Brisbanes Story Bridge As the international premier biennial meeting of specialists in Communities and Technologies research and development, C&T 2011 offers organisations working in the field a unique opportunity to access existing and new contacts. Use this opportunity to heighten your profile in the marketplace, make your products and services more visible and showcase your organisation to future staff. We are expecting a large and diverse contingent of both Australian and international delegates in Brisbane in 2011, Australia’s new world city.

For further information please consult the C&T 2011 Sponsorship Prospectus and contact Marcus Foth, the conference chair, m.foth AT qut.edu.au, or Markus Rittenbruch, the sponsorship chair: m.rittenbruch AT qut.edu.au

Gold Sponsors

The Edge logo

The Edge, an initiative of the State Library of Queensland, is a place for young Queenslanders; a place for experimentation and creativity, giving contemporary tools to young people to allow them to explore critical ideas, green initiatives, new design practices and media making. The Edge is our venue sponsor.

QUT Urban Informatics

The Urban Informatics Research Lab is a dynamic and fast growing team successfully working across innovative research and development at the intersection of people, place and technology with a focus on urban computing, social media, ubiquitous computing and mobile applications. The team is transdisciplinary in that it comprises and collaborates with architects with degrees in media studies, software engineers with expertise in urban sociology, human-computer interaction designers with a grounding in cultural studies, and urban planners with an interest in digital media and social networking. The Urban Informatics Research Lab is the host of C&T 2011.

Silver Sponsors

QUT logo

Through forward-looking courses, cutting-edge research and a proven track record in growing the creative economy, QUT Creative Industries is leading the way nationally and internationally. Located in the Creative Industries Precinct alongside research centres and creative enterprises, the QUT Creative Industries Faculty is not only training the creative workforce, but working with industry and government to grow the sector. Our connections to industry and the leading-edge research we conduct tell us that creativity has never been more valued by employers. As the benefits of creativity are recognised by multinational businesses, creative talents are increasingly in demand in a range of industries – not just traditional cultural institutions.

The Creative Industries Faculty is also the lead agency in the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation (iCi), a multi-faculty research institute dedicated to building research capacity at QUT. iCi delivers groundbreaking multidisciplinary research and commercialisation ventures combining the expertise of professional researchers, PhD scholars, private industry, and government partners. We thank both the Creative Industries Faculty and iCi for their support of C&T 2011.


Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. Apple is our equipment sponsor.

Bronze Sponsors

Queensland Government logo

The Queensland Government through the Department of Communities is a sponsor of C&T 2011. The Department of Communities is committed to promoting and supporting excellence in the delivery of human services to Queenslanders. Its stated purpose is to strengthen and protect the well-being of Queenslanders, particularly those who are vulnerable and most in need.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation logo

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) was established in 2005 to focus research and development on the role the creative industries and their contributing disciplines make to a more dynamic and inclusive innovation system and society. With core support from the Australian Research Council from 2005-13, it is acknowledged as a global leader in this emerging field. It is a broadly-based, cross-disciplinary, internationally-focused centre embracing both fundamental theoretical, and highly applied, research in media, cultural and communication studies, law, education, economics and business and information technology, addressing key problems and opportunities arising for Australia, the Asian region, and more broadly in the world, from innovation in and through the creative economy. The CCI is a sponsor of the Making Sense of Twitter workshop on Wednesday as well as the Social Media for Increased Resilience and Safety panel on Saturday.

CSIRO logo

The CSIRO ICT Centre is one of the largest information and communication technologies research facilities in Australia. One of 16 research divisions within CSIRO, we undertake ICT research in a wide range of application areas. This makes us unique in Australia for developing use-inspired ICT. Two-thirds of our scientists work with the National Research Flagships on areas of national priority. They work in multi-disciplinary teams that combine ICT research with deep domain knowledge in such areas as water, climate change, health and mining. Our scientists also contribute to the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder project. Our ICT research recognises that ICT is a vital science in its own right and is widely recognised as providing productivity and efficiency gains across all sectors of the economy. The CSIRO ICT Centre is a strong supporter of research students and a sponsor of the C&T 2011 Doctoral Consortium.

Brisbane – Australia's new world city

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council and the city’s economic development agency, Brisbane Marketing plays a key role in the ongoing evolution and success of our city. Brisbane Marketing have supported C&T with marketing and promotional materials.

Eat More Pixels logo

Eat More Pixels specialise in mobile event application development for the iPhone and iPad. Their mission is to create high-quality mobile applications that make attending events easier and fun. They are based in Brisbane, Australia. Eat More Pixels are developing the C&T 2011 iPhone app.

Optimice logo

The conference mapping developed by Optimice for the conference is one example of many social or organisational network analysis applications that Optimice supports. Optimice provides tools and consulting support for the use of network analysis approaches to areas as diverse as stakeholder and community engagement, operational performance improvement, competency management, open innovation, programme management, market/business intelligence and alliance and outsourced partnerships. Our data capture, survey and display tools provide an ‘organisational x-ray’ based on relationship data. Our expertise and networking benchmarks provide the interpretation, diagnosis and improvement actions. Please visit www.optimice.com.au to see case examples of our work and our rich suite of publications”

Sirromet logo

Recently awarded a 4.5 star winery rating by James Halliday, Sirromet is a family owned company proud to present high-quality, premium Australian wines. The cool climate and rich granitic soils reward our winemakers with unique and highly desirable fruit quality. Sourcing superior fruit harvested from vineyards located 820 degrees above sea level, Sirromet’s winemakers are consistently striving for excellence to produce high-quality wines designed to be savoured with fine food and sparkling company.


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. C&T 2011 takes place in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGCAS. The C&T 2011 conference proceedings will be published in the International Conference Proceedings Series of the ACM Digital Library. The ISBN number of the C&T 2011 proceedings is: 978-1-4503-0824-3.


EUSSET is a networked organizational forum dedicated to the development of technological tools and infrastructures that incorporate a human-centred design perspective. In addition to C&T, other EUSSET affiliated conferences include ECSCW, British HCI, and MobileHCI.

Australian Computer Society logo

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the recognised association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, attracting a large and active membership from all levels of the ICT industry. A member of the Australian Council of Professions, the ACS is the public voice of the ICT profession and the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT industry, with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT. The ACS provides a wide range of services and benefits to its members.

AIIA logo

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector. AIIA sets the strategic direction of the industry, influences public policy and provides members with productivity tools, advisory services and market intelligence to accelerate their business growth. AIIA member companies employ 100,000 Australians, generate combined annual revenues of more than $40 billion and export more than $2 billion in goods and services each year. With member companies right across the country, from every sector of the industry and representing every size of company, AIIA is truly the ICT industry’s association of choice.

Eidos logo

Eidos is a completely independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to the value of ideas and social change. Our point of difference is the depth and capacity for influence our network affords. Eidos consists of a network of a growing body of industry partners and 13 member universities nation wide. Universities are the breeding ground for ideas. As an independent think tank, Eidos represents the perfect way to multiply and mobilize these ideas and turn them into concrete proposals for social change.

The Eidos network builds momentum and power off the increasing need for connectivity between public servants, academics and the private sector and proudly counts itself amongst a new wave of think tanks which are rapidly becoming major social agents and key players on the Australian political scene. Our mission is to utilise the research capacity and resources of these universities in a way which fosters collaboration and higher order thinking and research. We aim to connect the private and public sector in ways which push the boundaries of policy formulation and provide new and innovative solutions within the realm of policy and research.

Book Sponsors

Wiley Higher Education logo

Wiley is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopaedias, books, and online products and services. Our mission is to help teachers teach and students learn. We are committed to publishing and making available the best educational and training materials for all types of instructors: textbooks, electronic teaching aids, and products to help you be an even better teacher. Wiley Higher Education serves undergraduate, graduate, and advanced placement students, and lifelong learners. We publish educational materials in all media, notably through WileyPLUS, our integrated online suite of teaching and learning resources.

Please visit our book display during the conference where we will be showcasing our new and classic textbooks in the fields of Community and Technology. To order inspection copies for course consideration please visit www.wiley.com or email highereducation@wiley.com.

MIT Press logo

The MIT Press is committed to the edges and frontiers of the world – to exploring new fields and new modes of inquiry. We publish about 200 new books a year and over 30 journals. We are a major publishing presence in fields as diverse as architecture, social theory, economics, cognitive science, and computational science, and we have a long-term commitment to both design excellence and the efficient and creative use of new technologies. Our goal is to create books and journals that are challenging, creative, attractive, and yet affordable to individual readers.

Rosenfeld Media logo

Rosenfeld Media publishes short, practical, and useful books and webinars on user experience design. Our products explain the design and research methods that web professionals need to make informed design decisions.

IGI Global logo

Founded in 1988, IGI Global is a leading multimedia publisher of books, journals, encyclopedias, cases, proceedings, and databases covering the areas of education, social science, library science, healthcare, business management, public administration, and computer science. Offering premier and peer-reviewed content to international researchers, librarians and universities, IGI Global actively publishes under five imprints — Information Science Reference, Business Science Reference, Medical Information Science Reference, Engineering Science Reference and IGI Publishing.