We welcome papers or panels reporting on innovative research into any aspect of terrorism and new media. We particularly welcome papers or panels that report novel results or describe and employ innovative methodological approaches.

Papers or panels on the following topics will be of particular interest:

    * Online radicalisation
    * The Internet and recruitment
    * Old terrorism and new media
    * Methodologies for terrorism-related Internet research
    * Terrorism informatics
    * Network analysis and online terrorist activity
    * New Internet tools/platforms and radicalisation/terrorism (for example, online gaming, video-sharing, photo-sharing, social networking, micro-blogging, online payment mechanisms, etc.)
    * Cyberterrorism
    * Violent Islamism and the Internet
    * The content and functioning of jihadi Internet forums
    * Jihadi video producers and content
    * Children/youth, terrorism, and new media
    * Women/gender, terrorism, and new media
    * Case studies of particular groups’ use of new media (e.g. al-Qaeda, FARC, Hamas, Hizbollah, dissident Irish Republicans, etc.)
    * Policy/legislative responses to terrorists’ online presence
    * Critical responses to research on, reporting of, and governmental responses to the conjunction of terrorism and the Internet
    * Ethical issues surrounding online terrorism-related research

Perspectives from any academic discipline are welcomed, particularly: communications, computer science, cultural studies, information science, international relations, internet studies, law, media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Authors of individual papers should submit a 300-word abstract at our proposal submission page on or before 17 May 2010.
A selection of accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the journal Media, War & Conflict.