[Humanist] 26.47 events: cultural attitudes; accessibility; information

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Mon May 28 22:12:02 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 47.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (86)
        Subject: Call For Participation: iConference 2013

  [2]   From:    Berris Charnley <berrisc at FASTMAIL.FM>                     (64)
        Subject: Call for registrations: Making Data Accessible o All, Exeter
                12-13 July

  [3]   From:    Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>                       (28)
        Subject: Program, travel information for CATaC'12 - June 18-20,
                Aarhus, Denmark

        Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 10:48:39 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Call For Participation: iConference 2013

Call For Participation: iConference 2013
Fort Worth, Texas
February 12-15, 2013

The iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference participants advance the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. These issues will be addressed during our four-day event in Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013. The conference theme is Data, Innovation, Wisdom: Scholarship in Action.

Please join us for a multitude of high-quality papers, posters, and workshops, along with interactive alternative events that will frame the conversation. In addition, the will host a Doctoral Colloquium and an Early Career Workshop, lots of social events, and many networking opportunities.

iConference 2013 is hosted by the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The presenting sponsor is Microsoft Research, which is also providing support for the conference’s inaugural Social Media Expo.

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools (www.ischools.org<http://www.ischools.org/>), a growing association of Schools, Faculties and Colleges in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite of participation; we encourage all information scholars and practitioners to take part in the conference.
* Conference: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/
* iCaucus: http://www.ischools.org/site/
* Past Proceedings: http://www.ischools.org/site/conference/

In response to requests for more varied opportunities to participate, we are offering several new submission formats this year.

* Papers: Results of completed original research, 8-10 pages in length in publication format; papers will be refereed in a double-blind process. Submissions will be in PDF format.
Submission deadline: September 3, 2012.
Notification: Early November.
Final version due: December 3, 2012.

* Notes: Reports of early and partial results, 4 pages or less in length in publication format; Notes will be refereed in a double-blind process. Submissions will be in PDF format.
Submission deadline: September 10, 2012.
Notification: Early November.
Final version due: December 3, 2012.

* Posters: We welcome submission of Posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Applicants will submit an abstract describing the proposed Poster, and these abstracts will undergo a single-blind blind review process (i.e., reviewers will know the identity of authors, but not vice versa). Poster abstracts are not to exceed two pages in length. Abstract submissions will be in PDF format. Completed Posters will be presented at the iConference.
Abstract submission deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.
Final abstract due: December 7, 2012.
Completed poster due: February 12, 2013

* Workshops: Workshops can be half- or full-day and can focus on any area related the conference theme (Scholarship in Action) or more broadly to the purview of the iSchools, namely, the relationships among information, people and technology. A proposal template is provided on the website; submissions should be in PDF format.
Submission deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Early October.
Final version due: Early November.

* Alternative Events: These can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic. A proposal template is provided on the website; submissions should be in PDF format.
Submission deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.
Final version due: December 7, 2012.

* Research Paper Development Roundtable: This new iConference submission track is for researchers developing manuscripts for submission as journal articles. The goals of this track are to provide a forum for interactive development of research papers, enable a discussion of current research ideas, provide a clear path to journal publication, and increase collaboration opportunities for junior faculty. Papers reporting work in progress and late breaking research are welcome. See website for additional details.
Submission deadline: Extended abstracts due August 1, 2012.
Notification: Early October.
Full draft due: January 7, 2013.

* Doctoral Colloquium: The doctoral student colloquium will provide doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty and one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students will receive feedback on their dissertation and/or current research from participating faculty and student peers. Participation in the doctoral colloquium is restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the colloquium. The colloquium will not be open to observers. Visit the doctoral colloquium webpage for more information:http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/doctoral/
Application deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.

* Early Career Colloquium: This half-day event is intended for assistant professors, post-docs, or others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the tradition of highly successful events at past iConferences. The program will include an introductory presentation on the tenure process, panels by recently tenured faculty and experienced former deans, and small group discussions to provide informal dialogue, guidance, and insights. Visit the early career colloquium webpage for more information: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/jr_faculty/

* FUSE Labs iConference Social Media Expo: The iConference, in collaboration with FUSE Labs of Microsoft Research, is pleased to announce the first iConference Social Media Expo. The exposition is designed to showcase exceptional interdisciplinary research and development work from information school programs specializing in social media. Students are asked to form interdisciplinary teams of 3-5 students to perform research, design, development or community engagement exploring technological solutions to people’s real needs around the theme of leveraging social media to foster lifelong learning in everyday life. A representative team from each participating school will be selected to attend and featured in a presentation at a special session of the iConference in February of 2013. Visit the Social Media Expo webpage for more information: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/expo/
Initial notification: Letters of Interest due September 14, 2012

* New this year, the leadership of the iCaucus and the iConference 2013 organizers have arranged for a special full-day workshop on Information Privacy. The workshop is being co-organized by the following iCaucus members: University of California, Berkeley School of Information; Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College; Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing; University of Michigan, School of Information; and Singapore Management University, School of Information Systems. The deans from each of these five iSchools have committed to send top faculty researchers in information privacy (spanning technology, management, law and policy) to participate. Details on how to take part will be publicized in the future.

Honorary Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University; Herman Totten, University of North Texas

Conference Chair: William Moen, University of North Texas

Program Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin Halbert, University of North Texas

Program Committee:
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon
Andrew Flinn, University College London
Fred Fonseca, Pennsylvania State University
Maria Gade, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Arcot Rajasekar (Raja), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Mega Subramanian, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee

Learn more at: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/
Dr Judith Wusteman
UCD School of Information and Library Studies
University College Dublin
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 7612
Fax: +353 1 716 1161
URL: http://www.ucd.ie/wusteman

        Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 12:12:34 +0100
        From: Berris Charnley <berrisc at FASTMAIL.FM>
        Subject: Call for registrations: Making Data Accessible o All, Exeter 12-13 July

GARNet/Egenis workshop ‘Making Data Accessible to All’ 

Dates: 12-13 July 2012 

Deadline for registration: 15 June and places are limited (register now
to avoid disappointment)

Location: Innovation Centre, University of Exeter 

Organisers: Sabina Leonelli (Egenis), Ruth Bastow (GARNet), Berris
Charnley (Egenis) 

Plant scientists are often required to donate data to open access
databases (for instance, by the BBSRC data management policy). They are
also encouraged to make use of these databases in order to boost their
research and speed up discovery. It is not yet clear, however, whether
and how these practices are affecting experimentation within the plant
sciences, and whether data donation and use on a large scale has been
effective in fostering innovative research. The focus of this workshop
is to discuss issues surrounding data donation, data use and publication
from the viewpoint of plant biologists; and it offers a unique
opportunity to engage with key publishers and funders around this

The registration form can be found at the workshop webpage: 


Thursday 12th July 2012

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and registration
13:00 – 13:30 Introduction (Sabina Leonelli and Ruth Bastow)

Session 1: Data donation, analysis and use (Chair: Ruth Bastow)
13:30-14:00 Andrew Millar (Edinburgh) “Creating, leveraging and
sustaining public data (and more) with uncertain funding”
14:00-14:30 Nick Smirnoff (Exeter) “Accessing and using metabolomics
14:30-15:00 Jay Moore (Warwick) “From bench to web, via spreadsheets:
practical data sharing in research groups”
15:00-15:30 Jacob Newman (UEA) “Sharing Data with Omero”
15:30 – 16:00 Tea/coffee
16:00 – 17:30 Discussion session: how are publicly accessible data being
used? (Chair: Cathie Martin - editor of Plant Cell)

Friday 13th July 2012

Session 2: Curating and publishing data (Chair: Steve Hughes)
9:00-9:20 Mary Traynor (editor of Journal of Experimental Botany)
“Providing more actionable data associated with articles”
9:20-9:40 Gilles Jonker (Executive Publisher for Agronomy at Elsevier)
“Connecting Scientific Articles with Research Data”
9:40-10:00 Ruth Wilson (publisher at Nature Publishing Group)
“Integrating Research Data and Publications”
10:00-10:20 Mark Hahnel (founder of Figshare) "Getting credit for all of
your research"
10:20-10:40 Claire Bird (Senior Publisher, Life Sciences, Oxford
Journals) “What role can publishers play in managing data?”
10:40 – 11:00 Tea/coffee

Session 3: Data curation and management (Chair: Sabina Leonelli)
11:00-11:20 Sean May (NASC) “NASC: Reciprocal CTRL-ALTruism”
11:20-11:40 David Swarbreck (TGAC) "Data Deluge - A bioinformatics
centre's perspective"
11:40-12:00 Alain Pottage (London School of Economics) “Traces of a
botanical economy; on the regulation of collecting”
12:00-12:20 Peter Burlinson (BBSRC) “Data sharing: a perspective from
the BBSRC”
12:20-12:40 General Discussion
12:40 – 13:30 Lunch 
13:30 – 15:00 Final discussion: the impact of data dissemination on
plant science research

Berris Charnley, Research Fellow, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (EGENIS), Byrne House, University of Exeter, EX4 4PJ.
t: +44 1392 725125
e: B.Charnley at exeter.ac.uk / Berris.Charnley at gmail.com
w: www.ipbio.org/berris-charnley.htm

        Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 16:23:22 +0200
        From: Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>
        Subject: Program, travel information for CATaC'12 - June 18-20, Aarhus, Denmark

Dear Humanists,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee - we are very pleased to announce that
the detailed program for CATaC'12 (Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and
Communication) is now available on the conference website:

The program is made up of presentations from colleagues from over 20
countries, and is accompanied by a great deal of detailed information
regarding travel to and from Aarhus, Denmark; excursion possibilities,
restaurant recommendations, etc.
Registration for CATaC'12 is still open - but please note that
accommodations will be extremely tight during this period in Aarhus. If you
are considering attending, we strongly suggest that you ensure you have
reserved accommodations before registering for the conference.

Our congratulations to the authors whose papers and panels were accepted and
thereby constitute a very strong conference program indeed.  We very much
look forward to welcoming presenters and participants to Aarhus in June.

All the best from "the city of smiles"
- charles ess (Media Studies, Aarhus University)

Fay Sudweeks (Professor Emerita, Murdoch University, Australia), honorary
Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna, Austria)
Leah Macfadyen (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Jose Abdelnour Nocera (University of West London, UK)
Kenneth Reeder (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Ylva Hård af Segerstad (Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Michele M. Strano (Bridgewater College, Virginia, USA)
Andra Siibak (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Maja van der Velden (University of Oslo)

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