Call for Papers
This conference aims to encourage and foster efforts of
researchers and practitioners by sharing cutting-edge
research, innovations, models, theories and strategies that
address issues and challenges related to cultivating
online communities for grassroots democracy, equity and social
This will include research that addresses social justice and
equity through the cultivation of progressive and open
online communities of interest, which attempt to realize the
United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In
particular, submission of papers the address the following are
Topics for this conference include, but are not limited to:
Facilitating sustainable grassroots, bottom up co-created
solutions and approaches to leadership, human rights,
and civil society development
Community Ownership & Strengthening
* To evaluate and build consensus on the most recent
scientific data on online community
participation/involvement/action for promoting social justice
and equity in health and education
* To identify additional research required to maximize the
benefits of online community cultivation
* To identify key actions by researchers, policymakers and
civil society to collaborate in strengthening human and
financial investment in capacity-building, resource
mobilization and implementation of a robust online community
The conference will also foster interdisciplinary
collaboration with the other IADIS multi-conferences in
capabilities for online community ecologies for adding value
to the discourses and practices of e-democracy, social justice
and equity using Web 2.0 approaches/paradigm.
The Conference will be composed of several types of
Full Papers These include mainly accomplished
research results and have 8 pages at the maximum (5,000
Short Papers These are mostly composed of work in
progress reports or fresh developments and have 4 pages
at maximum (2,500 words).
Reflection Papers These might review recent
research literature pertaining to a particular problem or
approach, indicate what the findings suggest, and/or provide
a suggestion - with rationale and justification -
for a different approach or perspective on that problem.
Reflection papers might also analyze general trends or
discuss important issues in topics related to the
conference. These have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
Posters / Demonstrations These contain
implementation information or work-in-progress and have two
at maximum (1,250 words) besides the poster itself (or
demonstration) that will be exposed at the conference.
Tutorials Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or
company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250
words is expected.
Invited Talks These will be made of contributions
from well-known scholars and company representatives.
An abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.
Panels Discussions on selected topics will be held.
A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
Doctoral Consortium - A Doctoral Consortium will
discuss in group, individual projects and on going work of
PhD students. Prospective students should send a report of
their PhD projects and work so far with a maximum
of 4 pages (2,500 words).
Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions The former
enables companies to present recent developments and
applications, inform a large and qualified audience of your
future directions and showcase companys
noteworthy products and services. There will be a time slot
for companies to make their presentation in a room.
The latter enables companies the opportunity to display its
latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services
and books, through an exhibit booth. For further details
please contact the publicity chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference.
- Submission deadline (2nd call): 29 April 2011
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 30 May 2011
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st
Until 25 March 2011
- Late Registration (1st call): After 25 March 2011
- Conference: Rome, Italy, 20 to 22 July 2011