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[liberationtech] Fwd: Call for Papers, 7th Annual GigaNet Symposium

Dmitry Epstein dmitry.epstein at
Tue Apr 17 04:59:15 PDT 2012

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7th Annual Global Internet Governance Symposium

5 November 2012
Baku, Azerbaijan

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is seeking
submissions of research about Internet Governance to be presented at
the Seventh GigaNet Annual Symposium, held on 5 November 2012, one day
before the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku,

GigaNet is a scholarly community that promotes the development of
Internet Governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study
and facilitates informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters
between scholars and governments, international organizations, the
private sector and civil society.

Since 2006, GigaNet has organized an Annual Symposium to showcase
research about Internet Governance, focusing on an interdisciplinary
approach. As in previous years, the symposium will provide room to
discuss current and future questions as well as the challenges
encountered and results achieved in Global Internet Governance.

Conference themes

GigaNet is interested in receiving abstracts related to Internet
Governance themes, especially those containing innovative approaches
and/or emerging research areas. We encourage submissions on the
following topics:

* Internet policies on freedom of expression (censorship,
kill-switches, filtering, policies that promote free expression,
corporate social responsibility)
* Internet freedom and governance in regions in transition (Arab
region, Caucasus etc.)
* From PIPA to ACTA: National and international agreements on online
copyright enforcement
* Cyber-security, the state and international relations
* Dataveillance and privacy - the economic perspective
* Global Internet infrastructure policy (net  neutrality, peering and
interconnection, ASN assignment, routing infrastructure security,
* Innovative methods for Internet Governance research
* The role of the UN and intergovernmental institutions in global
Internet Governance
* Policy issues surrounding ICANN’s new gTLD program
* IP addressing: economic and technical challenges of scarcity and governance
* Internet governance and development

Other proposals on questions of global Internet governance will also
be considered.


Interested scholars should submit abstracts of research paper not
later than 20 May 2012, at the Easy Chair platform:

Paper proposals should be submitted following these requirements:

* An abstract of 800-1000 words, in English, where it is mandatory to
describe the main research goal(s) and the methodological background
of the paper
* A short bio note focused on institutional affiliations, advanced
degrees, scholarly publications and work in the field of Internet
Governance and related issues (for example ICTs). Please include a
link to a more detailed CV.
* Important note: accepted abstracts will be required to deliver their
full paper a month before the conference. Those unable to do so will
be removed from the program.

Process and publication

The Program Committee members will evaluate the abstracts submitted
and decisions will be sent to applicants by email before 15 June 2012.

Accepted papers for oral presentations should be followed by a full
research paper to be sent by 30 September 2012. Some quality papers
submitted that are not accepted for oral presentations will be
recommended for poster presentations.

Accepted speakers and poster presenters’ submissions and final papers
will be published on the GigaNet website. An online publication with
selected papers on the main challenges of Internet Governance is also
planned for the Azerbaijan IGF.


The GigaNet Annual Symposium is free of charge. However, registration
will be required to gain entry to the event venue. Please continue
visiting our website for further information about registration, venue
and accommodation.

GigaNet 2012-13 Program Committee

* Leo Van Audenhove – PC Chair, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Milton Mueller – GigaNet Steering Committee Chair, Syracuse University, USA
* Titi Akinsanmi –  University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
* Sandra Braman – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
* Fatima Cambronero – AGEIA DENSI, Argentina
* Laura DeNardis –  American University, USA
* Dmitry Epstein – Cornell University, USA
* John Gathegi – University of South Florida, USA
* Hans Klein – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
* Francesca Musiani – MINES ParisTech, France
* Jamal Shahin – University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
The Netherlands
* Sonny Zulhuda – International Islamic University, Malaysia

If you have any question related to the submission or the symposium
activities, please
e-mail the Program Committee Chair: leo.van.audenhove at

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