 – July 2                        OD 2010


Conference Chairs:
  Stephen Coleman and Ann Macintosh, Centre for Digital Citizenship,  
University of Leeds, UK.
Fiorella De Cindio, Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione  
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Organising Chairs:
Giles Moss, Deputy Director Centre for Digital Citizenship, University  
of Leeds
Cristian Peraboni, Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione  
Università degli Studi di Milano

Previous Conference Chairs and on-going supporters:
Robert Cavalier, Department of Philosophy and Digital Media Lab,  
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Todd Davies, Symbolic Systems Program, Stanford University, USA
Douglas Schuler, The Evergreen State College, and The Public Sphere  
Project, USA
Peter Shane, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University and  
Knight Commission on the Internet Needs of Communities in a Democracy,  
USA

Travel and Accommodation:
Information about the city, Yorkshire and travel can be found at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/index.htm 
.

Information on accommodation can be found at:   http://www.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/where_to_stay.htm

Contact Details

For further information please visit the conference website at: www.dico.unimi.it/OD2010
Or email: ics-conferences at leeds.ac.uk






Douglas Schuler
douglas at publicsphereproject.org

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Sphere Project
      http://www.publicsphereproject.org/

Liberating Voices!  A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution  
(project)
      http://www.publicsphereproject.org/patterns/

Liberating Voices!  A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution  
(book)
      http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11601




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