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2015-05-01 | Call for Papers ECREA Symposium Political Agency in the Digital Age: Media, Participation and Democracy

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 8 abr. 2015 10:40 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 28 jul. 2015 2:06 ]

ECREA Communication and Democracy Conference 2015 9-10 October 2015, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Deadline for submission is 1 May 2015

Research on media and politics has traditionally tended towards separating the sphere of politics from political processes in other societal spheres, focusing on parliamentarian politics and formal, institutionalised interest group politics (e.g. unions). At the same time, there has been a tendency to focus on elites, whether political, corporate, media or cultural. With the emergence of digital media, the research agenda within the field of media and politics research is shifting towards exploring interrelations between institutionalised politics and political processes in other societal spheres, and moving beyond elites to also include =93ordinary=94 people. The personalization of digital media and the rise of user-generated content have led to an increased interest in personal self-expression of citizens at an individual level as a political act. While this represents an important development, it also warrants fundamental questions about what counts as politics and who count as political actors. At the same time euphoric accounts of the potential of digital media for political agency are questioned critically both in terms of actual potential and the wider structures in which they are embedded.

We are seeking for contributions that address questions of shifting agency in connection with changing media technologies, while considering a dialectical relationship between social and media-related change. Contributions could address =but are not limited to the following topics

  *   Social movement/radical/alternative media
  *   Digital activism
  *   Materiality of media participation
  *   Spaces of participation and protest
  *   Civic resilience in times of crisis
  *   Digital media uses in extra-parliamentarian and non-institutionalized politics
  *   Digital media representations of extra-parliamentarian and non-institutionalized politics
  *   Digital media at the intersections of traditional politics and social movements
  *   DIY citizenship and digital media
  *   Performance and political agency
  *   Everyday life and civic culture
  *   Popular culture and civic engagement
  *   Digitization and individualization

Confirmed keynote speakers Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science; Anastasia Kavada, University of Westminster; Guobin Yang, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Submission details
Individual presentations Please submit a 300 Word anonymised abstract

Panel proposals Panel proposals should include a 300 word panel rationale plus individual 200 word abstracts from a minimum of four speakers Please submit your abstract here:

Important Dates Deadline for submission is 1 May 2015 Notifications of acceptance will be issued by 1 June 2015

2015-04-06 | Call for papers "11th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 26 mar. 2015 7:01 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 7 may. 2015 7:03 ]

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers, organizes its 11th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science, 18-21 May 2015, Athens, Greece. Please submit a 300-word abstract before 6 April 2015, by email (atiner@atiner.com), addressed to Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Vice-President of Information Communications Technology, ATINER & Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Associate Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus. 


Please include with this order: Title of Paper, First Name, Family name of all co-authors, Current Position of all co-authors, Institutional Affiliation (University/Organization) of all co-authors, Country of all co-authors, an email address of all co-authors and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.


Should you wish to participate in the Conference as a chair of a session, evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

2015-04-06 | Call for papers "Colloquium on Online & Distance Education"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 26 mar. 2015 7:00 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 7 may. 2015 7:04 ]

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers, organizes a Colloquium on Online & Distance Education, 18-21 May 2015, Athens, Greece as part of its 17th Annual International Conference on Education. Please submit a 300-word abstract before 6 April 2015, by email (atiner@atiner.com), addressed to Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Vice-President of Information Communications Technology, ATINER & Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA


Please include with this order: Title of Paper, First Name, Family name of all co-authors, Current Position of all co-authors, Institutional Affiliation (University/Organization) of all co-authors, Country of all co-authors, an email address of all co-authors and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.


Should you wish to participate in the Conference as a chair of a session, evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

2015-07-08 | Call for articles: Liinc em Revista Ethical-epistemological dilemmas in the Information Age

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 9 mar. 2015 6:52 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 28 jul. 2015 2:08 ]

Call for articles: Liinc em Revista Ethical-epistemological dilemmas in the Information Age

Liinc em Revista is accepting  submission of articles for the next issue – Volume 11, n.2 – to be published in November 2015. This issue will contain a dossiê on Ethical-epistemological dilemmas in the Information Age, whose editors are Marco Schneider (IBICT) and Gustavo Saldanha (IBICT). The dossiê will welcome articles discussing ethical dilemmas underlying  theories that approach diverse contemporary informational practices; scientific regulations on ethics; power and epistemic authority; ethics, information, and validation; use of science as ethics and of ethics as science.

We accept unpublished articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. 

Besides the dossiê, the journal also accepts reviews and articles within its fields of interest. 

See http://revista.ibict.br/liinc/index.php/liinc/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Send your submissions through http://www.ibict.br/liinc before July 8, 2015.

2015-06-3/7 | Call for papers Workshop "The Ethics of Foundations: Back to the Concepts!"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 12 feb. 2015 7:11 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 28 jul. 2015 2:07 ]

The Ethics of Foundations: Back to the Concepts!

Workshop organized by Rainer E. Zimmermann


The various aspects of an ethics that is based on the conception of systems have been discussed at the recent emcsr2014 meeting in an appropriate panel. The results will be published soon in the “Systema” journal. However, during the emcsr meeting and afterwards, at this year’s (2014) ISFR conversation meeting in Linz, it has turned out that the ongoing discourse about this topic is rather difficult and not very satisfactory after all, because even within the systems community the utilized concepts are far from clear. In fact, concepts are interpreted and used in a wide variety of versions such that effective communication about them is encumbered and their understanding essentially obstructed. Hence, the clarification of the main concepts involved is actually a task that matches well what the objective of this forthcoming conference will be: to eventually enhance human wisdom. This workshop might also be interesting for those who have not participated in one of the above-mentioned former conference occasions, provided they are dealing with ethical questions in one way or another. In particular, this call is directed to those who are interested in ethical questions of fundamental as well as practical type. A philosophical background would be helpful.


Panel with talks and discussion. (20 + 10 mins.)

Please contact Rainer for further info

2015-02-27 | Call for papers "Weaving the understanding of information"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 15 ene. 2015 8:39 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 9 mar. 2015 6:51 ]

Weaving the understanding of information

Track within the IS4IS Summit Vienna 2015


José María Díaz Nafría, Universidad de León, Spain; Senescyt, Ecuador; Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Marcus Abundis, Bön Informatics, Switzerland
Francisco Salto Alemany, Universidad de León, Spain; BITrum, Spain; UTI Research Group


Is it possible to build a coherent model of information that bridges vested interests across the sciences? In the past two decades, efforts have been made toward a common understanding of information, but concurrently and even to a larger extent, this understanding has been scattered by specialised disciplines focused on their disjoined insights. In a practical context, this opposition is analogous to the one established between those advocating for information as a “commons” and those promoting the commodification of information. Whereas the former consider information as necessarily attached to a larger cultural and societal basis, the latter deem information as a kind of asset that can be used for the own benefit.

Despite the universality of “information” as a concept, we still lack a sort of continuity in the fabric of concepts each discipline weaves around information. Beyond the kind of “interdisciplinarity” in which the scientific concept of information has been entangled, a strong interdisciplinary or even a trans-disciplinary approach may bridge the gap. A group of scholars after several years of attempting to weave the understanding of information across disciplines (http://glossarium.bitrum.unileon.es/glossary), now calls for summing up efforts in this endeavour to seed lights into the common enterprise of properly addressing the informational phenomena in physical, biological, cognitive, social, and technical realms. We ask: What formal tools enable us to capture the different perspectives? What must be clarified in the web of related concepts to enable a common understanding? What common theoretical soil can we plough to build up an inclusive information society?

Subjects and scope

Papers that help clarify concepts, metaphors, theories or problems concerning information are welcomed, for example: What is information content? How can we account for the essential fuzziness of awareness and morphogenesis? What is the relation between information and knowledge, information and energy, information and computation? What are the logical properties of informational states? Is an evolutionary concept of information pervasive enough to cover all information phenomena?

Further, papers that help develop the glossariumBITri’s network are encouraged, whether they present a new node (concept, metaphor, theory or problem) or a critic, discussion or extension of an already weaved node. Some proposals may be added early (prior to IS4IS) to the interactive-glossariumBITri, which will then be interconnected with other online media to stimulate open discussions on hot topics. A selection of relevant contributions will be collected in a special issue of glossariumBITri-journal.

Target groups

  • Scientists from any field willing to look beyond their disciplinary borders towards an interdisciplinary understanding of information;
  • BITrum members; UTI members
  • Scientists and technologists committed to the development of a general or unified understanding of information;
  • Scientists and technologists committed to develop the formal underpinnings of a general science of information

Important Dates, Submission, Information

Submission deadline: 27 February 2015
Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2015

Submissions: http://sciforum.net/conference/isis-summit-vienna-2015/page/instructions

Information about IS4IS Summit Vienna 2014: http://summit.is4is.org/

2015-05-26/28 | IFIP SEC 2015

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 12 ene. 2015 4:39 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 28 jul. 2015 2:06 ]


The 30th IFIP International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (SEC 2015)

Hamburg, Germany, 26-28 May 2015


Paper submission deadline: 22. December 2014

​This conference is the flagship event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems (TC-11, www.ifiptc11.org). Previous SEC conferences were held in Marrakech
(Morroco) 2014, Auckland (New Zealand) 2013, Heraklion (Greece) 2012, Lucerne (Switzerland) 2011, and Brisbane (Australia) 2010. We seek submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy protection in ICT Systems.


- Access control and authentication
- Applied cryptography
- Audit and risk analysis
- Big data security and privacy
- Cloud security and privacy
- Critical infrastructure protection
- Cyber-physical systems security
- Data and applications security
- Digital forensics
- Human aspects of security and privacy
- Identity management
- Information security education
- Information security management
- Information technology mis-use and the law
- Managing information security functions
- Mobile security
- Multilateral security
- Network & distributed systems security
- Pervasive systems security
- Privacy protection
- Surveillance and counter-surveillance
- Trust management


Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and included in the conference proceedings published in the IFIP AICT series by Springer Science and Business Media.

All papers must be written in English. Submissions should be at most 14 pages long in total including references and appendices. Authors must follow the Springer LNCS formatting instructions. Each paper will receive at least four reviews. At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the early date indicated on the conference website.


- Deadline for submissions: Dec 22, 2014
- Notification of acceptance: Feb 27, 2015
- Deadline for final version: Mar 13, 2015

Kai Rannenberg (Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt, DE) Steven Furnell (Plymouth University, UK)

Hannes Federrath (University of Hamburg, DE) Dieter Gollmann (Hamburg University of Technology)

Dominik Herrmann (University of Hamburg, DE)​

​A PDF version of this call is available at http://ifipsec.org/2015/

For more information, please feel free to contact the chairs at sec2015@ifipsec.org or visit http://ifipsec.org/2015/

2015-02-02 | Call for papers "CEPE-IACAP 2015 Joint Conference"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 25 nov. 2014 2:31 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 9 mar. 2015 6:50 ]

CEPE-IACAP 2015 Joint Conference

June 22-25 2015 at the University of Delaware

Philosophical and ethical enquiries about information technologies, computing, and artificial intelligence have acquired a focal place in the academic and societal debate on the design, development and deployment of technological artefacts. As the issues to be addressed are increasingly complex and interwoven, the need to consider different stakeholders and to endorse both multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches in addressing such problems become more pressing. For this reason, in 2015 INSEIT and IACAP will hold a joint meeting to offer the opportunity to members of both communities to exchange ideas and discuss issues of common interest.

The conference will be held on June 22-25 2015 at the University of Delaware and will be hosted by Professor Tom Powers, Department of Philosophy, School of Public Policy and Administration and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and Director of the Center for Science, Ethics & Public Policy, University of Delaware.

This year’s meeting will have a single main track focusing on topics at the core of IACAP and INSEIT member’s interests. Symposia will also be organized and run by members, or member groups, to focus on more specific topics of discussion.

We invite submissions of abstract (up to 3000 words) as well as submission of proposals for symposia focusing on ethical and philosophical problems relate to information technologies and computing. A selection of the papers presented during the meeting will be published in a volume of the ‘Synthese Library’ (Springer).

The conference theme is open to the following topics:

·      Artificial Intelligence

·      Artificial Life

·      Automated Warfare

·      Cognitive Science, Computation & Cognition

·      Computational Modeling in Science and Social Science

·      Computer-Mediated Communication

·      Ethical Problems and Societal Impact of Computation and Information

·      Ethics of Big Data

·      History of Computing

·      Information Culture and Society

·      Metaphysics of Computing

·      Philosophy of Information

·      Philosophy of Information Technology

·      Robotics

·      Virtual Reality

... and related issues



Important dates

Papers submission: 2 February 2015

Notification of acceptance: 27 February 2015

Submission full paper for the conference proceedings: 1 August 2015


Symposia submission: 12 January 2014

Notification of acceptance: 2 February 2015


Submissions should be sent via EasyChair using the following link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cepeiacap2015


Relevant websites

IACAP: http://www.iacap.org

INSEIT: http://inseit.net

2015-01-15 | Call for papers for the Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 24 nov. 2014 2:27 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 12 feb. 2015 7:10 ]

  • The Materiality of the Immaterial: ICTs and the Digital Commons

  • Call for papers for the Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique


    Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2015

    Guest editors: Vasilis Kostakis, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), P2P Lab (Greece); Andreas Roos, Human Ecology Division, Lund University (Sweden)

    With an escalating environmental crisis and an unprecedented increase of Information and communications technology (ICT) diversity and use, it is more crucial than ever to understand the underlying material aspects of the ICT infrastructure.  This special issue therefore asks the question: What are the true material and socio-environmental costs of the global ICT infrastructure?

    In a recent paper (Fuchs 2013) as well as in the book Digital Labour and Karl Marx (Fuchs 2014), Christian Fuchs examined the complex web of production relations and the new division of digital labour that makes possible the vast and cheap ICT infrastructure as we know it. The analysis partly revealed that ICT products and infrastructure can be said to embody slave-like and other extremely harsh conditions that perpetually force mine and assembly workers into conditions of dependency. Expanding this argument, the WWF reported (Reed and Miranda 2007) that mining in the Congo basin poses considerable threats to the local environment in the form of pollution, the loss of biodiversity, and an increased presence of business-as-usual made possible by roads and railways.  Thus ICTs can be said to be not at all immaterial because the ICT infrastructure under the given economic conditions can be said to embody as its material foundations slave-like working conditions, various class relations and undesirable environmental consequences.

    At the same time, the emerging digital commons provide a new and promising platform for social developments, arguably enabled by the progressive dynamics of ICT development. These are predominantly manifested as commons-based peer production, i.e., a new mode of collaborative, social production (Benkler 2006); and grassroots digital fabrication or community-driven makerspaces, i.e., forms of bottom-up, distributed manufacturing. The most well known examples of commons-based peer production are the free/open source software projects and the free encyclopaedia Wikipedia. While these new forms of social organisation are immanent in capitalism, they also have the features to challenge these conditions in a way that might in turn transcend the dominant system (Kostakis and Bauwens 2014).

    Following this dialectical framing, we would like to call for papers for a special issue of tripleC that will investigate how we can understand and balance the perils and promises of ICTs in order to make way for a just and sustainable paradigm. We seek scholarly articles and commentaries that address any of the following themes and beyond. We also welcome experimental formats, especially photo essays, which address the special issue's theme.

    Suggested themes

    • Papers that track, measure and/or theorise the scope of the socio-environmental impact of the ICT infrastructure.
    • Papers that track, measure and/or theorise surplus value as both ecological (land), social (labour) and intellectual (patent) in the context of ICTs.
    • Understanding the human organisation of nature in commons-based peer production.
    • Studies of the environmental dimensions of desktop manufacturing technologies (for example, 3D printing or CNC machines) in non-industrial modes of subsistence, e.g. eco-villages or traditional agriculture, as well as in modern towns and mega-cities.
    • Suggestions for and insights into bridging understandings of the socio-economic organisation of the natural commons with the socio-economic organisation of the digital commons drawing on types of organisations in the past and the present that are grounded in theories of the commons.
    • Elaboration of which theoretical approaches can be used for overcoming the conceptual separation of the categories immaterial/material in the digital commons.


    Benkler, Yochai. 2006. The wealth of networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom. New Haven: Yale University Press.

    Fuchs, Christian. 2014. Digital labour and Karl Marx. New York: Routledge.

    Fuchs, Christian. 2013. Theorising and analysing digital labour: From global value chains to modes of production. The Political Economy of Communication 1 (2): 3-27. http://www.polecom.org/index.php/polecom/article/view/19.

    Kostakis, Vasilis and Michel Bauwens. 2014. Network society and future scenarios for a collaborative economy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Reed, Erik and Marta Miranda. 2007. Assessment of the mining sector and infrastructure development in the congo basin region. Washington DC: World Wildlife Fund, Macroeconomics for Sustainable Development Program Office, 27. http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/congobasinmining.pdf


    - Submission of abstracts (250-300 words) by 15 January 2015 via email to vasileios.kostakis@ttu.ee
    - Responses about acceptance/rejection to authors: 15 February 2015.
    - Selected authors will be expected to submit their full documents to tripleC via the online submission system by 15 May 2015:
    - Expected publication date of the special issue: 1 October 2015.

    About the journal

    tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique is an academic open access online journal using a non-commercial Creative Commons license. It is a journal that focuses on information society studies and studies of media, digital media, information and communication in society with a special interest in critical studies in these thematic areas. The journal has a special interest in disseminating articles that focus on the role of information in contemporary capitalist societies. For this task, articles should employ critical theories and/or empirical research inspired by critical theories and/or philosophy and ethics guided by critical thinking as well as relate the analysis to power structures and inequalities of capitalism, especially forms of stratification such as class, racist and other ideologies and capitalist patriarchy.
    Papers should reflect on how the presented findings contribute to the illumination of conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable and participatory information society. TripleC was founded in 2003 and is edited by Christian Fuchs and Marisol Sandoval.

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    2015-06-01 | Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

    publicado a la‎(s)‎ 19 nov. 2014 4:54 por Leticia Barrionuevo   [ actualizado el 28 jul. 2015 2:07 ]

    Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

    1. Nature of the Award

    1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

    2. Purpose of the Award

    2.1 The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information.

    3. Eligibility

    3.1 The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
    (a) Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
    (b) Have completed all course work; and
    (c) Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

    3.2 Recipients may receive the award not more than once.

    4. Administration

    4.1 The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information is sponsored and administered by Litwin Books, LLC, an independent scholarly publisher.

    5. Nominations

    5.1 Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1, 2015, to award@litwinbooks.com.

    5.2 The submission package should include the following:
    (a) The accepted dissertation proposal;
    (b) A description of the work done to date;
    (c) A letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member;
    (d) An up-to-date curriculum vitae with current contact information.

    6. Selection of the Awardee

    6.1 Submissions will be judged on merit with emphasis on the following:
    (a) Clarity of thought;
    (b) Originality;
    (c) Relevance to our time;
    (d) Evidence of good progress toward completion.

    7. Notification

    7.1 The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified via letter by July 1, 2015.

    Advisory Board

    Jonathan Furner, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA
    Ron Day, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University
    John Budd, School of Information & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri

    Past Winners

    2014: Patrick Gavin, of the University of Western Ontario FIMS, for his dissertation propsoal, titled, "On Informationalized Borderzones: A Study in the Politics and Ethics of Emerging Border Architectures."

    2013: Steve McKinlay, of Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia, for his dissertation proposal, titled, "Information Ethics and the Problem of Reference.

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