Thursday, November 15, 2012

Opportunities Digest No. 7

Welcome to our seventh Opportunities Digest!

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.


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  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)
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 
Informing Science IT and Education Conferences
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline: 30 Nov, 2013
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
    Ninth International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2013)
    Big Data: Challenges & Opportunities
    Barcelona, Spain
    25-26 June, 2013
    Submission Deadline: 3 Dec, 2012
    Fifth annual Asian GAME-ON Conference by EUROSIS (The European Multidisciplinary Society for Modelling and Simulation Technology)
    Shanghai, China
    Submission deadline: 30 Nov, 2012
    Late Submission deadline: 10 Dec, 2012
    2013 World History Association of Texas Conference
    Austin, Texas, USA
    2 March, 2013
    Submission deadline (abstracts): 14 Dec, 2012
    ICT and Work: the United States at the Origin of the Dissemination of Digital Capitalism
    Université Paris Sorbonne 

    29-30 May 2013 
    Submission deadline: 15 Dec, 2012
    Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) research center
    Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, USA
    11 June, 2013 

    Submission deadline (essay proposals): 15 Dec, 2013
    Submission deadline (presentation proposals): 1 March, 2013
    First edition: Working With, Building, and Telling History
    Montreal, Canada
    21 – 23 June, 2013
    Proposal (1000 words) due: 15 Dec, 2012
    Making and Sharing: Conference on audience creativity
    4-5 July, 2013 
    Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Submission deadline (abstracts): 11 Jan, 2013
    Canadian Association for Information Science 41st annual conference
    Tales from the Edge: Narrative Voices in Information Research and Practice
    6-8 June, 2013
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Submission deadline (abstracts): 14 Jan, 2013
    Panels: video games and rhetoric
    Ghent University, Belgium
    22-25 May, 2013
    Submission deadline: 15 Jan, 2013
    Graduate conference
    DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    17-18 May, 2013
    Submission deadline (abstracts + key words): 15 Jan, 2013
    International Association for Media and Communication Research  
    Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders
    Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    25-29 June, 2013
    Submission Deadline: 28 Jan, 2013
    Changing Societies & Cultures: Youth in the Digital Age
    Tallinn University, Estonia

    12-14 June 2013
    Submission deadline: 31 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/Chapters (Journals & Books)
    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
    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: Game Worlds (Social Science study of games and play on the Internet)Guest Editors: Vincent Berry and Manouk Borzakian
    Submission deadline (Abstracts): 20 Dec, 2012
    Submissions in Spanish or English
    Open University of Catalonia Press
    Chapter proposal submission (800 words): December 20, 2012
    Full chapter submission (4500 - 6000 words): April 30, 2013
    Expected date of publication: October 2013
    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
    Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media and Communication
    Application review begins: 16 Nov, 2012
    New England, USA
    Start date: July, 2013
    Application deadline: 19 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 
    Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT)
    University of Toronto, Canada
    Position Start Date: 1 July, 2013
    Application Deadline: 30 Nov, 2012
    Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology (ICCIT)
    University of Toronto, Canada
    Position Start Date: 1 July, 2013
    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
    Opportunity (recent PhD & ABDs) to conduct research in Japan under leadership of a host researcher. Fellows advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities.
    Applications welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines, need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan. Projects must include work with colleagues and resources in Japan and propose a single, continuous stay in Japan from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 1 to 2 years (long-term)Application Deadline: 1 Dec, 2012
    Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences
    University of Baltimore, USA 
    Application Deadline: 15 Dec, 2012 (open until filled)
    Department of Computer Science
    University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), USA
    Application Deadline: 4 Jan, 2013 
    Digital Media, Civic Culture and Global Change
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
    Application Deadline: 7 Jan, 2013
    School of Letters, Art and Media 
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Position start date: 1 July, 2013
    Application deadline: 13 Jan, 2013 (11:30 pm, Sydney time)
    Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Application Deadline: 14 Jan, 2013
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Preferred expertise: systems, data mining, networks
    Application Deadline: 31 Jan, 2013
    The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
    New York University, NY, USA
    Application Deadline: 31 Jan, 2013
    Humanities Research Institute
    UC Irvine, CA, USA
    Application Deadline: not listed
    3-year stipend
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
    Applciation Deadline: open until filled
    Positions open at all ranks in a variety of specialties
    Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute
    Troy, NY, USA
    Application Deadline: open until filled
    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)

    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  
    iMinds-SMIT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
    Brussels, Belgium
    21 Nov, 2012 (18:00-20:30, Brussels area)
    No fees, registration required

    10-12 Dec, 2012
    AOU, Muscat, Oman 
    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
    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
    16-19 Dec, 2012
    Orlando, Florida
    27 April - 2 May, 2013 
    Paris, France    
    Submission materials:
    Executable for the game, camera-ready non-anonymized 4-page extended abstract, game installation description. May also include a link to a game play video. 
    Submission deadline: 5 Jan, 2013 (5 p.m. PDT)
    Brisbane, Australia
    For PhD Candidates working in game studies & broad Creative Industries / Internet Research fields
    24 – 28 June 2013

    Application deadline: 18 Jan, 2013 
    Up to 2 full scholarships including travel will be available based on academic merit
    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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