International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T)*

International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T)*

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The biennial International Conference on Communities & Technologies (C&T or ComTech) is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – both physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies.

Don’t mix up this conference series with the one of the same name organized by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET). WASET is a predatory conference organizer and publisher.

Conference History:

10th C&T 2021, June 2021, Washington State University, Seattle, Washington, USA
Conference Theme: Communities of Action, Emerging Technologies, and Wicked Problems
Pre-event: Community Learning Day

9th C&T 2019, 3-7 June 2019, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Conference Theme: Transforming Communities
Pre-conference Workshops (Jun 3-4): Doctoral Consortium; W1: Civic Data Literacies for Bottom-up Data Innovation; W2: Collective Consciousness. What could this mean and how do we research and design (with) it?; W3: Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box: Exploring Empowerment Through the Design and Use of ; W4: Critical Making With and for Communities; W5: Artful Integrations of Infrastructures by Community-Based; W6: Technology at/of the border: a workshop about stories and experiences; W7: Because nothing is more normal than diversity: Implementing diversity in HCI education; W8: Mobility Transformation: What does mobility mean in the future?

8th C&T 2017, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France 26-30 June 2017
Conference Theme: Technology for the Common Good
Pre-conference Workshops (Jun 26-27): Doctoral Consortium; WS 1: 3D Printing/Digital Fabrication for Education and the Common Good; WS 2: Ethics for the ‘Common Good’: Actionable Guidelines for Community-based Design Research; WS 3: Embracing Diversity with Help of Technology and Participatory Design (EDTPD 2017); WS 4: Civic Intelligence in an Uncertain and Threatening World; WS 5: Collaborative Economies: From Sharing to Caring; WS 6: Digital Cities 10: Towards a Localised Socio-Technical Understanding of the ‘Real’ Smart City; WS 7: Designing Participation for the Digital Fringe; WS 8: Participatory Design, Beyond the Local; WS 9: Solutions for Economics, Environment and Democracy (SEED); WS 10: Understanding and Supporting Emergent and Temporary Collaboration across and beyond Community and Organizational Boundaries; [CANCELLED] WS 11: Infrastructuring Smartness and/or Enhancing Communities? A Workshop for Engaging the ‘Smart’ Vision Critically; WS 12: Refugees & HCI Workshop: The Role of HCI in Responding to the Refugee Crisis

7th C&T 2015, 27-30 June 2015, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
(Host: University of Limerick (Department of Computer Science and Information Systems))
Pre-conference Workshops (27-28 Jun): Doctoral Consortium; CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design; Digital Cities 9; Data, profiling and communities; Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges; Connected Sustainability: connecting sustainability-driven, grass-roots communities through technology; Encouraging Collective Intelligence for the Common Good: How Do We Integrate the Disparate Pieces?

6th C&T 2013, 1-2 July 2013, Munich, Germany
(Hosts: Technische Universität München (Fakultät für Informatik), Institut für Technik Intelligenter Systeme (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
Pre-conference Workshops (29-30 Jun): Doctoral Consortium; Large-Scale Idea Management and Deliberation Systems; Defining the Research Agenda for Information Management and Systems: Supporting Sustainable Communities with Smart Media and Automated Systems; Digital Cities 8; Exploring Urban Spaces in the Web 2.0 Era (ExS 2.0); Pervasive Participation (PerPart 2013)

5th C&T 2011, 29 June – 2 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia
(Host: Queensland University of Technology (Urban Informatics Research Lab))
Pre-conference Workshops (29-30 Jun): Making Sense of Twitter: Quantitative Analysis Using Twapperkeeper and Other Tools; Ethnographic Fiction and Speculative Design: Supporting Community Participation in the Development and Implementation of New Technologies; Food(ing): Between Human-Computer and Human-Food-Experiences; Digital Cities 7: Real World Experiences; Doctoral Colloquium; 4th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2011); Organizations and Social Network Sites; Government and Citizen Engagement

4th C&T 2009, June 25-27, 2009, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
(Host: Pennsylvania State University (College of Information Sciences and Technology))
Pre-conference Workshops (Jun 24): Doctoral Consortium; NodeXL: Social Network Analysis and Visualization tools for Social Media; Digital Cities 6: Concepts, Methods and Systems of Urban Informatics; Online Social Networks to Support Community Collaboration
Pre-conference Tutorials (Jun 24): Designing from theory: Mining the social sciences as a basis for designing online communities

3rd C&T 2007, June 28-30, 2007, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
(Host: Michigan State University (College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media et al.))
Pre-conference Workshops (Jun 28): BOF – Between Ontologies and Folksonomies: Tools and Architectures for Managing and Retrieving Emerging Knowledge in Communities; Past, Present, and Future Impacts of Communication Technologies on Healthcare Communities; Digital Cities 5: Urban Informatics, Locative Media and Mobile Technology in Inner-City Developments; Studying Interaction in Online Communities: From Data Sources to Research Results; Communities of Practice in Highly Computerized Work Settings; ICT for Business Clusters in Emerging Markets; The paradox of communication: Towards a society of inattention?; Memory practices in computer-mediated communities: a research methods workshop; Public Practices, Social Software: Examining social practices in networked publics; Coaching community leaders on community cultivation and technology integration; Implicit Online Communities

2nd C&T 2005, 13-16 June 2005, University of Milano Bicocca/ University of Milano, Milan, Italy
(Hosts: Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca & Università degli Studi di Milano)
Pre- and Post-conference Workshops (Jun 13, 17-18): Communities and Disasters: The Role of Community Informatics; Design for Large-Scale Digital Communities; Developing and Sustaining Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) Applications For, By and With Communities; Design of relevant novel scenarios: applications to foster mobile communities; Learning Communities in the era of Ubiquitous Computing; Development and sustainability of online business communities; Communities Vs Networks, as the extremes of a continuum of social containers for innovation; Sustaining Community: The role and design of incentive mechanisms in online systems; Collaboration, cooperation, transaction in various communities: Exploring differences and commonalities; Community technology/research engagement: Searching for common ground; Narrative and Context in Online Settings – a Communities of Practice Perspective; Communities and Technologies from a Constructivist Point of View; Digital Cities: the Augmented Public Space
Tutorials (Jun 15): The past, present, and future of Knowledge Manangement

1st C&T 2003, 19-21 September 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(Host: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration))
Pre-conference Workshops (Sep 19): The Role of Online Community Spaces in Shaping Virtual Community Interactions; Ubiquitous and mobile computing for educational communities; Phase change in a community of practice; Knowledge Sharing Under Distributed Circumstances; Digital cities as local information and communication infrastructures: experiences and challenges; Transforming and sustaining inclusive development communities: an evidence-based approach (KM4Dev workshop); (Bridging the gap between research and practice) !CANCELLED!; The ambiguous role of information and communication technology in regional inter-firm clusters; Open source software movements and Communities; Community Informatics; ICT-Industrial communities; Information & Communication Technology in rural communities – is the Net working?
Pre-conference Tutorials (Sep 19): Social Capital as a way to manage knowledge

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