[SIGCIS-Members] 5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT

Timo Leimbach timo at timo-leimbach.de
Thu Nov 27 05:53:49 PST 2008

5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT
"Digital Cultures: Participation -- Empowerment -- Diversity"

*Early Bird Registration ends Januar 5, 2009*

Registration is now open for the 5th European Symposium on Gender &
ICT: March 5 - 7 2009, University of Bremen, Germany. To register for
the conference please consult: http://www.conftool.com/gict2009

Preliminary program
The preliminary program has been posted. The conference includes 13
paper sessions in 3 parallel streams, a poster session, a research
exhibit, and a pre-conference workshop. For more information please
consult: http://gict2009.de

Lucy Suchman: Lancaster University, UK, and MIT, Boston, US Tanja Paulitz:
University of Graz, Austria Chat Garcia Ramilo: APC, Manila, Philippines

Pre-conference workshop
IT Expertise in Industry - Building a Better Model Integrating Women's
Claudia Morrell: Executive Director Maryland Women in Technology,
Baltimore, MD, USA

About the European Symposium on Gender & ICT
Information Society with its variety of new information and
communication media offers many new options to participate in today's
social, cultural, political and economic activities. However, chances
are still distributed unequally, e.g. by class, ethnicity, age -- and
by gender. Access to and the ability to use information and
communication technology (ICT) are necessary prerequisites for
participation. On top of this, involvement in ICT design is a highly
prestigious activity.

On the 5th European Gender and ICT Symposium we will take a closer
look at the complex interdependence between gender and ICT. We will
explore ways to increase appreciation of diversity in design and use
and to strengthen empowerment and participation by means of ICT. This
Conference, the fifth in a row of symposia held in Europe since 2003,
traditionally provides a meeting point for researchers from various
disciplines and research schools dealing with gender and ICT.

gict at informatik.uni-bremen.de - http://gict2009.de

Program chairs
Prof. Dr. Susanne Maass, Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe

Conference organisation
Maike Hecht, Carola Schirmer, Bettina Rabe, Marlott Hederich, Susanne
Maass, Heidi Schelhowe

University of Bremen
Department of Computer Science
Postbox 330 440
28334 Bremen, Germany
Phone (49) 421 -- 218 64390

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