The Community Track is targeted towards a wide variety of non-academic actors working with technologies to effect community relations in the making, un-making, and re-making of communities. Actors targeted with the Community Track include (but are not limited to) civic society organisations, NGOs, non-profits, neighborhood associations or communities, schools, cooperatives, social enterprises, movements, and other interest groups as well as hackers, activists, journalists, social entrepreneurs, and other community practitioners.
The Community Track provides an outlet for non-academic actors to present to conference delegates, e.g., their mission, approach, project, intervention, initiative, and/or campaign that involves technologies to effect community relations in the making, un-making, and re-making of communities.
|Important Dates||Extended: April 30, 2019 (23:59 CET) - Community Track submissions due
May 3, 2019 - Community Track notifications
|Submission Details||Online Submission: online submission form
Submission Information: general information, submitting organization/individual, specific case, presentation format(s)
Supplementary Materials: videos, slide decks, pictures/visuals, documents/reports, websites, etc.
Presentation Formats: poster, interactive demo, short video, short presentation, and/or small exhibition booth
The Community Track solicits case study submissions from non-academic actors via a short online submission form (link available from January 2019). The online form contains sections on general information; the submitting organization, community group or individual; the specific mission, approach, project, intervention, initiative, and/or campaign; and the ways to present the submission at the conference. Submissions are strongly encouraged (but not required) to include supplementary materials such as videos, slide decks, pictures/visuals, documents/reports, websites, etc. Supplementary materials can be uploaded via the online form as well. This submission format has been designed to maximize freedom of expression as well as inclusion and diversity of stories, communities, and approaches.
Authors can propose their desired presentation format(s) at the time of submission, including (but not limited to) poster, interactive demo, short video, short presentation, or small exhibition booth. The eventual format(s) will be decided in cooperation between authors and conference organizers. Authors are asked to include special requests and requirements in the online form at the time of submission. Submissions to the Community Track will not lead to a paper publication as part of the proceedings, but will rather present their case to delegates at the conference.
Submissions to the Community Track will be curated. This means that submissions will only be evaluated by the Case Studies chairs (in coordination with other relevant conference chairs). Authors should expect to receive only very light feedback on their submissions. Case Studies chairs will coordinate with authors on acceptance about their desired presentation format(s) at the conference.
EUSSET (the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies) is sponsoring a limited number of grants to support students and community organisations (especially from developing countries) to attend the Communities and Technologies 2019 conference taking place in Vienna from June 3-7, 2019. If you are interested to apply for a grant please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/aH61rCvgA1Uogrcy9
Deadline for application is May 3, 2019. You will be notified about the result of your application by May 7, 2019.