See the calendar on the right for upcoming meeting times and topics. (Click on dates in bold to see what's happening.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

OSU CaTS presentations at ICA 2009

A list of OSU CATS presentations at ICA 2009, including times and abstract, is now available here. The complete ICA schedule can be found here. (If I've missed a presentation, please email the relevant info to me.)

HICSS Call for proposals

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Deadline: June 15, 2009

NOTE: This conference tend to have a more applied focus and a more technical audience.

Following the success of similar minitrack from the past seven HICSS conferences, we invite submissions to the 2010 mini-track on social networking and communities.
We call for papers that address technology and information in support of communities at society, work, school and home, supporting interests of business, learning, society and play. We encourage papers from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process and those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions must not have been previously published.

Conference details:
January 5 - 8, 2010 (Tuesday – Friday)
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Monday, February 23, 2009

Three upcoming conferences

2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom-09)
Vancouver, Canada, August 29-31, 2009
Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2009 (March 1st for panel proposals)
Conference web site:

Social Computing can be broadly defined as computational facilitation of social studies and human social dynamics as well as design and use of information and communication technologies that consider social context. Social computing has recently become one of the central themes across a number of information and communication technology fields and attracted significant interest from not only researchers in computing and social sciences, but also software and online game vendors, web entrepreneurs, political analysts, digital government practitioners. The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing provides a key forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of art and practice of social computing.

PRESENCE 2009: 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence
Los Angeles, California, USA,November 11-13, 2009
Submission deadline: July 1, 2009
Conference web site:

Academics and practitioners with an interest in the concept of (tele)presence are invited to submit their work for presentation at the 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence, to be held in Los Angeles, California on November 11-13, 2009. Often described as a sense of "being there" in a mediated environment, telepresence is broadly defined as a psychological state or subjective perception in which a person fails to accurately and completely acknowledge the role of technology in an experience. It is a rich, fascinating subject of scientific investigation, artistic exploration and diverse application, with increasingly important implications for the ways in which people work, play and live, and technologies are developed.

PRESENCE 2009 is co-organized by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR; and The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT;

6th Conference of the Media Psychology Division (German Psychological Society)
Focus-Theme: "New Media and Interactive Systems"
Submission deadline: April 1, 2009
University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, September 9th to 11th, 2009
Conference web sites: (not working as of 2/26)

The 6th Conference of the Media Psychology Division (German Psychological Society) will take place from September 9 to September 11, 2009 at the University Duisburg-Essen (Campus Duisburg), Germany, chaired by Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer. The division chairs as well as local chair and the Department for Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science cordially invite you to Duisburg.

This year´s focus theme is "New Media and Interactive Systems". By suggesting a focus theme we aim at concentrating results, advancing theoretical development in this area and fostering exchange with other psychological disciplines as well as with neighbouring disciplines. However, contributions on all areas of media psychology are welcome.

For the first time, the conference is to be held in English. We thus invite not only German media psychologists but also European and other international researchers to contribute. All contributions will be peer-reviewed. You can submit position and review papers (extended abstract of 1000 words each), research papers (300 word abstract including results) and posters (300 word abstract).

University Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer
Social Psychology – Media and Communication
D-47057 Duisburg
Telefon: +49-(0)203-379-2482 / Fax: +49-(0)203-379-3670

Friday, February 13, 2009

Call for Nominations for the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award

The Communication and Technology (CAT) division of the International Communication Association (ICA) invites nominations for the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award. This award honors the memory of Prof. Dordick by recognizing annually the most outstanding dissertation on communication and technology produced in the preceding year. The award will be presented this coming year at the Business Meeting of the CAT division during the 2009 ICA conference in Chicago. The rules for nominating a dissertation are:

1. Any CAT-related dissertation completed (i.e., successfully defended) between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2008 is eligible for consideration. Dissertation authors need not be members of CAT division to be considered, but must be ICA members to accept the award.

2. Dissertations may be nominated by the author, dissertation advisor or a professional colleague. Full contact information of the author and the nominee must be provided, including name, phone number, surface mail address, and email address.

3. Nomination materials should include: (a) the author’s contact information, (b) proof of completion of the dissertation along with date, (c) a one-page abstract of the dissertation, (d) a 1-2 page statement describing the significance of the work and why it is deserving of the award, and (e) a representative chapter, selected sections of the dissertation, OR a paper distilling it, up to 30 (double-spaced) pages maximum, excluding references, tables, and figures.

4. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is midnight of February 15, 2009 (Greenwich Mean Time). Submissions must be made electronically in PDF form to (Free PDF converters are available on the web including at or

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

CIOS ranks OSU #2 in technology research

The Communications Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS) has ranked the School of Communication second in the nation for research in the technology area. The ranking is based on publications included in the ComAbstracts database.

Clear here to see the full list of ranked research schools. More information about the ranking process is here.