Friday, June 15, 2012

Opportunities Digest No. 2

Welcome to our second Opportunity Digest. All opportunities from previous digests that are still relevant (ie. the submission date has not yet passed) are included here for your convenience.  If you have an opportunity you would like to post, please get in touch so that we can include it. We will be happy to receive your submission at info [ AT ] vwrn [dot] org . 
We have changed the tag system - please refer to the following key.
untagged - repost from last digest. All reposts are still valid at time of digest release.
new - added on or after the original digest release
1. We will continue to add new entries for the first week after the digest release, so please continue to check the digest until the 22nd of each month.
2. All opportunities listed in order of submission date for each category

Calls for Papers (conferences) 
11th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, 26-29 Sept Bremen, Germany
Submission deadline EXTENDED: 17 June, 2012
Workshop: Authoring Solutions for Augmented Reality, 5-8 Nov, 2012 The purpose of the workshop is to discuss future directions of content authoring in the field of Augmented Reality, and the current state of art in content creation and content authoring targeting AR. 
Submission deadline: 26 June 2012
A Media, Games & Art Conference, 21-23 November 2012 
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED to: June 22, 2012
"Presence Live!", October 24 - 26, 2012
International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 
Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED: 1 July, 2012 
28 Nov-1 Dec, 2012
Emerging Technologies Demonstration - looking for submissions to Emerging Technologies 
that use technology to show new forms of play. 
Submission deadline: 26 June, 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
The Eighth Annual AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, 8-12 Oct, 2012
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Workshop paper submissions due 6 July, 2012
Co-located INT 5 (Intelligent Narrative Technologies) workshop submissions also due 6 July, 2012
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. 
5th Annual Conference in Science and Art of Videogames, 13-15 Dec, 2012
Lisbon, Portugal
Accepting Full papers, Short papers & Demos
Submission deadline: 15 July, 2012
Computing Track, Second call XI Brazilian Symposium on Games and Digital Entertainment 
2-4 Nov, 2012
Brasilia, Brazil
Submission Deadline: 23 July, 2012
10th international conference, 30 Nov-1 Dec, 2012 
Brno, Czech Republic
Submissions open for 13 workshops on a wide variety of topics. Details on website.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2012
The 11th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games, 22-23 Nov, 2012
Venice, Italy
Full/Short Paper Submission Deadline: 2 Sept, 2012
Calls for Papers (Journals)
vol 6, no 2: 2012
Special Issue: Law and Virtual Worlds
Abstract submission deadline 30 June 2012
September 2012 Issue
Manuscript submission deadline: 15 July, 2012
"Places and Spaces" 
Contributions 'to address history, present and future, of projects developed to contribute, support, search, create and spread creativity and innovation using Media and digital technologies' (from website)
Accepting full manuscripts, books & event reviews & interviews
Submission deadline: 31 July, 2012
  • Kinephanos (call in English follows the french version) 
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
Special Issue: Designing Educational Games 
Paper submission deadline: 24 Aug, 2012
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
Winter 2012 - Social Media Focus
Special issue on social media as a research environment
Full Manuscript submission deadline: 2 July, 2012
vol 6, no 3: 2013
Special Issue: Enterprises Welcome Virtual Worlds 
Abstract submission deadline 15 Sept, 2012 
Special Issue: Philosophy of Computer Games (Summer 2013 publication)
Submission deadline: 15 Sept, 2012

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
Special issue: Privacy Methodologies in HCIManuscript 
Submission deadline: October 15, 2012
Calls for Reviewers
International Journal of Computer and Information Technology
IJCIT welcomes applications for membership of their review board. If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer for the IJCIT please send your CV or a short resume (contact info on website) and a list of areas of interest.
1. 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 (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 
Blizzard is currently hiring for a number of positions globally. Many of the positions need to be filled urgently (look for the red exclamation point). A number of these positions are technical or artistic, however there are also a variety of translation/QA/HR/Marketing positions that may be of interest to academics. Check it out!
Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Deadline: 27 August 2012
Upcoming Events (attendance/participation)
Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communications, 18-20 June, 2012 
Beyond the digital/cultural divide: in/visibility and new media
Aarhus, Denmark
16th & 17th July, 2012Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology conference
Bolton, UK
Fee: Standard: £150 (£100 for one day)/ Students: £120 (£80 for one day)Conference dinner (16th July): £25
In person - University of Edinburgh students & staff only
Other interested parties are welcome to watch the event live streamed on the VWRN website
16 July, 2012, 12:30-2pm
Edinburgh, UK
Room 1.11, Main Library, George Square.
Booking is essential as places are limited.
19-21 July, 2012
Suffolk University 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Registration Fees: Student $50USD/Regular $85
Online registration deadline: 16 July, 2012
On-site registration available throughout conference
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
Abstract Submission: 27 July 2012
25-27 Sept, 2012 
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
Darmstadt, Germany
4-6 Oct, 2012, Singapore
Registration Fees Apply
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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