[p2p-research] Locative Media and Communities

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 06:36:40 CET 2009

Special Issue of International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

Title: Locative Media and Communities

Guest Editors: Katharine S. Willis (University of Siegen)
Keith Cheverst (University of Lancaster)

The development of locative media applications is not simply about the
physical location or social setting in which the interaction occurs, but
rather about situating the media within the social setting of a community.
This Special Issue will explore the potential for locative media
applications to support community cohesion and the integration of such media
within existing community structures and practices. The workshop will
address the dual challenge of capturing the temporary and spatially
changeful nature of behaviours with locative media, as well as responding to
the intricate web of strong and weak social ties that make up local social
networks, in order to find ways to support community practices. In terms of
methodology it will focus on the potential of ethnographic approaches for
investigating and evaluating the integration of media in these social
This special issue aims to present a set of high-quality and original
research outcomes. We hope to receive submissions that offer insights into
appropriate methodologies for identifying requirements, evaluating behaviour
and integrating locative media in real-world communities. We invite
contributions that respond to some of the following questions:
• How can mobile media be located within existing communities and social
• How can we find better ways of enabling and supporting locative media in
community practices?
• How can mobile media foster communities and facilitate daily living, such
as for
communities in rural areas or the elderly?
• How can ethnographic methods inform and evaluate the place and integration
media in community settings?

This special issue follows from a workshop held a MobileHCI09: Community
Practices and Locative
Media (*http://www.uni-siegen.de/locatingmedia/workshop.html?lang=de*<http://www.uni-siegen.de/locatingmedia/workshop.html?lang=de>
We now invite members of the research community to submit original articles
relevant to the topic.
Although articles must be based on original research, extended versions of
conference papers may be
acceptable if they contain at least 50% new material. Papers will be subject
to the full IJHCS review

Manuscripts should generally not exceed 7000 words. Papers should be
prepared according to the IJHCS
Guide for authors, and should be submitted online. The IJHCS Guide for
authors and online submission
are available at
For information on the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies see:

28th February 2010: Paper submission deadline
Early May 2010: Notify authors of paper acceptance
Target Publication date: Autumn 2010

Katharine S. Willis
Locating Media Graduate Research School
University of Siegen, Germany
Email: willis[at]locatingmedia.uni-siegen.de

Keith Cheverst
Computing Department,
Lancaster University, UK
Email: kc[at]comp.lancs.ac.uk

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