The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), in
co-operation with the Research ICT Africa (RIA), is seeking submissions
of research about Internet Governance to be presented at the Sixth
GigaNet Annual Symposium, held on 26 September 2011, one day before the
United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Since 2006, GigaNet has organized an Annual Symposium to showcase
research about Internet Governance, focusing on an interdisciplinary
approach. Prior successful symposia took place in Greece (2006), Brazil
(2007), India (2008), Egypt (2009) and Lithuania (2010).

In 2011, the Internet Governance Forum has entered its second phase,
after having reached the end of its first 5-year mandate. This year’s
event will provide room to discuss the challenges encountered and
results achieved during the first five years of IGF. As in previous
years the GigaNet Symposium will further discuss current and future
questions of Global Internet Governance.

GigaNet is interested in receiving abstracts related to Internet
Governance themes, especially those containing innovative approaches
and/or emerging research areas. We encourage submissions on the
following topics:

  • The first 5 years of the IGF: Taking stock and the way forward
  • Developing countries perspectives on internet governance
  • New approaches to theorizing internet governance
  • Between global and local: the question of territory in internet governance
  • Freedom of Expression / Right to Information
  • New approaches to Human Rights on the Internet
  • Internet governance and political uprising
  • International relations and cyber-security
  • Online privacy and dataveillance
  • Cloud Governance

Other proposals may also be considered, please read the entire call for papers for more details on submission requirements, the evaluation process, financial assistance available, and the program committee. Interested scholars should submit abstracts of their research paper no later than 15 July 2011, through the Easy Chair platform.  Authors of accepted papers will be notified 1 August, and complete papers must be submitted by 15 September 2011.