Twenty-one years since the first DIAC Symposium!
IMPORTANT News Flash... The proceedings are now available!
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Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing;
Conference on Online Deliberation
Sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
and UC Berkeley School of Information
We also thank the
International Computer Science Institute
and the Renee B. Fisher Foundation
University of California, Berkeley
June 26 - 29, 2008
At the dawn of the 21st century humankind faces challenges of
profound proportions. The ability of people around the world to
discuss, work, make decisions, and take action collaboratively is
one of the most important capabilities for addressing these challenges.
Researchers, scholars, activists, advocates, artists, educators,
technologists, designers, students, policy-makers, entrepreneurs,
journalists and citizens are rising to these challenges in many
ways, including, devising new communication technologies that build
on the opportunities afforded by the Internet and other new (as
well as old) media. The interactions between technological and
social systems are of special and central importance in this area.
DIAC-08 combines CPSR's 11th DIAC symposium with the third Conference
on Online Deliberation. The joint conference is intended to provide
a platform and a forum for highlighting socio-technological
opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls in the area of community
and civic action. Technology enhanced community action ranges from
informal communities of practice to democratic governance of formal
organizations to large social movements.
|May 15 - June 21, 2008||Regular registration
|June 22 - June 29, 2008||Late registration
|June 1, 2008||Completed research
papers and other contributions due
|June 26 - June 29, 2008||DIAC-2008 /
|June 29, 2008||The Future of
Tools for Participation: Visions, Resources and Needs,
Open Space Session Open to the public!
Please contact Conference Chair
(douglas at publicsphereproject dot org)
if you have any questions. (And be sure to remove the spaces
and substitute "@" for "at" and "." for "dot" in the address.)
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
CPSR is a public-interest alliance of people concerned about the
impact of information and communications technology on society. By
sponsoring international, national, and local projects and events,
CPSR serves as a catalyst for in-depth discussion and effective
action in key areas.
UC Berkeley School of Information
Providing the world with innovative information solutions and
leadership, the UC Berkeley School of Information conducts research,
provides policy counsel, and trains information professionals in
five areas of concentration including information design and
architecture, information assurance, social studies of information,
human-computer interaction, and information economics and policy.
Todd Davies, Jerome Feldman, and Douglas Schuler
We also recommend the Participatory Design Conference which will
be held in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. September 30, 2008 - October
The theme of this 10th PDC is "Experiences and Challenges" and it is
an excellent opportunity to reassess the achievements of the PD
movement and to consider its future.