The Communication and Technology (CAT) Division focuses on original scientific research about the roles played by information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the processes of human communication. CAT seeks to enhance theory and methodology pertaining to adoption, usage, message content, communication networks, effects, and policy of ICTs. Areas of research include new media, social media, human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, mobile communication, “big data,” crowdsourcing, and other technologically mediated social interaction and networking in all contexts (personal, friends, family, groups, organizations, business, healthcare, collective action, politics, government, education, society, culture, intercultural) and at all levels of analyses.
CAT programs papers, panel sessions, and pre- and p0st-conferences that make an innovative and original scientific contribution to our understanding of ICTs, with the primary focus on human communication aspects of particular technological characteristics. Papers in which technology is not a specific object of investigation, instead the context or backdrop for a communication have a potential fit with other ICA Divisions.
21th Annual Conference
PhD & Professional Doctorate Consortium
Monday 11 April, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK Chairs: Dr Robert Campbell and Dr Diana Limburg
Keynote: Professor Bob Galliers
Call for Contributions
The Consortium is intended for researchers undertaking a PhD or Professional Doctorate in keeping with the main themes of the conference. Researchers may present work at any stage. The consortium aims to provide:
We invite PhD and professional doctorate students to submit a 500-1,000 word abstract summarising the aims, methods and relevance of the research topic by Monday, 29th, February 2016 to UKAIS2016@gmail.com, with the subject heading ‘UKAIS PhD Consortium’.
Session facilitators will include leading IS academics from the UK and UKAIS Board members. Please see http://www.ukais.org for a listing of the previous association Board members.
Preliminary Consortium Programme:
Important Dates for your diary: