Friday, February 22, 2008

ACM ICD'08 Workshop on Marginalized Young People: Inclusion Through ICT

held at
ACM IDC 2008 - Interaction Design and Children, Chicago - USA, June 11-13, 2008

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Poverty, not belonging to the mainstream culture and language, lack of
competences, and lack of motivation are some of the main factors for
exclusion of young people from full participation in Western societies. As
several empirical studies show, all young people tend to use digital
technologies increasingly, but big differences exist in how they are using
digital media. At the individual level and, more and more, at the social
level, many young people today live in both worlds: the physical world, and
the virtual world that ICT makes accessible “anytime, anywhere”. As this
trend continues, It becomes crucial to explore these new kind of digital
divide that is arising among young generations, which does not result from
having no or limited access to ICT, but is produced by remaining only a
user vs. becoming a critical actor who can exploit virtual experiences in
order to increase his or her cultural, social and even economic capital.

The workshop aims at bringing together technologists, empirical
researchers, designers, educators, sociologists, or decision-makers in any
domain involving young people, to explore together some of the following
· What are main factors of exclusion from positive participation in
Digital Media activities?
· How can ICT solutions and learning environments for inclusion
look like?
· What success stories/best practices can be told about positive
impacts of ICT in these young people’s lives?

A selection of the best papers from the workshop will be published in the
ACM IDC’08 proceedings and at the ACM digital library, and will be
presented during the main conference.

Workshop position papers submission should be made electronically in PDF
format, and may be up to 4 pages formatted according to the anonymous
abstract template
Position papers should be submitted not later than 3 March 2008 (6:00pm
PST) directly to workshop organizers:
Franca Garzotto (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy) Heidi Schelhowe (Universität Bremen, Germany)

Prof. Franca Garzotto (contact person)
HOC - Hypermedia Open Center, Department of Electronics and Information,
and School of Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy)
Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe
DiMeB: Digital Media in Education, Center for Computing Technologies
(TZI)Informatik, University of Bremen, Bremen (Germany)

Davide Bolchini, University College London, UK
Antonella De Angeli, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom Nicoletta Di Blas, Politecnico di Milano Françoise Decortis, University of Liège Tal Drori, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Kaj Grønbæk, University of AArhus, Denmark Barry Harper, University of Wollongong, Australia Ole Iversen University of Aarhus, Denmark Rosa Lanzilotti, University of Bari (Italy) Fabio Paterno’, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy Caterina Poggi, University of Wisconsin, USA Simos Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece Thomas C. Reeves, University of Georgia, USA Francesca Rosella, CuteCircuit, Stockholm, USA Gustavo Rossi, La Plata National University Argentina Elisa Rubegni, University of Lugano, Switzerland Mikael B. Skov, Aalborg University, Denmark Karsten Wolf, University of Bremen, Germany

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