Phil Graham on 31 Oct 2000 03:17:53 -0000


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<nettime> Cybersociety II


I went to this conference last year and it was one of the best I have ever 
been to.
Phil


[Hi folks,
At last, here is the information about Exploring Cyber Society II. Please
circulate far and wide on the Net. All enquires to Lorna - please see
contact detail below.
Best wishes.
Joanne.]

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 > School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
 > University of Northumbria at Newcastle
 >
 > Call for papers from the
 > Cyber Society Research Unit
 >
 >
 > Exploring Cyber Society II
 > Dissent and deviance
 > in the Information Age
 >
 > To be held at University of Northumbria
 > 9-11 July 2001
 >
 >
 >
 > Following on the success of the First Exploring Cyber Society
 > International Conference at Northumbria University in July 1999, the
 > second International Conference will focus on disruptive and oppositional
 > currents within cyber-society. We are interested in such phenomena as
 > computer hacking; the sending of logic bombs and viruses; denial of
 > service attacks; circulation of criminal and obscene material, and the
 > co-ordination of real world activities ranging from organised criminality
 > to legitimate popular protest.
 >
 > The motivations and concerns behind such activities are, of course, highly
 > disparate. However, what they share is an attitude of dissent that
 > conflicts with the benign vision of the 'networked society' and a
 > willingness to explore the opportunities for deviance that are opened up
 > by computer networks. The aim of the conference is to explore this idea
 > and its implications for the future shape of a society whose
 > infrastructure is increasingly dependent upon the smooth running of
 > computer networks.
 >
 > Papers are invited under the following themes (though these are not
 > exclusive and any proposal relevant to the theme of the conference will be
 > considered):
 >
 >
 > Themes:
 >
 > *     The networked infrastructure of the information society and the
 > problem of new vulnerabilities.
 > *     Globalisation, computer crime and the use of computer networks by
 > organised crime
 > *     The computer underground, hackers, computer-addiction and
 > psycho-pathologies associated with computer (mis-)use
 > *     'Cyber-terrorism' and 'hacktivism'
 > *     Security, policing and legal aspects of computer crime
 >
 > We welcome papers of a theoretical or empirical nature and would
 > particularly like to see as many disciplinary perspectives as possible
 > represented.
 >
 > Call for Papers: the Deadlines
 >
 > Abstracts (maximum 500 words) should be submitted by Friday January 26th
 > 2001.   A decision on acceptance will be made by  Friday 9th  March 2001.
 > Completed papers should be submitted by Friday 1st June 2001 to be
 > included in a volume of the conference proceedings which will be provided
 > to all conference members.   The writers of papers should note that at
 > least one author will be required to register for the conference and be in
 > attendance to present the paper.  A book including a selection of the
 > papers presented at the conference is planned .
 >
 > Further details of the of conference programme will be provided at our web
 > site http://www.unn.ac.uk/corporate/cybersociety/
 >
 > Conference Organisers:  Graeme Kirkpatrick, Kevin McLoughlin, Lorna
 > Kennedy (Conference Administrator), Peter Francis
 >
 > Please send abstracts and conference bookings (see attached Booking Form)
 > to Lorna Kennedy, School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences,
 > Northumberland Building, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne,
 > NE1 8ST UK.  lorna.kennedy@unn.ac.uk   Phone: +44 (0) 191 227 4937. Fax:
 > +44 (0) 191 227 4515
 >
 >
 >
 > MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 9 - 11 JULY 2001
 > EXPLORING CYBER SOCIETY II
 > DISSENT AND DEVIANCE IN THE INFORMATION AGE
 >
 > BOOKING FORM
 >
 > Conference Fee        245    excluding accommodation
 >
 > Accommodation consisting of bed and breakfast in the Claude Gibb Halls of
 > Residence at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle is available at
 > the following rates:
 > Weekdays      25.00 per night
 > Weekends      28.00 per night
 >
 > Anyone wishing this accommodation MUST state so when booking for the
 > conference.
 > A list of hotels may be obtained from the conference administrator.
 >
 > Costs include conference pack, all snacks, lunches (3) dinner on Monday
 > evening and the conference dinner on Tuesday evening.
 >
 > We can offer a 10 reduction for bookings taken before 31 March 2001.
 >
 > We can also offer a further 10 reduction for paper presenters.
 >
 > Special rates for PhD students - 110 + accommodation charges -  to
 > include all as above.
 > No reductions can be applied
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 > EXPLORING CYBER SOCIETY II
 > DISSENT AND DEVIANCE IN THE INFORMATION AGE
 >
 > (Please complete and send to Conference Administrator - see below)
 > Name:...................................................................
 > Institution/Affiliation:...........................................
 > Address:..................................................................
 > ..........................................................................
 > ....
 > ..........................................................................
 > ... Postcode:.....................................................
 > Tel No. (including STD code).......................................
 > Fax No. (including STD code).......................................
 > Email
 > ..........................................................................
 > .
 >
 > Please reserve a place for me at the above conference.
 >
 > Accommodation required (please state which nights)
 > ..............................................
 >
 > I enclose a cheque (payable to the University of Northumbria) for the sum
 > of  ....................
 >
 >
 > OR
 > Please debit my Access/Visa/Mastercard/Switch for the amount of: 
 > ...........................
 > When paying by credit card please state:
 > Card number
 > Name of cardholder
 > Date of Expiry
 > Issue Number (switchcard only).
 >
 > Please state any special requirements (diet, disability, etc)
 > ....................................................
 >
 > Travel details, maps of the city of Newcastle and the campus of the
 > University of Northumbria, and an acknowledgement of payment slip will be
 > sent to delegates on receipt of this booking form and payment of the
 > appropriate fee.
 >
 > Closing date for booking: 31st May 2001.
 >
 >
 > COMPLETED BOOKING FORMS, PAPER SUBMISSIONS, AND GENERAL ENQUIRES SHOULD BE
 > DIRECTED TO:
 >
 > Lorna Kennedy, Conference Administrator, School of Social, Political and
 > Economic Sciences, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Room 143
 > Northumberland Building, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE1 8ST. UK.
 >
 > Tel: +44 (0)191 227 4937.
 > Fax: +44 (0)191 227 4515
 > Email: lorna.kennedy@unn.ac.uk.
 >
 >

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Opinions expressed in this email are my own unless otherwise stated.
Phil Graham, Lecturer (Communication), Graduate School of Management
University of Queensland, Ph:  617 3381 1083; Fax:  617 3381 1083;
Mobile 0401 737 315; homepage: www.uq.edu.au/~uqpgraha
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