Internet Governance – Hyderabad, India

Third GigaNet Annual Symposium
2 December 2008 – Hyderabad, India
Hyderabad International Conference Center (HICC)

The call for papers deadline is July 15, 2008.

Call for Papers
The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is a scholarly community that promotes the development of Internet governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study and facilitates informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.

Each year, GigaNet organizes a one-day research symposium in conjunction with the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and in the same premises. After the first two editions in Athens, Greece (October 2006) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (November 2007), the third GigaNet Annual Symposium will be held on December 2, 2008, in Hyderabad, India, the day before the 3rd IGF meeting. Attendance at the Symposium will be open to all and free of charge. The Symposium will be at the same location as the IGF and registration with the UN as an IGF participant may be necessary to gain entry to the building.

This is a call for papers from scholars interested in presenting an original research paper at the conference.

Submission topics:
In addition to papers on methodological aspects of Internet governance-related studies, this year’s Symposium particularly encourages submissions on the following themes, which are described in more detail below:

1. Comparing Internet Governance to other Global Governance Domains
2. Networked Governance Theories and the Institutionalization of Internet Governance
3. The Role of NGOs, Social Movements and Civil Society in Internet Governance
4. Year 3 of the UN Internet Governance Forum: Assessing its Structure, Process and Impact
5. Law and Jurisdictions in Internet Governance
6. Copyright Protection, Internet Service Providers and Technical Mechanisms of Control
7. Internationalized Domain Names: Expanding Access or Tower of Babel?

See more details here.