Jun 102013


News from IFIP’s working group 9.2 (and members)

  • 12 June 2013. (1) Drinks/supper for 9.2 people around on Tuesday 12 June 2013, 19 00 CET at Hotel Saxildhus, Kolding, Denmark (self- paying) http://www.millinghotels.dk/page5.php?p_id=130 (2) Get- together workshop on Friday 14 June 16-18 00 CET in combination with SIG 9.2.2. followed by dinner at a local restaurant (self-paying). ETHICOMP 2013. The possibilities of ethical ICT. Details to be circulated to those who have signalled their attendance. http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/ethicomp-2013.aspx
  • 17-21 June 2013. IFIP summer school – identity management, privacy, emerging technologies: http://www.pilab.nl/ifip- summerschool-2013/registration.html.
    WG9.2 members – and others – are very welcome to attend in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, during the week of 17-21 June 2013.
  • The next Human Choice and Computers conference (HCC11) will be held July 30 – August 1, 2014, in Turku, Finland. Provisionally, to include one track per working group/special interest group topic in the conference. Volunteers who would be willing to do reviews for the conference, please send your names to diane.whitehouse[a]thecastlegateconsultancy.com.

    The review period is provisionally 6 January to 15 February, 2014, one to three papers to review, using the EasyChair system.

General news

  • COST Action IS2102. The launch of the website for this major new network, funded by the European Science Foundation and led by the University of Hertfordshire, has been announced. With 28 European countries and two non-European ones already signed up, this COST Action is already marking out and consolidating an important new field of research on the dynamics of virtual work, bringing together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Survey entitled Incorporating Sustainability while Taking Software Product Management Decisions. Dr. Mahvish Khurum from Blekinge Institute of Technology Sweden, Dr. Birgit Penzenstadler from Technische Universität München Germany, Dr. Kai Petersen from Blekinge Institute of Technology Sweden and Dr. Krzysz Wnuk from Lund University Sweden, are conducting a survey to elicit state-of-practice in incorporating sustainability while taking software product management and development decisions.

    See: http://ww2.unipark.de/uc/SustainabilitySurvey

Books, journal issues, other publications, and projects

  • A special issue of Rafael Capurro’s international review of information ethics: http://www.i-r-i-e.net/current_issue.htm is about the relation of ICTs and real-world social change.
  • 25 June 2013. Deadline for submissions. IEEE Software is seeking papers for the following theme issue: Special issue on Green Software IEEE Software is a peer-reviewed professional magazine with a broad coverage of topics pertaining to software development. Important Dates: Submission deadline: 25 June 2013; Publication: January/February 2014. To submit an article: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sw-cs

Seminars, workshops and conferences (and their Calls)

  • 17-18 June 2013. The European Commission, FP7-funded support action CROSSOVER, together with UNDP-CIS, the Democratic Society and Euractiv, is organising the International Conference on Policy-Making 2.0 that will take place at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland on 17-18 June 2013. The draft programme is available at: http://www.crossover- project.eu/ConferenceProgramme.aspx, and you can register at http://crossover-project-estw.eventbrite.co.uk/ The conference is organised just before the European Digital Agenda Assembly that will take place in Dublin on 19-20 June 2013.
  • 19-20 June 2013. CISTI Symposium 2013. Lisboa, Portugal. http://www.aisti.eu/cisti2013/index.php?option=com_content&view=art icle&id=64&Itemid=68&lang=en CISTI 2013’s Doctoral Symposium is to provide graduate students a setting where they can, informally, expose and discuss their work, collecting valuable expert opinions and sharing new ideas, methods and applications.
  • 20-21 June 2013. Workshop, National University of Ireland Galway, Thursday 20 June – Friday 21 June 2013. Keynote Speaker: Professor Bradley C. Karkkainen, University of Minnesota School of Law. The aim of this workshop is to build a network of researchers dealing with sustainability issues in order to prepare joint projects, funding applications and work towards an international conference dealing with this topic. http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=205
  • 1-3 July, 2013. CEPE 2013- Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature Autónoma University of Lisbon in 2013, in Lisbon (Portugal) http://www.cepe2013.com/ (Note: the Society for Philosophy of Technology (SPT) will hold its 2013 conference – on the theme “Technology in the Age of Information” in conjunction with and immediately following CEPE’13, i.e., July 4-6 in the same venue: http://www.spt2013.com/. Discounted fees are available to those attend both conferences. Please see the conference websites for additional details.)
  • 4-6 July 2013. SPT 2013 – Lisbon (Portugal). http://www.spt2013.com The SPT 2013 theme is Technology in the Age of Information. A main aim of the conference is to encourage debate on the cultural, social, economic, political and ethical implications of advances in information and media technology. Digital networks and computerized technological systems have enlarged the domain of human technological action and responsibility, which raises new questions about the impacts of globalization and of the expanding information economy on the public and cultural spheres. A challenge facing the philosophy of technology and STS disciplines is to reflect upon our changed human condition and propose new ways to think through the quandaries technologies generate.
  • 24-26 July 2013. ICT, Society and Human Beings. http://www.ict-conf.org Prague, Czech Republic The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT, individuals, and society are all within the focus of this conference. Both analyses of interactions and effects are important. Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects and feelings are all of interest. Reflections on past, present, and future challenges – especially planning for handling the latter – are encouraged.
  • 25-28 July 2013 Gatherings on the politics of technology. Celebrating the bi-centenary of the Luddite uprising 1811-1817. Yorkshire, England. http://ludditebicentenary.blogspot.co.uk/p/events.html
  • 17-18 August 2013. International Conference on Engineering for Humanity. Hyderabad, India. The theme of the conference is use of technology for social upliftment. The conference is technically sponsored by IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) and IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT). See http://www.iceh2013.com/
  • 2-3 September 2013. Call for Papers. Social Media. The fourth international transforming audiences conference making connections/creative cultures/open everything. Venue: University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS. Call for papers and submission details here: http://www.transformingaudiences.org.uk
  • 10 September 2013: Call for Papers. CFP – BCS HCI 2013 Workshop on HCI Innovation in Sustainable and Scalable Design (ISSD 2013) http://issd2013.blogspot.co.uk
  • 19-20 October 2013. The Marx2013-conference at Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden. The Center for Marxist Social Studies in Luleå, Sweden will organize a session on Technology and Critique.
  • 13-14 September 2013. 6th annual Popular Culture and World Politics conference is Pirating the Popular. It will be hosted at JMK, Stockholm University. Here is the website http://pcwp6.jmk.su.se/
  • 24-28 March, 2014. Gyeongju, South Korea. The 29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. Call for Papers and Student Research Abstracts. Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing. http://www.green-se.net/segc/2014/
  • 23-24 May 2014. 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) and 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology, Ethics 2014. Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, IL, USA. The theme is Ethics? A Challenge to the Scientific and Engineering Community. ISTAS ’14 and the IEEE Ethics 2014 Symposium aim to respond to the needs and aspirations of a rising global professional community and to promote highest standards of ethical conduct among its members. For the latest information, first Announcement and Call for Papers please visit the site at: http://sites.ieee.org/ethics-conference
  • 24-27 August 2014 (provisional date). ICT4S (ICT for Sustainability) conference. Stockholm, Sweden. ICT and Transformational Change. Abstract deadline: 21 February 2014. http://cesc.kth.se/ict4s2014/

For students

  • Student research abstracts. Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts (minimum of 2-pages and maximum of 4-pages) of their original un-published and in-progress research work in the area of Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing. For more details, see http://www.green-se.net/segc/2014/
  • 10 June 2013. Extended deadline for application. Call for participation. Forum on Empowering Civil Society in the Black Sea region: a tool for Innovative Social Change. Athens, Greece

Health, well-being, and accessibility (and ICT) and associated information

  • 15 June 2013. Deadline for submissions the Health Policy and Technology journal. 1) Adopting Health Technology. National and international perspectives welcome on the following and other topics relevant to adoption of health technology. For more information regarding author guidelines and online submission, see www.healthpolicyandtechnology.com. All manuscripts can be submitted electronically using the online submission system: http://ees.elsevier.com/hlpt . For any further queries, please contact the Managing Editor at managingeditor at fpm-uk.org .
  • 20-23 August 2013, MedInfo 2013 Conducting medical informatics by Converging technologies, Conveying Sciences and Connecting People http://www.medinfo2013.dk
  • 28-30 August 2013. CLMS-organised Information Governance Workshop at the Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP) conference on 28- 30 August 2013 at St. Andrews in Scotland. For information about the workshop, please see http://www.clms.ucl.ac.uk/node/265


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