[At-Large] Off-topic: Call for proposals: 10th GigaNet Annual Symposium

Fatima Cambronero fatimacambronero at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 05:32:07 UTC 2015

*10th GigaNet Annual Symposium*

9 November 2015

João Pessoa, Brazil

*Call for proposals*

Extended abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2015

Full papers due: 15 September 2015

On Monday, 9 November 2015, the Global Internet Governance Academic Network
(GigaNet) will hold its 10th annual symposium in João Pessoa, Brazil. As in
the past nine years the event will take place one day before and in the
same location as the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

GigaNet is an international association of academic researchers with a
focus on the multidisciplinary field of Internet Governance. It was founded
in 2006 and is open to researchers from all over the world who are
contributing to local, regional and international debates on Internet
Governance. More information on GigaNet's institutional structures and
activities can be found on the website http://www.giga-net.org.

For its 2015 annual symposium GigaNet is now receiving proposals for papers
to be presented during the event in João Pessoa. The scope of the
contributions is not limited to any field of study or topic as long as it
is relevant for global Internet Governance.

Therefore, authors are invited to submit abstracts on a broad spectrum of
Internet Governance topics that include, but are not restricted to:

· Changes in the Internet Governance ecosystem

· Internet Governance 10 years after the WSIS

· Analyzing, critiquing or supporting multistakeholder governance as an
ideology or practice

· The governance and legal implications of decentralized systems such as
Bitcoin and


· Sustainable development as it relates to global Internet Governance

· Technical, legal and policy initiatives for cybersecurity and their
impact on global Internet


Submission requirements

Abstracts should consist of 800-1000 words and describe the main research
goals and the methodological background of the paper. Proposals can be
submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish language. Applicants should
also hand in a one page cv or submit a link to an online cv including
academic background, institutional affiliation and a list of relevant
publications. GigaNet encourages young and emerging scholars to submit
their proposals. All documents must be uploaded until 15 April 2015 to:


Selection Process and Participation

GigaNet will select abstracts and inform the authors until mid-May 2015.
Final papers can be written and presented in English, Portuguese or Spanish
and need to be handed in by 15 September 2015. Selected authors who do not
submit their complete papers until this date will be removed from the
program. Participation in the GigaNet symposium is free of charge.


15 April 2015: deadline for submission of proposals and cv

15 May 2015: GigaNet informs selected authors by email

15 September 2015: deadline for submission of complete papers

09 November 2015: GigaNet symposium in João Pessoa, Brazil


Further details on the event can be found on GigaNet's website:


Queries can be send to the Program Committee Chair:
giganet2015 at easychair.org

*Fatima Cambronero*

Phone: +54 9351 5282 668
Twitter: @facambronero
Skype: fatima.cambronero

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