Archive for January, 2005

Call for Papers: Online Deliberation 2005

Friday, January 21st, 2005

The Second Conference on Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice / DIAC 2005, will be held at Stanford University from Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, 2005. This conference is a follow-up to “Developing and Using Online Tools for Deliberative Democracy”, a two-day seminar which was held at Carnegie Mellon University in June, 2003. At the end of the CMU conference, participants agreed to have a follow-up meeting at Stanford. We would like to solidify the conference as a regular event, and to discuss the possibility of establishing a new society for online deliberation that will bring together researchers, designers, and practitioners whose work bears on this area. This conference is also the latest in a series of conferences on Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC), presented in association with the Public Sphere Project (a CPSR Initiative).

See the CFP and conference website

Deme v0.4.0 Release

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Deme v0.4.0 has now been released. There has been a general restructuring of the code that greatly simplifies installation and better organizes the creation and maintenance of groups. We hope Deme is now easier to use and program. Go get the code.