I've started writing what I'd like to share as our "case study" (or
something like) that in the DC3 Report.
You know I'm not an academy guy, so my texts tend to be... familiar
but anyway. I'd like to share with you what I'm writing and I'd like
very much to have your input on this.
The text is here:
Feel free to edit or add comments.
I'm guessing the finished version will be about double the existing
text. That would be about 2.000 to 2.500 words.
PS: you'll see there are some new subscriptions on the list. I've
started invited people from the more geek/hacker circles of Community
Networks... let's see how that plays out :)
Forwarding the msg below as reminder of the deadline for presenting
workshop proposals to the MAG/IGF.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [Internet Policy] Reminder: IGF 2016 deadline for workshop
proposals: 6 June
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:30:12 +0000
From: Nicolas Seidler
This is a reminder that the deadline to submit workshops for the 2016
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is 6 June, 00:00 UTC.
You can find all details to submit a proposal here:
The 2016 IGF will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 6-9 December.
Itâs overarching theme this year is "Enabling Inclusive and
Senior Policy Advisor
It is a pleasure to announce the First Call for Papers of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity.
Feel free to share this CfP through your networks
The CfP is also available here https://dc3.libre.social/Report01OpenCall
IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3)
First DC3 Report Call for Papers
The need for a Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) emerged during the IGF workshop 223 "Community Networks: a Revolutionary Paradigm", held in João Pessoa, during the 10th IGF. Workshop participants agreed on the potential of community networks in order to promote sustainable Internet connectivity and foster the full enjoyment of fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and self-determination. Participants stressed the need to move forward the discussion on community networks (CN) and further analyse how such networks may help create sustainable Internet connectivity while empowering Internet users. During the workshop, consensus emerged with regard to the need for international cooperation aimed at creating synergy and coordination amongst different CN. Such cooperation may be particularly useful in order to identify:
· good practices for the development and maintenance of CNs;
· sustainable organisational, legal and financial models for CNs;
· efficient software and hardware technology for CNs.
To address the aforementioned and foster cooperation, many participants expressed interest with regard to the establishment of a new IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity.
The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity, established under the auspices of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, invites all interested individuals to submit position papers analysing the issues of connectivity and community networking, with particular regard to existing CN experiences. Suggested topics include analyses of, inter alia:
· Case studies of existing CN;
· Public policies fostering CN;
· Examples of efforts aimed at creating synergies/communication amongst different CN and other initiatives alike;
· Taxonomies of CN (e.g. rural CN, urban CN, etc.) and good practices that can make such categories of CN efficient and resilient both from a technical, legal and organizational perspective;
· Best practices and worst practices as regards national and international policies and legislation that facilitate or hinder the deployment of community networks;
· Strategies to promote the deployment of CN in remote areas.
Research papers, including analytical and theoretical papers, position papers, or case studies will be considered for inclusion in the report, even if they have been previously published. The length of the submissions should be between 2500 and 5000 words. To facilitate the reviewing process, papers should not include author names or other information that would help identify the authors. All papers shall be in English or Spanish language. Citation should be in APA 6 style and authors shall use footnotes rather than endnotes.
Submissions are due on 20th July 2016. They should include the following elements:
· Short abstract (250 words)
· First draft of the submitted paper
· Author’s name, afﬁliation and short bibliographical note (in the body of the email)
Submissions should be sent to luca.belli(a)fgv.br<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Authors will be notiﬁed within approximately 10 days from the deadline as to the status of their contributions.
All submitted papers will be subject to peer review. Every author submitting a paper will be asked to peer review another submission, which will be judged according to the novelty of the contribution, the theoretical soundness and the quality of presentation.
Authors will be given the opportunity to improve their contributions based on peer comments. Selected papers will be published into the First Report of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity, which will be published in open access, under Creative Commons licenses.
Authors will also be invited (at their own expenses) to present their work at the annual DC3 meeting to be held at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, on 6-9 December, in Guadalajara Mexico.
[FGV Direito Rio]
Luca Belli, PhD
Head of Internet Governance @ FGV<http://internet-governance.fgv.br/> luca.belli(a)fgv.br
+55 21 3799 5763