Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ICT 2011 (Rome, Italy) - 1st call extension: until 28 March 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Submission deadline (1st call extension): 28 March 2011

IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011
Rome, Italy
24 - 26 July 2011
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information
Systems (MCCSIS 2011)
Rome, Italy, 20 – 26 July 2011

Keynote Speaker
Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair
on Global Thought, Columbia University, USA, Centennial Visiting
London School of Economics, UK

Conference Program Co-Chairs:
Gunilla Bradley, Professor Em, Royal Institute of Technology,
Stockholm, Sweden
Diane Whitehouse, Chair of IFIP WG 9.2 on Social Accountability and
Computing, The Castlegate Consultancy, UK

Conference background and goals
The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between
ICT, individuals, and society are all within the focus of this
conference. Both analyses of interactions and effects are important.
Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and
psychological aspects and feelings are all of interest. Reflections on
past, present,
and future challenges – especially planning for handling the latter -
are encouraged.

Today, computer science and ICT-related disciplines are working more
and more together with various behavioural and social sciences
including child psychology and developmental psychology. For this
reason, the conference pays attention to societal changes, global and
more local organisational and institutional changes, changes in values
and in lifestyles, as well as individual cognitive effects and
changes, motivational and emotional changes. It also appeals to
solution-building in terms of desirable goals and actions for reaching
a Good Information Society.

In general all types of research strategies are encouraged, and
especially cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies. Case
studies, broader empirical field studies, theoretical analyses, cross-
cultural studies, scenarios, ethnographic studies, epistemological
analyses may all be presented.

The broader scope of this conference is presented in the conference
web site  under "Call for papers" including a
theoretical framework which outlines the conference approach.

Details on the conference web site under
The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a
book and CD-ROM with ISBN, available also in the IADIS Digital Library
(accessible on-line).
Types of contributions: Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers,
Posters, Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium.
All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended
versions of their papers to selected journals including journals from

Important Dates
- Submission Deadline (1st call extension): 28 March 2011
- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 29 April 2011
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call
extension): Until 25 May 2011
- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 25 May 2011
- Conference: Rome, Italy, 24 to 26 July 2011

Conference Location
The conference will be held in Rome, Italy.

Topics related to ICT, Society and Human Beings
These include, but are not limited to:

Track A: Globalization and ICT
- Globalization processes
- Glocalization processes
- Values, norms
- Labour market (outsourcing, integration, mobility)
- Universal access
- Virtual worlds
- Global villages
- Rethinking economic and social theories
- Human capital theory
- Sustainability, Democracy
- Global catastrophes
- Vulnerability
- Peace and war

Track B: Life environment and ICT
- Psychosocial environment
- Work environment/Work place
- Work content – Work tasks
- Organizational structure
- Decision support systems
- Human-human communication
- Power structure-formal and informal
- Leadership
- Career patterns
- Influence/participation
- Working hours and salary/compensation
- Work pace/work load
- Physical and ergonomic conditions
- Changes in the concept of time
- Changes in the way we are ('being')
- Learning and knowledge growth
- Home Environment
- Public Environment
- Private Environment
- Virtual Environment
- Virtual (on-line) communities
- Organisational Design and Management
- Psychosocial work environment

Track C: Life role and ICT
- Citizen's role
- Professional role
- Leadership role
- Private role
- Virtual roles
- Home of the future
- Mobile life
- Role conflicts

Track D: ICT and effects on humans
- Analyses of impact as well as technology
   contributing to desirable human qualities
- Psychosocial impact
- Life styles
- Human needs (meaningfulness, belonging,
   autonomy, confidence)
- Happiness and fun
- Wellbeing and health
- Dependency
- Identity
- Integrity
- Trust – security – privacy
- Addictiveness (games)
- Availability
- Motivation
- Human memory
- Cyber sickness
- Stress (over- and understimulation)
- Workload
- Fatigue
- Love and relationships
- Skills and competencies
- Creativity
- Problem solving
- Social competence

Track E: Perspectives on ICT
- Social and psychosocial
- Cross-cultural
- Theoretical
- Gender
- Class
- Rural – urban
- Multimodal
- Economic
- Ethical

Track F: Desirable goals and ICT
- Integration
- Humanization
- Reducing poverty
- Bridging the digital gap
- Freedom of expression
- Democratization
- E-cooperation
- Peace
- Sustainability
- Accountability, responsibility
- Involvement, empowerment
- Wellbeing Health
- Human welfare
- Quality of life
- Human Rights

Track G: Actions for reaching the
Good Information Society
- Individual level
- Community (physical and virtual) level
- Governmental level
- International level
- Civil society and social change in
- Design of societal systems – rethinking


Web site:

Please send to interested colleagues and students.

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