Call for Proposals
The 6th International Conference on Social Software
September 15th and 16th, 2009
Jeju Island, Korea
Following the international success of the last five BlogTalk events, the next BlogTalk - to be held in Jeju Island, Korea on September 15th and 16th, 2009 - is continuing with its focus on social software, while remaining committed to the diverse cultures, practices and tools of our emerging networked society. The conference (which this year will be co-located with Lift Asia 09, September 17th and 18th) is designed to maintain a sustainable dialog between developers, innovative academics and scholars who study social software and social media, practitioners and administrators in corporate and educational settings, and other general members of the social software and social media communities.
We invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the BlogTalk 2009 conference. Possible areas include, but are not limited to:
- Forms and consequences of emerging social software practices
- Social software in enterprise and educational environments
- The political impact of social software and social media
- Applications, prototypes, concepts and standards
- Online healthcare in social networks
Participants and proposal categories
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, audiences will come from different fields of practice and will have different professional backgrounds. We strongly encourage proposals to bridge these cultural differences and to be understandable for all groups alike. Along those lines, we will offer three different submission categories:
For academics, BlogTalk is an ideal conference for presenting and exchanging research work from current and future social software projects at an international level. For developers, the conference is a great opportunity to fly ideas, visions and prototypes in front of a distinguished audience of peers, to discuss, to link-up and to learn (developers may choose to give a practical demonstration rather than a formal presentation if they so wish). For practitioners, this is a venue to discuss use cases for social software and social media, and to report on any results you may have with like-minded individuals.
Submitting your proposals
You must submit a one-page abstract of the work you intend to present for review purposes (not to exceed 600 words). Please upload your submission along with some personal information using the EasyChair conference area for BlogTalk 2009. You will receive a confirmation of the arrival of your submission immediately. The submission deadline is July 31st, 2009 (extended).
Following notification of acceptance, you will be invited to submit a short or long paper (four or eight pages respectively) for the conference proceedings. BlogTalk is a peer-reviewed conference.
Timeline and important dates
- One-page abstract submission deadline: July 31st, 2009 (extended)
- Notification of acceptance or rejection: August 14th, 2009 (extended)
- Full paper submission deadline: September 14th, 2009 (extended)
(Due to the tight schedule we expect that there will be no deadline extension. As with previous BlogTalk conferences, we will work hard to endow a fund for supporting travel costs. As soon as we review all of the papers we will be able to announce more details.)
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