Oct 222014

Sustainability and green issues/ICT continue to be high on the agenda. See especially what WG9.2 members and friends are doing now, with some dates upcoming around 28 and 29 October 2014 (see below).

NB. While the websites cited below have been checked, WG9.2 cannot guarantee 100 per cent accuracy of the sites either now or in the future.

Plans underway!

  • February 2015. There are plans underway to organise the next IFIP WG9.2 meeting in the UK in February 2015, and to focus the meeting around plans for tomorrow’s digital citizens. More news in November!

IFIP WG9.2 members met in Finland in July 2014!

  • 29 July 2014. A short IFIP WG9.2 meeting was held in the framework of the Human Choice and Computing conference in Turku, Finland, IFIP’s ICT and Society flagship conference http://HCC11.net.
  • July/August 2014. Among WG9.2 members and friends attending the conference and associated meetings in Finland were: Ryoko Asai (Sweden), Gunilla Bradley (Sweden), Eduard Dundler (IFIP secretariat), Penny Duquenoy (UK), Mhorag Goff (UK), Don Gotterbarn (USA), Olli Heimo (Finland), Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos (Sweden), Sheelagh Keddie (UK), Kai Kimppa (Finland), Ingela Larssen (associate) (Sweden), Louise Leenen (associate) (South Africa), Laurence Masclet (Belgium), Christina Mörtberg (associate) (Sweden), Jackie Phahlomohlaka (associate) (South Africa), and Richard Taylor (UK). Apologies to anyone whose name has been missed off this list.
  • New members and friends. Among WG9.2’s new members and friends are: Mhorag Goff (UK) (friend); Marc Griffiths (UK); Felienne Hermans (Netherlands) (friend); Sheelagh Keddie (UK), and Thomas Taro Lennefors (Sweden). Welcome!

Human Choice and Computing

  • Publication out! For those of you who were unable to attend the Human Choice and Computing conference itself, see http://www.springer.com/computer/general+issues/book/978-3-662-44207-4 for around two-thirds of the conference presentations. The other dozen or so presentations were published in a Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) works-in-progress volume.
  • IFIP’s technical committee ICT and Society members met on the day following the conference. More info out soon.

In the Age of Globalisation

  • The IFIP Privacy and Identity Management for the Future Internet in the Age of Globalisation was held on 7-12 September 2014, in Patras, Greece. http://ifip2014.cti.gr. One of IFIP WG9.2’s co-vice-chair’s, Marc van Lieshout spoke as a keynote!

IFIP’s high-level events and meetings

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

  • 30 September 2014!!!! ICTs in a Changing Society. The journal, Information Technology and People, is pleased to announce a special issue focussing on the critical issue of ICTs in a changing society. From five to eight high-quality papers addressing the role of ICTs in societal change will be chosen from a broad range of topics, with an aim to address both the breadth of impact and any common themes that may arise. Are ICTs reflecting, driving, or simply material-virtual manifestations of the accelerated change in contemporary society? The special issue editors are Kai Kimppa (WG9.2 and SIG9.2.2) and David Kreps (WG9.5). Please return your submission to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itp. Submitted papers should be 5,000-8,000 words in length.
  • 15 October 2014. ETHICOMP 2015 has recently written to members of the ETHICOMP community asking for consideration to be given to tracks and themes to be organised at the ETHICOMP 2015 conference (to be held in Leicester, England on 7-9 September 2015). IFIP working group chairs are currently exploring how they might co-operate e.g., on offering tracks, themes and a possible TC9 meeting.
  • 28 October 2014. Annual General Meeting of the British Computer Society (BCS) ICT Ethics Specialist Group, which will be held at BCS London office (Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London – between Covent Garden/Strand). Refreshments from 17.45, start 18.15 with speakers Bernd Stahl and Marina Jirotka, giving a presentation on Responsible Innovation: “ICT is ubiquitous and pervasive. It affects all aspects of life and whilst it has the potential to greatly improve life, it may also do the opposite. ICT professionals play a key role in shaping technologies and effecting their social consequences. …. Attendees will be encouraged to participate by identifying responsible practices using case studies and reflecting on the way in which the framework can be rendered meaningful for ICT professionals.” See http://responsible-innovation.org.uk/torrii/ for comprehensive information, including resources with: case studies, ethical issues, technologies, solutions, discussion and more.
  • 28-29 October 2014. Carlisle George, Diane Whitehouse and Penny Duquenoy are running their third eHealth workshop. Keynotes include Ken Goodman (from Miami) and Jos Dumortier. For details see: http://www.eis.mdx.ac.uk/research/groups/Alert/ehealthwks2014/
  • 18-10 December 2014. 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems – Integral IS: The Embedding of Information Systems in Business, Government and Society, Auckland, New Zealand. Information Ethics and Society track. From Oliver Burmeister, one of the conference’s co-chairs http://bis2.aut.ac.nz/acis2014/
  • Norberto Patrignani (a WG9.2 and SIG9.2.2 member) has been asked by IFIP’s president to chair IFIP’s new domain committee on cloud computing. The committee has a three-year time horizon to launch its activities.
  • Since its launch two years ago, in September 2014, IFIP TC9’s HCC10 conference proceedings – which had several authors from IFIP WG9.2 – has had over 5,000 downloads: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-33332-3_1
  • European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment. See http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/

Books, publications and even videos

Books and publications – calls

  • 1 November 2014 (proposal deadline): Call for Chapter Proposals, Business Innovation and Disruption By Design, Vol. 4 in the Business Innovation and Disruption Book Series, Volume Co-Editors: Robert DeFillippi, Alison Rieple and Patrik Wikström, Edward Elgar Publisher. Send proposals and inquiries regarding this volume call to Robert DeFillippi (rdefillippi@suffolk.edu), Alison Rieple (a.rieple@westminster.ac.uk), and Patrik Wikström (patrik.wikstrom@qut.edu.au).
  • 1 March 2015. Special Issue of Business & Society, The Governance of Digital Technology, Big Data, and the Internet: New Roles and Responsibilities for Business. Guest editors: Mikkel Flyverbom, Copenhagen Business School, Ronald Deibert, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. ScholarOne Manuscripts by March 1st, 2015 to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bas
  • Journal of peer production. See: http://peerproduction.net

Seminars, workshops and conferences (and associated calls)

  • 1 October 2014. Jenny Chan, Dying for an iPhone, Communication and Media, Research Institute, School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Middlesex, HA1 3TP, UK. Room A7.01. See: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/camri/research-seminars/dying-for-an-iphone-the-labour-struggle-of-chinas-new-working-class
  • 3 October 2014. 10th Forum on Business Ethics and CSR in a Global Economy. Back to Basics: What is the Purpose of the Corporation? 9.00-13.30, 
Sala Cinema, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei Corso Magenta, 63 – Milano. See: http://www.politeia-centrostudi.org/forum/index.html
  • 25-27 October 2014. 13th International Conference WWW/Internet 2014, Porto, Portugal,: http://www.internet-conf.org/
  • 6-7 November 2014. Symposium on Blurring educational boundaries. Young people’s agency in learning practices, Barcelona, Spain. http://som.esbrina.eu/blurring-educational-boundaries-symposium/
  • 27 November 2014 (call deadline). Call for papers for the 15th European Conference on eGovernment – (ECEG 2015) which is being held at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK on 18-19 June 2015. http://academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2015/eceg15-call-papers.htm
  • 10-12 December 2014. 5th International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2014, New Taipei City, Taiwan. http://www.its-conf.org/
  • 21-23 January 2015. CPDP2015 Data Protection on the Move will take place in Brussels. CPDP gathers policy makers, academics, computer scientists, consultants, practitioners and activists from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss emerging issues in information technology, privacy, data protection and law. The organisers aim to stage more than 65 panels and workshops (with a stimulating mix of academics, practitioners, regulators and advocates), as well as multiple side events (such as open debates, Pecha-Kucha performances and artistic interventions).See http://www.cpdpconferences.org
  • 1-3 April 2015. WorldCIST’15 – 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies. Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. http://www.aisti.eu/worldcist15/
  • 15-17 April 2015. British Sociological Association. BSA Annual Conference 2015 – Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression? Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/bsa-annual-conference.aspx
  • 3-7 June 2015. ISIS Summit Vienna 2015 – The Information Society at the Crossroads. Response and Responsibility of the Sciences of Information. Vienna University of Technology. http://summit.is4is.org/about. Details on the 2014 conference, and earlier, at: http://www.hofkirchner.uti.at/presentations/
  • 22-25 June 2015. 2nd Annual International Conference on Technology & Engineering, Athens, Greece. The Engineering and Architecture Research Division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organises a cross-discipline conference on Technology and Engineering. See: http://www.atiner.com/technology.htm
  • 3-5 July 2015. SPT 2015 Conference (Society for Philosophy and Technology), Shenyang, China. The conference is hosted by the Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology at Northeastern University. Principal organisers are Professor Chen Fan (president), Ma Huiduan (secretary-general) and Chen Jia (assistant secretary-general). For those interested, there will be a free tour to the Chinese Industrial Museum on July 6. A call for papers will be announced soon. See http://www.spt.org
  • Philoma (Philosophie et Management). http://www.philosophie-management.com/php/index.php

For students or post-doctoral researchers

  • 27-28 November 2014. The Green Code Lab challenge is happening on the 27-28 November 2014 in Europe. It is reserved for students teams. It deals with software eco-design and the objective is to optimise code during 48 hours. If your university or school is interested to participate,  free subscription on this website: http://www.greencodelab-challenge.org/?page_id=11323&lang=en

Green Corner

  • 24 October 2014 (call deadline). ICSE 2015 – The 37th International Conference on Software Engineering to be held 16-24 May 2015, Firenze, Italy. Call for Contributions to Software Engineering in Society. See: http://2015.icse-conferences.org and http://2015.icse-conferences.org/call-dates/call-for-contributions/seis
  • 26 October 2014. NordiCHI’14 Workshop: Is there a European strand of Sustainable HCI? Helsinki, Finland. Workshop web site: http://hci4s.wordpress.com/workshop-schedule/
  • 30 October 2014 (call deadline). Call for Papers, IEEE Systems Journal Special Issue on Green Communications, Computing, and Systems. See: http://www.ieeesystemsjournal.org/call-for-papers/special-issue-gccs/. Submission link: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieee-sj.
  • 1 November 2014 (call deadline). 1st International Conference on Cyber Security for Sustainable Society 2015. To be held 26-27 February 2015, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom. See: http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/th_event/cyber-security-event-1/. Authors are invited to submit original research papers addressing theoretical foundations, modelling and empirical approaches, along with more exploratory work, and position papers to raise open questions. For submissions, see: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csss2015
  • 5 November 2015 (call deadline): Call for papers,IEEE Series on Green Communications and Computing Networks, May 2015 issue. The IEEE Series on Green Communications and Computing Networks is issued semi-annually (May and November) as a recurring Series in IEEE Communications Magazine. The objective of this series is to provide a premier forum across academia and industry to address all important issues relevant to green communications, computing, and systems. The Series will explore specific green themes in depth, highlighting recent research achievements in the field. Contributions provide insight into relevant theoretical and practical issues from different perspectives, address the environmental impact of the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) industries, discuss the importance and benefits of achieving green ICT, and introduce the efforts and challenges in green ICT. This series welcomes submissions on various cross-disciplinary topics relevant to green ICT. Both original research and review papers are encouraged.
  • 16 November 2014. 2nd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE2). To be held in conjunction with SC14 (http://sc14.supercomputing.org), New Orleans, LA, USA.  http://wssspe.researchcomputing.org.uk/wssspe2/
  • 3-17 April 2015. Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computinghttp://www.green-se.net/segc/2015/ The 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Salamanca, Spain.

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