CFP: HSI 2005 (deadline Feb 1 - conf July 27 - Tokyo)

Osmar R. Zaiane zaiane at
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Call for Papers and Proposals

The Third International Human.Society at Internet Conference

July 27-29, 2005, Tokyo, Japan


Submission of papers 
Due Date: February 1, 2005

Medium: submit PDF or Postscript as attachement to hsi05 at

Please note that this version of the CfP is for the North American
region. Visit  for other regions.


Background and Aim of the Conference

The Human.Society at Internet conference was first started in May 2000
with the aim of providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and
research results among professionals and students interested in
following the issues and solutions to their possible ill effects, and
issues and solutions to supporting the numerous applications of the
Internet that have broad consequences on humans and the society. 

The technical themes of the 2005 edition of the conference are
organized around two tracks as follows: 

Track I: Impacts of the Internet on Humans and the Society

   1. negative side effects of the Internet on humans and the society,
that is, the uses of the Internet that have caused monetary damages,
invasion of privacy, violation of intellectual rights, social
problems, and even undesirable outcomes in elections, etc. These
include, but are not limited to, spam; viruses, worms, and phishing;
digital rights violations; frauds in electronic commerce, mobile
commerce and auctions; hacking and intrusion; cyber terror and cyber
warfare; invasion of privacy and identify theft; attacks against the
Internet infrastructure, including denial of service attacks; exposure
of children to unsavory things; hijacking of democracy by a small but
vocal minority; bad web communities, such as suicide websites,
crime-aiding websites; marriage breakups; rude words in opinions
posted to websites; etc. 

   2. technical, legal, business model, and mass education-based
solutions to address ill effects from the uses of the Internet, as
mentioned above. 

Track II: Applications of the Internet That Have Broad Positive
Impacts on Humans and the Society 

   1. both established and emerging uses of the Internet that have or
are expected to have positive effects on humans and the society, that
is, applications and uses of the Internet that expand commerce and
economy, enhance quality of life, improve government's services to
people, diversify the interactions and relationships among people in
communities of varying sizes and purposes, etc. These include, but are
not limited to, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, auction, online
games, entertainment, education and learning, health care, governance,
politics, Internet telephony, e-mass media (digital newspapers,
radio), e-family, e-communities, etc. 

   2. technologies to support the applications mentioned above.


Submission of papers 
Due Date: February 1, 2005

Medium: submit PDF or Postscript as attachement to hsi05 at


Papers: High-quality original research and position papers written in
good English are solicited. Suggested length is 10-20 double-spaced,
single-column pages.> 

The proceedings of the Conference will be published by Springer-Verlag
as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. 

Important Dates

February 1, 2005 Paper and Proposal Submissions Due
April 4, 2005 Notice of Acceptance/Rejection to Paper Authors
May 4, 2005 Camera-Ready Papers and Invited Talk Files Due
May 4, 2005 Pre-registration for the Authors of Accepted Papers Due
June 6, 2005 Online Pre-Registration Starts
July 6, 2005 Online Pre-Registration Closes
July 27, 2005 Conference Starts

For more information, please refer to the conference web site at:


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