[Humanist] 25.505 events: education; mobile communications; information society

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Nov 23 09:49:48 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 505.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>                       (83)
        Subject: Call for participation - International Research Workshop -
                Media Studies, Aarhus University

  [2]   From:    lachance at chass.utoronto.ca                                (72)
        Subject: TCC 2012 (Apr 17-19): Call for Papers & Presentations

  [3]   From:    David Brown <d.brown at i-society.eu>                       (141)
        Subject: cfp: i-Society 2012

        Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:00:04 +0100
        From: Charles Ess <charles.ess at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for participation - International Research Workshop - Media Studies, Aarhus University

Dear colleagues,

With apologies for duplications and cross-postings: please distribute to
interested colleagues and relevant lists.

On behalf of our keynote speakers and organizers, we are pleased to invite
participation in an international research workshop on Mobile Communication:
Mobile Internet, Locative Media, Mobility and Place.

We invite researchers who work with mobile communication as a cultural,
spatial and social phenomenon to join us for this two-day round-table
workshop hosted by the Media Studies Department at Aarhus University. We
will emphasize the spatial aspects of mobile communication and mobile
internet. The workshop aims to reflect and discuss general theoretical
perspectives, empirical case studies and methodological implications of
studying mobile internet and locative media in relation to mobility and
place. We have invited an international panel of speakers in order to
encourage and facilitate the development of an international research
network on mobile communication.

Topics to be analyzed and discussed:
-      Theoretical, analytical and methodological aspects of mobile
communication, mobile internet and locative media
-      Travelling, mobility and mobile technologies
-      Locative media and the production of place
-      Mobile internet, mobile media devises and new media practices

Guest speakers: 

Rich Ling (DK)  "Digital Gemeinschaft"
Naomi Baron (US)"Reading on the Run: What We Read on Mobile Devices and Why"
Leopoldina Fortunati (Italy)  "Mobilities and Mobile Phones"
Jonas Larsen (DK) "Mobile Communication, Place and Mobile Methods"

Additional contributors:

Iben Have, DK & Birgitte Stougaard, DK "Audiobooks and Mobile Listening: New
Medium, New Users, New Literary Experiences?"
Anja Bechmann, DK  "Communication to-go: Studying Mobile and Seamless
Communication Practices"
Jakob Linaa Jensen, DK "Online Social Networks; Augmentation of Social
Martin Brynskov, DK "Mobile Media and Smart Cities"
Stine Lomborg, DK  "The internet in my pocket"
Charles Ess, DK  "Mobile Communication, Culture, Convergence"
Anne Marit Waade, DK  "Locative Mobile Media, Place and Performativity"

-      The roundtable workshop starts Thursday 29 March at 10.00am and ends
Friday 30 March at 5.00pm
-      The workshop takes place at Aarhus University, IT-campus, ADA
Building, meeting room 333, Helsingforsgade 15, 8200 Aarhus N
-      Workshop fee: participation in the workshop itself is free, but
participants will be asked to cover meal expenses (400 DKr for lunch and
coffee for two days, and ­ optional - 400 DKr. for dinner Thursday night).
Accommodation and travel expenses are covered by each participant.

Submitting abstract for presentation:
There will be a limited number of participants in the workshop. Deadline for
submitting an abstract for presentation is 15. January 2012. The abstract
should be no longer than 250 words. All participants will receive a response
by 1 February. Please send your abstract to Sarah Shorr: imvsgs at hum.au.dk

Guidelines for the presentation
Prepare a presentation of ca. 10 minutes inclusive relevant questions to be
posed for the workshop discussion. It might be based on a paper, an article
or just a note or questions. Please send your contribution by 1 March to
Sarah Shorr: imvsgs at hum.au.dk. Contributions will be distributed to
participants prior to the workshop: participants will be asked to read each
other¹s papers in advance of the workshop.

Charles Ess, Media Studies, Aarhus University   
Anne Marit Waade, Media Studies, Aarhus University   
Sarah Schorr, Ph.D. Fellow, Media Studies, Aarhus University

Related Ph.D-course

In connection to the workshop, we are organizing the Ph.D. course,
Researching Mobile and Locative Media - Methods and Ethics. It takes place
Wednesday, March 28, 2012. 11 am ­ 6 pm. In this course, we will emphasize
the methodological approaches, as well as the ethical questions that
surround the empirical study of mobile and locative media. For more
information about the course, please contact Sarah Schorr, e-mail:
imvsgs at hum.au.dk. 

Many thanks in advance,
Charles Ess
Professor MSO
Institut for Informations- og Medievidenskab
Helsingforsgade 14
8200 Århus N.
mail: <imvce at hum.au.dk>
tel: (+45) 8942 9250

Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA

Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23

        Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:22:54 -0500 (EST)
        From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
        Subject: TCC 2012 (Apr 17-19): Call for Papers & Presentations

*17th Annual*
*April 17-19, 2012***
*Pre-conference: April 5, 2012***


Submission deadline: January 16, 2012

Homepage: tcchawaii.org


*TCC 2012* invites faculty, support staff, librarians, counselors, student
affairs professionals, students, administrators, and educational
consultants to submit proposals for papers and general sessions.


Social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, have facilitated communication,
sharing, collaboration and creativity among students and faculty.

Students and faculty have converged on the Internet to share their views
and utilize Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning.

There are many issues and concerns, however, that have yet to be answered
fully: How do faculty, staff, students and the communities served produce
positive learning outcomes? Can students learn through virtual worlds,
educational games, augmented realities, or the use of mobile devices? What
technologies continue to reshape e-learning? How do we support our


TCC invites papers and general session proposals related to educational
technology such as open educational resources, e-learning, virtual
communities, social media tools and mobile learning. A broad range of
proposals are encouraged, including, but not limited to:

- Perspectives and experiences with emerging learning technologies

- Case studies in using ICT and social media tools in learning

- Enabling student collaboration, creativity, and sharing

- Building and sustaining communities of learners

- Instructional applications in virtual worlds

- Distance learning programs and practices

- Blogging and micro-blogging experiences

- Ubiquitous and lifelong learning

- Mobile learning applications

- Open educational resources (OER)

- Online student services and advising

- Assessment strategies for online learning

- Professional development for faculty and staff

- Global access and intercultural communication

- Educational technology in developing countries

- Projects for seniors and persons with disabilities

- E-Books and other modes of content distribution

- Educational game design, rubrics, and assessment

- Online learning resources (library, learning centers, etc.)

- Social networking games and MMORPGs in education

- Gender equity, intercultural understanding, and open access

- Augmented reality; blending virtual content in real environments

- Online, hybrid, or blended modes of technology supported learning


This conference accepts proposals for three categories: papers, general
sessions and student sessions.

Presentation and submission details:


Proposals that involve student presenters are greatly encouraged. Fees for
student presenters will be waived. Student presentations will be scheduled
later in the day.

The submission deadline is *January 16, 2012*.


This conference is held entirely online using a web browser to access live
sessions and related content. A computer equipped with headphones and
microphone as well as broadband Internet access is highly recommended.


Organizations or companies interested in sponsoring this event may contact
John Walber of LearningTimes <john at learningtimes.com>


For additional information, contact Bert Kimura <bert at hawaii.edu> or Curtis
Ho <curtis at hawaii.edu>.

This event is a partnership between TCCHawaii and LearningTimes. University
of Hawai'i faculty and other volunteers provide additional support.

        Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 01:48:59 +0000 (GMT)
        From: David Brown <d.brown at i-society.eu>
        Subject: cfp: i-Society 2012


International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2012),
Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
25-28 June, 2011, London, UK

The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2012)
is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort
that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference
covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society,
which includes technical and non-technical research areas.

The mission of i-Society 2012 conference is to provide opportunities
for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing
and generate new knowledge in the field of information society.
The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science
that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge
evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap
between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration
and awareness of current development in secure information management
in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2012 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing

- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education

- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software

- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine

- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities

- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools

- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Date: January 31, 2012
Short Paper (Extended Abstract or Work in Progress): February 01, 2012
Notification of Paper Acceptance /Rejection: March 01, 2012
Notification of Short Paper (Extended Abstract or Work in Progress) Acceptance
/Rejection: February 20, 2012
Camera Ready Paper and Short Paper Due: March 15, 2012
Participant(s) Registration (Open):  January 01, 2012 to June 15, 2012
Early Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors only): January 01 to April
05, 2012
Late Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors only): April 05 to June 15,
Conference Dates: June 25-28, 2012  

For more details, please visit www.i-society.eu

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