Virtual Communication, Collaboration and Conflict

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The Inaugural Interdisciplinary Conference of the Virtual Communication, Collaboration and Conflict (VIRT3C) Research Group at the University of Hull

URL = http://virt3c.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

VIRT3C@Hull 2010 Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of Collaborative Networks

Date: 19-20 March

Keynote speakers:

Gabriella Coleman [Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU]

Mathieu O’Neil [Paris Sorbonne – Paris IV]

Public Keynote: TBA

Our plenary theme is ‘Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of Online Collaborative Networks’. As virtual society develops, and peer technologies and practices pump in its heart, this conference brings together academics of all disciplines to discuss conflict in the adoption of collaborative networks. This is a time of confrontation between older forms of communication and organization and new ways of sharing, collaborating and acting collectively. We seek to explore conflicts emerging in the transition from, and resistance to, horizontal participatory networks, as well as conflict within collaborative networks. We welcome suggestions for panels and papers on any area relating to our theme, and particularly in the following areas:

• Network Theory • P2P and FLOSS methodology adoption • FLOSS methodology • Open source conflicts and forking • Adoption by NGOs and the developing world • Adoption by social movements, hacktivism, cyberconflict • Institutional resistance to networks • Online P2P places and conflicts

We encourage especially contributions, including, but not limited to, politics, economics, computer science, business, psychology, sociology, and law.

With your abstract of no more than 300 words please include the following information:

Name, postal address, email Institutional affiliation and position (if applicable)

Please send abstracts in Word or pdf format to the organisers at athina.k@gmail.com

Provisional Deadline for abstracts: 15th January 2010