Alternate Track CFP: Global Community
Paper Submission deadline: 30 November 2001
Author Notification: 8 February 2002
Final Paper Due: 11 March 2002
Please note that the key dates for this Alternate Track
differ from the Refereed Papers Track.
Accepted Alternate Track papers will be published
in a non-ACM produced proceeding.
In 1964, Marshall McLuhan wrote:
Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned.
At WWW2002, we invite you to participate in the Global Community Track, where we will explore how the World-Wide Web has made McLuhan's statement part of everyday experience for millions of people, and what it will take to make it true for everyone. We will also be exploring the effect of the Web on members of the Global Community -- both those who currently have access and those who don't. We plan to provide an interesting and informative experience for those who are concerned with the use of the Web to develop and support global development to improve the lives of all people, around the world.
The Track will attempt to engage those who have a contribution which is of interest and will benefit others, whether presenters or active members of the audience. Some presenters will have submitted papers to be refereed in the usual way; we will also be specifically inviting a few people to contribute in this Track, and we expect many to come and lend their support and meet others with similar interests.
The range of topics is broad, but always the central focus will be "helping people everywhere reach their full potential as members of a Global Community, using the web". Necessarily, this topic also focuses on developing the web in order to maximize its potential to contribute to this process. Of particular interest will be presentations that contribute to increasing participation in and the value of the online world for all people. Presentations that focus on sustaining particular cultures and their contribution to the Global Community will be welcomed. In addition, the Global Community Track Program Committee will invite distinguished members of the research and cultural community to make or respond to presentations, seminar syle.
Topics of particular interest in 2002 include the needs of:
- artists, musicians and craftspeople
- indigenous cultural communities
- disability communities
- global/local societies
- freedom and privacy in a Global Community
- describing, sharing access to, and discovering resources and services, locally and globally
- cultural communities and practices - arts, crafts, literature, dance, music, philosophy, and more
- creative, expository and scholarly publishing
- multi-culturalism and multi-linguality
- government and legal frameworks and policies
Global Community Program Committee
- Monica Berko, National Library of Australia
- William Cartwright, RMIT University, Australia
- Martin J. Dürst, W3C/Keio University
- Susan Eng, Barrister and Solicitor
- Eleanor Fink, Development Gateway
- David L. Green, National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage
- Charles McCathieNevile, W3C
- Kim Machan, MAAP - Multimedia Art Asia Pacific
- Kathi Martin, Drexel University
- James Miller, Microsoft, USA
- Liddy Nevile, University of Melbourne, Australia (Co-Chair)
- Alfredo Ronchi
- David Singer, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA (Co-Chair)
- Bernard Smith, European Commission
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