Webology: CFP (a Special Issue), Sociology of the Web

Alireza Noruzi nouruzi at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 8 17:33:15 EDT 2006

Dear All, apologies for cross-posting.

Webology: Call for Papers, Sociology of the Web

Background and Significance
The World Wide Web is a global force affecting socio-cultural changes
worldwide. These changes are affecting cultural diversity and
difference throughout the world. The purpose of this Special Issue is
to identify sociological issues (aspects of race, ethnic/national
origin, language, religion, class, color, gender and other
sociological issues) that exist on, and because of, the World Wide

Contributions to this Special Issue (Volume 3, Number 4) should
address either sociology of the Web as it is relates to users'
context, or socio-cultural and socio-political issues of the Web as it
relates to the world society. More broadly, papers are solicited on,
but not limited to, the following topics:
     - Web sociology
     - Socio-cultural impacts of the Web and the impact of the Web on
social interaction
     - Socio-political impacts of the Web
     - Web users' behavior
     - Web users and usage studies
     - Web and civil society
     - Web and globalization
     - Web and Digital Divide
     - Web accessibility in developing countries
     - Web and Open Access
     - The role of the Web and ICT in research, education, economy,
social development
     - Censorship and Website filtering
     - Intellectual freedom on the Web
     - International issues of the Web
     - Evaluating Web resources
     - Wikipedia and its Implications

The topics above are not a comprehensive list of all possible topics
for this Special Issue. Submissions to this Special Issue should
address the topics above (as well as other related topics).

Guest Editor of the Special Issue
      Dr. William Bostock
      School of Government
      University of Tasmania
      bostock at utas.edu.au

Submissions should follow the Author Guidelines of Webology. All
Submissions will be acknowledged and then refereed by at least 2 peer
reviewers. Authors should indicate that the submission is intended for
the Special Issue on Sociology of the Web, in the accompanying cover

All submissions must be in English, and should represent the original
work of the authors. Improved versions of papers previously published
in conference proceedings are welcome, provided that no copyright
limitations exist. Submissions must be made electronically via e-mail
to the Guest Editor (sending a CC: copy to the alternative e-mail
address). The manuscript should be included as an attachment in

E-mail address for submission:
      TO: bostock at utas.edu.au
Alternative e-mail address for submission:
      CC: nouruzi at gmail.com

Important Dates:
      October 10, 2006: Deadline for submission of papers. All
submissions are due to the Guest Editor.
      November 30, 2006: Notification to authors.
      December 15, 2006: Special Issue is published.

Best Regards,
Alireza Noruzi
Webology journal

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