Following the international success of BlogTalk 1.0 and 2.0, Blogtalk Reloaded - that will be held in Vienna, Austria - is expanding its focus to Social Software, while remaining committed to the diverse cultures, practices and tools of our emerging networked society. The conference is designed to maintain a sustainable dialog between developers, innovative scholars who study social software, users in corporate and educational settings, and the general community of users.

We invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 - form and consequences of emerging social software practices
 - social software in an enterprise/educational environment
 - political impact of social software
 - applications, prototypes, concepts, standards

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, audiences will come from different fields of practice and will have different professional backgrounds. We strongly encourage proposals to bridge these cultural differences and be understandable for all groups alike.

BlogTalk is a peer reviewed conference

Along those lines we will offer 3 different tracks.

 - academic
 - developer
 - cases/practitioner reports

For developers, the conference is a great opportunity to fly ideas and prototypes in front of a distinguished audience of peers, to discuss, to link-up and to learn.

Please upload your submission along with some personal info here. You will receive a confirmation of the arrival of your submission within 3 working days.
Submission deadline is April 1, 2006
Length: 200 to 500 words

Timeline and important Dates:

Proposal submission deadline: April 1st, 2006
Notification of acceptance or rejection: June 15th, 2006
Paper version due: August 31st, 2006
Presentations and abstracts on website due: September 27th, 2006

We will work hard to endow a fund for supporting travel costs. As soon as we review all of the papers we will be able to announce more details.

Attention! We extended the call for proposals for software related stuff til May 31. Please submit project drafts, prototype ideas, concepts, alpha, beta and whatever versions.