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Tuesday 24 June

15:00-18:00 Walking tour of Nmes - meet at the Arena

Registration and Welcome Reception - Universit de Nmes

Wednesday 25 June

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Opening and Keynote Speakers
Chair: Charles Ess
  09:00-09:10 Welcome
  09:10-09:30 First looks at CATaC'08
C. Ess, Drury University
  09:30-10:30 Keynote Address:
Local eyes for global vision: Can human intelligence and technology help?
Pr Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes, ICT in English Studies and Applied Linguistics (Paris 3), and
    Pr Marie-Franoise Narcy-Combes, Intercultural Communication and Applied Linguistics
    Universit de Nantes

Refreshment Break

Session 1
1. CATaC: Culture, Technology and Communication
Chair: Herbert Hrachovec
11:00-11:20 Analysis of CATaC: What do we know? Where do we next go?
P. C. Rogers, Brigham Young University, USA,
    M. B. Robertshaw, Utah State University, USA, and
    J. L
pez-Gonzlez, University of Joensuu, Finland
11:20-11:40 Decisions, Decisions: Ethnography or mixed-method approaches to study cultural issues in IS research
M. L. Kaarst-Brown, Syracuse University and I. R. Guzman, TUI University, USA
11:40-12:00 What's love got to do with IT? On ethics and accountability in telling technology stories
    M. van der Velden, University of Bergen, Norway
Sessions 2A, 2B, 2C
2A. E-learning: Transculturation, Transformation and Interculturation
Chair:  Lorna Heaton
12:00-12:20 Transculturation and e-learning in Uganda
    G. Koch, Zeppelin University, Germany
12:20-12:40 Transformation de la Culture Professionnelle des formateurs et tic: Etude de cas en IUFM
(ICTs and transformation of teachers' professional culture: IUFM as a case study)

    S. Leblanc, IUFM Montpellier, France
12:40-13:00 Communication et mdiation interculturelle dans l'apprentissage androgogique: Le cas du cours en ligne de l'cole interdisciplinaire de Madagascar (EDIM)
(Intercultural communication and mediation in adult education: Case study of online interdisciplinary teaching in Malacci)

    L. V. Ranaivo Rakotoniaina, Universit
d'Antananarivo, Madagascar
2B. Play, Self and Global Retro-per-spectives
Chair: Marcienne Martin
12:00-12:20 The politics and play of persuasion: Israeli and Lebanese blogs in the 2006 Lebanon War
    P. Ringrose, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
12:20-12:40 Global culture, local cultures and the Internet: Ten years after
    S. Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
12:40-13:00 Expression de soi sur les blogs Iraniens
(Expression of the self on Iranian blogs)
    S. Zabet, Universit
Stendhal, France
2C. Race, Gender - and Geeks
Chair: Maja van der Velden
12:00-12:20 Race matters: African Americans on the web following Hurricane Katrina
    A. Brock, University of Iowa, USA
12:20-12:40 Gender differences in Internet use by Brazilian students: Judicious girls and playful boys
    G. Olinto, IBICT, Brazil
12:40-13:00 Is the ICT geek alive and well? Results from New Zealand research
    B. Crump and K. Logan, Massey University, New Zealand
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Sessions 3A, 3B, 3C
3A. Sex, Games and Identity
Chair: Priscilla Ringrose
14:30-14:50 L'Internet et ses usages: Proxmie et pseudonymat
(The Internet and its uses: Proximity and pseudonymity)

    M. Martin, CIRCI, France
14:50-15:10 Designing games as a vehicle for passing on cultural knowledge: A case study of Finnish seniors in the digital age
    C. A. Islas Sedano, University of Joensuu, Finland, and
    C. Kampf, University of Aarhus, Denmark
15:10-15:30 Mirroring of changes in attitudes towards sexuality on the Internet
    A. Sevcikova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
3B. Business and e-commerce
Chair: Michelene Frenette
14:30-14:50 Online purchasing and web personalization: Do attitudes vary by gender or language
M. Hart, University of Cape Town, South Africa
14:50-15:10 L'intervention des tic dans l'organisation des petites enterprises
(The interactions of ICTs in the organization of small businesses)

    G. Castor, MODYS, France
15:10-15:30 A hiccup or a rift? ERP implementation success in Jordan
A. A. Rabaa'i and J. G. Gammack, Griffith University, Australia
3C. Interfaces: Cultures and the Visual
Chair: Lani Gunawardena
14:30-14:50 Cross-cultural communication through pictures in an international children's online community
    A. Komlodi, W. Hou, UMBC, USA, and
    A. Druin, J. Preece, E. Golub, University of Maryland, USA
14:50-15:10 Cross-cultural perspectives of icon and image design of North American academic websites
    E. Knight and C. Gunawardena, University of New Mexico, USA, and
    E. Barber
, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, and
    C. H. Aydin, Anadolu University, Turkey
15:10-15:30 From textiles to digital textures: A case study of cultural customization of an open source platform and PowerPoint templates
    P. Schettino, University of Lugano, Switzerland
15:30-16:00 Refreshment Break
Session 4
4. Language Online: Searches, Blogs and Diversity
Chair: Laurel Dyson
16:00-16:20 Language aspects of web searching: An African perspective
T. McDonald and P. Blignaut, University of the Free State, South Africa
16:20-16:40 The Blogiadur - A community of Welsh-language bloggers
D. Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, UK, and
    C. Honeycutt, Indiana University, USA
16:40-17:00 General discussions
18:00-19:00 Reception at the Town Hall officiated by Mr Daniel Jean Valade, Deputy Mayor of Nmes,
Delegate for Culture, and member of the Acadmie de Nmes

Thursday 26 June

Session 5A, 5B, 5C
5A. Language, News and Carnival
Cdric Brudermann
09:00-09:20 La part du Franais dans la lecture de journaux et magazines chez de jeunes adultes Qubcois: L'Internet est-il un facteur considrer?
(The role of French in the reading of newspapers and magazines among young adult
Qubcois: Is the Internet a factor to consider?)
    M. Frenette, Universit
de Montral, Canada
09:20-09:40 Arabic and English news coverage on
    M. M. Abdul-Mageed and S. C. Herring, Indiana University, USA
09:40-10:00 Bulgarian online forums as carnival
    M. Bakardjieva, University of Calgary, Canada
5B. Issues in Academia: Culture, Technology and Philosophy
Chair: Lorna Heaton
09:00-09:20 Bridging the academic divide: Exploratory discourse on the challenges of distance and culture for academic global virtual teams
    A. Amelinckx, University of Lethbridge, Canada, and
    N. Zakaria, Universiti Utara Malaysia
09:20-09:40 Utilisation des TIC dans l'enseignement au Vietnam: Avantages et defis relever
(ICT use in education in Vietnam: Advantages and challenges)

    V. M. Trinh, Universit
Nationale du Vietnam Ha Noi, Vietnam
09:40-10:00 Discussions
5C. Online communities: (Multi) Cultural Perspectives
Chair: Gilda Olinto
09:00-09:20 Analysis of computer mediated discourse in multicultural virtual teams: Theoretical frameworks and methodology
E. Darics, Loughborough University, UK
09:20-09:40 Just like me only better
    S. Fragoso and N. Martinsdo Ros
rio, Unisinos, Brazil

Blurring the boundaries of privacy: Self-disclosure on Facebook
M. K. Laliker, Bridgewater College, USA

Workshop on Cultural Aspects to Google Searching
Chairs: M. Moss and J. Currall, University of Glasgow, UK
11:00-11:30 Refreshment Break
Session 6
6. Culture, Politics and the Digital Divide
Chair: Leah Macfadyen
11:30-11:50 Political cultures and political communication technologies of the Western world
    M. M. Skoric, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
11:50-12:10 Bridging the global digital divide with participatory customisation
    S. Camara, J. L. Abdelnour Nocera, Thames Valley University, UK,
    R. Luckin, University of London, UK, and T. Waema, University of Nairobi, Kenya
12:10-12:30 Culture and technology: The Internet and its handling in Germany and Russia
    R. Hauser, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
12:30-12:50 Pour la promotion des droits humains de dveloppement durable des peuples autochtones pygmes et la protection de la nature dans le bassin du Congo
(For the promotion of human rights for Pygmies and protection of nature in the Congo area)

onard Fabrice Odambo-Adone, Gabon, presented by Laurel Dyson, Australia
12:50-13:00 General Discussions
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Session 7
7. Indigenous Peoples and Interculturality
Chair: Conni Ess
14:30-14:50 Indigenous languages shaping multilingual interfaces
    T. T. Keegan, University of Waikato, New Zealand
14:50-15:10 Indigenous adoption of mobile phones and oral culture
    F. Brady, Bloomfield, L. E. Dyson, University of Technology, Sydney, and
    T. Asela, Dauan Island Council, Australia
15:20-15:30 Sensibilisation a l'interculturel au cours d'une cyberquete
(Intercultural awareness in Internet searches)

    M. Catroux, IUFM, France
15:30-16:00 General discussions
16:00-17:00 Wine tasting and films of Nmes
18:30-19:15 Bus to Pont du Gard
19:15-22:45 Conference Dinner
22:45-23:30 Bus to Nmes

Friday 27 June

Session 8A, 8B, 8C
8A. Flow, Culture and Identity
Chair: Victor Owhotu
09:00-09:20 Flow experience and interaction in online gaming: Comparative study of Russian and Chinese MUD players
A. E. Voiskounsky, O. V. Mitina and A. A. Avetisova,
    Moscow State University after M. V. Lomonosov, Russia
09:20-09:40 Cultural identities in the flow: A theoretical reflection on the impact of technological globalization on intercultural communication
    C. Wilhelm, University of Burgundy, France
09:40-10:00 Understanding the role of the web in supporting identity construction strategies of the latest generation of Italians in London: The case of the online community
    F. R. Seganti, London Metropolitan University, UK
8B. Online communities: Who are "they" and what do "they" want?
Chair: Fay Sudweeks
09:00-09:20 Attending online communities: Culture of Youth?
    D. Smahel, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
09:20-09:40 Self-presentation through Facebook profile images
    M. M. Strano, Bridgewater College, USA
09:40-10:00 Matching reality and virtuality: Are adolescents lying on their weblogs?
    L. Blinka and D. Smahel, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
8C. Gleanings
Chair: Quintin Gee
09:00-09:20 Gender differences in personal advertisements in Lithuanian iTV SMS
    A. Zelenkauskaite and S. C. Herring, Indiana University, USA
09:20-09:40 Mobile technology and "second industrialization": A Chinese analysis
M. Wu and L. Haiyun, University of Macau, Macau

The impact of student diversity on student portal usage
    L. Seymour, G. Allen and N. Duma, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Session 9
9. Identity, Blogs and Community
Chair: Ken Reeder
10:00-10:20 Linking communities of practice online
    H. L. Moulaison, Rutgers University, USA,
    E. Tonkin, University of Bath, UK, and
    E. M. Corrado, Binghampton University, USA
10:20-10:40 User code modification as identity expression: A case study of Welsh language bloggers on
    C. Honeycutt, Indiana University, USA
10:40-11:00 A cross-cultural study of identity and face negotiation in visually anonymous online chat
    C. N. Gunawardena, University of New Mexico, USA,
    A. Idrissi-Alami, Purdue University, USA,
    G. Jayatilleke, Open University of Sri Lanka, and
    F. Bouachrine, Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco

Refreshment Break

Beyond Hall, Hofstede, and 'Culture': Understanding diversity from the top-down to the bottom-up and back!
Connie Kampf and Jose Abdelnour Nocera
  Culture as a bottom up concept to understand diversity in systems production and use
    J. L. Abdelnour Nocera, Thames Valley University, UK
  Intercultural discourses in educational ICT
    M-C. Deyrich, IUFM de Montpellier, and N. Matas-Runquist, IUT d'Avignon, France
  Cultural specificity: When does it matter? Can you see the forest for the trees?
    L. Heaton,
Universit de Montral, Canada
  The perils of parsimony: "National culture" as red herring?
    L. P. Macfadyen, University of British Columbia, Canada
  From culture to cultural attitudes, knowledge communication practices and innovation: Stepping back and changing direction in our quest for understanding culture
    C. Kampf University of Aarhus, Denmark


Session 10A, 10B, 10C
10A. E-learning: Culture, Pedagogy and Liberation
Chair: Marie-Nolle Lamy
14:30-14:50 Une experience de formation distance d'tudiants/ingneurs non-Francophone inscrits l'cole des mines: Aspect interculturel
(An experience in teaching at a distance non-Francophone students/engineers enrolled at the school of mines: Intercultural aspects)
    A. Mazourskaa-Portet, DIDAXIS, Montpellier, France
14:50-15:10 ICTs in education: Technologies of freedom or technologies of cultural domination?
    V. B. Owhotu, University of Lagos, Nigeria
15:10-15:30 Attitudes culturelles dans le recours pdagogique aux TIC
(Cultural attitudes in the pedagogical use of ICTs)

    J. Accardi, UMR ADEF and LIRDEF EA, France
10B. Interfaces: The Tangled Webs of Culture
Chair: Thomas Richter
14:30-14:50 Cultural factors in web design: Multinational analysis
    E. Callahan, Quinnipiac University, USA
14:50-15:10 Holistic versus analytic cognitive processes: Cultural influences on web information presentation design
    J. Xu, Winona State University, USA
15:10-15:30 Digital public spaces: Implications toward cultural memory and participation
    R. Srinivasan, UCLA, USA
10C. Ethics and Privacy
Chair: Barbara Crump
14:30-14:50 Amal Graafstra - The do-it-yourselfer RFID implantee. The culture, values and ethics of hobbyist implantees: A case study
R. Ip, K. Michael, and M. G. Michael, University of Wollongong, Australia
14:50-15:10 ICTs and healthcare in Aceh Besar, Indonesia
J. Ang, F. Santoso, H. Lin, A. Chib and
    M. O. Lwin, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Privacy and Seken in China, Inner Mongolia and Japan
M. Nakada, University of Tsukuba, Japan

15:30-16:00 Refreshment Break
Session 11
11. E-learning, Culture and F(L)OSS
Chair: Marie-Christine Deyrich
16:00-16:20 Le rle de la culture dans le travail collectif a distance
(The role of culture in distance education)

    L. R
en, Aix-Marseille Universit Paul Czanne and
    M. Hardy, CRAIC and Universit
Charles-de-Gaulle, France
16:20-16:40 Adapting e-learning situations for international reuse: Determination and evaluation of cultural influence factors regarding the role of participants for the adaptation process
    T. Richter, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
    J. M. Pawlowski, University of Jyv
skyl, Finland, and
    M. Lutze, Korean German Institute of Technology, Korea
16:40-17:00 IUT et logiciel libre: Emergence de valeurs communes: Exemple de l'IUT de Bziers
(The University Institute of Technology (IUT) and FOSS: The emergence of shared values: The example of IUT, B
    C. Pelissier, LIRDEF IUFM Montpellier, France
17:00-17:30 General discussions
17:30-18:00 CATaC'08 Highlights Second looks at CATaC'08
Charles Ess, Drury University
18:00-19:00 Closing Reception, Terrace Vauban