Springer have now published the proceedings of the conference, and copies will be available in delegates’ conference bags on arrival. We look forward to welcoming you next week!
The “Front Matter,” including the Editor’s Introduction “Human Choice and Computers: An Ever More Intimate Relationship,” is also available for free from the above Springer webpage.
The (first draft) full programme for the 12th Human Choice and Computers Conference, Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion, is now live on the website, available from the Programme page. We hope that any amendments to this will be minor and in good time!
IFIP News have featured the conference today on their News website, with an article entitled World First Conference Explores the Impact of Technology on Sexuality
We are extremely happy to announce the keynote talks for the conference will be from Professor Charles Ess, University of Oslo, and from Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director of body>data>space.
Charles Ess will be speaking about that most intimate of subjects – sex – and the (rapidly approaching) future technologies of robotic sex, in his keynote: “What’s love got to do with it? Robots, sexuality, and the arts of being human.”
Check back for more details as they emerge.
In response to requests the submissions deadline for the conference has been extended to 31st January. All other dates in the schedule will remain fixed, however. We hope the extra time after the holidays will enable everyone who wished to to ensure they have something ready to submit.
During the last IFIP General Assembly a new Standing Committee on Digital Equity was created for assigning grants to activities related with developing countries. The current rules are:
– There will be two allocation periods: January (considering all the requests arrived between July 1 and December 31) and July (considering all the requests arrived between January 1 and June 30)
– The request should be sent to Ramon Puigjaner (ES), Chair of DEC and IFIP Vice-president, indicating the IFIP activity concerned, some documentation describing it (call for papers, announcement, programme, etc.) and the planned use of the grant
– The grant allocation criteria will be:
* Travels (not stays or registrations fees) of PhD students of developing countries with an accepted paper in some IFIP activity (conference, workshop, school, etc.) held in any country
* Travels (not stays) of invited speakers/tutorialists of IFIP activities (conference, workshop, school, etc.) held in a developing country
* Travels (not stays or registrations fees) of practitioners of developing countries with realized or ongoing project to be presented in some IFIP activity (conference, workshop, school, etc.) held in a developing country
– The grants requested between July 1 and December 31 should be applied for events to be held in the next year and those requested between January 1 and June 30 should be applied for events to be held during the current year or for events to be held next year but with some deadline or execution before June 30 next year (in order to include in the corresponding announcement of the existence of DEC funding for travels of the above mentioned characteristics.
The conference organisers are pleased to announce that Springer will be publishing the proceedings of the conference in their IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology series (IFIP AICT). This means that all delegates will get a book, with the entire proceedings of the conference, upon arrival, in their welcome bag.