“ICTs and Society” is a label for comprising scientific efforts in empirical research, theoretical studies, and the social as well as technological design concerning the impacts of ICTs on society and the social shaping of ICTs. Existing fields like Information Science, Information Society Studies, Internet Research, New Media Studies, Relationship between Computers and Society, Social Informatics, Human Computer Interaction, to name but a few, revolve around the field of ICTs and Society. No methodological approach towards ICTs and Society shall be excluded.
In 2008 the University of Salzburg, Austria, launched the ICTs-and-Society Network with a kick-off meeting organized by Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Christian Fuchs in Salzburg. In 2009 a follow-up meeting was held at the University of Trento, Italy. In 2010 the annual meeting of the ICTs-and-Society Network is hosted by the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) in Barcelona, Spain and again organized by the University of Salzburg.
The network meeting is open to anybody, in particular academic faculty as well as PhD students are welcome.
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