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this may be of interest for people working with technologies to build relations that transform our existing communities in novel, disruptive, positive ways. A ===== INVITATION LETTER ====== As chairs of the Community Track of the next international Conference of Community and Technologies (C&T 2019), we’d be honoured if you considered submitting a contribution and attending the conference on behalf of your organisation. C&T is a highly interdisciplinary venue that has the mission to bridge communities needs with transformative technological innovation ( https://2019.comtech.community/index.html). We are an enthusiastic bunch of technologists, designers, researchers, educators, industries and social entrepreneurs that want to question, critique and transform current ways to work and be part of a community to secure a more equitable society, a healthy and diverse environment for future generations. If you are interested to hear about communities and organisations: e.g. what they are doing, what challenges they struggle with, what technological barriers or enablers they encounter everyday, then you may find at the conference a good new international network to share knowledge and insights with. You will also have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge research and technological developments that could be of value for your organisation. On our side, If in a recent project you have learned something meaningful, that has changed your way to think, act and plan in your organisation, we really need to hear from you. Please consider sending a contribution to share your knowledge and valuable insights with people that are eager to learn from both your successes and failures. We have no doubts that your contribution would be highly valuable to us. If we convinced you that we have a worthy mission, then please come and join us and submit your community/organisation contribution here: Looking forward to getting your application! If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us. The C&T19 Case Studies Chairs Anna De Liddo, Matthias Korn firstname.lastname@example.org ===== CALL FOR CASE STUDIES in the COMMUNITY TRACK ====== # Community Track Accepted Community Track - Case Studies submissions will be presented at the conference with a variety of formats: including posters, interactive demos, short videos, short presentations, or exhibition booths. https://2019.comtech.community/communitytrackcasestudies.html ================ The Community Track is targeted towards a wide variety of non-academic actors working with technologies to effect community relations in the making, un-making, and re-making of communities. Actors targeted with the Community Track include (but are not limited to) civic society organisations, NGOs, non-profits, neighborhood associations or communities, schools, cooperatives, social enterprises, movements, and other interest groups as well as hackers, activists, journalists, social entrepreneurs, and other community practitioners. The Community Track provides an outlet for non-academic actors to present to conference delegates, e.g., their mission, approach, project, intervention, initiative, and/or campaign that involves technologies to effect community relations in the making, un-making, and re-making of communities. How to submit: ================ The Community Track solicits case study submissions from non-academic actors via a short online submission form ( https://surveys.wineme.fb5.uni-siegen.de/index.php/651325). The online form contains sections on general information; the submitting organization, community group or individual; the specific mission, approach, project, intervention, initiative, and/or campaign; and the ways to present the submission at the conference. Submissions are strongly encouraged (but not required) to include supplementary materials such as videos, slide decks, pictures/visuals, documents/reports, websites, etc. Supplementary materials can be uploaded via the online form as well. This submission format has been designed to maximise freedom of expression as well as inclusion and diversity of stories, communities, and approaches. At the conference: Authors can propose their desired presentation format(s) at the time of submission, including (but not limited to) poster, interactive demo, short video, short presentation, or small exhibition booth. The eventual format(s) will be decided in cooperation between authors and conference organizers. Authors are asked to include special requests and requirements in the online form at the time of submission. Submissions to the Community Track will not lead to a paper publication as part of the proceedings, but will rather present their case to delegates at the conference. Selection process: Submissions to the Community Track will be curated. This means that submissions will only be evaluated by the Case Studies chairs (in coordination with other relevant conference chairs). Authors should expect to receive only very light feedback on their submissions. Case Studies chairs will coordinate with authors on acceptance about their desired presentation format(s) at the conference. Important dates: ================ April 26, 2019 - Community Track submissions due (via online form ( https://surveys.wineme.fb5.uni-siegen.de/index.php/651325)) May 3, 2019 - Community Track notifications # Fees and travel Accepted submissions to Research as well as Community Track will be able to send one delegate paying only the early-bird fee if registering within five business days after notifications of acceptance. Beyond that and for additional delegates the full conference fee will be required after the early-bird registration deadline. If you need additional conference fee or travel budget assistance, please contact us and we will try our best to assist you. There may be limited funds available to attract submissions from organisations from developing countries, if you are interested to explore this option please also contact us at the email provided below. # Contact Please send any questions and inquiries to the Case Studies chairs: Anna De Liddo, Matthias Korn email@example.com ===== CALL FOR CASE STUDIES in the RESEARCH TRACK ====== # Research Track Accepted Research Track - Case Studies Papers will be part of the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) published by ACM (ISBN: 978-1-4503-7162-9)]. https://2019.comtech.community/researchtrackcasestudies.html ================ Case Studies in the Research Track are targeted towards (applied) researchers, practitioners, and professionals working in the field of communities and technologies. Papers submitted to this track should show the application, as well as the organisational, civic and/or commercial aspects, implications or practical challenges in any of the areas listed in the Call for Papers. Of special interest are real-world examples that illustrate experiences in running technological systems with/within existing communities; lessons learnt in developing, testing, and deploying such systems; and critical views and reflections on differences between research and practice. Various kinds and flavors of case study research are welcome, including but not limited to: more analytical (such as ethnographic case studies and historical analyses of cases) as well as more action-oriented (such as design case studies, action research reports). A strong community, industry and/or society background should be demonstrated, e.g., through authorship or in the text. Case Studies should be inspiring, but should not be constrained by traditional academic expectations. They differ from regular research papers in that Case Studies do not need to define themselves as part of the potentially longer-term body of academic research. They might not have as extensive a literature review as regular research papers, or might not explicitly add to C&T theory within an academic school of thought. The primary criteria for Case Studies is relevance in making a contribution to the community. Case Studies will be assessed on the extent to which they: • tell a convincing story of a real-world experience of technology-mediated community practice, that will be useful and instructive to other members of the C&T community, • report on very specific or singular communities or experiences, • have the potential for real impact on the C&T body of knowledge and practice, • clearly describe challenges and limitations to the reported experience or project, • focus on lessons learned and reflections on experiences. How to submit: ================ Case Studies for the Research Track must be submitted via EasyChair ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ct2019). Research Track submissions must be reported using the ACM SigConf proceedings template (which is part of the ACM Master Template ( https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template/)), should be 4-6 pages long (excluding references and appendices), and submitted as PDF. Submissions must be anonymized, removing information that could easily identify authors. Authors are encouraged (but not required) to include illustrative supplementary materials in the form of pictures/visuals (beyond those included in the text), videos, documents/reports, websites, etc. If supplementary materials are submitted beyond the main document, we kindly ask authors to include a list of the supplementary documents in their submission and a description of the nature and purpose of each item. Selection process and Upon acceptance: Submissions to the Research Track will be peer-reviewed by two members of the Programme Committee, with an additional meta review form the Case Studies chairs for final decision on acceptance or rejection. Accepted Case Studies from the Research Track will be published in the ACM proceedings, together with full and short papers. Authors will have the opportunity to present and/or demonstrate their work during the conference. Important dates: ================ March 1, 2019 - Research Track submissions due (via EasyChair ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ct2019)) April 9, 2019 - Research Track notifications April 26, 2019 - Camera-ready due ____________________________ Anna De Liddo PhD, Senior Research Fellow - Collective Intelligence Infrastructures PI catalyst-fp7.eu and edv-project.net projects co-founder ci4cg.org Knowledge Media Institute The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom anna.deli...@open.ac.uk tel. +44.1908.653591 fax. +44.1908.653169 Research: http://idea.kmi.open.ac.uk/ http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/anna-de-liddo ____________________________________________________________ Douglas Schuler doug...@publicsphereproject.org Twitter: @doug_schuler ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Public Sphere Project http://www.publicsphereproject.org/ Mailing list ~ Collective Intelligence for the Common Good * http://scn9.scn.org/mailman/listinfo/ci <http://scn9.scn.org/mailman/listinfo/ci>4cg-announce* Creating the World Citizen Parliament http://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/may-june-2013/creating-the-world-citizen-parliament Liberating Voices! 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