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

Table of contents

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

    1. Christopher Weare, William E. Loges, Nail Oztas
      Pages 1-18
    2. Andrea L. Kavanaugh, Philip L. Isenhour, Matthew Cooper, John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson, Joseph Schmitz
      Pages 19-40
    3. Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll
      Pages 75-94
  3. Virtual Communities

    1. Justine Cassell, David Huffaker, Dona Tversky, Kim Ferriman
      Pages 149-169
    2. Norman Makoto Su, Yang Wang, Gloria Mark, Tosin Aiyelokun, Tadashi Nakano
      Pages 171-190
  4. Knowledge & Scientific Communities

    1. J.H. Erik Andriessen
      Pages 191-213
    2. Roberto Dandi, Caterina Muzzi
      Pages 263-282
    3. Andrea Kienle, Martin Wessner
      Pages 283-299
    4. Flore Barcellini, Françoise Détienne, Jean-Marie Burkhardt, Warren Sack
      Pages 301-320
  5. Experiments

  6. Systems

    1. L. Vignollet, M. Plu, J. C. Marty, L. Agosto
      Pages 419-436
    2. Alessandra Agostini, Sara Albolino, Flavio De Paoli, Antonietta Grasso, Elke Hinrichs
      Pages 437-456
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 457-467

About these proceedings


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.


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

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