Monday, October 15, 2012

Opportunities Digest No. 6

Welcome to our sixth Opportunities Digest. As the increasing number of opportunities we compile is now a bit cumbersome for the home page, as of now digests will appear abbreviated with a link to the full version.

All opportunities from previous digests that are still relevant (submission date not passed) are included here for your convenience. If you have an opportunity you would like to post, please get in touch at info [ AT ] vwrn [dot] org . We look forward to hearing from you.


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)
Research Project Event by
Sydney, Australia
31 Jan, 2013
Submission deadline: 19 Oct, 2012
Showcase event
British Library, London, UK
7 Dec, 2012
Submission deadline (200 word abstracts): 19 Oct, 2012 
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
24-25 Jan, 2013
Submission deadline: 21 Oct, 2012
Organized by Dianna Fielding, Hamline University 
Midwest Sociological Society
Chicago, Illinois, USA
27-30 March, 2013
Paper submission deadline: 24 Oct, 2012
6TH Annual International Conference on Computer Games Multimedia and Allied Technologies
Organized by: Global Science and Technology Forum
22 – 23 April, 2013
Paper (Full) & panel proposal deadline: 25 Oct, 2012 
First global conference 
Sydney, Australia
4-6 Feb, 2013
Submission deadline (300 word abstracts or presentation proposals): 26 Oct, 2012
Foundations of Digital Games
Chania, Crete, Greece
14-17 May
Submission deadlines: 
Workshop proposals: 28 Oct, 2012
Papers, panel proposals, doctoral consortium: 10 Dec, 2012
Research and experimental game festival: 13 Jan, 2013
Posters and demos: 4 March, 2013
2013 Conference for the International Communication Association: Challenging Communication Research
London, UK
17-21 June, 2013
Submission deadline (abstracts): 1 Nov, 2012
XX Udine International Film Studies Conference
12-14 March, 2013
Udine, Italy
Abstract deadline: 1 November 2012
Pre-Conference to the 63rd International Communication Association
(ICA) Annual Conference

ICA Game Studies Special Interest Group & ECREA Digital Games Research Temporary Working Group
17 June, 2013
London, UK
Submission deadline (extended abstracts, 1000-1500 words): 1 Dec, 2012
Rutgers Media Studies Conference
Rutgers Livingston Campus, New Jersey, USA
Submission deadline (247 word abstracts): 1 Dec, 2012
Fifth annual Asian GAME-ON Conference by EUROSIS (The European Multidisciplinary Society for Modelling and Simulation Technology)
Shanghai, China
Early bird submission deadline: 5 Nov, 2012
Submission deadline: 30 Nov, 2012
Late Submission deadline: 10 Dec, 2012
Collaborative Organizations and Social Media
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, USA
12 April, 2013
Submission deadline (full papers): 7 Nov, 2012

34th annual conference, Southwest Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Albaquerque, New Mexico, USA
13-15 Feb, 2013
Abstract and panel deadline: 16 Nov, 2012
The 2013 Neil Postman Graduate Conference
New York University, New York, USA
22 Feb, 2013
Submission deadline: 18 Nov, 2012
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
Washington, D.C., USA
27-30 March, 2013
Submission Deadline (100-250 word abstracts): 30 Nov, 2013 
2013 World History Association of Texas Conference
Austin, Texas, USA
2 March, 2013
Submission deadline (abstracts): 14 Dec, 2012
First edition: Working With, Building, and Telling History
Montreal, Canada
21 – 23 June, 2013
Proposal (1000 words) due: 15 Dec, 2012
Graduate conference
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
17-18 May, 2013
Submission deadline (abstracts + key words): 15 Jan, 2013
44th annual international conference of the International Simulation and Gaming

Stockholm, Sweden
24-28 June, 2013
Submission Deadlines: 
Science Pillar (full papers): 15 Jan, 2013
Craft & Art Pillar (full contributions): 28 Feb, 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
Special issue: Performance Art and Digital Media
Submission deadline (abstracts):1 Nov, 2012

Submission deadline (500 word abstracts): 2 Nov, 2012
Vol. 2, Issue 1
Submission deadline: 15 Nov, 2012 
Invitation for scholarly/artistic contributions that engage relations between play, power, and social reproduction
Guest Editors: 
Dr. David Harris Smith, McMaster University
Dr. Elysée Nouvet, McMaster University

Submission deadline: 10 Dec, 2012
Special Issue: Online Security & Civil Rights
Guest Editor: Mariarosaria Taddeo
Submission deadline (Full papers): 1 Jan, 2013
Special Edition: Innovation in Information Infrastructures (III) 
Guest Editors:
Prof Eric Monteiro, Norwegian National University of Science and Technology
Dr Neil Pollock, The University of Edinburgh,
Prof Robin Williams, The University of Edinburgh

Submission deadline (full papers): 14 Jan, 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
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia
Application deadline: 31 Oct, 2012
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Scholarship: available from 1 Jan, 2013, annual stipend of £13,590 (subject to satisfactory progress). In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for 3 years and the writing-up fee will be covered in the 4th year. 
Research theme areas: Play, Collaborative Media, Pervasive Media and the Attention Economy
Application deadline: 31 Oct, 2012
School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Queensland, Australia
Application Deadline: 31 Oct, 2012
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Application Deadline: 1 Nov, 2012
Department of Journalism & Communication
Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA
Application Deadline: 1 Nov, 2012
Department of Informatics and Media
Uppsala University, Sweden

Application Deadline: 1 Nov, 2012
University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Communication
Application review begins: 8 Nov, 2012
Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media and Communication
Application review begins: 16 Nov, 2012
University of Sunderland, UK
Submission deadline: 21 Nov, 2012
Start date: Feb, 2013
Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Application Deadline: 30 Nov, 2012
GGJ is the world's largest game development activity - a 48-hr challenge to make games on the same theme. GGJ is accepting proposals for research to be performed in conjunction with the event
25-27 Jan, 2013
GGJ-RC will provide the followings to the researchers:
  1. Inclusion of research questions in the global surveys before and after the Jam
  2. Access to anonymous game data for submitted projects
  3. Consideration for publication on GGJ-RC website (if possible external workshops and special issue of a partner journal). 
Submission deadline:  1 Dec, 2012
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent teaching faculty
Application Deadline: 1 Dec, 2012
Department of Computer Science
University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), USA
Application Deadline: 4 Jan, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Preferred expertise: systems, data mining, networks
Application Deadline: 31 Jan, 2013
Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia, USA
Application Deadline: open until filled
Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia, USA
Application Deadline: open until filled

Upcoming Events (attendance/participation)
 Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
University of Salford
18-20 October 2012

Registration fees apply
Leading conference on new technologies for archaeology, architecture, design and cultural resources 
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
22-23 Oct, 2012
Registration fees apply
Event organized by the ECREA Temporary Working Group (TWG) on Digital Games Research in collaboration with the Digitial Games Research Association
Istanbul, Turkey
23-24 Oct, 2012
Registration fees apply
Center for Digital Ethics and Policy
Chicago, Illinois, USA
29 Oct, 2012 
Registration fees apply 
Online student summit: an exciting opportunity for students around the world to engage with established members of industry in an online forum.
10-11 Nov, 2012
No fee
Doctoral Course by the University of Gothenburg's Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS)
Dates: 10 Dec, 2012 (Online), 6-8 Feb, 2013 (Gothenburg), 17-19 April, 2013 (Gothenburg)
Participation is free of charge including travel & accommodation for students from abroad; reimbursement upon successful completion.
Application deadline: 19 Nov, 2012
No fees 

Symposium and Expo on Games and Digital Entertainment
2-4 Nov, 2012
Brasilia, Brazil
Registration fees apply
10-12 Dec, 2012
AOU, Muscat, OmanRegistration 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
The11th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games 
Venice, Italy
22-23 Nov, 2012
Registration deadline: October 28, 2012
Registration fees apply
Workshops taking place at the 13th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering(WISE)
28-30 Nov, 2012
Paphos, Cyprus
Registration fees apply
10th international conference
Brno, Czech Republic
30 Nov-1 Dec, 2012
Registration fees apply
5th Annual Conference in Science and Art of Videogames
Lisbon, Portugal
13-15 Dec, 2012
No registration info available yet  
part of the ICIS - International Conference on Information Systems
Orlando, Florida, 16-19 Dec, 2012Submission deadline: Oct 19, 11:59 EST (New York time)
Panel: "Religion and the Internet in Asia"
24-27 June 2013
Macau, China
Early Registration deadline: 31 March, 2013
Registration Fees Apply

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