Andy Dearden and Steve Walker - who organised the workshop that sparked off this blog - are co-editing a special journal issue for publication in November 2004. It will cover "the challenges of designing systems to support democractic participation in civil society.
"Democratic participation is not merely an issue of electronic voting, but also of campaigning, organising and participation in policy formation through a wide variety of groups."
Call for Papers
DESIGNING FOR CIVIL SOCIETY
A special issue of Interacting with Computers
We invite contributions to a special issue of the journal Interacting with Computers examining the challenges of designing systems to
support democractic participation in civil society.
Democratic participation is not merely an issue of electronic voting, but also of campaigning, organising and participation in policy
formation through a wide variety of groups. Such organisations may be formally constituted, e.g. trade-unions, political parties, voluntary
groups or campaigning 'non-governmental organisations' (NGOs), or may be informal collections of individuals and organisations conducting
conversations and sharing electronic material e.g. email petitions, weblogs and satirical emails such as those circulated opposing the war
This special issue of Interacting with Computers will explore how existing knowledge of human computer interaction (HCI) and of the use of information & communication technologies (ICT) can be applied by such groups, and what questions such groups pose for our emerging
understanding of HCI and information systems.
* Full paper submission: 20th Feb 2004
* Response to authors 16th April 2004
* Final revisions due 21st May 2004
* Planned publication: November 2004
Papers should be submitted by email to the editors (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com )
Full details of the call and instructions for authors are available from here:
For more information contact: Andy Dearden (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Walker (email@example.com)
School of Computing and Management Sciences
Sheffield Hallam University
Tel: +44 (0)114 225 291
Fax: +44 (0)114 225 3161
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