Call For Papers
The Second International Conference on Digital Communication
25-26 November 2005
National Chung-Cheng University
We are pleased to announce the Second International Conference of Digital Communication will be held at National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan,
25-26 November 2005.
Rethinking digital technologies and development
Although the “Development Communication Theory” faded out eventually in the 1970s, this theoretical vision seems to revive in the digital age—it has influenced, directly or indirectly, the promotion and implementation of the National Information Infrastructure policy in many countries. However, researchers from the critical camp have pointed out the deficiency of the NII/GII policy and started to examine the emerging problems of inequality in the information society. Moreover, the notion of “modernization” which the Development Communication Theory is based on is problematic. Instead of the traditional argument that privileges the linear model of one-dimensional development in modernization, diverse aspects of “development” should be highlighted. The agenda of our conference will focus on various issues on the relationships between digital technologies and national/social/cultural/individual development.
This conference welcomes papers focusing on, but not limited to, the following five research topics:
Digital technologies and national/social development:
including international/domestic digital divide, digitalization policy, digital democracy, and the like.
Digital technologies and economic/industrial development:
including economic development and digital technologies, digital industries, digital content, advertising/marketing and digital technologies, workers and digital technologies, consumption and digital technologies, and the like.
Digital technologies and community development:
including community integration and digital technologies, rural development and digital technologies, virtual community, and the like.
Digital technologies and cultural development:
including global/local culture and digital technologies, cultural diversity and digital technologies, minorities and digital technologies, and the like.
Digital technologies and the development of subjectivity:
including personal uses of digital technologies, gender and digital technologies, digital technologies and empowerment, and the like.
Professor John A. Lent
(School of Communications and Theatre, Temple University, USA)
Professor Vincent Mosco
(Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Canada)
Deadline for extended abstract (at least 5 pages) submission: March 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2005
Deadline for completed paper submission: September 15, 2005
Submission of Extended Abstracts
The submission must include the name, complete mailing address, telephone and the email address of the author(s).
Three hard copies should be sent to arrive no later than March 15, 2005 to the mailing address provided below, or send your electronic files to:
All abstracts will be subject to double blind peer review by a panel of academic experts in the field.
The conference organizer will provide room & board for all selected paper presents during the conference. Overseas transportation may be partly covered depending upon budgets.
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