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Call for Participation and Presentations
Research for Action: Networking University and Community for Social Responsibility

A workshop in conjunction with Making Links 2010
Monday, 15 Nov 2010, Perth, Western Australia

Workshop Theme
This workshop brings together people 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 community.

There are two ways in which you can participate in this workshop. You can either come along as a general participant, including having the chance to present a short position statement on your current research needs, projects or ideas (whether as a researcher or active practitioner), or you can present a paper (full length papers to be selected on the basis of peer review). Workshop costs AU$ 85 if you also register for Making Links 2010, or AU$ 145 if you only attend the workshop. Morning/afternoon tea breaks and lunch included.

A. General participation stream
Position Statements: We are calling for 300-500 word position statements expressing the interest in the workshop and the disciplinary background of the participant.

30 July 2010 Submission of short position statements by email to the workshop chairs
30 Sep 2010 Notification of acceptance (early-bird rate closes 1 Oct 2010)

B. Peer reviewed publication stream
Full papers for peer review and publication in a special issue of the Journal of Community Informatics (to be confirmed):

06 Sep 2010 Submission of full papers for peer review by email to the workshop chairs
30 Sep 2010 Notification of acceptance (early-bird rate closes 1 Oct 2010)
01 Nov 2010 Revised, camera ready papers due

Workshop Keynote Speaker
Douglas Schuler has been focusing on the intersection of society and technology for over 25 years. He has written and co-edited several books, including Participatory Design: Principles and Practices (Erlbaum, 1994),New Community Networks: Wired for Change (Addison-Wesley, 1996;, and most recently, Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution (MIT Press, 2008), a multi-year undertaking (still in-work) with 85 contributors. He is president of the Public Sphere Project ( and former chair of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. For CPSR, Doug organized the Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing symposia series which was first convened in 1987. He is also a co-founder of the Seattle Community Network, a free, public access computer network supporting community and civic engagement that first went online in 1994. He is a member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, a non-traditional liberal arts college, where he teaches programs that focus on the idea of civic intelligence. Doug has a masters degree in computer science (University of Washington) and a masters in software engineering (Seattle University). He is working on his PhD.

Workshop Chairs
Associate 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

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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