[csaa-forum] FW: Doug Schuler confirmed keynote speaker - Research for Action workshop, Making Links 2010

Jean Burgess je.burgess at qut.edu.au
Mon Aug 23 16:23:20 CST 2010

Dear colleagues, forwarded by request:

2nd Call for Participation and Presentations
Research for Action: Networking University and Community for Social

A workshop in conjunction with Making Links 2010
Monday, 15 Nov 2010, Perth, Western Australia



Workshop Theme
This workshop brings together people from a diverse range of disciplines to
discuss how academic researchers and community practitioners and activists
can work together to explore the use of information and communication
technologies, social media, augmented reality, and other forms of network
technologies for research and action in pursuit of social responsibility.
The aim is to connect people with ideas, ideas with research projects, and
harness new media to further inquiry into socially just outcomes in our

There are two ways in which you can participate in this workshop. You can
either come along as a general participant, including having the chance to
present a short position statement on your current research needs, projects
or ideas (whether as a researcher or active practitioner), or you can
present a paper (full length papers to be selected on the basis of peer
review). Workshop costs AU$85 if you also register for Making Links 2010, or
AU$145 if you only attend the workshop. Morning/afternoon tea breaks and
lunch included.

A. General participation stream
Position Statements: We are calling for 300-500 word position statements
expressing the interest in the workshop and the disciplinary background of
the participant.

06 Sep 2010 Submission of short position statements by email to the workshop
30 Sep 2010 Notification of acceptance (early-bird rate closes 1 Oct 2010)

B. Peer reviewed publication stream
Full papers for peer review and publication in a special issue of the
Journal of Community Informatics:

06 Sep 2010 Submission of full papers for peer review by email to the
workshop chairs
30 Sep 2010 Notification of acceptance (early-bird rate closes 1 Oct 2010)
01 Nov 2010 Revised, camera ready papers due

Workshop Keynote Speaker
Douglas Schuler has been focusing on the intersection of society and
technology for over 25 years. He has written and co-edited several books,
including Participatory Design: Principles and Practices (Erlbaum, 1994),New
Community Networks: Wired for Change (Addison-Wesley,
1996;http://www.publicsphereproject.org/ncn/), and most recently, Liberating
Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution (MIT Press, 2008), a
multi-year undertaking (still in-work) with 85 contributors. He is president
of the Public Sphere Project (http://www.publicsphereproject.org/) and
former chair of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. For CPSR,
Doug organized the Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing
symposia series which was first convened in 1987. He is also a co-founder of
the Seattle Community Network, a free, public access computer network
supporting community and civic engagement that first went online in 1994. He
is a member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia,
Washington, a non-traditional liberal arts college, where he teaches
programs that focus on the idea of civic intelligence. Doug has a masters
degree in computer science (University of Washington) and a masters in
software engineering (Seattle University). He is working on his PhD.

Workshop Chairs
Associate Professor Matthew Allen (@netcrit), Internet Studies, Curtin
University of Technology
m.allen AT curtin.edu.au

Associate Professor Marcus Foth (@sunday9pm), Urban Informatics, Queensland
University of Technology
m.foth AT qut.edu.au

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