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[liberationtech] Fwd: [ECF] Call for Papers: Digital Campaigning Knowledge Exchange (@ ECF12)

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Mon Jul 18 08:04:04 PDT 2011

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From: Tim Davies <tim at>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:00 AM
Subject: [ECF] Call for Papers: Digital Campaigning Knowledge Exchange (@
To: eCampaigning Practitioners List <Practitioners at>

Hey all,

At this years ECF we had some good conversations about how to bring more
recent academic research into ECF discussions. The result is the call for
papers below.

Please do circulate to any researchers or networks you think might be
interested in contributing.

All the best


Call for Papers****

*Digital Campaigning Knowledge Exchange*

** **

Charities and campaigning organisations increasingly employ campaigners with
digital expertise, with many developing dedicated digital campaigning teams
to work on furthering social change goals. The eCampaigning Forum (ECF) has,
for the last 10 years, brought together e-campaigning practitioners from
across the world for an annual knowledge-sharing event. For more information

** **

The *Digital Campaigning Knowledge Exchange* will be a new element of the
2012 eCampaigning Forum (22-23 March, Oxford, UK), providing a parallel
track of academic workshops alongside the open space discussions of the

** **

There is a wealth of academic and industry research into digital campaigning
related topics, but this research rarely crosses over into practice
discussions at ECF. Our aim is to foster meaningful links between
researchers and practitioners, with a view to bringing relevant, informative
research to digital campaigners, and connecting academics and researchers
with live datasets and experience to draw upon.****

** **


Based on feedback from participants in 2011 we are inviting researchers with
interests in the following areas to propose short papers to present, for
discussion in a series of mixed academic and practitioner seminars
throughout the event. Based on the papers submitted, three topics will be


**●       ***The role of digital tools and communication in enhancing
engagement to a cause*

**●       ***Demographics of digital mobilisation*
Is e-campaigning inclusive? Which different demographics and patterns of
technology use should campaigners consider?****

**●       ***Cross-country perspectives on digital campaigning
*Including political and social issue campaigns. How do different national
contexts compare?****

**●       ***Research methods for digital campaigners
*How to collect research-ready datasets; how to employ innovative methods -
including social network analysis and digital ethnography; how to combine
qualitative and quantitative research methods;****

**●       ***Innovations in mobile and web technology; *what do new services
and approaches have to offer social change campaigns?****

**●       ***Approaches to crowd-sourcing and mobilising digital volunteers;

**●       ***Data, data mining and ethics in digital campaigning.*

** **

We are particularly keen to have contributions that provoke debate or point
to future directions for practice in digital campaigning. Specifically, we
are keen to hear from academics that can provide practical suggestions for
e-campaigners in additional to any theoretical or methodological insights.
Poster submissions are also welcome.****

** **

The *Digital Campaigning Knowledge Exchange* will take place in three
sessions on the 22 and 23 March 2012. Each session will consist of 2 - 3
papers, followed by discussion. Knowledge Exchange delegates are invited to
particulate fully in the eCampaigning Forum, including the open space
sessions. Academic participants without papers are also welcome to apply as
delegates to the eCampaigning Forum.****

** **

Academics making a presentation in the Knowledge Exchange will be eligible
for a reduced fee if required. Accommodation and meals are available on site
at an additional cost.****

** **

Papers can be submitted for inclusions in a short peer and
practitioner-reviewed 2012 eCampaigning Forum proceedings to be produced
after the event.****

** **

*Research connections*

E-campaigners also generate a wealth of data from e-mail metrics and
campaign response rates, to social network data and supporter profiles.
Space will also be dedicated at the 2012 ECF to creating connections between
researchers looking for data to draw upon, and practitioners with live
datasets. Discussions will explore how practice data can be made available
for research, and how practitioners can draw upon research data and findings
more effectively.****

** **

*Call for Papers*

Abstracts of between approximately 200 and 300 words should be submitted to*
academic at *by the 16th September 2011. Accepted
presentations will be notified during October.****

** **

*Programme Committee*

**-      **Anastasia Kavada, Senior Lecturer, Communication and Media
Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster****

**-      **Janelle Ward, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and
Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam****

**-      **Duane Raymond, Founder and Director, FairSay and eCampaigning

**-      **Jess Day, eCampaigning writer and consultant****

**-      **Tim Davies, Independent Researcher & Web Science PhD Student,
University of Southampton

======== COMING UP ========
15 July: ECF Workday in London and Amsterdam
Learn more at

-  London: or email Duane at duane at
- Amsterdam or email  Nehmi at
nehmi at

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