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Call for Papers – HKAECT – AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium

Dear Colleagues,


HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium – Call for Papers
“New Ecology for Education: Communication X Learning”
15 – 17 June 2017 at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

HKAECT-AECT 2017 cordially invites paper submissions from academics, practitioners as well as postgraduate students. Apart from individual original paper presentations, the symposium will include tutorials, workshops and exhibitions, providing an excellent networking opportunity for academics and practitioners, and mentoring opportunities for postgraduate students and young scholars.

The deadline for submission is September 15, 2016. More details about the theme, the guidelines for submissions and information regarding registration are available at the following link:

For queries regarding plenary sessions, sponsorship, and any other issue, please email us at:<>

We look forward to your participation in making HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium a rich exchange platform.

Please visit the conference website

Thank You.

With all the best wishes,
Will Ma
OC Chair, HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium
President, HKAECT

Black Love: A Symposium

*The 80th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God*

*September 14-16, 2017*


On September 18, 1937, Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel *Their Eyes Were
Watching God* was published. It initially received tepid praise, at best,
along with needlessly harsh criticism from fellow fiction writer Richard
Wright for its supposed counterrevolutionary minstrel image. Ushering in a
new era of protest literature, Wright objected to Hurston’s publication of
a love story at the height of Jim Crow oppression during the Depression.
Yet Hurston’s work, with themes of sensuality, self-discovery,
spirituality, and voicedness inspired by the writer’s own bittersweet love
affair, has endured in African American literary history. Black women
writers and scholars, such as Alice Walker and Sherley Anne Williams, began
to reclaim Hurston as a pivotal writer in the African American literary
tradition in the 1970s. By 1980, Hurston’s significance was all the more
enhanced with the publication of Robert E. Hemenway’s *Zora Neale Hurston:
A Literary Biography*. Today, *Their Eyes Were Watching God* is a fixture
of American arts and letters. It is frequently read in classrooms, engaged
in scholarship, and cited as an inspiriting influence for other creative

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of *Their Eyes Were Watching God*,
Dr. Ayesha K. Hardison and Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks propose to explore the
legacy of Hurston’s novel by examining themes of Black Love in African
American art, literature, religious thought, and cultural ways that predate
as well as succeed its publication. By love, we mean romance, Eros, and
erotic desire between and among black persons.  As Janie Crawford explains
to her friend Pheoby, “Love is lak de sea.  It’s uh movin’ thing, but still
and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets.”  We contend that an
exchange about the evolving aesthetics and politics of Black Love is just
as important now as it was in 1937 given that its expression is still too
often disavowed and pathologized in critical discourses or deemed illegible
and unprofitable in popular culture.

As a result, Lerone Bennett Jr.’s affirming words for the 1981 annual *Ebony
*magazine special issue on Black Love bears one of this symposium’s framing
tenets.  In his article “The Roots of Black Love,” he refutes the notion
that African Americans’ history of struggle destroyed their intimacies:

As a matter of hard historical fact, the true story of Black love—love
colored by, love *blackened *by the Black experience—is the exact opposite
of the traditional myth.  There is, moreover, plenty of evidence to show
that Black men and women—despite slavery, despite segregation, *despite
everything*—created a modern love song in life and art that is the
loveliest thing dreamed or sung this side of the seas.

We see Bennett’s words as apropos, and we invite scholars, writers, and
artists to reflect upon Black Love—its history, its reiterations, and its
futurity—at a symposium to be held at the University of Kansas September
14-16, 2017.

We envision a discussion of Black Love organized broadly around six panel

·       Political Economies of Black Love

·       Imaging Black Love

·       Black Love Languages and Literatures

·       Traditions and Social Principles of Black Love

·       Ethics and Faiths of Black Love

·       Rhythms and Tonalities of Black Love

Symposium presentations may cover, but are not limited to, the following

·       Romance novels

·       Urban or hip-hop fiction

·       Nonfiction relationship books

·       Dating sites and apps

·       Film

·       Scripted and reality television

·       Visual Culture

·       Print art

·       Personal narratives and family stories

·       Marriage and coupling

·       Economics

·       Social institutions

·       Cultural spaces

·       The diaspora

·       Formal and informal education

·       Music (i.e. Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, and Jazz)

·       Celebrity culture and public figures

·       Gendered ideologies (i.e. masculinity, femininity, cisgender and
transgender identities)

·       Sexuality (i.e. same-sex love, queer love, and heterosexual love)

·       History

·       Psychology

·       Sociology

·       Philosophy

·       Theology

Guidelines for Submissions: please send an abstract of 250 words in
Times-New Roman size 12 font and a brief two-page CV to
<>.  The deadline for submission is January 9, 2017.

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C)

Feb. 12-15, 2017

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Hershey, PA

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!

2017 Presentation Proposal Submission Information

Submitting a proposal to present at PETE&C is a great way to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for Technology use in Education. Please think about all the wonderful ways that you use technology for learning and teaching and consider seeking a presentation acceptance for 2017.

Presentation submission is open now until July 17, 2016

22nd Annual Technology and Learning Conference

Friday, October 7, 2016
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Central Campus, Blue Bell, PA,
just north of Philadelphia

Montgomery County Community College is pleased to host approximately 36 proposals each year on hot topics facing educational institutions today.

The conference contains several tracks that target specific audiences in educational institutions, for example, Teaching and Learning, Trending Topics, IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing, Accessibility for our students, security and identity management, and analytics and retention.

Conference Information

Vendors/Sponsors– Interested in being one of our vendors or sponsors, please see our vendor/sponsor page for more details.

Call for ProposalsIf you are excited about the potential for enhancing teaching and learning through technology, please consider submitting a proposal to present. Proposal due date is July 1, 2016.

For more information go to

The Fourth International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Education Technologies (CSCEET2017)

    April 26-28, 2017
    Faculty of Engineering – Lebanese University
    Beirut, Lebanon
    All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore
    The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.
• Information and Data Management
• Social Networks
• Data Compression
• Information Content Security
• E-Technology
• Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management
• E-Government
• Web Services Architecture, Modeling and Design
• E-Learning
• Semantic Web, Ontologies
• Wireless Communications
• Web Services Security
• Mobile Networking, Mobility and Nomadicity
• Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
• Ubiquitous Computing, Services and Applications
• Self-Organizing Networks and Networked Systems
• Data Mining
• Data Management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
• Computational Intelligence
• Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks
• Biometrics Technologies
• Indexing and Query Processing for Moving Objects
• Forensics, Recognition Technologies and Applications
• Cryptography and Data Protection
• Information Ethics
• User Interfaces and Usability Issues form Mobile Applications
• Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems
• Mobile Social Networks
• Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications
• Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
• Image Processing
• Sensor Networks and Social Sensing
• Distributed and parallel applications
• Social Search
• Internet Modeling
• Embedded Systems and Software
• User Interfaces, Visualization and Modeling
• Real-Time Systems
• XML-Based Languages
• Multimedia Computing
• Network Security
• Software Engineering
• Remote Sensing
Submission Deadline : Open from now until Feb 26, 2017
Notification of Acceptance : March 11, 2017 or 4 weeks from the date of submission
Camera Ready Submission : March 26, 2017
Registration Deadline : March 26, 2017
Conference Dates : April 26-28, 2017
All the submitted papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, and all the registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. In addition, BEST registered papers will be published in one of the following special issues provided that the author do major improvements and extension within the time frame that will be set by the conference and his/her paper is approved by the chief editor:
    Write us for more details:

#BUDSC16: Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference, #BUDSC16: Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration, to be held October 28-30, 2016.
Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its third annual digital scholarship conference on October 28-30, 2016. The theme of the conference is “Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration.”

This conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, educational technologists, and students–who are using technology to rethink seemingly intractable borders within and outside of the university. We define “borders” as boundaries that limit access; conditions that differentiate insiders from outsiders; or any obstacle that impairs open communication and collaboration.

We invite proposals that explore or critique digital modes of scholarly, cultural, and political intersectionality. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate how crossing institutional boundaries, whether within or beyond the university, can facilitate the expansion of borders, broadly conceived.

Some topics may include:

Digital tools that bridge the gap between scholarship and teaching

  • Computational methods that explore intersections of identity, power, and social justice
  • Global and multilingual aspects of digital scholarship
  • The role of technology in creating communities of practice that bridge cultural, racial, and economic divides
  • Digital technologies that facilitate equitable collaborations between faculty and students, or that bridge the town/gown divide
  • New modes of inquiry that negotiate and rethink normative ideas of gender and sexuality
  • Forms of digital scholarship that allow for increased accessibility

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, or lightning talks.

We look forward to building on the success of the last two years, in which instructional technologists, librarians, archivists, faculty, students, and community members came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our video from the 2015 meeting and visit the conference website.

Proposals due June 15, 2016 via the online application form


OpenCon is the conference and community for students and early career professionals interested in advancing Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. OpenCon 2016 will be held on November 12-14 in Washington, DC. Each year, OpenCon brings together a diverse, representative, and engaged group of participants, with travel scholarships available to most participants. For this reason, attendance at OpenCon 2016 is by application only.

The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2016 extend far beyond attending the Washington, DC meeting. It’s an opportunity to find collaborators, get connected with scholarships to attend related conferences, and be recognized by the community for the work you do to promote Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. To find out more about OpenCon before applying, click here. To learn more about these issues, click here.

Applications are due by Monday July 11 at 11:59pm U.S. Pacific Time.

Applications to attend OpenCon 2016 are now open! Attendance at OpenCon 2016 is by application only as most participants receive travel scholarships if needed, but anyone can attend remotely.


Sixth International Conference on Innovating Computing Technology

(INTECH 2016)
August 24-26, Dublin, Ireland
(Technically co-sponsored by UK & Ireland IEEE)
(Xplore publishing)

The First international conference on Innovative Computing Technology
(INTECH 2011) was held at Sao Carlos in Brazil followed by the Second
International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH
2012) at Casablanca in Morocco. The INTECH 2013, INTECH 2014 and INTECH
2015 were organized at London and Luton, UK respectively. The INTECH
2016 is organized at Dublin, Ireland. The INTECH 2016 offers the opening
for institutes, research centers, engineers, scientists and industrial
companies to share their latest investigations, researches, developments
and ideas in area of Innovative Computing Technology, which covers huge

The INTECH intends to address various innovative computing techniques
involving various applications. This forum will address a large number
of themes and issues. The conference will feature original research and
industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of computing
technologies, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and
industrial presentations. This conference (INTECH 2016) will include
presentations of contributed papers by invited keynote speakers.

Conference papers will include innovative computing paradigms in the
following topics:

Network and Information Security Innovative Computing Systems and
Applications in S & T domains such as –
Algorithms Applied Information Systems
Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
Broadcasting Technology
Cloud Computing
Computational Intelligence
Data and Network mining
Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks
Database Systems
Digital Image/Video Processing
E-Learning, e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government
Electronics Environmental modeling and precision agriculture
Fault Classification and Pattern Recognition
Green Computing
Grid computing
Human-Computer Interaction
Intelligent Condition
Monitoring Mobile network and systems
Multimedia and Interactive Multimedia Payment Systems
Peer-to-peer networks
Precision Farming
Web Farming
Signal Processing Soft Computing Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems,
Optimization algorithms Software Engineering Intelligent Farming
Web farming,
Web irrigation Ubiquitous Computing User Interfaces,
Visualization and Modeling
Virtual Reality Visualization
Web services
WWW Applications and Technologies
XML and other Extensible Languages

The INTECH proceedings will also be indexed by dblp. All the papers will
be reviewed and the accepted papers in the conference will be submitted
to IEEE Xplore for indexing and will be indexed in many global
databases.In addition, all the accepted papers (for Journals) will be
published in the following  issues journals after substantial revision
and modification.

Journal of Digital Information Management (JDIM) (Scopus and EI Indexed)
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus and EI
International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC)
(Scopus and EI Indexed)
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering  (Scopus
and EI Indexed)
International Journal of Big Data Intelligence
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (Scopus/EI)
International Journal of Management and Decision Making (Scopus/EI)
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus/EI)
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Scopus)


Submission of papers:        June 13, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:        July 10, 2016
Camera Ready:        August 10, 2016
Registration        August 10, 2016
Conference:        August 24-26, 2016

Submissions at:

Contact:  OR

PA Library Association Poster Sessions

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is accepting proposals for Poster Sessions to take place at this year’s conferenceThe poster sessions will take place on Monday & Tuesday, October 17 & 18, 2016 at Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in the Poconos.

Poster sessions provide a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject.  Poster Session FAQs

Submit a proposal for a poster.

Submission deadline is June 12, 2016.

I am looking for new editorial board members for the journal Digital Library Perspectives (a description of the journal is provided below).  The editorial board serves as the peer reviewers for the journal, and I am looking to expand the number as well as add international board members.  If you are interested, please send me a short 100 word statement of your interest and background, and a CV to the email below.  If you have any questions, please contact me directly via email.  Thanks.  Brad

Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D. Editor Dean of Library Services Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana  46383 219-464-5099


Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)

Journal history:  Previously published as OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives

Aims & Scope

Digital Library Perspectives (DLP) is a peer-reviewed journal concerned with digital content collections.  It publishes research  related to the curation and web-based delivery of digital objects collected for the advancement of scholarship, teaching and learning.  And which advance the digital information environment as it relates to global knowledge, communication and world memory.

The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends, initiatives, and developments.  Including those in digital libraries and digital repositories,  along with their standards and technologies.

The editor invites contributions on the following, as well as other related topics:

  • ·         Digitization
  • ·         Data as information
  • ·         Archives and manuscripts
  • ·         Digital preservation and digital archiving
  • ·         Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • ·         Usability studies
  • ·         K-12 and higher education uses of digital collections