Call for Papers: 5th Annual Symposium of Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is seeking submissions of research about Internet Governance to be presented at the Fifth GigaNet Annual Symposium, on 13 September 2010, held one day before the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), in Vilnius, Lithuania. GigaNet is a scholarly community that promotes the development of Internet Governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study and facilitates informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society. Interested scholars should submit abstracts of research papers no later than July 15th, 2010. GigaNet is interested in receiving abstracts related to Internet Governance themes, especially those containing innovative approaches and/or emerging research areas related to the following topics.

A busy two weeks for Internet governance

There is so much going on this week and next week in Internet governance and IGP is so involved that we barely have time to blog about it. Here is a quick summary and some links to more information; it includes tales of ITU and the RIRs, the Council of Europe, ICANN Nairobi, and Google-Italy.

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.

CFP: 38th Research Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy (TPRC)

TPRC is now soliciting abstracts of papers, panel proposals, and student papers for presentation at the 2010 conference. Proposals should be based on current theoretical or empirical research relevant to communication and information policy, and may be from any disciplinary perspective. TPRC seeks submissions of disciplinary, comparative, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary...

CFP: 21st European Regional ITS Conference

The International Telecommunications Society has published a call for paper and panel sessions for it's Regional European ITS Conference, to be held in Copenhagen from September 13-15, 2010.The local organizer is Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI), which is a research and teaching unit at Aalborg University in...

The Top 10 of 2009

Many thanks to our readers, both old and new, from civil society, industry and governments all over the world. Interest in IGP's work continues to grow dramatically, visits were up over 70% in 2009. Reflecting the growth of the Internet and those impacted by its governance, two-thirds of IGP's visitors come from outside the United States (although Washington DC is definitely following us). The greatest growth is among the BRICs, with visits from China up over 8000%. Here's to another year of in-depth coverage and analysis of global Internet governance developments! Keep reading to take a look at the top blog posts, papers downloads and visitors by country.

IGP provides leadership, expertise and analysis at 2009 IGF

IGP Scientific Committee members were prominent in all phases of this year’s Internet Governance Forum meeting in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt. The IGP brought expertise in political science, economics, sociology and other disciples to bear on discussions ranging from cyber security and critical Internet resources to institutional governance.

Upcoming Event: Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET): 4th Annual Symposium

The 4th Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) Annual Symposium will be held in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, on November 14th, 2009 – one day before the IGF official opening at Maritim Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Centre (SHICC). The program includes presentations by IGP members Michel van Eeten, Jeanette Hofmann, Derrick Cogburn, Milton Mueller, and Hans Klein, as well as other recognized experts in the field. The symposium is free to attend but you must register.