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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.
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