31 July 2014

5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT – 5-7 March 2009

5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT (http://gict2009.de)
"Digital Cultures: Participation — Empowerment — Diversity"
March 5 – 7 2009, University of Bremen, Germany.

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 these 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.

Registration
Registration is now open.  Early bird registration ends January 5, 2009.  To register for the conference please consult: http://www.conftool.com/gict2009

Preliminary program
The conference includes 13 paper sessions in 3 parallel streams, a poster session, a research exhibit, and a pre-conference workshop. A copy of the preliminary program can be downloaded here.

Keynotes
Keynote speakers include:

  • 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 Potentials
Chair: Claudia Morrell, Executive Director Maryland Women in Technology, Baltimore, MD, USA

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