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    (Apologies for cross-posting) ... CALL FOR PAPERS ... 9th International GOR Conference GOR 07 GENERAL ONLINE RESEARCH 07 March, 26-28,2007 at University of
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2006
      (Apologies for cross-posting)


      9th International GOR Conference
      GOR 07

      March, 26-28,2007
      at University of Leipzig, Germany


      Organized by:

      German Society for Online Research - DGOF e.V.

      local organizers:

      Prof. Dr. M. Haller
      Prof. Dr. G.Heyer
      Dr. M. Welker


      Conference topics include theories, methods, and
      findings concerning social and business aspects of
      the Internet and mobile communication.

      The aim of the conference is to document the progress of Internet
      science, innovative developments, and practical experience.

      Traditionally, GOR conferences have been excellent
      opportunities for dialogue between:

      - researchers and users of Internet science
      - universities and companies
      - customers and suppliers.

      Conference Languages: English, German

      Paper presentations, roundtable presentations, posters,
      and sessions can be proposed on the following topics:

      A: The Internet as a Research Tool

      Online Market Research and Social Research
      - Methods' Effects of Online Data Collection
      - Mobile Data Collection
      - Statistical Biases in Online Sampling
      - Best Practice Examples
      - Innovative Data Collection Tools
      - Online Access Panels
      - Quality Standards
      - Data Mining
      - Online Experiments
      - Mixed Mode Studies

      B: The Internet Measured

      - Indices of the Digital Divide(s) and Digital Inequality
      - Use of Logfiles and Databases
      - Indices of the Information Society
      - Measurement of Range of Coverage
      - Measurement of Online Social Networks
      - Diffusion of Visual Online & Mobile Communication

      C: The Internet in its Context

      Internet, Mobile Communication, and Civil Society
      - Online Groups & Online Communities
      - Social Networks and Relationships Online & Offline
      - Digital Inequality
      - E-Democracy
      - Internet, Social Movements, and Collective Action
      - Internet & Science

      Electronic & Mobile Business
      - E-Business
      - Evaluation of Web-Sites and E-Commerce
      - Mobile Commerce
      - Electronic Customer Relationship Management

      Internet & Mobile Communication in Everyday Life
      - Mobile & Online Entertainment
      - Social and Psychological Effects of Internet Use
      - E-Health
      - E- & M-Learning
      - New Forms and Formats: Internet-TV, Blogs, Podcasts, RSS etc.

      Internet & Mobile Communication in Organizations
      - Online Employee Surveys
      - Virtual Teams & Online Communities of Practice
      - Online Knowledge Exchange and Knowledge Management
      in Organizations

      Internet and Journalism
      - Search Engines, Search Strategies, and Social Outcomes
      - Computer Assisted Reporting
      - Analytical Reporting and Data-Mining
      - Automats, Robots, and Journalism
      - Text Mining and Journalism
      - Semantic Webs and Topic Maps
      - Digital Censorship


      We ask for 4 types of submissions.

      1.) Paper Presentations
      Paper presentations of research results
      include an oral presentation of max. 20 minutes,
      plus 10 minutes for discussion time.

      Selected contributions will be invited to submit
      their paper for publication in an international English language
      conference proceedings' volume or in an international English language

      2.) Posters
      Posters will be discussed at fixed times. The best poster(s) will be
      awarded by an independent jury. Prize total: EUR 500,-.

      3.) Complete Session Proposals
      There is the opportunity to propose a group of
      (3-5) interrelated paper presentations within one session.

      4.) Roundtable presentations
      These short oral presentations of 10 minutes
      include work in progress reports. 3-5 related
      reports will be discussed at one Roundtable.

      There will be tutorial workshops covering key
      methods of Internet Science. The workshops
      will take place March 26, 2007.

      Participation in workshops is not free of charge and
      the number of participants will be limited.
      Registered visitors of the conference have priority.
      More information is available at http://www.gor.de

      Exhibition Stand Space:
      Companies will have the opportunity to book
      exhibition stand space for presentations of
      products or services. More information
      is available at office@....

      Social Events and Membership Meeting:
      The traditional early-bird-meeting will take place in
      the evening of March 26, 2007. During this meeting visitors
      and participants will have the opportunity to socialize
      with colleagues and meet with other researchers.

      On Tuesday 27th March 2007, there will be a social
      event in the evening which will include dinner and dancing.

      During the conference there will be a meeting of the
      members of the German Society for Online Research. The
      members will receive additional information about the
      meeting at a later date.

      Submission Guidelines

      If you would like to contribute to the conference by
      presenting a paper, roundtable report, a poster, or a
      complete session please submit (an) abstract(s) electronically
      no later than:

      September 30th 2006

      to: http://www.gor.de

      Abstracts should contain no more than 350 words. The
      abstract has to be written in English language. An additional German
      language version is appreciated, if possible.

      Authors may present in English or German. In any case the
      transparencies of the paper presentaions have to be in English

      Abstracts can be only submitted via the Web-based online tool located at
      the GOR-Website. All abstracts will be reviewed by
      an international board (see www.gor.de).

      Authors will receive notification of acceptance by:

      November 30, 2006.

      The preliminary program will be posted by January 1st,
      2007 at the following URL:


      Accepted oral presentation transparencies or
      Power-Point files in English are to be sent
      by February 17th 2007.

      Conference Fees:

      Conference fees include tax, conference materials, two lunches,
      conference dinner, drinks and snacks during breaks.

      Researchers: 180 Euros
      Students: 90 Euros
      Presenting participants: 145 Euros (first authors only) Commerical
      participants (e.g. company representatives, free-lancers,
      consultants): 465 Euros

      Participants living in the EU will have to pay full conference
      fees in advance. Other participants may pay their fees
      on the conference date at the venue. Day tickets are not available.

      DGOF members are subject to a 20% conference fee reduction
      (membership application forms can be found at:

      Early registrants (excluding DGOF members), who register
      before January 20, 2007 receive a fee reduction of 15%.

      For first authors there are special deadlines for registration:

      After notification of acceptance (Nov. 30, 2006) first authors can
      register immediately. First authors who register no later than December
      15, 2006 receive a fee reduction of 15% (not valid for DGOF members).
      First authors have to register no later than December 31, 2006.

      Registration for all other participants will begin on
      January 1st 2007. Further detailed information will be
      posted continually at the following URL:


      Important deadlines:

      09/30/06 Deadline for abstract submission

      11/30/06 Feedback on acceptance /
      Registration of authors begins

      01/01/07 Preliminary program will be published /
      General registration begins

      03/26/06-03/28/06 Conference + workshops

      Summary of contacts:

      Conference Website,
      Abstract submission, Workshops: http://www.gor.de
      Business activities &
      any further questions: office@...


      Dr. Martin Welker
      Raum 2.02
      Tel: (0341) 97 35 755
      Fax: (0341) 97 35 799
      E-Mail: welker@...
      Home: www.martin-welker.de
      Universitaet Leipzig
      Institut fuer Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft
      Abteilung Journalistik,
      Management für Abteilungsleitung und Studienfachberatung

      Burgstrasse 21, 04109 Leipzig
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