This issue of open access Design Research Journal is open to research articles on the theme of design in and for public sector and public spaces.
Submissions due April 1, 2013.
They especially welcome contributions that develop our understanding of and theories for:
The MindTrek conference explores the emerging and frontier-breaking applications of new media in everyday contexts of leisure, business and organizational life, with tracks on Social Media, Ambient & Ubiquitous Media, Business & Media, Human-Computer Interaction, Open Source, and Digital Games.
April 28, and May 10, 2013. Extended deadline June 2, 2013 Read more.
October 1-4, 2013, Tampere, Finland.
MORE – The MindTrek Association hosts MindTrek as a yearly conference, where the Academic MindTrek conference has been a part of this unique set of events comprising competitions, world famous keynote speakers, plenary sessions, media festivals, and workshops since 1997. It is a meeting place where researchers, experts and thinkers present results from their latest work regarding the development of Internet, interactive media, and the information society.
Full call available at http://www.academicmindtrek.org/
The family environment provides a fruitful and at the same time challenging context to design with/for children and their families. The goal of this one-day workshop is to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned to explore the future potentials on how to guide the involvement and participation of children and their families in the (co-) design and development process of interactive intergenerational (collaborative) technologies.
Submissions due: March 18, 2013
Interaction Design and Children, June 24-27, 2013, New York, US.
Full call available at http://workshops.icts.sbg.ac.at/IDCFamily2013/
Submissions are invited for a workshop on sentiment analysis and big social data mining: the workshop aims to explore the new frontiers of big data computing for opinion mining through Semantic Web ontologies, rules, and services, Linked Data technologies, Web Science applications, knowledge-based systems, adaptive and transfer learning, in order to more efficiently retrieve and extract social information from the Web.
Abstracts due Feb 28, 2013.
Full call available at http://sentic.net/mabsda/
The aim of this special issue is to promote critical discussion about the intersections between technology, power and political economy, based on systematic theoretical and empirical analyses.
Submissions due March 10, 2013. For open access journal Mediekultur: Journal of media and communication research.
Topics of interest include:
Full call available here.
The ongoing mediatisation process is subject to social transformations as well as technical innovation processes and creative practices. In this workshop we want to critically discuss the promises and discomforts of digital culture taking into account the tensions raised by different material practices, understandings and social orders around the role of digital media in performing social change.
Abstracts due April 19, 2013.
Conference: Digital Culture and Communication Section of ECREA Workshop, Bonn, October 2-5, 2013
Special focus of this workshop lies on the three aspects of Digital Culture:
Full call: http://dccecrea2013.uni-bonn.de/
The goal of this symposium is to inspire an interdisciplinary spectrum of academics, practitioners and funders interested in deeper engagement (and related terms) toward novel collaborative solutions and projects. By mixing practitioners and researchers from arts, media and science, the conference will offer a platform for adaptation of discoveries made in other disciplines.
Due Feb 22, 2013.
INPUTS / OUTPUTS: Inter-disciplinary Approaches to Causality in Engagement, Immersion, Presence and Related Concepts in Performance and Human Computer Interaction, 26 June 2013, Brighton, UK.
Design in developing countries or new emerging economies especially in Africa is not recognized as a driving force for developing alternative socio-economic opportunities. There are few universities and institutions of high learning that offer design related courses in Africa. What could be some of the contributing factors to this scenario if design has the potential to change the society’s lives?
Abstracts due Feb 7, 2013.
24-26 September 2013: Gabarone International Design Conference (GIDEC 2013), Gabarone, Botswana.
Tracks: Design and Development/Education/Research/Sustainability/Society
Read full call: http://www.gidec2013.com/
The majority of work in mobilities has focused on walking, cycling, flying and driving. We are particularly interested in papers which extend analyses to explore the design of assistive mobility such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters, e-bikes and motorcycles which are largely absent from existing taxonomies of mobility, or alternatively professionalised forms of mobility such as HGVs, trains and shipping.
Abstracts due Jan 25, 2013.
RGS-IBG Conference, London 28th – 30th August 2013.
Through this congress, we would like to promote mutual understanding of design researchers in the world, and furthermore, to contribute to creating new types of research, practice and education system of design, while at the same time, respecting the identity of each country.
Abstracts due Jan 31, 2013.
26-30 August 2013: 5th IASDR 2013. Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.
Read more: http://www.iasdr2013.jp