CALLS for APPLICATIONS, ENTRIES and PAPERS - APRIL 2015 deadlines [updated weekly]

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 31, 2015 from Brazil
CALLS for APPLICATIONS, ENTRIES and PAPERS - APRIL 2015 deadlines [updated weekly]

> All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development – Tracking & Tracing Books

It is seeking innovations to track books destined for early-grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders, ranging from parents to Ministries of Education and donor agencies, to quickly and easily access tracking information.

The application deadline is April 1st, 2015.

Details on how to apply for a grant can be found at http://response.notifications.gatesfoundation.org/t?ctl=4C60474:AB041011...

> International Science, Technology, and Innovation Center for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC):Innovations in Science and Technology in Developing Countries

ISTIC is partnering with TWAS (the World Academy of Sciences) to identify, reward, and disseminate best practices in science and technology that have helped advance economic development in the global South. The project invites abstracts of case studies from scientists, entrepreneurs, and others. ISTIC/TWAS will select 10-15 case studies for presentation in Malaysia in October 2015. The three best presentations will be awarded cash prizes ranging from US$2 thousand to US$5 thousand.

The deadline for submitting case studies is 01 April 2015.

Source:http://istic-unesco.org/index.php/component/content/article/2-uncategori...

> Sustainia100 - Sustainable Solutions, 2015 Edition

Sustainia100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative sustainable solutions from around the world in sectors that include energy, resources, and food (agriculture) -- among others. Sustainia100 invites innovative solutions that present readily available projects, initiatives, and technologies at the forefront of sustainable transformation. The finalists receive publicity online, at the awards ceremony, and in a published guide. The deadline for submissions is 01 April 2015.

Source:http://www.sustainia.me/submission-form/

>University of Ghent´sInnovation Award

The competition accepts all innovations created in the healthcare domain (medical, care, ageing society, etc.) and more specifically one of the following areas: a)new concepts or theories in healthcare models (medical, care, ageing society); b)new insights regarding healthcare infrastructure (architecture and/or equipment); c) innovating healthcare processes and/or proceduresinnovating healthcare products and/or services.The applicants need to submit a clear description of the realisation (at least at research proof-of-concept stage), how this innovation has an effect on the future healthcare system and the relevant stakeholders involved. The description must further explain how the innovation matches with the values of the PRoF consortium (www.prof-projects.com), which will be used as evaluation criteria by the interdisciplinary jury.The competition targets all innovations that are in a late research phase (e.g. proof-of-concept) or early market phase (pilot phase, first market introduction). Submission deadline WednesdayApril 1 at 12 o’clock noon.

Source:http://www.kcgg.ugent.be/nieuws.html

>2015Urban Communication Research Small Grant

Funded by theUrban Communication Foundation, this grant supports communication and media research that advances our understanding of the growing complexity of the urban environment. It is predicated on the assumption that communication scholars have a valuable contribution to make to an understanding of the urban landscape. The grant is open to all IAMCR members in good standing.The small grant is designed to support research already in progress or in the beginning stages. It gives priority to projects that feature innovative, inter-disciplinary, applied, and creative approaches to studying the central role of communication in the transformation of urban cultures and communities.

Applications will be accepted until April 4th.

Source:http://iamcr.org/ucf-iamcr-research-grant/2015

> UN Women - Fund for Gender Equality: 3rd Call for Proposals

The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality conducts a global bi-annual grants cycle to advance women's economic and political empowerment. Applications are invited from women-led CSOs in developing countries on themes that include environmentally sustainable development and access to and control of land, natural resources, and other economic assets. Grants requests can be US$200 thousand to US$500 thousand for programs of two or three years. Applicants can submit their applications in English, French, Spanish, Russian, or Arabic.

The application deadline is 05 April 2015.

Source: http://www.unwomen.org/en/trust-funds/fund-for-gender-equality/grant-mak...

> Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation: Professional Training Courses 2015

The Center for Development Innovation (CDI) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands helps build the capacities of individuals and organizations that are addressing the global challenges of sustainability and food security. Services at CDI include professional short courses in subject areas related to agriculture, genetic resources, pest management, water management, climate change, natural disasters, rural entrepreneurship, and others. Funding for most courses is available through the Netherlands Fellowship Program.

The currently posted application deadline for short courses is 07 April 2015.

Sourace:http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/cen...

> Inter-American Development Bank -- Regional Collective Action in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank calls for innovations in South-South cooperation to address important regional public goods. The program promotes regional public goods in any area in which the Bank is active, including the priority area of climate change and renewable energy. Proposals are accepted from public institutions, private nonprofit entities, and regional and sub-regional institutions with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the IDB. Each proposal should include participation from three or more countries (exceptionally two). Most grants will range from US$0.6 million to US$ 1.2 million for projects of two to three years.

The application deadline is 09 April 2015.

Source: http://www.iadb.org/en/topics/regional-integration/call-for-proposals-fr...

> Global Development Network - Rural Development Strategies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

The Global Development Network invites university students in MENA countries to submit essays on strategies for improved rural development. Issues may include food security, water management, climate change, biodiversity, demographic pressures, and institutions and government policies. Eligibility extends to university students ages 21-29 in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Twenty selected students will be invited to participate in GDN's Annual Global Development Conference in Morocco, with travel and accommodation paid by the conference.

The deadline for submissions (English, French) is 10 April 2015.

Source:http://www.gdn.int/html/page2.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=24&SCID=54&SSCID=136

> 8th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2015 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 21 - 23 July 2015)

The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT, individuals, and society are all within the focus of this conference. Both analyses of interactions and effects are important. Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects and feelings are all of interest. Reflections on past, present, and future challenges - especially planning to handle the future - are encouraged. The conference pays attention to societal changes, global and more local organisational and institutional changes, changes in values and in lifestyles, as well as individual cognitive effects and changes, motivational and emotional changes. It also appeals to solution-building in terms of desirable goals and actions for reaching a Good Information Society.In general all types of research strategies are encouraged, and especially cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies. Case studies, broader empirical field studies, theoretical analyses, cross-cultural studies, scenarios, ethnographic studies, epistemological analyses may all be presented. For more details please check http://www.ict-conf.org/call-for-papers .

Submission Deadline (1st call extension): 10 April 2015

Web site: http://www.ict-conf.org/

>AHFE 2015 -6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 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. This will be accomplished through the following six modes of communication: keynote presentation, parallel sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions, and meetings of special interest groups. The five-day conference will start with tutorials. Tutorials will be offered at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels covering the entire spectrum of the conference.Papers in the theoretical category should deal with models, concepts, and structures; papers in the generic category should present research results of broad applicability; and papers in the applied category should show how the demands of particular application areas shape the way generic research is translated into practical innovation.

Deadline for Abstract for Posters/Demonstrations andSpecial Interest Groups (SIG): April 10th.

Source:http://www.ahfe2015.org/

> ePIC2015 - 13thconference onePortfolios, Open Badges and Identity (June8 - 10; Barcelona, Spain)

ePortfolios, Open Badges,MOOCs, Personal Learning Environments and Learning Analytics have often been labeled 'disruptive'. Does the reality support that claim? What can we say about the intentions of the designersand practitioners of such technologies? Do they empower learners and workers (whether employee or self-employed),do they provide additional means for institutional control, or both?The theme we wish to explore in depth this year is:disruptive technologies for transformative learning: under which conditions can disruptive technologies transformlearning? Under which conditions can transformative learning impact our society, improve trust, empowerment, (self-) employability,social integration and civic participation?We of course welcome all contributions related to the core themes ofePIC: Open Badges,ePortfolios, Identity and Trust.

Submission deadline of abstracts: April 10th.

Source:http://www.epforum.eu/call

>Liberia Media Development Activity

TheUnited StatesAgency for International Development (USAID)/Liberiais calling applications.USAID/Liberia considers collaboration with the Recipient crucial for the successful implementation of this program.The anticipated type of assistance instrument to be awarded under this RFA is a cooperative agreement which may be awarded to one (1) recipient.The primary goal of the program is to increase all Liberian citizens’ access to independent and reliable information and empowerment to engage in well-informed public discussion of important issues of the day. It is expected that program support will focus with both commercial media outlets and Community Radio Stations (CRS). Eligibility: 1) the applicant’s must be registered in the System forAward Management (SAM) on sam.gov and have no active exclusions from Federal awards; 2)Each Applicant/organization is limited to submitting no more than one (1) application; 3) the Applicant must also provide a valid Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number in its application.

Deadline: April 12th.

For more information, visitgrants.govand search for funding opportunity number: RFA-669-15-000001.

> 10th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences - "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Contemporary Social Change" (June 11 - 14; Split, Croatia) Itsaim is to contribute to the identification and understanding of different recent social issues, with a focus on social changes that we face in the various segments of the social world. The conference offers a wide range of topics that may be discussed in local and global terms, either through the prism of the social sciences or through interdisciplinary collaborations.Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, poster presentations, or colloquia are invited.

Proposals for in-person presentations should be submitted by April 12th (title and short abstract).

Source:http://thesocialsciences.com/Split-2015

>Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project

TRAction is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and is managed under a Cooperative Agreement by University Research Co., LLC (URC) in collaboration with its partner, the Harvard University School of Public Health. The TRAction Project supports implementation research to develop, test, and compare approaches to deliver health interventions, increase utilization, achieve coverage, and scale up evidence based interventions for maternal and child health problems.Eligibility Criteria -Applications: 1) may be submitted in English by a host country organization, aUSor international organization or by a consortium of organizations with demonstrated experience in Malawi; 2) must be made by aprime applicant and any sub-awardees that are an organization from one of the following types: a)Institutions of highereducation; b)Nonprofit organization (if a US organization, it must be a 501-3C certified nonprofit.); c)For profit commercial organizations (no fee or profit will be allowed); d)Public International Organizations; e)Parastatal research institutions; f)Host country or international non-profit research or accounting organizations.What can be funded Research expenses such as study planning meetings, local research training needed for project purposes, reproduction or printing of research documents, local travel and per diem for research purposes, limited international travel and per diem as required by the research, computer supplies and software needed for the research, salaries or other compensation for researchers or research consultants, and telecommunications related to the research.Cost share target: 15%.

Closing Date and Time for Applications: April 13th at 11:59pm EST

Source:http://tinyurl.com/ndrhpxd

> UK Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): 4th Call for Major Research Grants

The CEPR and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) jointly sponsor research on Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL). PEDL encourages proposals which address cross-cutting issues such as climate, environment, and social compliance -- among others. Major Research Grants average about £300 thousand for up to three years.

The deadline for submissions is 13 April 2015.

Source:http://pedl.cepr.org/content/4th-call-mrg-proposals-deadline-april-13-20...

> Tech Awards - Applications 2015

The Tech Awards honor innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. The broad categories are environment; education; health; young innovator; and economic development. Eligibility extends to individuals, for-profit companies, and not-for-profit organizations. The laureates in each category are awarded cash prizes of either US$75 thousand or US$25 thousand.

The deadline to complete the eligibility form isApril 14 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time.

Source: http://thetechawards.thetech.org/

> African Leadership Academy - Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2015

The Anzisha Prize is awarded to young innovators ages 15-22 in Africa who develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$75 thousand.

The closing date for nominations and applications (English, French, Arabic) is 15 April 2015.

Source: http://www.anzishaprize.org/

>Cargill Global Scholars Program 2015 -- China

The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the USA - and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to three years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking.

The application deadlines are 15 April 2015 for China.

Source:https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/

>U.S. Agency for International Development - Private Sector in Climate-Smart Agriculture

USAID will fund opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of activities to promote Climate Smart Agriculture in developing countries. The program aims to help smallholder food and agriculture systems in low-income countries adapt to the impacts of climate and weather change, with a primary geographic focus on countries in the U.S. government's "Feed the Future" initiative. USAID seeks knowledge and solutions to the current problem of limited levels of private sector engagement and investment in climate-smart agriculture. Funding Opportunity BAA-OAA-BFS-2015.

The deadline for expressions of interest (EoI) is 15 April 2015.

Source:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275232

> Visegrad Fund - Strategic Grants 2015

The Visegrad Fund calls for strategic projects that facilitate the transfer of know-how in the Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) and partner countries in defined themes. In 2015, one of the themes connects the Visegrad countries with Ukraine on issues of energy con­ser­va­tion and effi­cient and sustainable use of energy through capacity building, training, technical assistance, and exposure to good practices. Grants for projects up to three years.

The application deadline is 15 April 2015.

Source:http://visegradfund.org/grants/strategic_grants/

>International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) - 6th Call

Since 2010, the IFCD is providing around USD 5.3 million in funding for 78 projects in 48 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas.The beneficiaries of the IFCD are the following: 1)Parties (public authority/institution) to the 2005 Convention from developing countries; 2)Non-governmental organizations(NGOs) coming from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, which meet the definition ofcivil society*and criteria regulating admission of its representatives at meetings of organs of the Convention as mentioned in the Operational Guidelines relating to the role and participation of civil society; 3)International non-governmental organizations(INGOs),which meet the definition ofcivil society*and criteria regulating admission of its representatives at meetings of organs of the 2005 Convention as mentioned in the Operational Guidelines relating to the role and participation of civil society, and which present projects with impact at the sub-regional, regional or inter-regional level.The application should be completed in eitherEnglishorFrench. Projects are strongly encouraged to include dimensions that contribute to the promotion of gender equality and youth as well as the participation of various social groups including persons belonging to minorities and indigenous people.

All applicants are to submit on-line applications before midnight CET onApril 15th.

Source:http://en.unesco.org/creativity/ifcd/apply/ifcd-sixth-call-funding

>Global Development Network (GDN) Awards Competition for the Most Innovative Project & Outstanding Development Research

This is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-orientedresearch, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. Competition Categories:1 - Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP);2 - Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD).Eligible Countries: selected countries from Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe,East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, South Asia,Middle East and North Africa.

Deadline: April 15th.

Source:http://gdn.int/html/page2.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=24&SCID=56&SSCID=137

>CAG2015 - From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future for All (October 23 - 25; Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Join us for Canada's premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in gerontology and geriatrics, including research, practice, policy and related work. International submissions are encouraged. We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants. Abstracts are due by April 15.

Source:http://cag2015.ca/

>10th Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)Annual Symposium (November 9th,João Pessoa-PB, Brazil)

GigaNet is an international association of academic researchers with a focus on the multidisciplinary field of Internet Governance. It was founded in 2006 and is open to researchersfrom all over the world who are contributing to local, regional and international debates onInternet Governance.The scope of the contributions to the symposium is not limited to any field of studyor topic as long as it is relevant for global Internet Governance. Therefore, authors are invited tosubmit abstracts on the broad spectrum of Internet Governance topics.Abstracts should consist of 800-1000 words and describe the main research goals and themethodological background of the paper. Proposals can be submitted in English, Portuguese orSpanish language and include a one page cv or link to an online cvincluding academic background, institutional affiliation and a list of relevant publications of the author(s).

Extended abstract submission deadline: April 15.

Source:http://giga-net.org/page/2015-annual-symposium

> Campus France - Hubert Curien Partnerships (PHC) 2016: Tunisia; Palestine

PHC support France's international exchanges in science and technology with several developed and developing countries. Research partnerships often focus on topics in agriculture, renewable energy, water resources, and others related to environment and natural resources. Calls for proposals for 2016 include the following: Tunisia ("Utique"), 16 April; Palestine ("Al Maqdisi"), 22 April.

Applicants should review the themes, application criteria, and contact information for each program.

Source:http://www.campusfrance.org/utique

> ICT 2015 (October 20 - 22; Lisbon, Portugal) - Call for Exhibition

Don’t miss the opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and passion for ICT with about 5000 researchers, universities, SMEs, ICT companies from all over the world. If you have a high-tech prototype to show, results from an advanced research & innovation project ready to display or innovative products recently launched on the market then submit your proposal. The exhibition is organised around three main themes, showing the changes ICT brings in the technological, societal and business areas: 1) Innovate: focus on innovation and creativity – innovative power of European research; 2) Connect: focus on citizens – connecting power of European research; 3) Transform - Industry and Business: focus on digital economy – transformative power of European research. If you have a high-tech prototype to show, results from an advanced research & innovation project ready to display or innovative products recently launched on the market then submit your proposal.

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to April 19th at 18.00 CET.

Source:https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/call-exhibition-ict-2015-dea...

>Personalising health and care / Topic: Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT: Early risk detection and intervention

Specific challenge: Citizens in an ageing European population are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their quality of life, that of those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems.The earlier detection of risks associated with ageing, using ICT approaches, can enable earlier intervention to ameliorate their negative consequences.Scope:Proposals should focus on early risk detection and intervention: specifically ICT based solutions which support active and healthy ageing by enabling early detection and minimisation of risks associated with ageing, including (but not limited to) cognitive impairment, frailty, depression and falls. Proposals should demonstrate the link between changes in behaviour and subsequent negative consequences of ageing by unobtrusive behavioural sensing, and large scale collection of data readily available in the daily living environment of older individuals.Proposals should also design ICT based interventions countering identified risks, as well as innovative treatments and therapies based on early detection.Proposals should build on multi-disciplinary research involving behavioural, sociological, health and other relevant disciplines, and on stakeholder engagement in order to be driven by relevant user needs to ensure end-user acceptance (including gender aspects). Full account should be taken of relevant data protection aspects.

Deadline Date: April 21st at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

Source:http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunitie...

>Personalising health and care / Topic: Advanced ICT systems and services for integrated care

Specific challenge:Research on new models of care organisation demonstrates that advanced ICT systems and services may have the potential to respond to, amongst others, the increasing burden of chronic disease and the complexity of co-morbidities and in doing so contribute to the sustainability of health and care systems.One challenge in re-designing health and care systems is to develop integrated care models that are more closely oriented to the needs of patients and older persons: multidisciplinary, well-coordinated, anchored in community and home care settings, and shifting from a reactive approach to proactive and patient-centred care. Scope:Proposals should go beyond the current state of art in tele-health and tele-care systems by developing new approaches for integrated care supported by ICT systems and services. Proposals should address barriers from technological, social and organisational points of view

Deadline Date: April 21st at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

Source:http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunitie...

>Personalising health and care /Topic: Self-management of health and disease and patient empowerment supported by ICT

Specific challenge:Empowering citizens and patients to manage their own health and disease can result in more cost-effective healthcare systems by enabling the management of chronic diseases outside institutions, improving health outcomes, and by encouraging healthy citizens to remain so. Several clinical situations would be prevented or better monitored and managed with the participation of the patient him or herself. Care sciences may complement the medical perspective without increasing the cost.This requires research into socio-economic and environmental factors and cultural values, behavioural and social models, attitudes and aspirations in relation to personalised health technologies, mobile and/or portable and other new tools, co-operative ICTs, new diagnostics, sensors and devices (including software) for monitoring and personalised services and interventions which promote a healthy lifestyle, wellbeing, mental health, prevention and self-care, improved citizen/healthcare professional interaction and personalised programmes for disease management.Support for knowledge infrastructures is also required. Implementation of programs or applications for different target populations to capture gender- and age-dependent differences in health, behaviour and handling of devices is encouraged.Scope:Solutions should be developed and tested with the use of open innovation platforms such as large scale demonstrators for health and service innovation. Gender and ethical issues should be duly considered. Proposals should involve health procurers and support them in their efforts to lower costs, and reduce difficulties associated with limited numbers of health professionals by utilising the capacity and potential of the patient as a co-producer of health. Proposals should use pre-commercial procurement to maximise the engagement of innovation in healthcare organisations following the community building and road-mapping activity in the seventh framework programme call 10 CSA on innovation in health procurement.

Deadline Date: April 21st at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

Source:http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunitie...

>Personalising health and care /Topic: Self management of health and disease and decision support systems based on predictive computer modelling used by the patient him or herself

Specific challenge:Several clinical situations would be prevented or better monitored and managed with the participation of the patient him or herself. In order to promote the self-management, predictive personalised models can be combined with personal health systems and other sources of data (clinical, biological, therapeutic, behavioural, environmental or occupational exposure, lifestyle and diet etc.) and used by the patient him or herself, in order to raise individual awareness and empower the patient to participate in the management of his or her health, with application in lifestyle, wellbeing and prevention, in monitoring of the disease etc. This will improve the quality of life of patients and the self-management of disease and lifestyle. Scope:Proposals should focus on predictive systems based on computer modelling and will develop decision support systems (DSS) that will be used by the individual. The DSS should include the collection of various data (patient, clinical, biological, therapeutic, behavioural, environmental or occupational exposure, physical training and performance, lifestyle and diet, environmental data, social data etc.). Connected existing predictive models should process these data in real-time to predict how the health of the patient will evolve in the near future and such predictions, accompanied with all relevant information regarding their uncertainties and limits should be used by the patient / citizen him or herself for self-management of health and wellbeing. These DSS may also help to improve interactions between individuals / health professionals and co-decision making in healthcare. Proposals may also include combination with monitoring personal health systems and other technologies and sources of data, as e.g., tools for data collection on external factors potentially linked to disease. Gender and ethical issues should be duly considered.

Deadline Date: April 21st at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

Source:http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunitie...

>Call for Papers:Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research -Special Issue on: ‘Stereotypes, Media Ethics and the Limits of Free Speech’

This special issue aims to address the above theoretical issues and welcomes contributions based on original empirical studies regarding (and not necessarily limited to) the following areas of enquiry: a)Representation of Islam and Muslims in the media; b)Media framing of Muslim youth; c) Media reproduction of stereotypes; d) Serious journalism VS sensational reporting; e)Media ethics between theory and practice; f)Cross-country comparative approaches to media ethics; g) Media coverage of the ‘War on Terror’; h)Media and islamophobia; i )Journalism and social responsibility; j)Media coverage of the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo attacks; k) Media portrayal of Islam and Muslims; l)Hate speech and the limits to freedom of expression.Abstracts of no more than 250 words and author’s bio (100 words) along the author’s full contact details should be sent to Noureddine Miladi (Editor) on:[email protected]

Deadline: April 21st.

Please refer to the Contributor Guidelines for the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals.php?issn=17519411)

>eChallenges e-2015 Conference (November 25 - 27;Vilnius, Lithuania)

This is the 25th in a series of annual technology research conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments.eChallenges attracts participation from senior representatives of leading government, industry and research organisations around the world.eChallenges e-2015 will provide an international forum to foster ICT related entrepreneurship and innovation, share experiences, increase awareness of innovative applied ICT applications and research results, and identify opportunities for research collaboration under Horizon 2020, in the context of the new Work Programme for 2016 - 2017.The goals of eChallenges e-2015 are to promote ICT Entrepreneurship and Innovation, facilitate Information Society and Applied ICT related knowledge sharing between government, industry and research stakeholders, raise awareness of the current state of eAdoption in developing countries, stimulate rapid take-up of RTD results by the public and private sectors, and identify opportunities for ICT related research and innovation collaboration under Horizon 2020.

Deadline of 30 April for online submission ofpaperandworkshopsubmissions.

Source:http://www.echallenges.org/e2015/default.asp?page=home

>PCM 2015: Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia (September 16 - 19;Gwangju, Korea)

PCM is a major annual international conference organized as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied multimedia analysis and processing. The conference calls for research papers reporting original investigation results and industrial-track papers reporting real-world multimedia applications and system development experiences. The conference also solicits proposals for tutorials on crucial multimedia technologies, and calls for special session proposals focusing on specific emerging challenges in the multimedia arena.

Papers Submission Deadline: April 30th.

Source:http://pcm2015.gist.ac.kr/home

> Collective book: "Digitizationand its Impact on Society" - Call for Chapters

The book series (“Social Theory, Communication and Media Studies”)collects the most relevant researches dealing with new media technologies, social theory and media practices. The different authors use amultidisciplinary approachto media studies. In this sense, the series is also a collection of different methods and approaches to the study of media. The final goal of this book series is to collect the studies of several scholars in order to build a systematic and rigorous social theory for the contemporary cultural forms, linking different point of views; this social theory of media will tend to be an important mean to deeply understand current society. Researchers who want to partecipate are invited to submit an abstract of 3000characters maximumincluding spaces (approximately 500 words)to the [email protected]. Pleasebegin the abstract with Author's name(s), affliation(s), email and paper title. Include also abrief presentation of the author(s): not to exceed 500 characters including spaces (approximately 70 words).

Deadline: April 30.

Source:http://www.aracneeditrice.it/aracneweb/index.php/collana.html?col=scm

>Brazilian Journalof Technology, Communication, and Cognitive Science - CfP

The scientific focus of the publication is the complexity of relations between science and technology and their cognitive impacts on humans and society.The multidisciplinary editorial board encourages the elaboration of scientific papers that include the integrated view of these areas of knowledge.Author Guidelines:APA.

Full Paper Submission Deadline:30th April.

Source:http://www.revista.tecccog.net/index.php/revista_tecccog/index

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