Monthly Archives: July 2015

Society for Women in Philosophy

*4th Annual Conference and General Meeting*

*November 27-28, 2015*

*Dublin, Ireland*

*Ways of Knowing: Feminist Philosophy of Science and Epistemology*

*Call for Abstracts*

The 4th annual conference of SWIP- Ireland is on the theme of Feminist
Philosophy of Science and Epistemology. The conference will investigate the
ways in which issues relevant to gender influence conceptions of scientific
knowledge, its methodology and justification. The conference will also be a
forum for investigating the idea of situated and gendered knowledge and its
connections with the theories and practices of the natural sciences.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

– The social situatedness of knowledge

– Gendered ways of knowing

– Gender, power and knowledge

– Feminist perspectives on science

– The social and cultural dimensions of science

– Gender and the ideals of objectivity and value-neutrality

– Diversity in Science

– Science and the question of implicit bias

-Expert testimony and epistemic injustice in a scientific context

– Feminist standpoint theory

– The role of social and biological location in shaping knowledge

– The role of ethical and political values in science

– The epistemology of ignorance

– Gendered peer disagreement

The focus of the conference is primarily philosophical, however,
contributions from scientists interested in gender issues are strongly
encouraged and are very welcome.

*Invited Speakers:*

Professor Linda Alcoff (City University of New York, USA)

Professor Maria Baghramian (Universitiy College Dublin, Ireland)

Professor Helen De Cruz (VU University Amsterdam,
​ Netherlands​

Professor Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull, UK)

Papers directly relevant to the work of the invited speakers are also very

Please submit abstracts of not more than 500 words, prepared for blind
review, by September 1, 2015 to Successful
applicants will be contacted by 25th September 2015.

Professor Maria Baghramian, MRIA

Co-Chair: Society for Women in Philosophy – Ireland

School of Philosophy

University College Dublin


Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2015

Conference Website:

The 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems will be held at the University of South Australia, City West Campus from Monday 30th November to Friday 4th December 2015. The Australasian Conference for Information Systems (ACIS) is the premier conference for Information Systems academics and professionals covering technical, organisational, business and social issues in the application of information technology. This conference will showcase the contribution of Information Systems in the Age of Big Data with a top-quality collection of paper presentations, workshops, tutorials and panels in the application of Information Technology. A rich collection of thematic tracks is planned in emerging technologies, social media and social technologies, information ethics and society, demographic and cultural diversity and information systems and governance.


The conference will include the following Tracks and though we encourage submissions that focus on one of these areas, we are open to submissions in other areas:


Social Media and Social Technologies for Organisations and Individuals Health Informatics IS Security, Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations Information Systems and Future-focused Learning Environments Electronic/Mobile Commerce and IT-enabled Supply Chain Management Enterprise Systems Services and Management Information Ethics, Professionalism and Society Information Quality and Governance IS in Supply Chain Management Knowledge Management and IS Diversity and Inclusion in the IT Workforce Information Systems Development for a Connected World Emerging Approaches for Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence General Track

All paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Paper submissions that pass the initial screening will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process. These include full research papers, research-in-progress papers, teaching cases, and practitioner reports.

 For more information visit the conference website at:


Contact us If you have any questions about the programme and/or the paper submission process, please contact the Programme Chairs Professor Frada Burstein, Monash University ( or Associate Professor Helana Scheepers, Swinburne University ( or Dr Gaye Deegan, UniSA (


Important Dates Paper submission deadline: 3rd August 2015

Notification of paper acceptance: 14 September 2015

Revised papers due: 12 October 2015

ACIS Doctoral Consortium: 30th November – 1 December 2015

ACIS Conference: 2nd – 4th December 2015


Publishing Data and Data Citations: Meeting Disparate Needs of Researchers, Repositories and Publishers

Please consider submitting an abstract on your data publishing and data citation activities for the AGU Fall 2015 meeting, 14-18 Dec, 2015 in San Francisco.  Submit your abstracts by Wednesday, 29 July, 11:59 p.m. EDT and you’ll be entered for a chance to win complimentary registration to the Fall Meeting. Abstract deadline is August 5 so don’t delay!

Publishing Data and Data Citations: Meeting Disparate Needs of Researchers, Repositories and Publishers

Submit an Abstract to this Session 

Session ID#: 8511

Session Description:
Recent national and international policies on open data and research results and the increase of similar policies from research funders and publishers have motivated the Earth Science community to enable data publishing through unique identifiers.  In response, data repositories are minting unique identifiers such as a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) as part of their preservation services to enable data citations.  However, publishers are keenly focused on uniquely identifying the data used to create the tables and figures within the publication, not necessarily the entire data record in its original form.  These divergent needs lead to the question, “What does it mean to publish data?”.  This session solicits presentations from Academia, Funders, Data Repositories and Data Publishing organizations to understand their perspectives on the ambiguous definition of “data publishing” and how they are meeting this new requirement for unique identifiers and data citations.
Primary Convener:  Nancy A Ritchey, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC, United States
Conveners:  Kenneth S Casey, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Jeff de la Beaujardiere, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Ruth Duerr, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States

  • A – Atmospheric Sciences
  • C – Cryosphere
  • GC – Global Environmental Change
  • OS – Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

Nancy Ritchey
Archive Branch Chief

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Asheville, NC 28801

Internet of Everything

Call for Workshop Papers

First International Workshop on ‘Internet of Everything’

In Conjunction with the Tenth International Conference on Digital 
Information Management (ICDIM 2015)
Jeju Island, South Korea
October 21-23, 2015

Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Technology Engineering Management Society
Accepted workshop papers will be published in the proceedings indexed 
by IEEE Xplore.

About the Workshop

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is expected to also make impacts in 
government, education, finance and transportation. On the consumer 
side there are nearly endless combinations of applications. The 
Internet of Things will forever change our personal and professional 
lives. By 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices 
communicating through the Internet. Devices can range from connected 
coffee makers, cars, or sensors on cattle to connected machines in a 
production plant. These devices provide data that offers new insights, 
and as they talk to each other, they develop their own intelligence 
and can advise customers about optimal ways to put them to use. This 
will revolutionize consumer habits and the way we do work and services.

Realizing the potential of IoE the proposed workshop will address the 
new research and also visulaize the future IoT. The topics the 
workshop address includes but not limited to

The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0
Smart Services
Smart Grid
Effects on Society
Challenges and Opportunities for Society
Business Perspective
Digital Transformation and Business
Smart Software for Smart Services
Enabling Technologies
Challenges and Opportunities for Business
IoT for Supply Chain Management
IoT in Healthcare
smartphone integration, automotive applications, vehicle connectivity
Smart Factory
Energy & Utility Management

and other releated topics


Submissions should provide original and unpublished research results 
or ongoing research with simulations. The papers should be between 6 
to 8 pages total in length in the IEEE format.

* All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by 
IEEE and fully indexed by IEEE Xplore.
All the ICDIM papers are indexed by DBLP 

* Modified version of the selected papers will appear in the special 
issues of the following peer reviewed and indexed journals.

(Indexed in Scopus, Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports, dblp, 
Engineering Index and many other databases)

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission         August 10, 2015
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection         September 10, 2015
Registration Due         October 10, 2015
Camera Ready Due         October 10, 2015
Workshops/Tutorials/Demos         October 22, 2015
Main conference         October 21-23, 2015


Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez Jorge, Technological University of Ciudad Juarez 
Chihuahua, Mexico

Submissions at

For additional inquiries, please contact –   ricardo_rodriguez[at]

Global Status of Women and Girls

Christopher Newport University, College of Arts and Humanities, seeks
papers for the forthcoming conference on the Global Status of Women and
Girls to be held at CNU, March 3-5, 2016

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster inquiries into the
complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world,
both historically and today. We invite scholars from all academic
disciplines to submit proposals addressing the political, social, economic,
psychological, developmental, educational, literary, artistic,
philosophical, religious, ethical and health issues of women and girls. The
conference seeks not only to clarify key questions that must be asked in
this vital area of public policy but also to unearth the forces that
created these current dilemmas. Through the interdisciplinary study of past
and present, the conference will engage researchers in policy conversations
benefiting the global community.

Submissions from any academic discipline – including but not limited to
history, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, psychology, chemistry,
environmental science, medicine, biomedical ethics, economics, political
science, gender studies, communication studies and literature – are
welcome. We invite professionals in both academic and nonacademic settings
to submit proposals. Topics to be covered may include, but are not limited

·         The feminization of poverty

·         Wage inequality

·         Women in the workplace

·         Child marriage

·         War and women

·         Human trafficking

·         Environmental change and the economic status of women

·         Religion and the status of women

·         Girls and education

·         Sexual assault/rape

·         Disability and accessibility

·         Relational aggression between girls and women

·         Mental health and women

·         Artistic, mediated and literary representations/performances

·         Social media and social change for women and girls

·         Gender identity and socialization

·         Social policy and the state of women and girls

·         Environmental health risks to women

·           ·         Effects of global climate change on women

Please submit a 350 to 500-word abstract on this topic by November 1 at All submissions will be peer reviewed, and
those accepted will be notified no later than January 1, 2016. Finished
papers will ideally be 15-20 minutes in length. Please contact Lori
Underwood, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, at
with any questions about the conference.

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 35:1. The submission deadline is September 28, 2015.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects
of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women’s Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

AIUCD (Italian Digital Humanities Association)

The fourth AIUCD (Italian Digital Humanities Association) annual conference entitled “Digital humanities and cultural heritage: what relationship?” will be hosted in Turin (Italy) by the University of Turin.

International colleagues are invited to submit papers on – but not limited to – the following topics:

– Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage: integration, separation, independence?
– what relationship among Museums, Libraries, Archives and Digital Humanities?
– how do Digital Humanities fit in Museums, Archives and Galleries?
visualization, imaging, graphic representations, immersive environments in the Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage areas;
– which impact on society for research projects’ output in the Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage areas?
– Public History: Museums, Libraries and Archives today are privileged mediators between the public and its past, DH methodologies however require new figures, aware of the issues and opportunities offered by the digital world;
– which forms may the collaboration between cultural institutions and digital humanists take in digitization projects, text encoding, critical edition, digital curation?
– experiences of projects using principles and methods of the semantic web, and Linked Open Data research.

The contributions, to be submitted as a 500 words maximum abstract in PDF format, must be loaded through the EasyChair platform at the URL:

Deadline for submission of abstracts August 31st, 2015.

Further information on the conference at the URL:

The 2015 Social Informatics Best Paper Award

Call for nominations for the 2015 Social Informatics Best Paper Award

The Special Interest Group for Social Informatics (SIG-SI) and the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI) are seeking nominations for an award for the best paper published in a peer reviewed journal on a topic informed by social informatics during the 2014 calendar year. The author or authors will present their paper at the 11th Annual SIG-SI Symposium on Saturday, November 5, 2015 and receive a $1,000 cash award at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in St. Louis in November, 2015.

Nomination letters should be sent to Howard Rosenbaum ( or Pnina Fichman ( by August 15, 2015 and must include a full citation, a brief explanation for the nomination, and a copy of the article. Self nominations are acceptable.

Winners will be notified by September 5, 2015.

For more information about the Special Interest Group for Social Informatics


For more information about the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI):

Pnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum
Department of Information and Library Science
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

ASIS&T 2015 Annual Meeting
November 6-10, 2015
St. Louis, Missouri

EM Graduate Students Panel Presentations in Emerging Technologies: Learning Analytics & Wearable Technology: Why should I care?

An active professional community should observe and facilitate the contributions of graduate students.  ICEM-USA has long history of support for graduate students’ professional and personal growth. ICEM-USA is committed to build and support a learning community for ICEM graduate students.


This panel discussion is a collaborative session that provides a forum for graduate students from all over the world to share their research and practices in emerging technologies at AECT 2015 conference, Indianapolis, IN., U.S.A.

Up to six panelists will be selected.  Each student would have 5-10 minutes (vary from the numbers of participants)  to present their current research or practices on the annual emerging technology theme.

An ICEM-USA professional member will facilitate this panel discussion while ICEM-USA professional members will serve as commentators at the end of the discussions to support graduate students panelists to continue and improving their professional growth in the theme topics.

Theme for 2015: Learning Analytics & Wearable Technology: Why should I care?

Any topics on Learning Analytics & Wearable Technology, particularly the combinations of both areas, but not limited to.

The topics can be research based, practices, technology demonstration, case study etc.


Any graduate students who study anywhere on earth at the time of submitting the proposals.

If the proposal is accepted, the participants are required:

* to agree to present at the AECT annual conference

* to register for the AECT annual conference.

* to join as an AECT student member


Proposal Due Date: August 15, 2015

Author Notification: August 31, 2015

Proposal: One-page in length.  E-mail to Chih-Hsiung Tu at:

For more information see:

Please forward any correspondence to Chih-Hsiung Tu Ph.D., ICEM-U.S.A. Deputy, at

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice

Call for chapters
We are editing a handbook of research focused on teacher education. The full call is here- 

The ubiquitous nature of technology has changed how people interact, communicate, collaborate and learn. With a simple click, a photograph can be shared with the world. With 140 simple characters, a post can capture a revolution in the making. While technology has provided exciting new possibilities in our society, it has also created new challenges and opportunities for teacher preparation programs that seek to develop professional ethical practices amongst their teacher candidates. An Internet search can lead one to a host of technological missteps by beginning and experienced teachers. From unprofessional posts on social media to inappropriate communication with students, technology has expanded the lens of ethical behavior for teachers. As a field, how do teacher educators best prepare teacher candidates for the professional practices in an ever-evolving digital society? Besides preparing new teachers to avoid unprofessional activities online, teacher educators must help them develop complex understandings of larger issues such as access, social justice, and diversity in digital world. These undertandings can help the beginning and inservice teacher better navigate the professional expectations as technologies, learning environments and methods of instruction continue to change.

This book looks to showcase research and examine initiatives by teacher educators to support the development of ethical professional practices for beginning and inservice teachers in digital world. The editors will seek chapters that address different aspects of professional practices including responsible use of instructional technologies, appropriate social media use, ethical training and related topics.

If you have questions please e-mail us,
Drew Polly ( and Oliver Dreon (