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Extended deadline for submitting abstracts to GigaNet Annual Symposium

Hello everyone,

The deadline for submission of abstracts to GigaNet Annual Symposium has been extended to Friday, 23 June, 2017. More details in the link:

The Program Committee is looking forward to your submissions!


Added by Dima Epstein on June 12, 2017 at 3:19pm — No Comments

GigaNet at SSRN

We now have a fully functioning SSRN page with 101 papers presented in our annual symposiums since 2007 (the first year we had full paper submissions). This collection covers most, but not all, of the symposium papers, as we were not able to retrieve some of the earlier manuscripts. Papers from this year's symposium will be added in due course. 

Huge thanks go to Milton Mueller and the Internet Governance Project for financing this undertaking, and to Julia…

Added by Dima Epstein on August 8, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments


We have posted a preliminary program for the upcoming GigaNet organized ICA pre-conference on Internet governance. The program is shaping out nicely and promises to be both stimulating and engaging.

The event will be hosted on the Tokyo campus of Kanazawa Institute of Technology. We invite you all to participate. You can register either for the entire ICA conference or just for the GigaNet event at…


Added by Dima Epstein on April 25, 2016 at 8:44pm — No Comments

GigaNet election statement - Vice Chair

Dear GigaNet members,

With the upcoming election I want to post a note making the case for my candidacy for the vice-Chair position. Thank you again, Joanna, for the nomination and thanks to all who supported this nomination both publicly and privately.

I have been a member of GigaNet since 2008 gradually becoming more and more involved in the network and taking on leadership roles. Starting as a Communication Officer I helped maintaining our online presence and mailing lists,…


Added by Dima Epstein on January 5, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

GigaNet election

It's that time of the year again when we call for GigaNet members to take on a more active role in the network and run for the open Steering Committee positions. 

Right now we are looking for candidates for the following positions:

- GigaNet Vice-Chair
- GigaNet Treasurer
- Outreach and Partnership Committee Chair
- Communication Committee Chair
You can read more about each role…

Added by Dima Epstein on November 25, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Call for papers for GigaNet organized ICA 2016 preconference: Power, Ccommunication, and Technology in Internet Governance

We are organizing an Internet governance pre-conference for the 2016 meeting of the International Communication Association. The meeting will take place in Tokyo, hosted by Kanazawa Institute of Technology. The deadline for abstracts is January 15. Please see the full call for papers for details.

Added by Dima Epstein on November 19, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Our annual symposium program is live!

The program of the GigaNet 10th Annual Symposium in João Pessoa, Brazil is now available online. Our anniversary symposium will take place on day zero of the IGF - 9 November, 2015. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you and engaging in research-infused discussions about multistakeholder governance, WSIS+10 and regional perspectives, trust and ethics in Internet governance, and infrastructure and critical…


Added by Dima Epstein on October 26, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

2015 GigaNet Annual Symposium Call for Papers is out

The call is available here. Deadline for abstracts is April 15 (full papers due September 15).

Please consider submitting and please spread the word.

Added by Dima Epstein on February 12, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

New steering committee begins its work

Following our November election GiagNet welcomes new and returning members of the Steering Committee. Marianne Franklin was elected as the new Chair of the Steering Committee and Daniel Oppermann as the new Chair of the Program Committee. Julia Pohle was re-elected as the…


Added by Dima Epstein on January 6, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Video of the 9th GigaNet Symposium

In case you missed GigaNet in Istanbul, you can now catch up thanks to this captured life stream of the symposium:

Thanks to the IGF Secretariat for documenting the meeting.

Added by Dima Epstein on September 9, 2014 at 4:13am — No Comments

GigaNet 9th Annual Symposium

Our annual GigaNet symposium will take place on September 1st, 2014 in Turkey - one day before the global IGF begins. This year's program features 12 thought-provoking papers chosen from a total of 30 submissions. Together they will address four themes:

  • Conceptualizing Internet governance
  • Institutional innovation in Internet governance
  • Multistakeholder governance and its alternatives
  • The DNS and global Internet governance

Please see the…


Added by Dima Epstein on August 19, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments

CFP - 8th Annual GigaNet Symposium



8th Annual Symposium

21 October 2013

Bali, Indonesia


Deadline for abstract submission: July 1 2013


The Global Internet Governance Academic…


Added by Dima Epstein on May 13, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

The Global Governance of the Internet - GigaNet Geneva Workshop program is available online

The full program of GigaNet workshop "The Global Governance of the Internet: Intergovernmentalism, Multistakeholderism and Networks," is now available online. The workshop is organised in cooperation with the Programme for the…

Added by Dima Epstein on April 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments


The global governance of the Internet: Intergovernmentalism, multistakeholderism and networks
International workshop
Geneva, Switzerland, 17-18 May 2013
We invite five-page long memos that address the role and future of different models of governance of the Internet, presenting recently completed research or work in progress. Papers from any discipline…

Added by Dima Epstein on March 17, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments


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