Symposium Gender & ICT: Strategies of Inclusion

Symposium Gender & ICT: Strategies of Inclusion

Research on the inter-relations between Gender and Information &
Communication Technologies is dynamic, multidisciplinary, engaging and
creative.
In January 2003 the symposium 'Gender and ICT: Where are we at' was held in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We aim to pursue the discussions begun there
and therefore we are pleased to announce the symposium entitled:
Gender & ICT: Strategies of Inclusion

This symposium aims to be a meeting point for researchers from different
disciplines and research schools that are familiar with ICT and gender
studies, women's studies or feminist studies.
The symposium will be held in Brussels on 20 January 2004.

We invite abstracts on the following themes :
– Women, Work and Computerization
– Gendered Relations towards ICT in Daily Life
– Gender issues in ICT at School and Informatics Education
– Gendering Technology: Structure and Design

Examples of possible paper sections in the different themes:

Women, Work and Computerization
Job profiles and the influence of ICT, the impact of ICT skills in the job
function classifications, influence of ICT on work organisation,
computerization of work and surveillance, portrayal of ICT (functions), etc.

Gendered Relations towards ICT in Daily Life
Possession and use of ICT, domestication, ICT-literacy, user and skill
divide, consequences of use of ICT in the organisation of daily work and
private life, ICT and family life, privacy and ethics, wearables and
biometrics, on-line activities, interaction, Participation and democracy, etc.

Gender issues in ICT at School and Informatics Education
Gender differences in ICT-use in school contexts
Computer attitudes, learning styles, informatics curriculum, e-learning,
feminist pedagogies, ICT and lifelong learning, etc.

Gendering Technology: Structure and Design
Women designing and shaping contents and systems of the new technologies,
social shaping of technology, production of ICT, feminist critiques of
computing, gender scripts of technology, participatory design,
user-friendlessness, adaptivity, etc.

The deadline for abstracts (max. 500 words) is November 15.
The final programme will be available by December 15.
The working language of the symposium will be English.

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