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Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of Collaborative Networks 19-20 March in Hull

After Leuven, 2006; Nottingham, 2007; Manchester 2009 (April and November 3), this will be the fourth conference dedicated to P2P Research!!

A special thanks to Dr. Athina Karatzogianni for making it possible.

More information: http://virt3c.wordpress.com/

Call For Papers

The Inaugural Interdisciplinary Conference of the Virtual Communication, Collaboration and Conflict (VIRT3C) Research Group at the University of Hull

VIRT3C@Hull 2010 Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of Collaborative Networks
19-20 March

Public Keynote speaker:

Geert Lovink [Institute for Network Cultures, Hogeschool Van Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam]

Keynote speakers:

Gabriella Coleman [Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU]

Mathieu O’Neil [Paris Sorbonne – Paris IV]

Our plenary theme is ‘Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of Online Collaborative Networks’. As virtual society develops, and peer technologies and practices pump in its heart, this conference brings together academics of all disciplines to discuss conflict in the adoption of collaborative networks. This is a time of confrontation between older forms of communication and organization and new ways of sharing, collaborating and acting collectively. We seek to explore conflicts emerging in the transition from, and resistance to, horizontal participatory networks, as well as conflict within collaborative networks. We welcome suggestions for panels and papers on any area relating to our theme, and particularly in the following areas:

• Network Theory
• P2P and FLOSS methodology adoption
• FLOSS methodology
• Open source conflicts and forking
• Adoption by NGOs and the developing world
• Adoption by social movements, hacktivism, cyberconflict
• Institutional resistance to networks
• Online P2P places and conflicts

We encourage especially contributions, including, but not limited to, politics, economics, computer science, business, psychology, sociology, and law.

With your abstract of no more than 300 words please include the following information:

Name, postal address, email
Institutional affiliation and position (if applicable)

Please send abstracts in Word or pdf format to the organisers at

Provisional Deadline for abstracts: 15th January 2010

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