Saturday, September 9, 2006

Call for Papers for “Living the Information Society" Conference, Philippines, April 23-24, 2007.

Call for papers deadline: November 15, 2006
Place: Renaissance Hotel, Makati City, Philippines

Call for Papers:

The Philippine ICT Researchers Network through the National College of Public Administration and Governance of the University of the Philippines is hosting an international conference on “Living the Information Society: The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on People, Work and Communities in Asia.” 

We invite papers on all aspects of modern and emerging interactive digital technologies, including, but not restricted to mobile technologies, the Internet, network gaming, call centers, office networks, etc. The papers can cover the technology’s impact on families, relationships, sexuality, work, identities, culture, language, religion, politics, governance and even dysfunctional practices, etc.

The goal of the conference is to support the growth of an Asian community of researchers and practitioners doing work on the effects (social, cultural, psychological, economic, etc.) of information and communications technologies (ICT) in the region. The event encourages multidisciplinary participation and discussion, in order to have a comprehensive understanding of the effects of ICT on culture and society.

The conference is being conducted in cooperation with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). In particular, the conference objectives are the following:
  • To bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers (i.e. from the academe, development agencies, regulators, etc.) in the Asia-Pacific to present their research and perspectives regarding the effects of ICT in society
  • To map the current state of social science research on the impact of ICT on Asian societies
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