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Dear Colleague,

I hope this email finds you well. Call below perhaps of interest to you,
please feel free to distribute to your own network as you see fit.

Kind Regards

Call For Papers

The Inaugural Interdisciplinary Conference of the Virtual Communication,
Collaboration and Conflict (VIRT3C) Research Group at the University of Hull

VIRT3C Hull 2010 Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of
Collaborative Networks
19-20 March

Public Keynote speaker: <>

Geert Lovink [Institute for Network Cultures, Hogeschool Van Amsterdam and
University of Amsterdam]

Keynote speakers: <>

Gabriella Coleman [Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU]

Mathieu O'Neil [Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV]

Our plenary theme is 'Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption
of Online Collaborative Networks'. As virtual society develops, and peer
technologies and practices pump in its heart, this conference brings
together academics of all disciplines to discuss conflict in the adoption of
collaborative networks. This is a time of confrontation between older forms
of communication and organization and new ways of sharing, collaborating and
acting collectively. We seek to explore conflicts emerging in the transition
from, and resistance to, horizontal participatory networks, as well as
conflict within collaborative networks. We welcome suggestions for panels
and papers on any area relating to our theme, and particularly in the
following areas:

* Network Theory
* P2P and FLOSS methodology adoption
* FLOSS methodology
* Open source conflicts and forking
* Adoption by NGOs and the developing world
* Adoption by social movements, hacktivism, cyberconflict
* Institutional resistance to networks
* Online P2P places and conflicts

We encourage especially contributions, including, but not limited to,
politics, economics, computer science, business, psychology, sociology, and

With your abstract of no more than 300 words please include the following

Name, postal address, email
Institutional affiliation and position (if applicable)

Please send abstracts in Word or pdf format to the
Provisional Deadline for abstracts: 15th January 2010

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