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2011 Conferences and dates

Lest I forget them, here are some conferences (and the all-important deadlines!) that I’m looking at this year:

5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T)
29 June – 2 July 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Doctoral Consortium applications due 30 April

The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.
C&T 2011 welcomes participation from researchers, designers, educators, industry, and students from the many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between community and technology, including architecture, arts, business, design, economics, education, engineering, ergonomics, information technology, geography, health, humanities, law, media and communication studies, and social sciences. The conference program will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed papers, as well as pre-conference workshops, a doctoral consortium, and invited keynote and panel speakers.

It looks like there will be some interesting workshops at this one. Axel and Jean’s “Making sense of Twitter: Quantitative analysis using Twapperkeeper and other tools” could be useful to go to. Twapperkeeper users are no longer able to download archives, though, as Twitter won’t allow them to offer that feature on a paid site. I’m not sure what other services are out there for research archives of Twitter feeds and search terms.

Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-11)
17-21 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain
Paper submitted 8 February

ICWSM-11, will be held on July 17-21, 2011 in Barcelona (Spain) and will be collocated with IJCAI-11. The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines in computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing research that blends social science and technology are especially encouraged.
Though this conference is relatively new, it has become one of the premier venues for social scientists and technologists to gather and discuss cutting-edge research in Social Media. This is largely due to a typical acceptance rate of 20% for full-length research papers and support from Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

This is the conference that I co-authored a paper for – still waiting to hear back from them at the moment. It looks fantastic, and I’d love to attend. From what I’ve seen so far, ICWSM has a good range of researchers from different disciplines.

OzCHI 2011 Design, Culture and Interaction
28 November – 2 December, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
17 June: Long papers due
2 September: Doctoral Consortium applications and short papers due

OzCHI is Australia’s leading forum for work in all areas of Human-Computer Interaction and CHISIG’s (www.chisig.org) annual non-profit conference. OzCHI attracts an international community of practitioners, researchers, academics and students from a wide range of disciplines including user experience designers, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts, social scientists and managers. We also welcome perspectives from design, architecture engineering, planning, social science and creative industries among other disciplines. We invite original contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) including practical, technical, methodological, empirical and theoretical aspects.
The conference theme, “Design, Culture and Interaction”, reflects both the global nature of HCI and the diversity of cultures within which people incorporate interactive use of computers in their daily lives.  It reflects the diversity of cultures within which HCI practitioners and researchers work, and the diversity of cultures for which they build their applications and within which they conduct their research.

I really enjoyed OZCHI last year. I’m not sure how well my research fits into the 2011 theme, but I’d still like to attend the conference if it doesn’t clash with the CRC end of year event. Their call for papers should go out soon, so I’ll have a closer look at it then.

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