Communities and Technologies 2005

Proceedings of the Second Communities and Technologies Conference, Milano 2005

  • Peter Van Den Besselaar
  • Giorgio De Michelis
  • Jenny Preece
  • Carla Simone
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-3591-8

Table of contents (23 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Local Communities

    1. Does the Internet Enhance the Capacity of Community Associations?
      Christopher Weare, William E. Loges, Nail Oztas
      Pages 1-18
    2. Information Technology in Support of Public Deliberation
      Andrea L. Kavanaugh, Philip L. Isenhour, Matthew Cooper, John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson, Joseph Schmitz
      Pages 19-40
    3. Minimalist Design for Informal Learning in Community Computing
      Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll
      Pages 75-94
  3. Virtual Communities

    1. How to Win a World Election: Emergent Leadership in an International Online Community
      Justine Cassell, David Huffaker, Dona Tversky, Kim Ferriman
      Pages 149-169
    2. A Bosom Buddy Afar Brings a Distant Land Near: Are Bloggers a Global Community?
      Norman Makoto Su, Yang Wang, Gloria Mark, Tosin Aiyelokun, Tadashi Nakano
      Pages 171-190
  4. Knowledge & Scientific Communities

    1. Archetypes of Knowledge Communities
      J.H. Erik Andriessen
      Pages 191-213
    2. Structuring of Genre Repertoire in a Virtual Research Team
      Roberto Dandi, Caterina Muzzi
      Pages 263-282
    3. Principles for Cultivating Scientific Communities of Practice
      Andrea Kienle, Martin Wessner
      Pages 283-299
    4. A Study of Online Discussions in an Open-Source Software Community
      Flore Barcellini, Françoise Détienne, Jean-Marie Burkhardt, Warren Sack
      Pages 301-320
  5. Experiments

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book includes 23 papers dealing with the impact of modern information and communication technologies that support a wide variety of communities: local communities, virtual communities, and communities of practice, such as knowledge communities and scientific communities. The volume is the result of the second multidisciplinary "Communities and Technologies Conference", a major event in this emerging research field. The various chapters discuss how communities are affected by technologies, and how understanding of the way that communities function can be used in improving information systems design. This state of the art overview will be of interest to computer and information scientists, social scientists and practitioners alike.

Keywords

Communities Community Diversity E-Commerce Internet Networking Social Media communication computer information technology online organizations privacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Van Den Besselaar
    • 1
  • Giorgio De Michelis
    • 2
  • Jenny Preece
    • 3
  • Carla Simone
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of MilanoBicoccaItaly
  3. 3.University of MarylandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3590-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3591-3