CFP: Third International Workshop on Global Internet Governance: An Interdisciplinary Research Field in Construction

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network
(GigaNet) invites you to participate in its third scholarly
workshop to be held in Montreal (QC), Canada, on 30-31 May 2010.
This workshop is organized in cooperation with the Canadian
Communication Association
and Media@McGill, during the Canadian
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) 2010
Congress week in Montreal.

Building on the success of its first two
editions, respectively in Paris, France in June 2008 and in
Brussels, Belgium in May 2009, the purpose of this third GigaNet
workshop is twofold:

The first day will be dedicated to
outreach sessions aimed at increasing the interest in the global
Internet Governance field among both various academic disciplines
and the civil society at large, including but not limited to NGOs
and civil society groups active in related fields.

The second day invites scholars to present and discuss
their work-in-progress in Internet Governance-related research,
with the aim to identify emerging research themes and design a
research agenda. The workshop aims at providing a survey of current
academic activities in the field, in order to share ideas and forge
possible collaborations. Submissions are expected to focus on
presenting problematics, research designs, preliminary empirical
results and conclusions in the aim of stimulating reflection and
discussion amongst the audience. Submissions may address, but are
not limited to, the following topics: involved actors and their
interactions; Internet governance institutions and regimes; legal,
socio-economical, behavioral and technical regulation means;
Internet governance policy issues.

Submissions in view of thematic presentations
should be sent by 20 March 2010 to Meryem Marzouki (Meryem.Marzouki [at]
should be written in English and include the name, affiliation,
e-mail address and short bio of author(s), along with no more than
500 words of research work description. The program committee will
notify applicants by 20 April 2010. To encourage knowledge
dissemination, relevant submissions will be published on the
workshop website. Authors of selected submissions will be invited
to present their work in the workshop thematic sessions.

View the entire call for papers here.

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