Symposium on Gender & ICT – Early Bird Registration Extended

5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT, March 5 – 7 2009, University of Bremen, Germany
„Digital Cultures: Participation – Empowerment – Diversity“

The early bird registration for the Symposium on Gender & ICT has been extended by one week,

now ending January 12, 2009.

The early bird registration offers participants the opportunity to purchase their tickets for a reduced fare price. Prices vary from 50,- Euro (students) to 120,- Euro (regular).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. For more information please consult: http://gict2009.de

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

Pre-conference workshop
IT Expertise in Industry – Building a Better Model Integrating Women’s Potentials
Claudia Morrell: Founding chair of the International Taskforce for Women and ICTs, US

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.

Contact
gict(at)informatik(dot)uni-bremen(dot)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

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