Mid-September 2012: News from IFIP, IFIP WG9.2 and members/friends

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Sep 252012


News from IFIP’s working group 9.2

  • Start the debate on resilient citizens! What are the issues at stake around resilience and sustainability in the information society? What does resilience mean for us as citizens? What does it mean for a group like working group 9.2? Julie Cameron presents suggestions for how governments, organisations and citizens can focus on ICT resilience. You can view, and comment on, Julie’s paper at: http://ifipwg92.org/?page_id=156. We encourage you to make visible your comments on the paper at the bottom of the same page. We’ve always wanted to get an active, virtual debate going, and this is a definite opportunity to do so!
  • Thursday-Friday 27-28 September 2012. Our working group is contributing to IFIP’s Human Choice and Computers (HCC10) conference by having at least 12 members co-present and have submitted papers/chapters to the conference proceedings/book. See you at HCC10!
  • Friday 28 September 2012. The working group’s bi-annual (2012) Namur Award will be given this year to Professor Stefano Rodotà of Italy in the frame of the HCC10 conference.

Next workshop – Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 February, 2013

Sustainability, social accountability and computing: Our next workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 February 2013 in Zurich. To be held in conjunction with working group 9.9 on sustainability. To be held partly alongside the ICT4S conference, headed by Lorenz Hilty, former chair of WG9.9, with likely contribution to be panel within it on Friday 15 February 2013.
A call for contributions to be out in October 2012 and suitable info will be on the conference website.

News from IFIP technical committee 9 on computers and society

  • Thursday-Friday 27-28 September 2012. Human Choice and Computers (HCC10) conference on Thursday and Friday 27-28 September 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on “ICT Infrastructures and Society”. http://ifiptc9.csir.co.za/conference.html
  • All official representatives of national computing societies or chairs of Technical Committee 9 working groups/special interest groups will meet in Amsterdam on Saturday 29 September 2012 at the VU university. See: http://ifiptc9.csir.co.za/

Other news

Among the news that IFIP members and friends have wanted to make known to us since mid-August 2012 are:


  • eHealth: what does it mean in terms of its legal, ethical and governance challenges? Three members of the working group, Carlisle George, Penny Duquenoy and Diane Whitehouse have co-edited a book of papers published by Springer-Verlag and launched in August 2012, eHealth: legal, ethical and governance challenges. The book captures the current state of play in Europe and in north America with regard to these three sets of challenges. http://www.springer.com/law/book/978-3-642-22473-7



Calls for submissions

  • Call for extended abstracts for an edited collection to be entitled Social Media, Politics and the State: Protest, Revolutions, Riots, Crime, and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Edited by Daniel Trottier and Christian Fuchs http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/CFP_SMPS.pdf

eHealth corner

A couple of working group members asked to have an “eHealth corner” to this newsletter, particularly around issues relating to social accountability:

  • 5-6 November 2012. eHealth acceptance conference 2012. Has a focus on the Baltic region. Brussels www.ehealthacceptance2012.net
  • February 1, 2013. Submit a paper to a special issue of Information Technology and People on “Personal Health Records: Empowering patients through information systems?”. Deadline for papers submission: February 1st 2013 http://www.itandpeople.org/personalhealthrecords.pdf

Seminars, workshops and conferences

  • 1 October 2012, Oxford, UK: The aim is to provide an opportunity for reflection upon how research outputs may involve societal risks and uncertainties and to consider ways of identifying, reflecting on and potentially resolving them. http://responsible-innovation.org.uk/frriict/frriict-workshop-october-2012/
  • 18-20 October 2012 Communication, Crisis and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, Conference of the European Sociological Association – RN 18: Sociology of Communications and Media Research http://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn18-sociology-of-communications-and-media-research.html
  • 18-20 October 2012, Turin, Italy: Internet Governance Forum Italia http://www.igf-italia.it
  • 23 October 2012: Field Methods: Interviewing, Focus Groups and Questionnaires. A one day seminar at Blackhorse House, University of Reading (there are fees) http://twitter.com/#!/AcademicConf
  • 7-9 November 2012: CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference: Ideals meet Reality http://cirn.wikispaces.com/prato2012 Monash Centre, Prato Italy
  • 16 November 2012: Joining up art, creativity and business. Milan, Italy. http://www.artforbusiness.it/2012/?p=1104
  • 27-28 November 2012: Privacy and Emerging Technologies International Conference of the PRESCIENT Project – Call for abstracts. Fraunhofer Forum Berlin, Germany. Deadline for abstracts is 10 October 2012. http://www.prescient-project.eu
  • 14-16 February 2013: ICT4S to be held in Zurich at ETH on http://www.ict4s.org/. Contact: ict4s@ifi.uzh.ch (Lorenz Hilty). One of the conference’s three themes will focus on the “economic and political dimensions” and, in particular, rebound effects and how to avoid them.
  • 29-30 April 2013 (Cotonou) and 2-3 May 2013 (Lomé). Colloque internationale. Localisation et réinvention de la téléphonie mobile: approches méthodologiques et theoriques. Réception des propositions de communication (4000 caractères, espace non compris, plan et bibliographie non compris + nom et adresses électronique et postale) :
20 Septembre 2012 à l’adresse suivante : mailto:colloquemobile@yahoo.fr. Notification d’acceptation : 15 octobre 2013 Remise des textes complets (30 000 signes espaces compris) : 15 janvier 2012. Prix: 75 euros pour les enseignants-chercheurs et de 50 euros pour les doctorants.

  • 12-14 June 2013. ETHICOMP 2013. The possibilities of ethical ICT. University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark, 12-14 June 2013. ETHICOMP 2013 will be hosted by the Institute of Business Communication and Information Science at University of Southern Denmark on the Kolding Campus. Abstracts must be submitted no later than 8 October 2012 to this website: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ethicomp2013. You will have to create an EasyChair account if you do not already have one to submit your abstract.
  • 1-3 July 2013. CEPE 2013- Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature, Autónoma University of Lisbon in 2013, in Lisbon (Portugal), July 1st-3rd 2013. http://www.cepe2013.com/#?Itemid=124

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