International Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU)

Commission: C08.14 – Global Information Society


Heritage, Planning and e-Participation: The Evolving Forms of Information Society’

July 3-6, 2011

National Technical University of Athens

What better location than Athens to discuss the relationship between ICT and society, with special emphasis on participation, tradition, and the future?

Papers on a wide range of topics associated with the spatial context, policies, and influence of ICT are welcome. As usual, the primary themes of the conference are not meant to limit participation. Papers on all aspects and dimensions of the geographies of the information society and telecommunications are welcome. Of particular interest are papers on the following themes:

Conference Themes

-          The role of ICT in Mediterranean democratic movements (with the Mediterranean Renaissance Project)

-          eParticipation in planning and development

-          Social networks

-          Information technology, culture and heritage

-          Impact of ICT on urban and regional planning and management

-          The role of ICT in creating sustainable and climate resilient cities


Abstracts should not exceed 200 words, and should be sent electronically to Mark Wilson wilsonmm@msu.edu.

Deadline for abstract submission

The deadline for abstract submissions is May 15, 2011, but we offer a fast track acceptance system that confirms participation within several weeks of receiving an abstract. This will provide early written confirmation of paper acceptance and allow time to seek funding or make travel arrangements.

The conference chair is Maria Giaoutzi - National Technical University of Athens, in collaboration with the Commission on Global Information Society - Mark Wilson, Michigan State University, and the Mediterranean Renaissance Project - Maria Paradiso, University of Sannio.

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