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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP - CALL FOR PAPERS

"MARGINALIZED YOUNG PEOPLE: INCLUSION THROUGH ICT"

held at
ACM IDC 2008 - Interaction Design and Children, Chicago - USA, June
11-13, 2008

For more information on the workshop: 
http://hoc.elet.polimi.it/garzotto/idc-workshop-home.html

For more information on ACM IDC 2008: 
<http://idc08.northwestern.edu/>idc08.northwestern.edu/

Poverty, not belonging to the mainstream culture and language, lack of 
competences, and lack of motivation are some of the main factors for 
exclusion of young people from full participation in Western societies.
As 
several empirical studies show, all young people tend to use digital 
technologies increasingly, but big differences exist in how they are
using 
digital media. At the individual level and, more and more, at the social

level, many young people today live in both worlds: the physical world,
and 
the virtual world that ICT makes accessible “anytime, anywhere”. As this

trend continues, It becomes crucial to explore these new kind of digital

divide that is arising among young generations, which does not result
from 
having no or limited access to ICT, but is produced by remaining only a 
user vs. becoming a critical actor who can exploit virtual experiences
in 
order to increase his or her cultural, social and even economic capital.

The workshop aims at bringing together technologists, empirical 
researchers, designers, educators, sociologists, or decision-makers in
any 
domain involving young people, to explore together some of the following

issues.
·         What are main factors of exclusion from positive participation
in 
Digital Media activities?
·         How can ICT solutions and learning environments for inclusion 
look like?
·         What success stories/best practices can be told about positive

impacts of ICT in these young people’s lives?

A selection of the best papers from the workshop will be published in
the 
ACM IDC’08 proceedings and at the ACM digital library, and will be 
presented during the main conference.

SUBMISSION
Workshop position papers submission should be made electronically in PDF

format, and may be up to 4 pages formatted according to the anonymous 
<http://idc08.northwestern.edu/files/idc2008_extendedabstracts_anon.doc>
extended 
abstract template
Position papers should be submitted not later than 3 March 2008 (6:00pm 
PST) directly to workshop organizers:
Franca Garzotto (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)
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Heidi Schelhowe (Universität Bremen, Germany)
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ORGANIZERS
Prof. Franca Garzotto (contact person)
HOC - Hypermedia Open Center, Department of Electronics and Information,

and School of Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy)
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Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe
DiMeB: Digital Media in Education, Center for Computing Technologies 
(TZI)Informatik, University of Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
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.de

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Davide Bolchini, University College London, UK
Antonella De Angeli, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Nicoletta Di Blas, Politecnico di Milano
Françoise Decortis, University of Liège
Tal Drori, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kaj Grønbæk, University of AArhus, Denmark
Barry Harper, University of Wollongong, Australia
Ole Iversen University of Aarhus, Denmark
Rosa Lanzilotti, University of Bari (Italy)
Fabio Paterno’, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Caterina Poggi, University of Wisconsin, USA
Simos Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Thomas C. Reeves, University of Georgia, USA
Francesca Rosella, CuteCircuit, Stockholm, USA
Gustavo Rossi, La Plata National University Argentina
Elisa Rubegni, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Mikael B. Skov, Aalborg University, Denmark
Karsten Wolf, University of Bremen, Germany

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