The Association of Internet Researchers is pleased to announce Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia as the site of #AoIR2019. For only the second time in its history, the AoIR conference will cross the equator and be held in the southern hemisphere, returning to Brisbane and QUT where it was hosted in 2006. The conference takes place on 2-5 October 2019.
Conference Theme: Trust in the System
Trust is one of the most critical issues of our time: trust in our fellow Internet users; trust in the information we encounter in our online environments; trust in the data we produce and in the data that are continuously produced about us; trust in the algorithms that process and evaluate these data; trust in those who create the digital content we consume; trust in platforms and intermediaries that maintain our online spaces and that manage and trade in these data; trust in our national and regional governments that engage citizens over the Internet; trust in grassroots, social welfare and non-government organisations; trust in the regulatory bodies and political systems that are in charge of governing these systems of exchange. At every level, and spurred on by a rise in extremism and increased suspicion of others, our trust in the system is being challenged, presenting challenges for existing institutions and the opportunity to imagine new ones. The 2019 conference of the Association of Internet Researchers addresses these questions of trust. The full Call for Proposals is here.
About the Host
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian research-led university, based in the heart of Brisbane, Queensland. A fast-growing and innovative institution, QUT established the world’s first Creative Industries Faculty in 2001, which is home to the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC)—your host for #AoIR2019. The DMRC, directed by Prof. Jean Burgess, conducts world-leading research to address the challenges of creativity and innovation, inclusion and diversity, and trust and fairness in the constantly changing digital media landscape.
The conference will be held at QUT’s Gardens Point campus, located in the Brisbane central business district (CBD), in the immediate vicinity of many major hotels and hostels and on the doorstep of Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens.