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Information about the CaTaC'16 venue

 
A little more information about our conference location to help you with your planning.  
Posted: 2016-05-31 More...
 

Preliminary Schedule

 
Full program to follow.  
Posted: 2016-05-31 More...
 

Conference Schedule

 
Talks on June 16th and 17th.  
Posted: 2016-05-05 More...
 

Registration Now Open!

 
Please go to http://www.uwl.ac.uk/academic-schools/computing/events/catac-2016 to register for CaTaC 2016.
 
Posted: 2016-03-23
 

Final Extension of Submission Deadline

 

In response to a number of requests, the submission deadline for CaTaC16 has been extended to Monday, February 29, 2016.

Please see the conference website <catacconference.org> for further
details regarding submissions, deadlines, registration fees, venue and accommodations.


We look forward to welcoming you to London this June!

 
Posted: 2016-02-15
 

Second Call - updated information

 

CaTaC’16: Culture, Technology, Communication: Common world, different futures?

An IFIP supported event (International Federation for Information Processing), Working Group 13.8: Interaction Design and International Development.

Publication: in addition to Open Access Conference Proceedings, selected papers will be considered for a volume in the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology series, published by Springer.

 

Venue: University of West London

Dates: June 15-17, 2016 (NB: earlier date announcement of 16-18 was incorrect)

 

Keynote speakers:  Ann Light, Professor of Design and Creative Technology, School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex.

Peter-Paul Verbeek, Philosophy Department & DesignLab, Twente University, the Netherlands.

 

Conference Co-organizers:

* José Abdelnour-Nocera, Local host(School of Computing and Technology, University of West London)

* Charles Ess, CaTaC Co-chair (Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo)

* Maja van der Velden, CaTaC Co-chair (Department of Informatics, University of Oslo)

Programme Committee

* Herbert Hrachovec, (Philosophy Department, University of Vienna)

* Michele M. Strano, Program Chair (Communication Studies, Bridgewater College)

 

The tenth biennial conference on “Culture, Technology, Communication” – (CaTaC)’16 – will take place on June 15-17, 2016, at the Brentford site of the University of West London. The Brentford site and nearby Ealing Campus (including hotels and restaurants) are very conveniently located for arrival via Heathrow as well as from London by tube. (For initial orientation, please see: <http://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/our-location/ealing-site>)

 

CaTaC'16 will be open for papers exploring the intersections between culture, technology, and communication, applying different theoretical and methodological perspectives, genres, and styles.

In addition, CaTaC'16 will have three themes:

 

* At the Intersections of Culture, Technology, and Communication: Is Another Design Possible?

Design is complicit in the creation and sustainment of our unjust, unsafe, and unsustainable world. The technologies, products, and services we design today will shape the lives of generations to come, human as well as nonhuman. For this theme we invite papers that critically explore technologies used today and alternative technology designs and design perspectives that make other futures possible.

 

* Culture, Technology, and Communication in Design for Development

For this theme we invite papers that report on and address the main challenges for design and innovation in the Global South. We would also like to see good examples of design for community development in the Global North to understand points of convergence and divergence with experiences in the Global South.

 

* Culture, Technology, and Communication in Practice?

We invite papers that have the practice of information and communication technologies in specific cultural contexts as their main focus. Examples include:

· Cultural diversity and global ICTs , e.g., global health information systems, Wikipedia, social media, surveillance and sousveillance, Big Data collection and analysis, etc.

· Global and local cultures of computing , e.g. outsourcing, global development teams; the identity of migrants and the experience of migration; appropriation, creolization, hybridization between cultures and also between technologies;

· The construction of identity using online social media, gaming, and blogging platforms;

· Political activism through social media vis-à-vis governmental and corporate censorship, control of access, etc.;

· Privacy issues in media environments that encourage public identities;

· Additional ethical issues evoked in the design, implementation, usages, and (counter-) responses to ICTs across diverse cultural contexts, especially vis-à-vis efforts to sustain and enhance local cultural identities, practices, norms, etc.

 

Please see our website, <http://philo.at/ocs2/index.php/london16/>. Additional conference details, including registration fees, and keynote speakers, will be announced soon on the conference website. Both short (3-5 pages) and long (10-15 pages) original papers are sought for presentation. Panel proposals addressing a specific theme or topic are also encouraged: please include names of committed participants and (provisional) presentation titles.

 

Important Dates:

Paper submission for peer-review: February 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2016

Final papers and panel descriptions due for Conference Proceedings: May 1, 2016

The Conference Proceedings will be published on the conference website with an ISBN number. Authors retain copyright to their papers and are welcome to attach a Creative Commons license indication on their work.

Additional conference details will be announced soon on the conference website.

Early bird registration fees (February 1 – April 15, 2016):

Standard: 125 GBP

Author or reviewer: 115 GBP

Author and reviewer: 105 GBP

Student: 80 GBP

(Full registration fees – after April 15: add 25 GBP)

We look forward to welcoming you to London next June!

- Jose, Michele, Herbert, Charles, and Maja

 
Posted: 2015-11-24
 

Save the Dates: First Call for Papers

 

Venue: University of West London

Dates: June 15-17, 2016

CaTaC’16: Culture, Technology, Communication:

Common world, different futures?

 

Save the Dates: First Call for Papers

 

Venue: University of West London

Dates: June 15-17, 2016

 

Conference Co-organizers:

  • José Abdelnour-Nocera, Local host (School of Computing and Technology, University of West London)
  • Charles Ess, CaTaC Co-chair (Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo)
  • Maja van der Velden, CaTaC Co-chair (Department of Informatics, University of Oslo)

Programme Committee

  • Herbert Hrachovec, (Philosophy Department, University of Vienna)
  • Michele M. Strano, Program Chair (Communication Studies, Bridgewater College)

 

The tenth biennial conference on “Culture, Technology, Communication” – (CaTaC)’16 – will take place on June 15-17, 2016, at the Brentford site of the University of West London.
The Brentford site and nearby Ealing Campus (including hotels and restaurants) are very conveniently located for arrival via Heathrow as well as from London by tube.  (For initial orientation, please see: <http://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/our-location/ealing-site>)

 

CaTaC'16 will be open for papers located within culture, technology, and communication, applying different theoretical and methodological perspectives, genres, and styles. In addition, CaTaC'16 will have three themes:

 

Culture, Technology, and Communication: Is Another Design Possible?

Design is complicit in the creation and sustainment of our unjust, unsafe, and unsustainable world. The technologies, products, and services we design today will shape the lives of generations to come, human as well as nonhuman. For this theme we invite papers that critically explore technologies used today and alternative technology designs and design perspectives that make other futures possible.

 

Culture, Technology, and Communication in Design for Development

For this theme we invite papers that report on and address the main challenges for design and innovation in the Global South. We would also like to see good examples of design for community development in the Global North to understand points of convergence and divergence with experiences in the

Global South.

 

Culture, Technology, and Communication in Practice?

We invite papers that have the practice of information and communication technologies in specific cultural contexts as their main focus. Examples include:

  • Cultural diversity and global ICTs, e.g., global health information systems, Wikipedia, social media, surveillance and sousveillance, Big Data collection and analysis, etc.
  • Global and local cultures of computing, e.g. outsourcing, global development teams; the identity of migrants and the experience of migration; appropriation, creolization, hybridization between cultures and also between technologies;
  • The construction of identity using online social media, gaming, and blogging platforms;
  • Political activism through social media vis-à-vis governmental and corporate censorship, control of access, etc.;
  • Privacy issues in media environments that encourage public identities;
  • Additional ethical issues evoked in the design, implementation, usages, and (counter-) responses to ICTs across diverse cultural contexts, especially vis-à-vis efforts to sustain and enhance local cultural identities, practices, norms, etc.

 

Both short (3-5 pages) and long (10-15 pages) original papers are sought for presentation.  Panel proposals addressing a specific theme or topic are also encouraged: please include names of committed participants and (provisional) presentation titles.

 

Important Dates:

Paper submission for peer-review: February 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2016

Final papers and panel descriptions due for Conference Proceedings: May 1, 2016

The Conference Proceedings will be published on the conference website with an ISBN number. Authors retain copyright to their papers and are welcome to attach a Creative Commons license indication on their work.

 

Additional conference details, including registration fees, and keynote speakers, will be announced soon on the conference website.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to London next June!

 

Jose, Michele, Herbert, Charles, and Maja

 
Posted: 2015-10-13 More...
 
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