Privacy Research Across Cultural, Political, and Geographic Boundaries. ICA Post-Conference 2019

Washington, DC. May 29, 2019

Digital privacy is arguably one of the most important topics of the current times in digital communication. With the growing ubiquity of information and information-based tools and services, privacy has become both a resource and a currency in social, cultural, political, and economic interactions. Yet, the conceptualization of privacy itself is still at the heart of the scholarly debate, especially when viewed from a global, comparative perspective. Conceptions of privacy hold deep, cultural underpinnings, yet these dimensions are often underexplored in research that focuses on how privacy is valued, measured, and enacted. Likewise, researchers are seeking for guidance in order to engage with digital data while at the same time respecting privacy needs of persons involved in their studies. This conceptual plurality, coupled with socio-technical developments, makes comparative privacy research particularly challenging, despite its importance. We invite you to engage with this challenge. Continue reading

Women In Data Science 2019 CDMX

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UNAM, Mexico City. March 4, 2019

Como cada año, el equipo de Pyladies organizará una sede regional del prestigioso evento WiDS 2019 (Women in Data Science, https://www.widsconference.org).

WIDS tiene como objetivo inspirar y educar a científicos de datos de todo el mundo, independientemente del género, y apoyar a las mujeres en el campo. Esta conferencia técnica anual de un día brinda la oportunidad de conocer las últimas investigaciones y aplicaciones relacionadas con la ciencia de la información en un amplio conjunto de dominios. Todos los géneros están invitados a participar en la conferencia, que presenta a mujeres destacadas que realizan un trabajo excepcional.

El evento es completamente gratuito. Continue reading

1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF “SCUOLA DEMOCRATICA”. Education and Post-Democracy

Cagliari. June 6-8, 2019
Deadline: February 28, 2019

The FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of the JOURNAL SCUOLA DEMOCRATICA will be hosted at the University of Cagliari and Sassari, Italy, June 6 through 8, 2019, by Scuola Democratica, Centro Interuniversitario per la Ricerca Didattica (University of Cagliari and University of Sassari), Il Mulino.

The conference stands as an opportunity to present and discuss empirical and theoretical works from a variety of disciplines and fields covering education. The focal theme of the Conference is a trend currently affecting many countries invested by processes of globalization: the advent of what Colin Crouch called «post-democracy» (check Keynote Speakers list). Continue reading

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

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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