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MindTrek Conference: Social Media Stream - Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: MindTrek Conference Social Media Stream
October 3-4, 2007 Tampere, Finland

Deadline for submission abstracts: August 6, 2007
Notification of acceptance to authors: August 23, 2007
Registration to the conference ends: September 17, 2007
Conference: October 3–4, 2007 Online publication: December 2007

We are happy to invite you to MindTrek Conference in October 3–4.
MindTrek is a two-day conference to explore current and emerging topics of social media and the participatory culture of Internet. This is the call for the Social Media Stream of the conference.

Please, send your extended abstract (max 1 000 words) for a review. Reviewers evaluate submissions on the basis of significance and originality. Abstracts should base on academic research, tested business solutions, case studies, pilot results or innovative future scenarios.

The goal is to build up better knowledge about social media (blogs, wikis, tags, feeds, media sharing and networking sites etc.).

MindTrek association publishes selected abstracts in the conference proceedings and online. You will also have the option to continue your abstract into full paper. These papers will be published online after the event.

MindTrek was established in 1997. It has attracted delegates and presenters from many fields including education, business, government, and media to discuss their experiences with media and web technologies. According to estimation, the conference will bring together 500 participants this year.

The stream will be interdisciplinary: We invite presentations from social science, business studies, computer and web science and related disciplines. Hopefully, the conference will strengthen further the network of social media researchers from different countries.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Media and journalism transforming
* Online community networking and development
* Social capital, participatory economy, business models
* Online activism, including online campaigning
* Participatory design, mediators
* Filtering and folksonomy

Conference Chair, director Jarmo Viteli
MindTrek Association, Hypermedia Laboratory (UTA)

Organising Committee
* Karsten D. Wolf, University of Bremen
* Artur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology
* Esa Sirkkunen, University of Tampere
* Katri Lietsala, University of Tampere

MindTrek takes place at Hotel Scandic Rosendahl, in Tampere, Finland. The organiser of the conference has booked quota for the conference delegates from this hotel. Please, look for more information on accommodation and registration later from our website. Note that the participation fee does not include the accommodation.

The stream is open to all conference participants to join. Every participant with the accepted abstract will have their own presentation slot. On Wednesday evening, MindTrek Award Party (included to the conference fee) motivates further discussions and networking.

On Thursday, the stream continues with fabus which means open participatory group work. Participants and volunteer fabu coordinators will create together the program for these unconferencing sessions of the second day.

Please, send your abstract with our e-form: Check also registration
and program details later from the website.

Conference fee is 190 euros (+ VAT) for 2 days.
Fee includes the whole conference (also the other streams on open source,
ubiquitous media and games), lunches for both days and the invitation to the MindTrek Award Party.

Social Media Stream
Katri Lietsala, skype katri.lietsala,
Esa Sirkkunen, tel. +358 (0)3 215 6424,

MindTrek Conference
Jukka Matikainen, +358 (0)40 5336 379,

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