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Call for Papers

Research for Action: Networking University and Community for Social Responsibility
Special issue of the Journal of Community Informatics

Submissions close 31 March 2011.


Following on from the successful workshop held in conjunction with Making Links 2010, this special issue of the Journal of Community Informatics will bring together contributions 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 communities.


Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

Action research
Civic intelligence
Community engagement strategies, methods and approaches
Community research partnerships for mutual advantage
Ethical considerations
Funding, managing and maintaining community-university research partnerships
Participatory design
Research impact assessment
Role of university researchers in community-based research

Organisation and Submission Details

Authors are requested to follow the instructions at We invite the submission of conceptual or empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) work up to 6000 words on the special issue's theme. Deadline for completed manuscripts: 31 March 2011. Papers should follow the Author Guidelines, and be submitted online to Acceptance notifications are sent to authors by 31 May 2011. Final revised papers are due by 30 June 2011. The special issue is scheduled for publication early 2012. Inquiries about possible topics are welcome. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to the guest editors.

Guest Editors

Professor Matthew Allen (@netcrit)
Internet Studies, Curtin University of Technology
m.allen AT

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

Making Links 2010 workshop archive

Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth
Principal Research Fellow

Urban Informatics Research Lab
Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology (CRICOS No. 00213J)
130 Victoria Park Road, Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia
Phone +61 7 313 x88772 - Fax x88238 - Office K506, KG
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