DEADLINE EXTENDED: Conference on Science and the Internet (#cosci12), D üsseldorf, Germany, 1-3 August 2012

Katrin Weller Weller at UNI-DUESSELDORF.DE
Fri Jan 13 12:52:49 EST 2012

* Apologies for cross-posting *

CfP Deadline EXTENDED to January 31, 2012


DATE: August 1-3, 2012
LOCATION: Düsseldorf, Germany
CONTACT PERSON: Alexander Tokar
EMAIL: tokar at

*** Due to multiple requests, we have extended the deadline for submitting
abstracts to January 31, 2012!!!  ***


We are also happy to announce the following keynotes:

* Mapping Online Publics project led by Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess 
(Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia) -

*  Isa Jahnke (Umeå University, Sweden) -

*  Ralph Schroeder (Oxford Internet Institute, Great Britain) -


Online media have brought about numerous changes in scholarly practices, 
including, but not limited to gathering data, finding relevant 
literature, making research and results accessible, organising 
collaboration, communicating with colleagues and students as well as 
creating fruitful learning environments.

The interdisciplinary conference "Science and the Internet", to be held 
August 1-3, 2012 in Düsseldorf, brings together researchers and 
practitioners from multiple disciplines (e.g. information science, 
computer science, sociology, communication and media studies, 
linguistics, educations studies, legal studies, etc.) working on the 
following or related issues:

How is the research process transformed through the use of digital 

How can the challenges of the public availability of (large scale) 
scientific data be met?

How do scholars make use of social networking platforms, (micro-)blogs, 
wikis, or websites?

How does the Internet affect scholarly publishing (e.g. Open Access, 
unpublished manuscripts, blogs)?

How has the Internet changed the practice and relevance of citations and 
of receiving reputation?

How do teaching styles or beliefs and use of the Internet mutually 
influence each other?

Do Web 2.0 platforms offer opportunities to advance public understanding 
of science?

What is the role of ethics, policies, and legal regulation in academic 
use of the Internet?

What theoretical and practical implications do the aforementioned 
considerations have for science and the Internet?


The conference language is English. We invite two types of submissions:

Abstracts for talks (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for 
discussion) should not exceed 500 words, excluding data and references. 
In case of acceptance a full paper (max. 3.000 words or 12 pages) in 
either English or German must be submitted by July 15, 2012. The full 
paper will be published in conference proceedings (print and online).

  Proposals for interactive workshops (90 minutes) should outline both 
the thematic focus and the session design. Workshops should engage 
participants in developing the topics. Proposals should not exceed 1.000 

Both abstracts for presentations and proposals for interactive workshops 
must be submitted via EasyChair.


Deadline for submitting abstracts: January 31, 2012

Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2012

Camera-ready submission of papers: July 15, 2012

Conference dates: August 1-3, 2012


The conference is organized by the interdisciplinary Junior Researchers
Group "Science and the Internet" ( at 
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf:

Michael Beurskens (legal studies)
Susanne Keuneke (communication and media studies)
Merja Mahrt (communication and media studies)
Cornelius Puschmann (English linguistics)
Isabella Peters (information science)
Alexander Tokar (English linguistics)
Timo van Treeck (education studies)
Katrin Weller (information science)


Dr. Katrin Weller
Institute for Language and Information
Department of Information Science
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1, Building
D-40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 81 10803
E-Mail: weller at

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