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Communities & Technologies 2015

27-30 June 2015

Limerick, Ireland | University of Limerick

In September 2003, the biannual conference series “Communities and Technologies (C&T)” started with a meeting in Amsterdam attracting some 350 participants. Almost at the same time, the more policy, advocacy and practice-oriented Community Informatics (CI) series of conferences began in Prato, Italy in 2002, along with an online email network and the Journal of Community Informatics. It is time to cross fertilise these discussions and to identify convergences, overlaps, divergences and common paths, as well as challenges for future research, advocacy, policy and practice.

The University of Limerick, Ireland will host the Seventh International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2015), from 27 to 30 June 2015. “Communities and Technologies (C&T)” conferences are biennial meeting serving as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between communitiesboth physical and virtual – and information and communication technologies. This seventh edition of the conference will mark a stronger opening toward Community Informatics work.
The conference will be co-sponsored by the Journal of Community Informatics ( The goal is to revitalise the academic discussion with a new format in order to make the academic discourse more relevant for practice, by means of a wider selection of relevant case studies, and a reflection regarding these practice-based cases.
C&T 2015 welcomes participation from researchers, designers, educators, industry, and students from the many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between community and technology, including architecture, arts, business, design, economics, education, engineering, ergonomics, information technology, geography, health, humanities, law, media and communication studies, and social sciences. The conference program will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed papers, as well as pre-conference workshops and tutorials, a doctoral consortium, and invited keynote speakers.

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