Submissions should be sent via e-mail to by March 10, 2012. Please include your affiliation, title (include graduate student status if applicable), and contact information. If you are proposing a panel, please include that information for all panelists.

Authors will be notified of acceptance latest by March 31, 2012. We will make every effort to give earlier notification.


Submissions may come from any discipline. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Industry involvement – gaming, youth, social media; consumption patterns, online popular culture;China as original developer in gaming products;
  • Governance issues – state regulation and content controls; e-government and mgovernment; civil society and Internet governance; China and global Internet governance;
  • Online social movements – social media and grassroots activism; micro blogging and its impact across traditional Internet portals and start-ups over the new generation of Chinese “digital natives”;
  • Ten years in retrospect – review of developments in digital/social media and prognoses for the future of the internet

We will accept three categories of English-language submissions:

  • Full papers – these should be 20–25 pages long with a maximum of 10,000 words.
  • Extended abstracts – these should be 750–1,000 words.
  • Panel submissions – these should have a maximum of 2,000 words.

All proposals will be peer reviewed.

Selected papers from the conference may be published in a conference volume or a special symposium issue of an academic journal. Participation in the conference neither guarantees nor compels publication of a paper. A limited amount of travel funding will be available for promising young scholars.

To indicate interest in the travel scholarship, please attach your CV along with the submitted abstract.

Graduate students may submit conference papers for the annual graduate student paper competition . Eligibility is limited to papers that do not include any faculty co-authors submission.