Call for Workshop Papers

5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies – C&T 2011

29 June – 2 July 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia


We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting conference in Brisbane, Australia’s new world city.

Marcus Foth
Conference Chair


Workshops are full day sessions to be held on Wed, 29th and Thu, 30th June 2011 prior to the main conference program. Some workshops result in edited books or special issues of journals – please check with the chairs of each workshop. Please consult the submission guidelines and closing dates on each workshop’s web page listed below.


Ethnographic Fiction and Speculative Design: Supporting Community Participation in the Development and Implementation of New Technologies

chaired by Anne Galloway, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ; Ben Kraal, QUT, Australia; Jo Tacchi, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia


Digital Cities 7: Real World Experiences

chaired by Timo Ojala, University of Oulu, Finland


Making Sense of Twitter: Quantitative Analysis Using Twapperkeeper and Other Tools

chaired by Axel Bruns & Jean Burgess, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


4th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2011)

chaired by Artur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology, Finland; et al.


Organizations and Social Network Sites

chaired by Charles Steinfield, Michigan State University, USA; Marleen Huysman, VU University Amsterdam, NL


Food(ing): Between Human-Computer and Human-Food-Experiences

chaired by Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, QUT; et al.


Government and Citizen Engagement

chaired by Scott Anderson, Human Services Portfolio Communication Division, Australia; et al.


Locative Media, Memory and Presence in the City

chaired by Katharine S. Willis, University of Siegen, Germany; Karen Martin, University of Bath, UK; Segah Sak, Bilkent University, Turkey


Pedagogy, Telecentres, CTCs, and Community Informatics

chaired by Peter Brodie Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA


The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled prior to the main conference program on 29 June 2011. The Doctoral Consortium offers research students a special forum where they can present, discuss and progress their research plans with peers and established senior researchers. Research students wishing to attend the consortium should submit 4 pages, using the ACM SIGCHI two column layout available at, addressing 4 headings: Aims and Background; Significance and Innovation; Methodology; Questions and Issues (that is, identify those areas you seek feedback on). Places at the consortium will be offered based on a review of the submitted proposals.

Please send applications by 30 April 2011 to Christine Satchell, Doctoral Consortium Chair: christine.satchell AT


C&T actively encourages students to volunteer at the conference. Being a student volunteer is a great way to support the research community, meet other students in the field, and attend an international ACM conference. You will help the conference organisers with the running of the conference and support the setting-up of presentations and workshops. You will see the latest in C&T research and development, and have fun while learning about running the conference. In return, you will get free registration. To apply, email us your contact details (email, phone, university), an abstract of your research project, a CV, and the reasons why you would like to be a student volunteer.

Please send applications by 30 April 2011 to Ronald Schroeter, Volunteers Chair: r.schroeter AT