Twenty-one years since the first DIAC Symposium!

Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing;
Conference on Online Deliberation

Most of the conference will take place in South Hall, the home of the Information School at University of California, Berkeley.


In addition to the wide range of planned events there will be extensive opportunities for collegial discussion at the conference. Register now for an innovative and compelling exploration of the future of meaningful social participation. We have kept registration fees low to encourage wide attendance.

This program may still change.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Time South Hall 110 Foyer Berkeley Marina Doubletree Hotel
12:30 - 1:30 Registration, coffee, and snacks
1:30 - 3:00 Opening Session / Conference organizers and others
3:00 - 3:30 Snacks and conversation
3:30 - 5:00 CoLPE: Communities of Learning Practice Environment
       Santi Caballe and Jerome Feldman

Trust for Online Deliberation on Wicked Problems: Implications for the Design of Internet-based Large Scale Collaborative Platforms
       Ali Gurkan and Luca Iandoli

7:00 - 9:00 Europe in One Room
This documentary tells the story of the first European Wide Deliberative Poll in which a scientific sample of all of Europe gathered in the Parliament Building in Brussels to deliberate for three days about the future of Europe. Presented by James Fishkin. This screening is in the Yerba Buena Room.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Time South Hall 110 South Hall 202 Foyer
9:00 - 9:30 Registration, coffee, and snacks
9:30 - 11:00 Designing a General Architecture to Support eGovernment
       Carlos Grima-Izquierdo and David Ríos Insua

Integrating online Deliberation into Transportation Investment Decision-making: Preliminary Reflections on a Field Experiment
       Kevin S. Ramsey and Matthew W. Wilson

Aspirational Goals and Incremental Tools: Does Forecasting Exclude Other Frameworks for Strategic Planning?
       Gregory Hill, Michael Monticino, Eric T. Jones, Steven Kolmes, and Rebecca McLain

"Tools for Participation" as a Citizen-Led Grand Challenge
       Douglas Schuler

On Social Function: New Language for Discussing Technology for Social Action
       Andy Dearden and Ann Light

"Liberating Voices" in South Asia: Case Study of Networked Resistance in Jharkhand
       Justin Smith

11:00 - 11:30 Snacks and conversation
11:30 - 1:00 Supporting Collaborative Deliberation Using a Large-Scale Argumentation System: The MIT Collaboratorium
       Mark Klein and Luca Iandoli

Growing a Global Issue Metamap: An Issue-based Approach to Policy Deliberation
       Jeff Conklin

Patterns, Process and Systems-Thinking: Putting Social Pattern Languages to Work
       Justin Smith

Exploring the Potential for Open-Source Self-Governance
       Mike Mussman

Computer, Neural, and Social Networks
       Jerome Feldman, Daniel Lee, and David Thaw

Community Network Analysis: Understanding the Contexts and Content of Community Communications
       Peter Day

1:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on our own)
2:00 - 3:30 What Makes a Search Engine Good for Democracy? Public Opinion Polling and the Evaluation of Software
       Jo Ann Sison and Warren Sack

Networked Publics: Publicity and Privacy on the Internet
       Colin Koopman

Privacy Awareness for the Design of Pervasive Home-Based Technology for Elders
       Tonya Thompson

ACRAW Alliance for collaborative research work at Arab countries
       Lilia Kakaradova

Community, Disability And Response to Disaster Mitigation in Bangladesh
       Ms. Salma Rahman and Mr. Shahid Mallick

Community Media and Community Development: a Disruptive Innovation?
       Peter Day

Social Software's Social Side Effects: Political Discourse in Non-political Spaces
       Sean Munson and Paul Resnick

Designing Social Psychological Incentives for Online Collective Action
       Judd Antin

3:30 - 4:00 Break / Snacks and conversation
4:00 - 5:30 Panel Discussion
Social Justice, Change, and Media: A Discussion about Projects-In-Progress.
       Panelists include: David Silver, Emy Tseng, and CB Smith-Dahl. Organized by Blanca Gordo
Technology Demonstrations
VizBlog: A Visualization Tool for Blog Discovery
       Candida Tauro, Sameer Ahuja, Manuel A. Peérez-Quiñones, Andrea Kavanaugh, and Philip Isenhour

Reframe It
       Robert Fishkin

TransparentDemocracy: Online Voter Guide
       Kim Cranston and Jeff Manning

       Brian Sullivan

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Time South Hall 110 South Hall 202 Foyer
9:00 - 9:30 Registration, coffee, and snacks
9:30 - 11:00 A Two-room E-Deliberation Environment
       Fiorella De Cindio, Cristian Peraboni, and Leonardo Sonnante

The Kerbabel™ On-line Deliberation Support Tool
       Aurélie Chamaret

b-involved: Extending Electronic Public Participation
       Paulo Rosa, Ângela Guimarâes Pereira, and Gonçalo Lobo

Colloki: Rethinking local conversations on the web
       Sameer Ahuja, Manuel A. Peérez-Quiñones, Andrea Kavanaugh, Candida Tauro, and B. Joon Kim

Online Shopping Relationship as Collaborative Decision Process: A Focus on Buyer-seller Interactions
       Thomas Stenger

Representing Community Concerns in Agent-Based Models: A Web 2.0 Approach
       Catriona Kennedy

11:00 - 11:30 Snacks and conversation
11:30 - 1:00 Workshop
Role Challenges in Technology and Social Action Projects: Bridging the Gap Between Social Software and Social Contexts
       Organized by Nick Plant
Community Networking Strategies: Partnerships for Community Practice, Research and Engagement — Creating a Shared Knowledgebase
       Organized by Peter Day
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on our own)
2:00 - 3:30 Invited Presentations
Tools and Participation: Tales from the Trenches
       Todd Davies

Political Reforms? Results from an Online Deliberative Poll
       James Fishkin

Technology Demonstrations
Knowledge Media Tools for Capturing Deliberation in Participatory Spatial Planning
       Anna De Liddo and Simon Buckingham-Shum

e-Liberate: Support for Online Meetings Using Roberts Rules of Order
       Douglas Schuler

Dialogue Mapping Demonstration
       Jeff Conklin

3:30 - 4:00 Technology Demonstrations Break
4:00 - 5:30 Panel Discussion and Closing

Sunday, June 29, 2008, Open Space Session

The Future of Tools for Participation: Visions, Resources and Needs

Details forthcoming...

We're planning an Open Space Technology session as a capstone event on our last day, June 29. We are currently planning for this to be event to available to the public. This approach may be the best way to spend less structured time as a collective group to formulate research and action plans.