Friday, May 25, 2012


- We have discovered several upcoming opportunities that were not previously included in this digest. We have updated the digest to include them. They are marked with the tag "- New ".

Welcome to our first Opportunity Digest. We will be posting these periodically as we receive notice of opportunities of interest to our network members and website visitors. If you have an opportunity you would like to post, please get in touch so that we can include it in our next digest. We will be happy to receive your submission at info [ AT ] vwrn [dot] org .
Note: All opportunities listed in order of submission date for each category

Calls for Papers (conferences)

  • CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference, 21-23 November 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Abstract submission deadline: 31 May, 2012
  • RN18 - Communication, Crisis, and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism, 18-20 Oct, 2012
    Annual conference, ESA's Sociology of Communications and Media Research network
    Bilbao, Spain
    Conference Fees Apply - see pdf for details

    Abstract submission deadline: 31 May, 2012
  • Academic MindTrek Conference 2012, 3rd-5th October, 2012
    Tampere, Finland
    Tutorial & workshop submission deadline: 1 June, 2012
    Abstract submission deadline: 3 June, 2012
  • Fun and Games 2012 Workshop, 4 Sept, 2012
    Conceptualising, Operationalising and Measuring the Player Experience in Videogames
    Toulouse, France
    Position paper (4 pages) submission deadline: 8 June, 2012
  • #Influence12, 28-29 Sept, 2012  - Social media focus
    Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Abstract submission deadline: 15 June, 2012 
  • ISPR 2012 "Presence Live!", October 24 - 26, 2012
    International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Abstract submission deadline: 15 June, 2012
  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 , 28 Nov-1 Dec, 2012, Singapore - New
    Emerging Technologies Demonstration - looking for submissions to Emerging Technologies that use technology to show new forms of play.
    Submission deadline: 26 June, 2012
  • SLactions 2012,15-17 November 2012.
    SLactions describes itself as a 'hybrid online and physical conference'. This year marks the fourth edition of the event.
    Submission deadline 30 June 2012
  • iConference 2013 - Scholarship in Action: Data • Innovation • Wisdom 12-15 Feb, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas,
    A variety of participation opportunities available.
    Submissions start July 2012, end Sept 2012. 
Calls for Papers (Journals)
  • Learning and Performance Quarterly (LPQ)Accepting submissions of: Research papers, case studies, theory papers,  book reviews Submission deadline 15 June, 2012
  • Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, vol 6, no 2: 2012
    Special Issue: Law and Virtual Worlds
    Abstract submission deadline 30 June 2012
  • Kinephanos (call in English follows the french version) - New
    Fourth Issue: Media, Fans, and The Sacred: Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution
    Bilingual web-based journal, submissions in English or French accepted.
    Submission deadline: 1 Aug, 2012
  • Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds - New
    Rolling submissions & free issue currently available online
    Submissions welcome at any time, but deadlines for forthcoming issues are:
        Issue 1 (spring): 31 August for long papers; 15 September for short papers
        Issue 2 (summer): 31 December for long papers; 15 January
        Issue 3 (winter): 30 April for long papers; 15 May for short papers
  • The Velvet Light Trap, issue 72
    Useful Media: Industrial, Educational, Institutional
    Submissions sought
    'concerning the production, distribution, exhibition, and/or reception of educational, industrial, and other institutional film, video, television, audio, and new media, past and present' (from website)
    Submission deadline: 15 Sept, 2012
  • Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Winter 2012 - Social Media Focus
    Special issue on social media as a research environment
    Full Manuscript submission deadline: 2 July, 2012
  • Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, vol 6, no 3: 2013
    Special Issue: Enterprises Welcome Virtual Worlds
    Abstract submission deadline 15 September 2012
Calls for Reviewers 
  • Journal of Virtual Worlds Research1. Obtain a login to the publishing system (instructions on website)
    2. Login to the system and complete your profile with details and reviewing interests Reviewing interests
    3. Email the Coordinating Editor a cover letter including your professional resume, academic editing experience, as well as your interest in the Virtual Worlds domain
    (contact details on website) 
  • Learning and Performance Quarterly  Learning and Performance Quarterly (LPQ) is a new journal founded at the University of Texas. To apply as a reviewer, identify your reviewing interests, substantive areas of expertise, and research methods when completing the LPQ journal registration online. For any questions, contact founding editors Laura Pasquini and Dr. Jeff Allen (details on website)
Career Opportunities
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: East Asian Digital Humanities (4-year post)
    King's College London
    Requirements: A Ph.D. in informatics or computing sciences, or a PhD. in a humanities subject together with expertise in the digital humanities is required.
    Familiarity with East Asian languages is desirable but not essential.
  • Casual lecturer position in Online Research Methods - New
    Australian National University 
    Contact course organizer directly, see call for details.
Upcoming Events (attendance/participation)
  • DigCult - Theory, Context and the Internet, 13-14 June, 2012
    University of Salford, MediaCity:UK
    Fee: £10 GBP
    Register (and pay) here
  • CATaC 2012  - New
    Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communications, 18-20 June, 2012
    Beyond the digital/cultural divide: in/visibility and new media
    Aarhus, Denmark
  • CyComP2012 -16th & 17th July, 2012 - New
    Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology conference
    Bolton, UK
    Fee: Standard: £150 (£100 for one day)/ Students: £120 (£80 for one day)
    Conference dinner (16th July): £25
  • Workshop CFP: Researching Media Innovations - New
    Approaches to Users, Producers and Texts, 7 Nov 2012, Oslo, Norway
    One-day workshop, encourages postgraduate and early-career researcher participation. Deals with new approaches to researching users, producers and texts arising from media innovations.
    Abstract Submission: 27 July 2012
  • Summer Social WebShop 2012 (US Postgraduates only), 20-24 Aug, 2012
    University of Maryland, USA
    Application begins June 1, ends June 8. Funded for accepted applicants.
  • Cyberworlds 2012 25-27 Sept, 2012 - New
    Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
    Darmstadt, Germany
  • Researching Games BarCamp (in German), 6-7 Oct, 2012
    Wiesbaden, Germany
    An interactive meeting of games researchers. Food and accommodation included in the participation fee 20 EUR. Conducted entirely in German this year, but upon expression of interest to the organizing committee, an English track may be organized for future events. 
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