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ICT 2010 : IADIS International Conference ICT, Society, and Human Beings 2010

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Link: http://www.ict-conf.org/
 
When Jul 29, 2010 - Jul 28, 2010
Where Freiburg, Germany
Submission Deadline May 31, 2010
Categories    information and communication   globalization   ICT
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 31 May 2010

IADIS International Conference
ICT, SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEINGS 2010
Freiburg, Germany, 29-31 July 2010
(http://www.ict-conf.org/)

part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
(MCCSIS 2010)
Freiburg, Germany, 26-31 July 2010
(http://www.mccsis.org)

Conference Program Chair:
Professor Em. Gunilla Bradley, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Submissons
Details on the conference web site http://www.ict-conf.org/ under “submissions”.
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 INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Alice Robbin,
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, USA

Conference background and goals
The broader scope of this conference is presented in the conference web site http://www.ict-conf.org under “Call for papers”.
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.

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


Globalization and ICT
- 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
- Citizen’s role
- Professional role
- Leadership role
- Private role
- Virtual roles
- Home of the future
- Mobile life
- Role conflicts

Desirable goals
- 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))
- ICT applications and systems contributing to desirable goals (see track below)

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
- 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
- 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 Relationship
- Skills and competencies
- Creativity
- Problem solving
- Social competence

Perspectives
- Social and psychosocial
- Cross-cultural
- Theoretical
- Gender
- Class
- Rural – urban
- Multimodal
- Economic
- Ethical

Actions for reaching the Good Information Society
- 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 (2nd call): 31 May 2010
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 21 June 2010
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 30 June 2010
- Late Registration (2nd call): After 30 June 2010
- Conference: Freiburg, Germany, 29-31 July 2010

Conference Location
The conference will be held in Freiburg, Germany

Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ICT, SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEINGS 2010
E-mail: secretariat@ict-conf.org Web site: http://www.ict-conf.org/

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