Call for papers: electronic interaction

Subject: Call for papers: electronic interaction
From: Ad absurdum per aspera <JTCHEW -at- LBL -dot- GOV>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1993 23:25:13 GMT

I've recently noticed a lot of discussion about the nature
and scientific/scholarly usefulness of electronic interaction.
If you might care to turn your thoughts and findings into a
paper for the refereed literature, print or save this posting!

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication announces a
Call for Papers for a special issue on Electronic Communication
and Interaction. Papers are due no later than Friday, June 17,
1994, with publication anticipated in the December issue.

Suggested topics include:

* Rhetorical basis of stylistic and social phenomena
observed online.

* Characteristics of various online workspaces (for
example: synchronous or near-real time vs. significantly
asynchronous; open vs. moderated; private e-mail vs.
bulletin boards or newsgroups) and the effects of these
characteristics upon the nature and effectiveness of the

* Life cycle of individual participation in electronic
conferences, from their inspiration to participate
to their departure and the factors involved in it.

* "Breaking the ASCII barrier": expanding beyond
asynchronous text-message interaction to real-time
interaction or more-sophisticated online media such as
graphics or audio.

* Online scholarly journals (not to be confused with
electronic submission to paper journals).

* Tangible and intangible benefits and cost-effectiveness
of participation in intramural and broader networks.

* Network postings as products in their own right rather
than as means to an end.

* Legal, ethical, and other social and policy issues that
affect governmental sponsors, corporations, and individuals.

Other relevant topics are welcome. Note that the issue will
focus primarily on the social and rhetorical aspects of electronic
interaction, dealing only tangentially with technology issues.

Please address all inquiries to:

Joe Chew
Building 50, Room 149
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

510/486-5374 (-6003 fax)
JTCHEW -at- LBL -dot- GOV or JTCHEW -at- LBL on Bitnet

Early and ongoing interaction with prospective contributors
is welcome! If you do not wish to contribute a paper, but
are qualified and interested in refereeing, that too would
be appreciated.

Net.administrivia: This posting is a variant of the official
Call for Papers that will appear in the September 1993 issue
of IEEE Trans. Prof. Comm. Feel free to reproduce and post
it as you wish. Replies to me; followups (if appropriate) to


Thank you for your interest and participation!

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