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PPDD 2015 Conference Call for Participation

 

If you would like to present and discuss your work during PPDD 2015 and have it included in the online PPDD 2015 Conference Proceedings and/or if you would like to provide a Position Paper for inclusion in the PPDD 2015 E-Book, we look forward with enthusiasm to your contribution and ask that you please follow the instructions provided below to submit your work.

 

Instructions to Submit Your Work for Consideration for Presentation

Deadline: 5 October 2015 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time, but please make your hotel reservation immediately as our extremely discounted group room rate that includes complimentary breakfast, Internet access, and transportation to/from the Conference venue expires on 5 October

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: On a rolling basis after submission

If you have visa or other time-sensitive concerns, please submit your work as quickly as possible as directed below and email conference [at] ppdd [dot] org to request an expedited review so you can receive notification shortly after submission. 

If desired, each author may submit one sole-authored work and one or more co-authored works, but each individual can only make one presentation at PPDD 2015 so additional submissions would have to be presented by another member of the co-authorship team.

Submissions are welcome from researchers, policymakers, and practitioners at all stages of their careers, from any theoretical and methodological approach, and across multiple disciplines engaged in work that informs issues related to the digital divide, including but not limited to:

– gaps in access and connectivity

– digital inclusion

– digital exclusion

– digital (dis)engagement

– challenges and opportunities

– social and cultural aspects of the divide

– the skills and digital/information literacy needed to interpret, understand, and navigate information presented online

– effective use by individuals and communities

– the impact of socioeconomic factors on user behavior

– the role of motivation, attitudes, and interests

– differences in patterns of usage

– characteristics and conceptualizations of non-users

– the ways in which people use the Internet to create content

– different forms of capital and power relationships

– the impact of new and evolving technologies

– the mobile divide

– the interplay of influence with mobile technologies

– socioeconomic and cultural effects

– social equity, social and economic justice, and democracy

– the ethics of digital inequality

– community informatics

– social informatics

– social planning

– international development

– indigenous populations

– education

– ICTs and well-being

– health

– disability and accessibility

– politics, digital government, digital citizenship, smart cities/citizens/government, civic engagement, adoption issues, and (in)equality

– global citizenship

– law and policy and its impacts, including information/telecommunications policy, net neutrality, open access, open source, copyright, Internet filtering software, and censorship

– public access initiatives

– anchor institutions

– practitioner-oriented topics considering aspects of design, management, implementation, assessment, collaboration, challenges, problem solution, and opportunities

– architectural challenges and deployment experiences

– Internet access cost analyses

– the application of research to communities, practice, and public and private sector initiatives

Instructions for Researchers:

After you log into our online submission system, the first step in the process will ask you to select a track for your submission. Please select the track based on the region of the world where your research was conducted (not where your university/organization is located or where you live).  If your research was conducted in more than one region of the world, you will have the option to select a track for multiple regions.

For your submission to present and discuss your research during PPDD 2015, you will need to provide:

– Title of presentation with the first letter of all major words capitalized

– Name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) of author(s)

– A 1 page (250 words maximum excluding endnotes and references) abstract

You will be prompted to enter this information twice in our online submission system — once in separate text input fields for blind review and a second time as an upload of your completed version of this submission template Word document. Please do not change any of the settings (e.g., font, font size, etc.) in the template — just simply enter your material where indicated. Only accepted abstracts that have been submitted and formatted using this template Word document will be included in the online PPDD 2015 Conference Proceedings.

To submit your work according to the above guidelines, please click here.

Instructions for Policymakers and Practitioners:

After you log into our online submission system, the first step in the process will ask you to select a track for your submission. Please select the track based on the region of the world where your policy and/or practice work was conducted (not where your university/organization is located or where you live).  If your work was conducted in more than one region of the world, you will have the option to select a track for multiple regions.

For your submission to present and discuss your policy and/or practice work, experiences, ideas, challenges, and opportunities during PPDD 2015, you will need to provide:

– Title of presentation with the first letter of all major words capitalized

– Name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) of author(s)

– A 1 page (250 words maximum excluding, if applicable, endnotes and references) summary of what you would like to present and discuss.  A summary shorter in length, even just a few sentences, is fine, too.

You will be prompted to enter this information twice in our online submission system — once in separate text input fields for blind review and a second time as an upload of your completed version of this submission template Word document. Please do not change any of the settings (e.g., font, font size, etc.) in the template — just simply enter your material where indicated. Only accepted summaries that have been submitted and formatted using this template Word document will be included in the online PPDD 2015 Conference Proceedings.

To submit your work according to the above guidelines, please click here.

 

Instructions to Submit a Position Paper for
the PPDD 2015 Conference E-Book

Deadline: 15 September 2015 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time 

All PPDD 2015 attendees may submit a position paper and all submissions that follow the guidelines below will be included in the PPDD 2015 Conference E-Book.

The final session of PPDD 2015 is a highly interactive, lively brainstorming and collaborative thinking dialogue among all presenters and other attendees to create partnerships and inspire new ideas for digital divide research, policy, and practice. All participants in PPDD 2015 will have the opportunity to provide in advance position papers for this session that will be made available prior to the Conference and permanently archived via an e-book on the PPDD website.

Presenters and all others who will be attending PPDD 2015 are invited to submit to ebook [at] ppdd [dot] org a 3-5 page (750-1250 words maximum excluding endnotes and references) position paper discussing:

– Your thoughts on what connections need to be created and what bridges need to be built to connect research, policy, and practice; and

– Your thoughts on what connections need to be created and what bridges need to be built to advance the digital divide research, policy, and practice agenda in your unique region of the world as well as globally.

Please submit your position paper in Times New Roman font size 12 with other formatting similar to the abstract/summary submission template hyperlinked above and in Word doc/docx format.

 

If you have any questions about the submission processes outlined on this page, please email conference [at] ppdd [dot] org.

 


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