Call For Papers – IIJ Special Issue: Social Implications of ICTs in the Indonesian Context (PDF)
Deadline for paper submission: April 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2011
Final revisions due: September 15, 2011
Camera-ready version: October 15 2011
Publication date: December 2011
The IIJ Guest Editors
Merlyna Lim, Arizona State University, USA
Yanuar Nugroho, University of Manchester, UK
Submission and correspondence for the special issue should be made via email to the Guest Editors, or alternatively to IIJ Editor (email: editor[AT]InternetworkingIndonesia.org) .
Introduction to the Special Issue
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become a ubiquitous part of people’s lives all over the world, including in Indonesia. The growing use of these technologies, especially the Internet, has not only implicated the ways individuals communicate, but also influenced the way they connect to each other. With the developments of social media such as blogs, wikis, collaborative websites and other social networking tools to fulfill the personal, organizational, societal and political goals and to influence the way individuals work and live, it is important to understand the implications it brings. This special issue seeks manuscripts that look at a wide variety of ICT uses and what implications these uses have on people, organizations and society in the Indonesian context as the technology becomes more widely available. This issue also welcomes those who look at the other side of the coin, i.e. manuscripts that focus on the cultural, social and political shaping of the technologies by Indonesian society. The goal of this special issue is to offer an understanding and assessment of how ICTs and society have mutually shaped each other, and theoretical considerations of the links between social implications and ICTs.