35th EGOS Colloquium: “Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations”


Edinburgh, United Kingdom. July 4–6, 2019
Deadline: January 14, 2019

Call for Papers
The relationship of work to technology has long been studied (e.g., Barley, 1986; Orlikowski, 1992; Trist & Bamforth, 1951), from the roboticization of factory lines (e.g., Argote et al., 1983; Grint & Woolgar, 2013; Smith & Carayon, 1995) to the integration of information and computing technology into knowledge work (e.g., Hanseth et al., 2006; Leonardi & Bailey, 2008; Osterlund & Carlile, 2005). As more and more digital technology becomes elemental to modern forms of work, it is sometimes difficult to separate tasks from tools, procedures from platforms. Today, not only is work primarily digital and computational, but it is fast becoming algorithmic with the introduction of artificial intelligence into existing procedures and practices (Brynjolfsson & McAfee, 2014). For instance, radiologists can now leverage artificial intelligence to analyze patients’ scans instead of relying on their trained eyes alone; these machines, using intelligent algorithms, are reported to have a higher rate of tumor recognition than even the most well-trained experts (Aerts, 2017; Prevedello et al., 2017). Continue reading

Workshop: Equivocal (anthropo)cenes: indigenous ontologies and the ethics of geo-climatic disruptions

Santiago, Chile. November 8-9, 2018

Organized by:
Marcelo González, P. Universidad Católica and CIGIDEN
Manuel Tironi, P. Universidad Católica and CIGIDEN

Kristina Lyons, University of Pennsylvania
Claudio Millacura, Universidad de Chile
Timothy Neale, Deakin University

The end of the world has begun, and the blame is on us –or at least on some “us”. Floods and droughts, fires and hurricanes, large-scale chemical pollution and a growing loss of biodiversity: human-induced disasters multiply, as this multiplication unveils the disruption of biospheric equilibriums to a threshold of no-return. The world will carry on but, we begin to recognize, it will not be anymore suitable for a humanity that has unleashed the inhuman might of a revengefull Gaia. The “Anthropocene” is how the geosciences has named this agonistic moment in human-nature relations. Continue reading

1er Congreso Internacional Realidades emergentes 2018

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. September 26-28, 2018

Se convoca a investigadores, profesionistas y estudiantes en las áreas de ciencias sociales, ciencias humanísticas, y estudios interdisciplinarios
A PARTICIPAR EN EL I CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE REALIDADES EMERGENTES 2018, EL CUAL TIENE POR OBJETIVO crear un espacio de diálogo, reflexión y debate sobre las complejas realidades sociales, las teorías emergentes, los proyectos y las
líneas de investigación en distintos niveles: local, nacional e internacional con los distintos actores sociales, organizaciones y colectivos INVOLUCRADOS. Continue reading

I LATMETRICS – ALTMETRICS AND OPEN SCIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA: Challenges on the quality and access of open data in peripheral countries

Niterói, Brazil. November 28-30, 2018

The submissions for the I LATMetrics – Altmetria and Open Science in latin America are officially open. The Colloquium will take place in the “Biomass Core” of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Niterói (RJ). The Colloquium will reunite researchers from several areas with the purpose of discussing the challenges of scientific circulation in latin american context. The usage of alternative metrics to measure the social impact of science and initiatives to promote open science will be some of the topics discussed during the meeting. Continue reading

Primer encuentro CTS-Perú

Lima, Perú. September 19-21, 2018

Los Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en el Perú tienen antecedentes importantes. Entre los primeros aportes encontramos la tesis doctoral de Francisco Sagasti titulada: “Towards a Methodology for Planning Science and Technology in Underdeveloped Countries” (1972) y la obra de Marcos Cueto titulada “Excelencia científica en la periferia. Actividades científicas e investigación biomédica en el Perú 1890-1950” (1989). En las décadas siguientes, Benjamín Marticorena y Modesto Montoya realizaron aportes en torno a la precariedad institucional de la ciencia y de la política científica en el Perú, especialmente en torno al rol y las funciones del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONCYTEC). En los últimos años se ha mostrado interés en el gobierno electrónico, la política y la institucionalidad de la ciencia, la problemática del género en la ciencia, las tecnologías emergentes dentro de áreas como salud, educación, comunicación e información; emprendimiento e innovación tecnológica, entre otros temas. Continue reading