DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 31, 2012!
Online media have brought about numerous changes in scholarly practices, including, but not limited to gathering data, finding relevant literature, making research and results accessible, organising collaboration, communicating with colleagues and students as well as creating fruitful learning environments.
The interdisciplinary conference “Science and the Internet”, to be held August 1-3, 2012 in Düsseldorf, brings together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines (e.g. information science, computer science, sociology, communication and media studies, linguistics, educations studies, legal studies, etc.).
Keynote speakers are
- Axel Bruns (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
- Isa Jahnke (Umeå University, Sweden)
- Ralph Schroeder (Oxford Internet Institute, Great Britain)
We invite submissions on the following or related issues:
- How is the research process transformed through the use of digital infrastructures?
- How can the challenges of the public availability of (large scale) scientific data be met?
- How do scholars make use of social networking platforms (micro-)blogs, wikis, or websites?
- How does the Internet affect scholarly publishing (e.g. Open Access, unpublished manuscripts, blogs)?
- How has the Internet changed the practice and relevance of citations and of receiving reputation?
- How do teaching styles or beliefs and use of the Internet mutually influence each other?
- Do Web 2.0 platforms offer opportunities to advance public understanding of science?
- What is the role of ethics, policies, and legal regulation in academic use of the Internet?
- What theoretical and practical implications do the aforementioned considerations have for science and the Internet?
Call for Submissions:
The conference language is English. We invite two types of submissions:
– Abstracts for talks (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for
discussion) should not exceed 500 words, excluding data and
references. In case of acceptance a full paper (max. 3.000 words or 12
pages) in either English or German must be submitted by July 15, 2012.
The full paper will be published in conference proceedings (print and
– Proposals for interactive workshops (90 minutes) should outline both
the thematic focus and the session design. Workshops should engage
participants in developing the topics. Proposals should not exceed
Both abstracts for presentations and proposals for interactive
workshops must be submitted via EasyChair
– Deadline for submitting abstracts: January 31, 2012
– Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2012
– Camera-ready submission of papers: July 15, 2012
– Conference dates: August 1-3, 2012
Registration: A registration fee of 50 ? must be paid by Paypal or on site.
Updates will be posted on the conference website