Sunday, July 15, 2012

Opportunities Digest No.3

Welcome to our third 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 . 
Please refer to the following key
TAG 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
Notes: 
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) 
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
Conference: 17-21 September 2012, Trento, Italy
Submission deadline: 22 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
Theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices.  Meaningful Play 2012 and the Journal of Gaming and Culture will publish a special issue containing top papers from this conference.
Conference: 18-20 October 2012, East Lansing, MI, USA
Deadline for papers: 29 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
"Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds"
17th World Congress of IUAES, 5-10 August 2012
Manchester, UK
Abstract submission deadline: 3 August 2012 
The 13th annual Simulation and AI in Games Conference, 14-16 Nov, 2012
University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain
Abstract submission deadline: 30 Aug, 2012
Earlybird submission deadline: 1 Aug, 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
4 February – 6 February 2013
Sydney, Australia
Deadline for presentation proposals: 14 September 2012
23 October 2012, Kanazawa, Japan 
Important dates:
Deadline for submissions: 3 September 2012
Notification of acceptance: 17 September 2012
Camera-ready versions: 1 October 2012
Workshop date: 23 October 2012 
7-9 March, 2012
Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract submission deadline: 12 Oct, 2012


Calls for Papers (Journals)
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! 
The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics is accepting applications for a Resident Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year.  Codex is a cross-disciplinary research center jointly operated by Stanford Law School and the Stanford School of Engineering.Submission deadline: 30 July 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Deadline: 27 August 2012 
The role involves: involves professional level responsibility for providing data analysis expertise to the Center for Game Science in the organization, analysis and evaluation of assessment and other student and teacher data collected through online software interaction. 
Submission deadline: open until filled
Tenure Track position in Information and Communications Technologies Policy
Submission Deadline: 1 November 2012 
Upcoming Events (attendance/participation)
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
Registration Fees Apply
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
innovations. 
Abstract Submission: 27 July 2012
4 - 6 September 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. 
18-20 Oct, 2012
East Lansing MI, USA
Conference about theory, research, and game design innovations, principles and practices. Brings scholars and industry professionals together to understand and improve upon games to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade in meaningful ways. 
Special Issue: Journal of Gaming and Culture will publish top papers from the conference. 
Registration Fees Apply
Early registration deadline: 14 Sept, 2012
The 13th annual Simulation and AI in Games Conference, 14-16 Nov, 2012
University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain
Registration Fees Apply
15-17 November 2012
SLactions describes itself as a 'hybrid online and physical conference'. This year marks the fourth edition of the event.
Registration Fees Apply
A Media, Games & Art Conference, 21-23 November 2012 
Melbourne, Australia
Registration Fees Apply (registration opens 24 July)
Panel: "Religion and the Internet in Asia"
24-27 June 2013
Macau, China
Registration Fees Apply
Early Registration deadline: 31 March, 2013


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