3-7 June 2019, TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Posters and Demos

An important part of the Communities & Technologies 2019 programme is the live demonstrations and posters. This track allows researchers, practitioners, and professionals to share their research or work-in-progress, and demonstrate early implementations or prototypes, which are related to the main topics presented in the call for participation. All accepted submissions are showcased during the conference, where the presenters can interact with the conference attendees to exchange ideas and get feedback.

Important Dates May 3, 2019 (23:59 CET) - Posters and demos submissions due
May 5, 2019 - Notifications due to authors
Submission Details Online Submission: via EasyChair
Submission Template: ACM SigConf proceedings template (part of the ACM Master Template)
All accepted proposals will be published as short papers in the European Society for Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) Digital Library.
For both demos and posters: Submission should include a short paper (4 pages max. including references, figures, and a 150-word max. abstract). The paper should explicitly state the contribution and originality of the work, and clarifies how it differs from significant prior work.
For demos: All submissions for demos should be accompanied by an Exhibition Plan that should describe the technical requirements (e.g., exceptional power (V), dimensions and footprint of exhibit (cm), lighting conditions). Please note that a power strip (220V), a poster board (A1), and an ordinary table will be provided. Additional equipment (including laptops, tablets, speakers, headphones, projectors) must be specified in the proposal.

Topic of interest

  • Domains such as learning/education, health, cultural heritage; crises and natural disasters; environmental degradation, economics, and climate change;
  • Diverse communities and their relationships to technology; urban and rural, migrants, refugees, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ, activists and social movements, low-income communities, alt-right and hate groups; the developing world and non-Western societies; professional communities, communities of practice, research communities;
  • Bottom-up movements, grassroots developments, civic activism, community engagement, participatory publics, communities and innovation; ethics, power and social justice issues;
  • Crowdfunding, collective and civic intelligence, community learning, early warning systems, collective awareness, collaborative awareness platforms; social cognition; community emotion; happiness; historical memory;
  • Community owned and operated technology, peer production and the commons, DIY and maker communities (makerspaces, fablabs, crafters); community agriculture;
  • Online and offline communities, urban and rural communities; urban technologies; urban informatics; urban interaction design; cross-community work; new forms of communities;
  • Community memory, archives, and knowledge; resilience; smart communities in the context of smart cities; sustainable communities; economic and social development;
  • Civic problem-solving, communities in relation to urgent and complex challenges to the health of the planet and the people that inhabit it; collaborative systems; partnering with education; government, civil society, and movements;
  • Sharing or collaborative economies; platform capitalism and platform cooperativism; social media and social capital; associations, strong and weak ties;
  • Supporting community processes: sensemaking, online deliberation; issue, argumentation and discussion mapping; community ideation and idea management systems; collective decision-making; group memory; participatory sensory networks;
  • Technological issues: community toolkits; federated systems; decentralization and blockchains; integration with other systems, integration with face-to-face systems;
  • The future of communities and technology; simulations, utopian or dystopian design; durable relationships and long-range goals; and
  • Developing and supporting the Communities & Technologies community; social and technological critique; effectiveness and other measures.

Fees and travel

If you need additional conference fee or travel budget assistance, please contact us and we will try our best to assist you. There may be limited funds available to attract submissions from organizations from developing countries, if you are interested to explore this option please also contact us at the email provided below.


Please send any questions and inquiries to the Posters and Demo chairs:
Nina Boulus-Roedje, Khuloud Abou Amsha

Apply for Funding to Attend C&T 2019

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.

C&T 2019
TU Wien
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/193-04
A-1040 Vienna, Austria

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