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ICT 2009 : IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2009


When Jun 21, 2009 - Jun 23, 2009
Where Algarve, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jan 30, 2009
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Call For Papers

Algarve, Portugal, 21 to 23 June 2009
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2009)
Algarve, Portugal, 17 to 23 June 2009

* Conference background and goals
The effects of ICT on human beings come in focus in the conference but also the interaction between ICT ? Individual ? Society. Analyses of Interaction and Effects are both important. Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects, feelings are all of interest. Computer Science and IT related disciplines work more and more together with various behavioural and social sciences: Cognitive effects and changes, Motivational and emotional changes,
Organisational and institutional changes, Societal changes, Value changes and new lifestyles, experiences from Child psychology and Development psychology.
In general all types of research strategies are encouraged and especially cross disciplinary and multidisciplinary studies. Case studies, broader empirical field studies, theoretical analyses, cross cultural studies, scenarios, ethnographic studies, epistemological analyses.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in theIADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).

* Best Papers
Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems - ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to ICT, Society and Human Beings: are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas and topics:

- Globalization and ICT (Main area)
- Globalization processes
- Glocalization processes
- Values, norms
- Labour market (outsourcing,integration, mobility)
- Universal access
- Virtual worlds
- Global villages
- Rethinking economical and social theories
- Human capital theory
- Sustainability, Democracy
- Global catastrophes
- Vulnerability

- Life role and ICT (Main area)
- Citizen?s role
- Professional role
- Leadership role
- Private role
- Virtual roles
- Home of the future
- Mobile life
- Role conflicts

- Desirable goals (Main area)
- Integration
- Humanization
- Reducing poverty
- Bridging the digital gap
- Freedom of expression
- Democratization
- E-cooperation
- Peace
- Sustainability
- Wellbeing Health
- Human welfare
- Quality of life

- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (Main area)
- ICT applications and systems contributing to desirable goals (see track below)

- Life environment and ICT (Main area)
- 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
- Learning and knowledge growth
- Home Environment
- Public Environment
- Private Environment
- Virtual Environment
- Virtual (on-line) communities
- Organisational Design and Management
- Psychosocial work environment

- Effects on humans (Main area)
- 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
- Cybersickness
- Stress (over- and understimulation)
- Workload
- Fatigue
- Love and Relationship
- Skills and competencies
- Creativity
- Problem solving
- Social competence

- Perspectives (Main area)
- Social and psychosocial
- Cross-cultural
- Theoretical
- Gender
- Class
- Rural ? urban
- Multimodal
- Economic
- Ethical

- Actions for reaching the Good Information Society (Main area)
- Individual level
- Community ( physical and virtual) level
- Governmental level
- International level
- Civil society and social change communities
- Design of societal systems - rethinking

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 30 January 2009
- Notification to Authors: 6 March 2009
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 6 April 2009
- Late Registration: After 6 April 2009
- Conference: Algarve, Portugal, 21 to 23 June 2009

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Algarve, Portugal.

* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
Web site:

* Program Committee
ICT, Society and Human Beings 2009 Conference Program Chair:
Gunilla Bradley, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

General MCCSIS Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isa?as, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to

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