Jun 292012

Watch for the upcoming June 2012 IFIP newsletter at: http://www.ifip.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=134&Itemid=450

24-26 September 2012. IFIP’s 22nd World Computer Congress on “Towards an innovative, secure and sustainable information society” takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. See http://www.wcc-2012.org/

News from IFIP technical committee 9 on computers and society

27-28 September 2012. Human Choice and Computers (HCC10) meets in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on “ICT Infrastructures and Society”. This is a regular international conference organised by technical committee 9. It makes a good counterpart to the World Computer Congress, and to it. See http://ifiptc9.csir.co.za/conference.html

29 September 2012. TC9 representatives of national computing societies and working group/special interest group chairs will meet in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The minutes of the last meeting which took place in Rome in July 2011 (and all previous minutes) are available on: http://ifiptc9.csir.co.za/

News with regard to IFIP working group 9.2 on social accountability and computing, and its members

SAVE THESE DATES! 15-17 February 2013

Provisionally, please save Friday-Sunday 15-17 February 2013 for IFIP WG9.2’s next workshop and business meeting, with a theme that focuses on sustainability, social accountability and ICT. See http://ifipwg92.org/

8-9 June 2012: Our last workshop

A review of our last workshop will soon be up on our website. See http://ifipwg92.org/

June 2011 workshop – Politeia journal issue of December 2011

Sustainability and ICT are one of the themes on which IFIP working groups 9.2 and 9.9 work together. Their co-edited 2011 Politeia journal issue is available, at a small fee, but with the introduction and abstract downloadable. See http://www.politeia-centrostudi.org/arretrati/104.html

TIES 2012, February 1-3 2012

All conclusions and presentations from this conference, coordinated by Juana Sancho Gil, IFIP WG9.2 member. See http://ties2012.eu/en/index.html

Co-edited book due out end July 2012

Carlisle George, Diane Whitehouse and Penny Duquenoy have co-edited a volume on eHealth: legal, ethical and governance challenges. Due out in late July 2012. See http://www.springer.com/law/book/978-3-642-22473-7

Other news

Among the news that IFIP members and friends have wanted to make known to us since mid-April 2012 are:

Seminars, workshops, conferences and initiatives

Putting the ‘last mile’ first. First Nations communities in Canada. See http://firstmile.ca/

28 June-1 July, 2012. OpenHere Data, Dublin, Ireland OpenHere. Where: Science Gallery and CTVR headquarters, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Admission: Events are free, but booking is recommended, & essential for workshops with limited capacity. See openhere.data.ie

18-20 July 2012. European Sociological Association (ESA): Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research Conference “Communication, Crisis, and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism” University of the Basque Country, Bilbao Abstract submission deadline: Now past (May 31st 2012). See http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/ESA_RN18_CfP2012.pdf

21-23 July 2012. IADIS ICT, Society and Human Beings conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 21-23 July 2012, http://www.ict-conf.org/2012/

12-14 September 2012. Submissions are invited for the workshop HCI Research in Sensitive Contexts: Ethical Considerations, which will be run in conjunction with BCS HCI 2012 (http://hci2012.bcs.org/index.html) in Birmingham, UK in September 2012.

7-9 November 2012. CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference: “Ideals meet Reality” http://cirn.wikispaces.com/prato2012

18-23 November 2012. CENTRIC 2012, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, Lisbon, Portugal. Submission of papers until 7 July 2012. See http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/CENTRIC12.html and http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/CfPCENTRIC12.html

11-13 December 2012. GIGS 2012. Governance in Malaysia. http://seminar.utmspace.utm.my/gigs2012/ind-gigs2012/Theme.html

14-16 February, 2013. ICT4S to be held in Zurich at ETH on http://www.ict4s.org/. Contact: ict4s@ifi.uzh.ch

12-14 June 2013. ETHICOMP 2013: University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark. See http://ethics.ccsr.cse.dmu.ac.uk/ccsr/gateway/ethicomp/ethicomp-2013


The European Commission DG Information Society and Media (now DG Connect) has started a Digital Futures exercise – a participative visioning project aiming to devise scenarios for the year 2050 and policy options in the shorter term. More information can be found at these URLs: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital_futures/index_en.htm

A first pilot online engagement was held on 29 May 2012. See: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital_futures/workshops/core-foresight/29May2012/index_en.htm

17 July 2012, Reading, UK. Case study research seminar. http://academic-publishing.org/pdfs/Case-Study-Research-Outline-May_15_2012.pdf

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