17.786 CATAC'04 Registration and Information

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 786.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 08:35:51 +0100
             From: catac@wirth.murdoch.edu.au
             Subject: CATAC'04 Registration and Information

    *** SAVE and Register Early by 16 April 2004 ***

    International Conference on
    27 June - 1 July 2004, Karlstad, Sweden

    Conference theme:
    Off the shelf or from the ground up?
    ICTs and cultural marginalization, homogenization or hybridization

    Website: www.it.murdoch.edu.au/catac/


    This biennial CATaC conference series provides a continuously expanding
    international forum for the presentation and discussion of current research
    on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of
    information and communication technologies (ICTs).

    An exciting program has been arranged, including presenters from Australia,
    Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan,
    Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore,
    South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.
    See the conference website for paper details. Ample time is allowed for
    open discussions at the end of each session. The conference concludes with
    a workshop.

    CATaC'04 will also feature two particular foci, each chaired by a
    distinguished colleague who will oversee paper review and development of
    the final panels.

    PANEL 1: The Multilingual Internet
    Panel Chairs: Susan Herring and Brenda Danet
    This panel focuses on how the Internet impacts language choice and
    linguistic practices in traditionally non-English speaking cultural contexts.

    PANEL 2: Utopian Dreams vs. Real-World Conditions: Under what conditions
    can ICTs really help worse off communities?
    Panel Chair: Michel Menou
    This panel focuses on how far ICTs can succeed in supporting
    culturally-appropriate development, and what appropriate answers to
    real-world conditions are required in order for our best efforts to realize
    the liberatory potentials of these technologies not be broken down.

    Nina Wakeford, University of Surrey, UK

    Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel, Ibis
    Hotel and Savoy Hotel.

    The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 29 June, in the restaurant at
    Rottneros Park (http://www.rottnerospark.se/). The Park is one of the most
    beautiful flower and sculpture parks in Scandinavia. Rottneros Park is
    approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Karlstad.

    Until 16 April, the conference registration fee is USD375 with further
    discounts for authors (one author discount fee per paper), reviewers, and
    full-time students. After 16 April, each fee type will increase by USD50.
    The registration fee includes technical sessions, panels, workshop,
    conference dinner and transport, reception, proceedings, lunches, morning
    and afternoon coffees. Student registration fee excludes the conference
    dinner and transport.

    See the registration form on the conference website for more information


    Charles Ess
    Drury University
    Tel: 417-873-7230; Fax: 417-873-7435

    Fay Sudweeks
    Murdoch University
    Tel: 61-8-9360-2364; Fax: 61-8-9360-2941

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