Conference Chairs:
Meritxell Roca Sales (IN3) & Wolfgang Hofkirchner (ICT&S Center)

Tuesday, June 29
19:00 Reception and Welcome Drink
UOC Building, Rambla de Catalunya 6, Barcelona
Wednesday, June 30
Location: Meeting Room 1a, floor -1, IN3, Castelldefels
10:00 – 11:30 Welcome and Introduction
PhD Consortium Session I
Chair: Eduard Aibar & Alexander Banfield-Mumb
Respondent: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
Marie Dufrasne
Jasmina Maric
Safiya Noble
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:15 PhD Consortium Session II
Chair: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
Respondent: Eduard Aibar
Students: Filipe Manuel S. Bento
Camilo Cristancho Mantilla
Christina Neumayer
13:15 Lunch
14:45 – 16:15 PhD Consortium Session III
Chairs: Josep Llados & Marisol Sandoval
Respondent: László Karvalics
Suhain Muda
Sween Seebach
Ellen Strickland
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 PhD Consortium Session IV
Chairs: Lisa Nakamura & Celina Raffl
Respondent: Josep Llados
Matteo Cernison
Matthias Schafranek
Miriam Sweeney
18:00 – 18:30 Coffee Break
18:30 – 20:00 PhD Consortium Session V
Chairs: László Karvalics
Respondent: Lisa Nakamura
Peter Bujňák
Bence Kollanyi
Maria Luisa Malerba
21:30 Dinner (Barcelona)
Thursday, July 1
Location: Sala d’actes, floor -1, IN3, Castelldefels
10:00 Welcome Imma Tubella, President of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
William Dutton (Oxford Internet Institute): The Impact of Internet Studies: Lessons from the World Internet Project
Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Paper Session: Theorizing the Internet
Chair: José María Díaz & Matthias Schafranek
  • Stefano De Paoli & Vincenzo D’Andrea: Toward Trust as Result: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for the ‘Future of the Internet’
  • Jean-François Blanchette: Computing and Materiality: A Framework
  • Discussion
  • László Karvalics: Anti-Webster, or how did Frank Webster successfully soften up the information society discourse
  • P.H. Wong: A Methodological Reflection on Converging Technologies (or, Wherein the Empirical is in Information Ethics?)
  • Discussion
  • László Ropolyi: Shaping the third mode of human existence on the Internet
  • Rainer Zimmermann & Simon Wiedemann: Reconstructing the Glass Bead Game. On the Philosophy of Information.
13:00 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Round Table: Critical Information Studies and the Critical “I”: A Nascent Transdiscipline in Praxis
Sarah T. Roberts (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Lisa Nakamura (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University)
Miriam Sweeney (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Safiya Umoja Noble (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Round Table: Identity Crisis? Being a Generalist or a Specialist in the Network Society
Maciej Kos (University of Michigan)
Matt Burton (University of Michigan)
Joanna Steele (University of Michigan)
José María Díaz (Universidad de León)
Georgy Ishmaev (Chelyabinsk State University)
Mario Pérez-Montoro (Universitat de Barcelona)
Francisco Salto (Universidad de León)
18:00 – 18:30 Coffee Break
18:30 – 20:00 Open Session
21:30 Dinner (Barcelona)
Friday, July 2, 2010
Location: Sala d’actes, floor -1, IN3, Castelldefels
10:00 Keynote Juliet Webster (Work and Equality Research, London, UK): Doing Research, Doing Politics: ICT Research as a Form of Activism
11:00 – 13:00 Paper Session: Inequalities: Social, Economic, Political
Chairs: Juliet Webster & Rachel Palmen
  • Pieter Verdegem: Information Society Policies 2.0: A Critical Analysis of the Potential and Pitfalls of Social Computing/Informatics in the Light of E-Inclusion
  • C.S.H.N. Murthy: Media convergence and blogging in exposing corruption and fraud in India
  • Robert Bichler: Internet in China: Myths and Realities
  • Discussion
  • Lisa Nakamura: Illegal Workers in Virtual Worlds: Unfree Labor, Incivility, and the New Orientalism
  • Tomasz Drabowicz: Social Class and Digital Inequality in Usage Access to the Internet among Adolescents: A Comparative Study of 21 Countries
  • Sergio Godoy: Implicatons and Precisions about Digital Exclusion in the UK and Chie
13:00 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Workshop: PhD Programmes – Successes and Failures
Fernando Ramos (University of Aveiro)
Fernanda Ribeiro (University of Porto)
Vincenzo D’Andrea (University of Trento)
Sergio Godoy-Etcheverry (Universidad Catolica de Chile)
Wolfgang Hofkirchner (University of Salzburg)
David Megías (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Plenary Session and Closing Ceremony
Convenor: Christian Fuchs (University of Salzburg)
21:30 Dinner (Barcelona)

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Excursion, socializing, sight-seeing.


We left enough time for coffee and lunch breaks to ensure that there will be enough possibilities for (informal) discussions and networking.