Saturday, September 15, 2012

Opportunities Digest No. 5

Welcome to our fifth  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
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)
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.
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 (closed)
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
34th annual conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA)
Abstract and panel deadline: 16 November 2012
Conference: 13-16 February 2013
34th annual conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA)
Abstract and panel deadline: 16 November 2012
Conference: 13-16 February 2013

1st edition: Working With, Building, and Telling History
Montreal, Canada. June 21st – 23rd 2013
Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2012
Paper (Full Paper) & Panel Proposal Submission Due: 25th October 2012 Acceptance Notification 9th November 2012
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission: 21st December 2012
Early Bird Registration: 22nd February 2013
Late Registration: 22nd March 2013
Conference Dates: 22nd – 23rd April 2013
 XI MAGIS - Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School
Abstract deadline: 1 November 2012
International Film Studies Spring School 2013 - 15-21 March 2013
Calls for Papers (Journals) 
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
Abstract deadline: 12 September 2012
Full draft articles: 15 March 2013
Special issue: Privacy Methodologies in HCIManuscript
Submission deadline: October 15, 2012
Special Issue on Computational Narrative and Games
Special issue editors: Ian Horswill, Nick Montfort and R. Michael Young

Deadline for submissions: September 21, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: December 21, 2012
Final copy due: April 19, 2013
Expected publication date: June or September 2013

Special Issue: The Politics of Trolling and the Negative Space of the Internet
Abstract deadline: October 15, 2012
Article deadline: January 15, 2012
Publication aimed for: April/May, 2013

Guidelines http://fibreculturejournal.
Special issue on Philosophy of Computer Games. third call for papers
Deadline papers submissions:1 November 2012
Deadline reviews papers: December 15th 2012
Deadline revised papers: February 15th 2013
Publication of the special issue: Summer 2013

Special issue: Performance Art and Digital Media
Abstracts are due on: November 1, 2012
Short/long papers are due on: January 10, 2013
Final, revised papers are due on: February 23, 2013
Expected publication:  May, 2013

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
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 
Lehigh University 
Application Deadline: 1 Sept-1Nov 2012
Tenure Track position. Permanent.
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2012
Tenure Track position
Submission Deadline: open until filled
Tenure Track position
Submission Deadline: open until filled
Upcoming Events (attendance/participation)
 25-27 Sept, 2012
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
Darmstadt, Germany
27 September 2012
Karlsruhe, Germany
26-29 Sept 2012
Bremen, Germany
4-6 Oct, 2012, Singapore
Registration Fees Apply
5 October 2012
University of Wales, Newport
No fee. Registration
Project website:
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. 
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
International Symposium at the University of Edinburgh
11 Oct, 2012, 4pm-7pm in Playfair HallEvent is free but please RSVP by 4 Oct, 2012

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  • Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
    University of Salford
    18-20 October 2012 
    Registration fees apply
     29 October 2012, Chicago
    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
     26-27 October 2012 
    London - as part of the London Games Festival
    Computing Track, Second call XI Brazilian Symposium on Games and Digital Entertainment
    2-4 Nov, 2012
    Brasilia, Brazil
    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 (closed)
    November 13, 2012, Pisa, Italy
    Hosted by the AmI-12 conference

    Submission position papers: September 17, 2012
    Notification of acceptance: October 19, 2012
    Camera-ready papers: will be announced
    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)

    November 22-23, 2012, Venice, Italy
    Full/Short Paper Submission Deadline: September 2, 2012
    Demo Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2012
    Notification of Decisions: October 14, 2012
    Registration/Final Paper Due: October 28, 2012

    November 28th-30th, 2012
    Paphos, Cyprus
    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.
    5th Annual Conference in Science and Art of Videogames, 13-15 Dec, 2012
    Lisbon, Portugal
    16-19 December 2012
    Orlando, Florida
    Journal of Virtual Worlds Research: Augmented Reality Workshop: Call for participants, ideas and sponsors
    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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