[Siguse-l] JoDI CFP: Social Aspects of Digital Information in Perspective

Susan susanj at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Nov 13 17:33:31 EST 2003

***Hearty apologies for multiple postings***

Call for Papers
Journal of Digital Information announces a Special Issue on
Social Aspects of Digital Information in Perspective

Special issue Editors: 
Roberta Lamb (lamb at cba.hawaii.edu) and Susan Johnson (susanj at hawaii.edu)
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Submission deadline: 27 November 2003
Publication: May 2004

This call solicits research papers on historically grounded perspectives
of Social Informatics. This line of inquiry extends one research stream
of the late Rob Kling, a pioneer in Social Informatics studies who 
strived for  over 30 years to make social issues central to discussions 
about computing and information systems.

For this issue, we are particularly interested in empirical examinations
of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) that carefully
depict and theorize about the cumulative influences of local histories
on ICT use, with emphasis on the everyday aspects of living with digital
information in the home, in the workplace, in research labs, in public
places, and other social settings. We also welcome theoretically
balanced examinations of utopian/dystopian projections about every-day
Information Society futures; as well as critical examinations of the
impact of past analyses of this kind.

This call encourages presentations of an Information Society as an
ongoing dynamic process, rather than as a static endpoint of some series
of events. It also continues the JoDI tradition of exploring the new 
formats made available by the Web, while providing a context that is
institutionally compatible with the conditions of academic authorship. 
In addition to traditional full length papers, we are soliciting
accompanying Web pages that, on acceptance after peer review, will 
extend the paper with commentaries or more in-depth analyses of the 
issues raised in the papers. Within this emergent context,
research-in-progress papers may be particularly well-accommodated, and
therefore appropriate. 

For more details about the types of papers that would be appropriate, 
indicative topics and the submission procedure, see the full call

All submissions will be subject to peer review. Publication will take
place after the accepted papers and Web pages have been integrated 
into a hypertext Social Informatics issue by the editors.

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