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[liberationtech] Fwd: [cpsr-activists] Communities and Technologies - Case Studies

Doug Schuler douglas at publicsphereproject.org
Wed Feb 20 08:20:58 PST 2019


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From: Anna De Liddo

Dear colleagues,

this may be of interest for people working with technologies to build
relations that transform our existing communities in novel, disruptive,
positive ways.

A


===== INVITATION LETTER ======


As chairs of the Community Track of the next international Conference of
Community and Technologies (C&T 2019), we’d be honoured if you considered
submitting a contribution and attending the conference on behalf of your
organisation.

C&T is a highly interdisciplinary venue that has the mission to bridge
communities needs with transformative technological innovation (
https://2019.comtech.community/index.html).
We are an enthusiastic bunch of technologists, designers, researchers,
educators, industries and social entrepreneurs that want to question,
critique and transform current ways to work and be part of a community to
secure a more equitable society, a healthy and diverse environment for
future generations.

If you are interested to hear about communities and organisations: e.g.
what they are doing, what challenges they struggle with, what technological
barriers or enablers they encounter everyday, then you may find at the
conference a good new international network to share knowledge and insights
with.
You will also have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge research and
technological developments that could be of value for your organisation.

On our side, If in a recent project you have learned something meaningful,
that has changed your way to think, act and plan in your organisation, we
really need to hear from you.
Please consider sending a contribution to share your knowledge and valuable
insights with people that are eager to learn from both your successes and
failures.

We have no doubts that your contribution would be highly valuable to us. If
we convinced you that we have a worthy mission, then please come and join
us and submit your community/organisation contribution here:

Looking forward to getting your application!
If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us.

The C&T19 Case Studies Chairs
Anna De Liddo, Matthias Korn
casestudies at comtech.community


===== CALL FOR CASE STUDIES in the COMMUNITY TRACK ======


# Community Track
Accepted Community Track - Case Studies submissions will be presented at
the conference with a variety of formats: including posters, interactive
demos, short videos, short presentations, or exhibition booths.
https://2019.comtech.community/communitytrackcasestudies.html
================

The Community Track is targeted towards a wide variety of non-academic
actors working with technologies to effect community relations in the
making, un-making, and re-making of communities. Actors targeted with the
Community Track include (but are not limited to) civic society
organisations, NGOs, non-profits, neighborhood associations or communities,
schools, cooperatives, social enterprises, movements, and other interest
groups as well as hackers, activists, journalists, social entrepreneurs,
and other community practitioners.

The Community Track provides an outlet for non-academic actors to present
to conference delegates, e.g., their mission, approach, project,
intervention, initiative, and/or campaign that involves technologies to
effect community relations in the making, un-making, and re-making of
communities.

How to submit:
================
The Community Track solicits case study submissions from non-academic
actors via a short online submission form (
https://surveys.wineme.fb5.uni-siegen.de/index.php/651325). The online form
contains sections on general information; the submitting organization,
community group or individual; the specific mission, approach, project,
intervention, initiative, and/or campaign; and the ways to present the
submission at the conference. Submissions are strongly encouraged (but not
required) to include supplementary materials such as videos, slide decks,
pictures/visuals, documents/reports, websites, etc. Supplementary materials
can be uploaded via the online form as well. This submission format has
been designed to maximise freedom of expression as well as inclusion and
diversity of stories, communities, and approaches.

At the conference:
Authors can propose their desired presentation format(s) at the time of
submission, including (but not limited to) poster, interactive demo, short
video, short presentation, or small exhibition booth. The eventual
format(s) will be decided in cooperation between authors and conference
organizers. Authors are asked to include special requests and requirements
in the online form at the time of submission. Submissions to the Community
Track will not lead to a paper publication as part of the proceedings, but
will rather present their case to delegates at the conference.

Selection process:
Submissions to the Community Track will be curated. This means that
submissions will only be evaluated by the Case Studies chairs (in
coordination with other relevant conference chairs). Authors should expect
to receive only very light feedback on their submissions. Case Studies
chairs will coordinate with authors on acceptance about their desired
presentation format(s) at the conference.

Important dates:
================
April 26, 2019 - Community Track submissions due (via online form (
https://surveys.wineme.fb5.uni-siegen.de/index.php/651325))
May 3, 2019 - Community Track notifications


# Fees and travel
Accepted submissions to Research as well as Community Track will be able to
send one delegate paying only the early-bird fee if registering within five
business days after notifications of acceptance. Beyond that and for
additional delegates the full conference fee will be required after the
early-bird registration deadline. If you need additional conference fee or
travel budget assistance, please contact us and we will try our best to
assist you. There may be limited funds available to attract submissions
from organisations from developing countries, if you are interested to
explore this option please also contact us at the email provided below.


# Contact
Please send any questions and inquiries to the Case Studies chairs:
Anna De Liddo, Matthias Korn
casestudies at comtech.community


===== CALL FOR CASE STUDIES in the RESEARCH TRACK ======


# Research Track
Accepted Research Track - Case Studies Papers will be part of the
International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) published by ACM (ISBN:
978-1-4503-7162-9)].
https://2019.comtech.community/researchtrackcasestudies.html
================
Case Studies in the Research Track are targeted towards (applied)
researchers, practitioners, and professionals working in the field of
communities and technologies. Papers submitted to this track should show
the application, as well as the organisational, civic and/or commercial
aspects, implications or practical challenges in any of the areas listed in
the Call for Papers. Of special interest are real-world examples that
illustrate experiences in running technological systems with/within
existing communities; lessons learnt in developing, testing, and deploying
such systems; and critical views and reflections on differences between
research and practice. Various kinds and flavors of case study research are
welcome, including but not limited to: more analytical (such as
ethnographic case studies and historical analyses of cases) as well as more
action-oriented (such as design case studies, action research reports). A
strong community, industry and/or society background should be
demonstrated, e.g., through authorship or in the text.

Case Studies should be inspiring, but should not be constrained by
traditional academic expectations. They differ from regular research papers
in that Case Studies do not need to define themselves as part of the
potentially longer-term body of academic research. They might not have as
extensive a literature review as regular research papers, or might not
explicitly add to C&T theory within an academic school of thought. The
primary criteria for Case Studies is relevance in making a contribution to
the community. Case Studies will be assessed on the extent to which they:
        • tell a convincing story of a real-world experience of
technology-mediated community practice, that will be useful and instructive
to other members of the C&T community,
        • report on very specific or singular communities or experiences,
        • have the potential for real impact on the C&T body of knowledge
and practice,
        • clearly describe challenges and limitations to the reported
experience or project,
        • focus on lessons learned and reflections on experiences.

How to submit:
================
Case Studies for the Research Track must be submitted via EasyChair (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ct2019). Research Track submissions
must be reported using the ACM SigConf proceedings template (which is part
of the ACM Master Template (
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template/)), should be 4-6
pages long (excluding references and appendices), and submitted as PDF.
Submissions must be anonymized, removing information that could easily
identify authors. Authors are encouraged (but not required) to include
illustrative supplementary materials in the form of pictures/visuals
(beyond those included in the text), videos, documents/reports, websites,
etc. If supplementary materials are submitted beyond the main document, we
kindly ask authors to include a list of the supplementary documents in
their submission and a description of the nature and purpose of each item.

Selection process and Upon acceptance:
Submissions to the Research Track will be peer-reviewed by two members of
the Programme Committee, with an additional meta review form the Case
Studies chairs for final decision on acceptance or rejection.
Accepted Case Studies from the Research Track will be published in the ACM
proceedings, together with full and short papers. Authors will have the
opportunity to present and/or demonstrate their work during the conference.

Important dates:
================
March 1, 2019 - Research Track submissions due (via EasyChair (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ct2019))
April 9, 2019 - Research Track notifications
April 26, 2019 - Camera-ready due

____________________________

Anna De Liddo
PhD, Senior Research Fellow - Collective Intelligence Infrastructures
PI catalyst-fp7.eu and edv-project.net projects
co-founder ci4cg.org

Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

anna.deliddo at open.ac.uk
tel. +44.1908.653591
fax. +44.1908.653169
Research: http://idea.kmi.open.ac.uk/
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/anna-de-liddo
____________________________________________________________


Douglas Schuler
douglas at publicsphereproject.org
Twitter: @doug_schuler

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