Deadline: 30 November 2012
Open to: master or doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher involved in ongoing academic research in social media
Reimbursement: fully covered conference attendance, meals and accommodation for the presenter of the 12 papers receiving the highest ratings of the review board
Venue: 20-22 March, University of Antwerp, Belgium
This international multidisciplinary workshop will address a number of relevant questions related to the use of social media, particularly social network sites, by children, adolescents and young adults. We are interested in contributions from a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives (survey, content analysis, discourse analysis, experiments, case studies, etc.) that examine the use of social media by young people. Contributions that focus on individual (age, gender, personality), social and cultural differences are welcomed.
We welcome paper proposals from diverse scientific fields, including e.g. communication studies, sociology, educational sciences, psychology, philosophy, political sciences, economics and marketing sciences, …
Your paper proposal should be related to the topic of children’s, adolescents’ and emerging adults’ uses of social media in general and social network sites in particular. Proposals for organized panel sessions, consisting of three related paper proposals, introduced by a rationale for the panel topic and content, will also be taken into consideration. The topics are centered around, but not limited to the questions and concerns that are summarized in the ‘topics‘ section of the website.
Applicants should be
- a master or doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher
- should be involved in ongoing academic research relevant to the themes addressed in the sessions of the workshop
- respect formal requirements of the application process
A fee of 100 euro for participation, documentation, meals (including 2 lunches and a conference dinner), will be charged.
Conference attendance, meals and accommodation for the presenter of the 12 papers receiving the highest ratings of the review board, are free of charge.
To submit your application, fill in the online submission form and upload the following documents:
- the abstract of your proposed paper of 500 to 750 words with references (not included in the word count)
- your proposal for an organized panel session, consisting of three related papers (include titles and abstract) and introduced by a rationale for the panel topic and content (max. 2000 to 3000 words, with references not included in the word count)
- your curriculum vitae, in English, list of publications included (if available)