ICA-IAMCR Symposium: Programme


Internet Governance: New Political and Regulatory Frameworks for Global Network Communication

June 16-18, 2006 - Hotel Rathener Hof ,Saxonian Switzerland , Kurort Rathen , Germany

Thursday, June 15, 2006


19.00 – 20.00:


On the Road to Athens : From WGIG to the Internet Governance Forum:

Introduction by former WGIG-Members:

Peng Hwa Ang, Singapore Internet Research Centre, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University , Singapore and

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Department of Media and Information Studies, University of Aarhus , Denmark

20.30: BBQ 

Friday, June 16, 2006

9.30 - 11.00

Plenary I:

Political Core Issues for Academic Research

Bill Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute

Mary C. Rundle, Berkman Center at Harvard Law School , Cambridge

Seiiti Arata, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Adam Peake, GLOCOM Tokio

Hong Xue, Hongkong University

11.00 – 11.30:


11.30 – 13.00

Plenary II:

Practical Challenges for Internet Governance Research

Key Note Speech:

Stefan Welzel, DENIC, Frankfurt

Short Statements from practical Stakeholder Groups

Axel Plathe, UNESCO, Paris (TBC)

Matthew Shears, ISOC, Geneva (TBC)

Michael Leibrand, German Ministry for Economics and Technology, Berlin

Annette Muehlberg, Chair, ICANN At Large Advisory Committee

Philipp Grabensee, Afilias Ltd.

13.00 – 14.00


Luncheon Speech:

Sabine Dolderer, Manager of DENIC (TBC)

14.00 – 16.00

Parallel Workshops

Workshop I: Governance Issues

Inclusive Internet Governance: Enhancing Multistakeholder Participation Through Geographically Distributed Policy Collaboratories

Derrick Cogburn, Syracuse University , Syracuse

Legitimacy in Internet Governance: Assessing the Past, Designing the Future

Hans Klein, School of Public Policy , Georgia Institute of Technology , Atlanta

Exploring Inequalities in Internet Access between East and West European Countries

Daniela Dimitrova, Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication, Iowa State University , Ames

Of Vital national Interest: Understanding the Origins of US Internet Policy

John Laprise, Northwestern University, Chicago

Workshop II: Policy & Legal Issues

Individual v. World, 999 U.S. 999 (2050)

Navendu Tripathi, Media Management, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Internet Governance:  New Political and Regulatory Frameworks for Global Network Communication

Bruno Ravaz, Président de l'Université du Sud Toulon Var, Toulon

Digital literacy for technology-related citizenship empowerment: A dialogic model

A group of Researchers and University professors from both the University of Barcelona and the University of Lleida in Spain

“Digital Divide to Digital Dividends?”: A look into ICT vis-à-vis development in a Third World context

Catherine P. Reyes-Angus, Internal Communications Officer, Asian Development Bank

Workshop III: Development Issues

The Preconditions Of Access To Knowledge Society In Developing Countries (with the emphasis on Iran )

Seyed Reza Naghibulsadat, Allameh Tabatabaee University , Teheran , Iran

Smaller Worlds: Online Social Networks and the Retrieval of Social Capital in the Philippines

Emerson S. Bañez, University of the Philippines , College of Mass Communication, Manila

Digital divide in the global net: Exploring Turkish students' perceived efficacy, trust and participation in the Internet

Selcan Kaynak, Bosphorus University . Istanbul

Governance through the government's Websites: A case of Cyber governance in Korea

Sung-Ho Park , Department of Communications, Honam University , Seoul

16.00 – 16.30


16.30 – 18.30

Plenary III:

Theoretical Approaches to the Analysis of Internet Governance

Jeanette Hofman, Wissenschafrtszentrum Berlin

John Mathiason, University of Syracuse

Hans Klein, Georgia Institute for Technology, Atlanta

Milton Mueller, University of Syracuse , Syracuse


Buses will leave for evening reception at “Festung Königstein”

Saturday, June, 17, 2006

9.30 – 11.00

Plenary IV:

ICANN, IANA, DOC vs. WSIS, WGIG, IGF? Accountability of Internet Core Ressource Management


Milton Mueller, University of Syracuse , Syracuse


Wolfgang Kleinwächter

11.00 – 11.30


11.30 -13.00:

Plenary V:

Enhanced Communication on Internet Governance: Towards the Building of a “Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANet)


Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus

Jovan Kurbilja, Diplo Foundation, La Valetta

Ralf Bendrath, University of Bremen

Guest Speaker:

Markus Kummer, Secretary Internet Governance Forum, Geneva

13.00 – 14.30


Luncheon Speech

Geoges Papavou, Head of the Greek Organisation Committee of the Internet Governance Forum 2006 (TBC)

15.00 – 19.00:

(depend from weather conditions)

Option A: Walk to the “Rauenstein” with Coffee Picknick and “open air discussion” on the future of GIGANet)

Option B: In-House Discussion on the Future of GIGANet with coffee break


Individual Transfer to Rathen Center for dinner & beer (make your individual choice)

Buses will go back to the Hotel from Rathen Station at

22.00, 22.20, 22.40, 23.00, 23.20

Sunday, June 18, 2006

10.30: Departure by Boat to Dresden

13.00: Arrival Dresden Terrassenufer