Welcome to C&T 2007
June 28-30, 2007, Michigan State University
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
- Announcing C&T 2009, hosted by the School of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. C&T 2009 will be organized by John Carroll.
- C&T 2007 is now concluded - thanks to all the participants for making this such a great conference!.
- Share your slides! Presenters, please share your slides from C&T 2007 at Slideshare.net. Some slides are already there. Be sure to use the cct2007 tag so others can find your slides. This is for workshop presenters as well as paper presenters.
- Share C&T 2007 photos! Take any good photos? Share them with the C&T 2007 community on Flickr. Some great photos are there now!
- The C&T 2007 Proceedings are printed! Those with a regular registration, or who paid the extra $50 for a copy of the proceedings will receive their copy on arrival (Note a copy is not included as part of a normal student registration). We will have a few extra copies available for the $50 price at the conference. The retail price from Springer is $159, so this is a great deal. You can still check out the full text pdfs from the 2003 and 2005 C&T Conference Proceedings, hosted by the International Institute for Socio-Informatics.
- Interact with other attendees on the C&T 2007 site! If you have registered for C&T 2007, you should have received an email invitation to join our community networking site. This social networking software is designed to facilitate networking at conferences and is provided by introNetworks. We hope to keep this site going for a while. If you didn't get your email invitation, please let us know!
- View the full conference program. Abstracts for all of the papers are also now online.
- Explore opportunities to participate in a C&T Workshop. The rooms and times of the workshops are now provided.
- See the C&T 2007 Featured Speakers. Talk titles and abstracts are available.
In an increasingly networked world, the concept of community has taken on new meanings and inspired the development of a wide range of technologies aimed at forging connections, improving communication, and enabling coordination among groups of people. Today, such terms as virtual community, blogging, podcasting, and smart mobs have become commonplace, yet each represents a complex system of hardware, software, and people, shaped by perceptions, norms, rules, and habits, and occurring within varied social and cultural settings.
The Communities and Technologies biennial international conference serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities - both physical and virtual - and information and communication technologies. Researchers studying aspects of this interaction between communities and technologies, regardless of disciplinary background, are providing original contributions to the Third International Conference on Communities and Technologies.