> ICT4AgeingWell 2015 - International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (May 20 – 22; Lisbon, Portugal)
It aims to be a meeting point for those that study and apply information and communication technologies for improving the quality of life of the elderly and for helping people stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community along their whole life. ICT4AgeingWell facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age-related health care, education, social coordination and ambient assisted living. From e-Health to intelligent systems, and ICT devices, this will be a point of interest for all those that work in research and development and in companies involved in promoting the well-being of aged people, by providing room for industrial presentations, demos and project descriptions.
Position Paper Submission: February 3.
> WHO Bid - Request for proposal: Scoping review on the ‘ethical review of health policy and systems research (HPSR)
As a public health agency that is focusing in the coming years on universal health coverage including equitable access to medicines, WHO is increasingly supporting Member States to conduct HSR to provide evidence for implementing changes to the way that health is delivered and health systems are strengthened. Health systems in LMICs face the challenges of substantial socioeconomic and health inequalities, rapid globalisation and evolving disease burdens. Bidders for this contract should demonstrate the following: 1) Relevant experience related to evidence synthesis for health research, or health policy and systems research (desirable) in LMICs; 2) Availability of an expert librarian with proven experience in developing search strategies tailored to health research, preferably HPSR; 3) Publication record relevant to health research evidence synthesis (e.g. scoping reviews, rapid evidence assessment, systematic reviews).
Proposals must be received no later than February 5 at 23:59 GMT.
> MobileHCI 2015: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (August 24th - 27th; Copenhagen, Denmark)
MobileHCI seeks contributions in the form of innovations, insights, or analyses related to human experiences with mobility. Our interpretation of mobility is inclusive and broadly construed. Likewise, our view of contribution encompasses technology, experience, methodology, and theory—or any mix thereof, and beyond. We seek richness and diversity in topic as well as approach, method, and viewpoint. If you can make a convincing case that you have something important to say about mobility, in all its many forms, we want to see your work.
Full and short papers deadline: February 6. Workshop proposals deadline: February 13th.
> Journal of Urban Health (JUH) – Call for Papers: Police Brutality as a Public Health Issue
Though violence has long been considered a public health issue, police brutality has remained largely outside the purview of public health. Few empirical studies have examined its consequences for the public’s health or tested interventions to reduce its frequency or toll. The purposes of this special section of the JUH are to foster and gather together cutting-edge conceptual and empirical work and pedagogy about police brutality in urban areas as a public health issue, and develop and disseminate related interventions. Manuscripts should focus on urban areas, and can focus on police brutality in any country. Editors: Drs. Hannah Cooper (email@example.com) and Mindy Fullilove (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Submit an unstructured abstract of up to 500 words by February 6.
> Special issue of Journal of Peer Production (JoPP): Alternative Internets – Call for Papers
This special JoPP issue seeks to document and critically assess past and ongoing efforts to alter the commercial development process of mainstream Internet technologies in order to build viable alternatives. What are the futures awaiting these alternatives, which contradictions and ambiguities will they undergo, and which steps can be taken today to avoid failures and disappointments?
Submission abstracts of 300-500 words are due by February 8.
> III International Conference on Media Ethics (March 24 – 26; Seville, Spain)
This conference session will be Spanish, while sessions of 25 and 26 (both papers and plenary sessions) will be in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Papers, workshops, panels and the results of research projects are welcome.
Abstract deadline: February 8.
> Comparing Children’s Media Around the World: Policies, Texts and Audiences (September 4; London, UK)
Where in the world are children best served by media available to them, and who judges the meaning of ‘best’? In today’s multiplatform environment, where children’s use of individualised social media challenges the status of professional players, the calls for quality, representation and diversity persist. Yet opinions divide over the levels of regulation and intervention required to improve media provision for children, and over the most urgently needed improvements. We welcome papers and pre-constituted panels from scholars and media practitioners that engage critically with children’s media in different countries.
Deadline for abstracts submission: February 9th.
> SWITCH Asia II: Europe Aid for Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production
The goal of the programme is to promote economic prosperity and help reduce poverty in Asia by encouraging a sustainable growth with low environmental impact from industries and consumers, in line with international environmental agreements and processes. More specifically it aims to promote sustainable products, processes, services and consumption patterns in Asia by improving cooperation with European retailers, producer and consumer organizations and the public sector. The grant support will be 50-80% of the total eligible costs of the action. It can raise up to 90% if the action takes place in least developed countries (LDCs). Applicants are particularly encouraged to implement projects in LDCs. The planned duration of an action may not be lower than 36 nor exceed 48 months.
> Preconference “Media and Journalists in the Age of Open Government and Transparency” at CIEDI 2015 - 11th International Congress of Ethics and Communication Law (July 11/ Montreal, Canada)
As members of civil society demand more participation, the activities of those in the media -- particularly journalists -- in facilitating and making use of access to information on behalf of the public ever-more important. In ways that complement communications through which social movements and online political campaigns develop via social networks, journalists have a key role in the relation between Government and Citizens, and in real democratic controls. Submissions are welcome from scholars at all stages of their careers, from any theoretical and methodological approach.
February 9: abstract submission period closes.
> Special issue of Trípodos Journal: From spectators to users: exploring the ongoing transformation of media audiences - Call for Papers
The role of media in the life of audiences has experienced a noticeable transformation during recent decades due to rapid technological transformation and the integration of media into social and institutional practices. Consequently, the concept of ‘audience’ itself has shifted to embrace new perspectives and approaches. We invite papers that deal with the ways people are getting involved in contemporary communication configurations, reflecting on how individuals, broader social groups and institutions and media producers frame the variety of forms of audiencehood.
Papers should be sent by February 10th.
> PSPC 2015 - 8th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference (March 9 - 11; Bangkok, Thailand)
The Conference is organized by Tomorrow People Organization - internationally recognized non for profit organization with head quarters in Belgrade, Serbia. PSPC 2015 will address questions regarding the role and importance of equal distribution of resources and social inclusion. The potential roles and impacts less-developed countries have on politics, business, education and the public sector. In addition, major social and economic trends and their potential for poverty reduction. The Conference will also address the many effects of poverty, rural development, including social isolation, human trafficking, displacement, suicide and homelessness. Poverty reduction strategies, economic growth, free market, fair trade, social aid and the unavoidable effects of globalization.
Proposals are accepted on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available or by February 10th at latest.
> Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices (March 12 – 14; Chicago, USA)
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse are welcome. We encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia. Proposals are invited that address design through one of the following conference themes: Design Education; Design in Society; Designed Objects; Visual Design; Design Management and Professional Practice; Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design; Special Focus: Industrial–Post-Industrial–Neo-Industrial Design: Reflecting on the Transformation of Production in the Project.
Submission Deadline: February 11th.
> PeaceNexus Fund – New Organisational Development Call 2015
The purpose of the grant is to support NGOs that have a peacebuilding mandate, in increasing their ability to deliver on their missions. Examples of activities: coaching and advice on organisational restructuring; research and advice on building new partnerships; and support to strengthen organisational approaches to advocacy.
Eligibility: 1) NGOs with an explicit peacebuilding mandate that operate internationally (in at least five countries); 2) Local NGOs operating in one of the following countries: West Africa (Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Senegal, The Gambia) and the Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia).
Deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest: February 11th.
> Integrating Research & Practice - five related special tracks at WMSCI 2015 - 19th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (July 12 - 15; Orlando, Florida, USA)
The five different tracks represent different ways, approaches, and/or methodologies that showed to be effective in the Integration of Research and Practice. What they have in common is their proven effectiveness in: 1) making adequate translating between disciplinary/technical terms and concept into everyday language; 2) appropriately relating quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.
Full paper deadline submission: February 11th.
> Guelph 7th Annual Accessibility Conference - Choosing Bridges over Barriers: Integrating Inclusion into All that We Do (May 25 – 27; Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
The Organizing Committee is interested in presentations related to: the AODA Standards; Web, document, and media accessibility; Adaptive technology; Disability research and accommodation; Inclusive design; Accessible teaching and learning; National and international accessibility issues; what is required to build an inclusive Ontario by 2025. Priority will be given to presentations that provide attendees with a framework to move from ideas to action.
Submit a workshop proposal or conference presentation by February 13.
> Global Learn 2015 - Global Conference on Learning and Technology (online)
This is an online conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), whose aim is to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. Global Learn serves as a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, curriculum developers, and others in the topics and fields about which they are passionate.
Final Call for Submissions: February 13.
> Kosmos 2015 Seed Grants
Two Kosmos Seed Grants of $2500 each will be awarded in early 2015 to individuals or organizations that are working to advance ‘transformation in harmony with all Life’.
The microgrants program, intended to be ongoing, is being developed in recognition that social change often begins with small acts in out-of-the-way places, by people working at the edge of transformation. Any individual or organization working toward social change may apply. Projects should have a stated duration, with clear objectives and expected outcomes. Applicants should describe a clear and direct use of the funds and the impact it will have (i.e., not in funding general operations or overhead costs).
Deadline: February 14th.
> CTA Grants for NGOs in Developing Countries for Youth Development Projects
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. The objective of this grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people. It will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities. Proposals can be submitted in the following two categories: 1) Strengthening youth engagement and entrepreneurship in strategic food commodity value chains; 2) Implementing the "AgriHack Talent" programme at national or regional level. Only youth organisations or organisations working on youth issues can submit proposals – in either French or English.
Applications must be submitted before February 15 at 23:59 hours, Netherlands time.
> Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - Travel Grant / Miel Fellowship
The Center will provide a travel grant for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream media. Its aim is to help media professionals outside of the USA do the kind of reporting they've always wanted to do and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience. The grant will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships and those whose work is not routinely disseminated internationally. Eligibility: open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals outside the U.S. who are seeking to report from their home country. Women and journalists from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be proficient in English.
The deadline to apply is February 15.
> CBMI 2015 - 13th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (June 10.-12. 2015, Prague, Czech Republic)
This workshop aims at bringing together the various communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia indexing, retrieval, browsing and presentation. The scientific program will include invited keynote talks and regular, special and demo sessions with contributed research papers. Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and applications. The proceedings of CBMI 2015 will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. We wish to highlight significant contributions addressing the main problem of search and retrieval but also the related and equally important issues of multimedia content management, user interaction, large-scale search, learning in retrieval, social media indexing and retrieval. Additional special sessions are planned in areas such as deep learning for retrieval, social media retrieval, medical image retrieval.
Full paper submission deadline: February 16,
> SPWID 2015 - 1st International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems (June 21 – 26; Brussels, Belgium)
Mobile communications played by the proliferation of smartphones and practical aspects of designing such systems and developing specific applications raise particular challenges for a successful acceptance and deployment. We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged. All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.
Full paper submission: February 18.
> HCII 2015 - 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (August 2 - 7; Los Angeles, USA) Poster sessions will accommodate the presentation of late-breaking scientific and professional news or work in progress. All extended abstracts of accepted for presentation posters will be published by Springer as part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. Volumes published as part of the Springer CCIS series are indexed by the following services: ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI Engineering Index, Scopus. Authors have also the option not to publish their extended poster abstracts but only present their posters during this session.
Deadline: February 20. Source: http://2015.hci.international/submissions
> Conference and Workshop - Surveillance and Citizenship: State-Media-Citizen Relations After the Snowden Leaks (June 18-19; Cardiff University, UK)
The revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden have provided unprecedented insights into contemporary mass surveillance. They have prompted significant debates on the nature of civil rights in digital environments; the possibilities and challenges of secure communication; the nature of the security state; the quality of media coverage; and new threats to press freedom and political dissent. Two years after the Snowden revelations started, the conference "Surveillance and Citizenship" will review their impacts and consequences for state policy, technological development, internet uses and the media. The conference will bring together leading UK and international scholars, and representatives of organisations such as Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Tactical Tech, Open Rights Group, and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Submit a 300-500 word abstrac by February 15.
> AHFE 2015 - 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2015 and the Affiliated Conferences (July 26 - 30; Las Vegas, NV, USA)
The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including, physical ergonomics, cognitive and neuroergonomics, social and occupational ergonomics, cross-cultural aspects of decision making, ergonomics modeling and usability evaluation, human digital modeling, healthcare and special populations, human factors in oil, gas and nuclear energy industries, human factors in unmanned systems, safety management and human factors, ergonomics in design, affective and pleasurable design, human factors, software, and systems engineering, transportation (road and rail, maritime and aviation), training and human performance, occupational safety management, and the human side of service engineering.
Abstract for Paper Presentations: February 15.
> MOBIQUITOUS 2015: 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Jul 22 – 24; Coimbra, Portugal)
Its goal is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research in the field at international level, involving practitioners and researchers from diverse backgrounds. Despite the considerable research effort in the area of Ubiquitous Computing in the past decade, and the maturity of some of its base technologies, many challenges persist.
Submission Paper Deadline: February 23th.
> Call for Submissions 2015: Emerald Studies in Media and Communication
The series welcomes work from a variety of perspectives from media scholars working in the social sciences, humanities, and related fields such as media studies, information studies, STS, and communication. Submissions may be empirical, theoretical, methodological, or synthetic statements of significant developments in the field. Empirical submissions may make use of any method or approach. Contributions on a wide variety of topics on new media, ICTs, communication, and related themes are welcome from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Volume 10: Digital Distinctions & Inequalities - We welcome submissions on any facet of digital inclusion, digital inequality, digital differentiation, and/or digital divides writ large. We are interested in these topics as they relate to any communication platform, populations, and kinds of production/consumption of digital media, information technologies, social inequalities, etc.
Volume 11: New Media Cultures - We welcome submissions on any facet of culture and [new] media. Submissions may explore any aspect of culture, communication, and [new] media broadly defined. Themes that come to mind are the interplay between [new] media and any of the following: culture, communication, technology, convergence, the arts, cultural production, cultural change in the digital age—and of course anything else [new] media or communication or culture scholars find intriguing.
Submissions due: February 23 at midnight GMT.
Please see http://emeraldmediastudies.com for more information about the calls, series, editors, guidelines, etc.
> ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing 2015
This award recognizes outstanding leadership or achievements in improving the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications to persons with print disabilities. You can nominate either your own organization/company or a third party anywhere in the world and we encourage nominations of companies, organizations or individuals based in developing or least developed countries. The selection process will be overseen by a selection jury under the auspices of the UK Publishers Association’s Accessibility Action Group and representatives of the International Publishers’ Association, the International Authors’ Forum and the Accessible Books Consortium. The award will be presented at the London Book Fair (LBF) on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, during the scheduled LBF International Excellence Awards.
The deadline for submissions is February 23 at 12:00 noon, London, UK time.
> IDR Innovative Development Storytelling Grants
This 5th call for applications from the European Journalism Centre, running under Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme, aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues. Eligibility: 1) Projects that target audiences in one or more of the eligible nine European countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK); 2) Journalists and media outlets not based in the mentioned countries, as well as freelancers, are only eligible to apply as cooperation partners of admissible organizations; 3) Projects are required to address by theme, style, and presentation the general public, or large audience segments, or must effectively leverage important multipliers. Projects aiming at cross-country cooperation and using multiple platforms are strongly encouraged to apply.
Journalists and media organisations can submit applications until February 25 at 22:00 CET.
> “Inclusive Growth and Development; Challenges and Opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa” – Call for Chapters
The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), in support with DANIDA, calls for abstracts for this book project. OSSREA is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa. Applicants should: 1) be nationals or residents of countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and be affiliated with an institution based in such countries; 2) hold at least a Master Degree in the social sciences or related fields from an accredited institution. The call for papers will encourage single sector or single country or comparative case studies
across sectors in one or more countries or comparative studies across countries
Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail before February 25th. Source: http://ossrea.net/images/inclusive-growth.pdf
> Call for chapters - Ambient Assisted Living: Technologies and Applications
It will be a handbook for researchers and technical professionals from a wide variety of related fields who need to refresh their knowledge of the recent state of the art and acquire a well-balanced in-depth and broad know-how of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies and applications. This book will cover all major technologies used in the field, including but not limited to smart homes, environmental and wearable sensors, visual monitoring, person-environment interaction, networks, robotics and standards and interoperability. On the other hand, AAL applications are important also to healthcare professionals and caregivers. In this part, the book will go through tele-care and tele-health, as well as gait analysis, fall detection, prediction and management of chronic conditions, indoor and outdoor mobility and well-being and social interaction among others.
Proposal submission deadline: February 25.
> Cartier Women's Initiative Awards
It is an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women's Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. The Awards aim to encourage the most vulnerable category of entrepreneurs in their most vulnerable phase: women entrepreneurs starting up. The project to be considered for the Awards must be an original for-profit business creation in the initial phase (1-3 years old) led by a woman.
Deadline: February 27 at 10am Paris time (CET).
> Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative – call for Concept Papers
It aims to catalyze private-sector investment into early-stage enterprises and identify innovations that help entrepreneurs bridge the pioneer gap – thus unlocking the potential of thousands of promising enterprises around the world. PACE aims to work at the intermediary level by engaging incubators, accelerators, investors, and others with incubation models that identify, mentor, grow, or fund early stage enterprises. PACE is focused on entrepreneurship broadly and seeks to work with a wide array of early stage enterprises, including social enterprises. PACE is focused on incubation models that support early stage enterprises that are post idea, post revenue, but not yet profitable, and are in the process of developing or refining a business model that will lead to high growth and financial sustainability. USAID is interested in supporting organizations and models that can clearly articulate how they anticipate becoming financially sustainable, and intend to be on the path towards financial sustainability by the time the partnership with USAID has ended. We encourage coalitions of organizations to develop concepts that draw on different strengths and core capabilities of each organization. The requested funds should be focused on USAID presence countries.
Deadline: February 27 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Standard Time.
> 2016 Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize
Its aim is to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated. Through the prize, we reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value, an approach any organisation can take to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems. We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable. There are three categories of funding: 1) Rural Development: sustainable agriculture, development of local value chains and extension services etc.; 2) Water: improving access to clean water; protection and conservation of water resources: water, sanitation and hygiene etc.; 3) Nutrition: improving access to food; food fortification and technology; nutrition education programmes etc. Entities may reside in any country in the world and cover programmes implemented in low, middle and high-income countries that benefit underserved parts of the community.
Nominate innovative initiatives until February 28.
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