Call for papers for Stanford conference on 'online deliberation'

· The Power of Many

2nd Conference on Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice / DIAC-2005:

May 20 – 22, 2005
The Second Conference on Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice / DIAC 2005, will bring together software developers, social science researchers, and practioners of online deliberation for three days of presentations and workshops on the Stanford University campus in May of 2005. Following up on an earlier conference, “Developing and Using Online Tools for Deliberative Democracy”, held at Carnegie Mellon University in June of 2003, we would like at this meeting to discuss the possible creation of a new society for online deliberation with an international membership, to support cross-disciplinary scholarship, principled design, and informed practice in the use of online environments for group deliberation and democratic participation. This conference is also the latest in a series of conferences on Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC), presented in association with the Public Sphere Project (a CPSR Initiative).