Technology Demonstration Proposals
Tools for Participation:
Collaboration, Deliberation, and Decision Support
DIAC-2008 / Online Deliberation 2008
University of California, Berkeley
June 26 - 29, 2008
Thanks to everybody who submitted research papers to DIAC-2008 / Online Deliberation 2008. We encourage people to contribute other types of submissions. A good mix of themes and presentation modes should help ensure a lively and productive conference.
Exploratory Papers (due March 20, 2008)
Exploratory Papers (3-4 pages) can contain novel concepts, works-in-progress, reflections, manifestos or other ideas and issues that aren't currently suitable for a research paper.
Technology Demonstration Proposals (due March 15, 2008)
Technology Demonstration Proposals (3-4 pages) should contain a description of what you plan to show and why it’s important. Be sure to note relevant work in the field. Please also describe all technical and other requirements for demonstrating at the conference.
Workshop Proposals (due March 15, 2008)
Workshop Proposals (2-4 pages) should contain motivation, objectives, expected outcomes, intended audience, and process, including a detailed description of how people will be engaged during the workshop.
All submissions must be made via the conference submission system on the DIAC-08 web site. Submissions should be written in English and authors whose first language is not English are encouraged to have their submissions reviewed for language prior to submission.
Submissions should be formatted for "US Letter" size using 11 point Times-Roman font.
As a reminder, our areas of focus include but are not limited to:
deliberative and collaborative systems, e-democracy and e-participation, mobilization and organization, negotiation, consultation, sustainability, community support systems, open source
models, human rights, ecological awareness, conflict resolution, justice, transparency systems, media and civic journalism, media literacy, power research, citizen science, economic development and opportunity, peace and reconciliation, infrastructure development,
policy, education, community networks, research and development for civil society, social software, virtual communities and civic intelligence.
We are especially interested in technology development that is already being tested or fielded. We are also interested in theoretical and other intellectual work that helps build understanding and support for future efforts. In addition to exploring social technology, we must at the same time understand and advance the social context of technology, including its design, access, use, policy and evaluation, as well as intellectual frameworks and perspectives that inform technological as well as social innovation including requirements, case studies, critique and self-reflection, and infrastructures for future work.
DIAC-08 combines CPSR's 11th DIAC symposium with the third Conference on Online Deliberation. The joint conference is intended to provide a platform and a forum for highlighting socio-technological opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls in the area of community and civic action. Technology enhanced community action ranges from informal communities of practice to democratic governance of formal organizations to large social movements.
The DIAC symposia have resulted in six book publications (in addition to the proceedings). Although we don't have specific plans at this time, we are hoping to publish our seventh book based on this event.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008