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[ecrea] Call for Papers - InfoSocial 2013: Bridging Media, Technology and Social Science

Tue Feb 05 21:32:07 GMT 2013

Call for Papers

InfoSocial 2013: Bridging Media, Technology and Social Science

A graduate student conference hosted by the Media, Technology, and
Society (MTS) program at Northwestern University

InfoSocial is a student-run conference dedicated to showcasing
graduate student research that is theoretically engaging,
methodologically sound, and socially relevant. We welcome submissions
that engage multiple ways of thinking as well as a wide range of

Building on the success of the inaugural InfoSocial event held last
year (which received more than one hundred submissions from over fifty
institutions internationally), for this year’s edition we seek papers
authored by graduate students that address relevant topics within and
across disciplines, including contributions from communication and
media studies, sociology, psychology, computer science, science and
technology studies, information science, political science, and

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

○      Gaming, online communities, and digital cultures

○      Human-computer interaction

○      Inequality, skills, and social capital

○      Information and communication technologies for development

○      News, entertainment, and audiences

○      Online behavior and privacy

○      Organizations, networks, and innovation

○      Social impact, policy, and regulation

○      Social media and big data

○      Youth, family, and the media

Important Information:

Extended abstract submission deadline: March 20, 2013

Acceptance notification date: May 15, 2013

Conference Dates: October 25-26, 2013

Location: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Conference URL:

Email:(mtsconference /at/

To submit, please visit  and upload an
extended abstract with a maximum of 500 words.

Note: There will be no fee to attend and/or participate in the
conference. Meals will be provided and interested attendees may
request to be housed with Northwestern students. While we can make no
guarantees, we will do our best to accommodate requests.

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