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CALL FOR PAPERS
CETIC.br | NIC.br | CGI.br PUBLICATIONS

The Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br|NIC.br) invites academic authors, researchers and professionals from government, private sector, civil society, and international organizations to submit proposals for article to be published in the following publications:

ICT Households: Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Brazilian Households (https://cetic.br/en/pesquisa/domicilios/) – carried out among the general population
ICT in Education: Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Brazilian Schools (https://cetic.br/en/pesquisa/educacao/) – carried out among students, teachers, director of studies, and school principals from the Basic Education
ICT Kids Online Brazil: Survey on Internet Use by Children in Brazil (https://cetic.br/en/pesquisa/kids-online/) – carried out among the population between 9 and 17 years old

Besides the data analysis and methodological reports for the surveys conducted by Cetic.br in 2021, these publications will contain a section with selected papers. It will be published in English and in Portuguese both in print and online formats.
Authors should submit an expanded abstract of between 800 and 1,000 words by February 7, 2022, indicating one or more of the thematic lines presented below (or suggesting new ones).
Articles may be submitted in either English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Submitted proposals will be assessed by Cetic.br|NIC.br’s editorial team, and the authors of the accepted proposals must submit the full article (up to 3,000 words) by April 18, 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES
February 7, 2022: deadline for abstract submission
February 18, 2022: result of abstract selection
April 18, 2022: deadline for submission of the full article

SUGGESTED THEMES
Suggestions of themes which the article may cover are listed below:

General themes (across publications)
• Connectivity and access to technologies
Digital divide and inequalities
• The development of digital skills
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and information and communication technologies (ICT)

Specific themes
ICT Households
• Public policies for broadband expansion in Brazil and Latin America
Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in the household context
Online trust (information security, personal data protection, disinformation, cyberbullying etc.)
• Online transactional activities (e-government, e-commerce, e-finance)
E-democracy (online transparency, e-participation, and activism, co-production of public services etc.)
E-waste

ICT in Education
• Policies and strategies for implementing and improving connectivity in public schools and between students and teachers
Hybrid and/or distance learning policies and strategies in Basic Education
Inclusive education, digital educational resources, and assistive technologies
Artificial Intelligence and Basic Education (ethical aspects, opportunities, educational policies)
• Digitization and platformization of Education through digital systems, applications, and platforms use
Privacy, data governance and guarantee of digital rights for students and educators
• Digital literacy, media education and education for digital citizenship

ICT Kids Online Brazil
Citizenship, participation, and engagement on the Internet: opportunities for children
Diversity and children’s rights: sexualities, identities and hate speech on the Internet
Privacy and personal data protection: online risks for children
Digital skills for safe and responsible use of the Internet by children
Parental mediation for children's use of information and communication technologies
Health and well-being of children in online environments
• Research about and with children: methodological challenges and new research methods

HOW TO APPLY
Submit the article proposal by February 7th, 2020, to publicacao@nic.br

Abstract submission guidelines
• Title: up to 80 characters
• Text length: between 800 and 1,000 words, excluding references (mandatory; in APA style)
• File format: editable text (.docx, .doc, or .odt)
• Formatting: Arial font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing
• Short bio: up to 150 words

Full article submission guidelines
• Text length: up to 3,000 words
• Formatting: based on the template to be sent to the selected authors

Articles that do not follow these guidelines may be disqualified.

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About Cetic.br
The Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society, a department of NIC.br, is responsible for producing indicators and statistics on the availability and use of the Internet in Brazil and publishes regular analyses and information about the development of the Internet in the country. Cetic.br is a regional center for studies under the auspices of UNESCO. More information can be found at: https://cetic.br.

About NIC.br
The Brazilian Network Information Center (https://nic.br) is a nonprofit civil society organization that implements the decisions and projects developed by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee. Its permanent activities consist of coordinating the registration of domain names through Registro.br (https://registro.br), studying, responding to and resolving security incidents in Brazil through Cert.br (https://cert.br), studying and researching network and operational technologies through Ceptro.br (https://ceptro.br), producing indicators on information and communication technologies through Cetic.br (https://cetic.br), and hosting the W3C Brazil Office (https://w3c.br).

About CGI.br
The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee is responsible for establishing strategic directives related to the use and development of the Internet in Brazil, and coordinates and integrates all the Internet service initiatives in the country, promoting technical quality, innovation and dissemination of the services provided. Based on the principles of multilateralism, transparency, and democracy, CGI.br represents a multistakeholder Internet governance model that includes the effective participation of all sectors of society in its decisions. One of its formulations is the 10 Principles for Internet Governance and Use (https://principios.cgi.br). More information can be found at: https://cgi.br.