The University of Toronto, Canada, calls on leading researchers, students, and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to send in proposals  for the 2013 Connaught Summer Institute which is  a week-long workshop taking place on July 22-26, 2013.

The Week-long workshop is focused on monitoring Internet openness and rights from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Worth of Awards: A limited pool of travel support is available and will be allocated based on strength of the abstract and demonstrated need

Eligibility

Proposals are welcome from:

  • Leading researchers,
  • students,
  •  and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to discuss research on the study of information controls, present latest work, facilitate research review and mentorship, discuss research ethics, and engage in intensive research methods training.

How to Apply

  • They encourage submissions on a wide range of relevant topics.
  • Submissions that explore multidisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged.
  • Possible topics include but are not limited to: Measuring Internet censorship, detecting surveillance, new tools and research methods, research ethics, legal and regulatory frameworks, role of private sector actors in censorship and surveillance, analysis of the social, economic and political impacts of censorship and surveillance.
  • Interested participants should send a one page abstract summarizing what they plan to present at the workshop as well as any relevant experience or topics of specific interest.
  •  The abstract should also indicate the preferred presentation format for the work (poster, short talk, or tutorial) and indicate if the person will require travel support to attend the institute.
  • A limited pool of travel support is available and will be allocated based on strength of the abstract and demonstrated need.
  • Please submit abstracts to info at citizenlab.org with the subject “Summer Institute 2013

Deadline: Closes by June 1, 2013.

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