Tuesday, December 08, 2015

cfp Digital dE-BiAsing Techniques for an Engaged Society

There is a call for papers for the Digital dE-BiAsing Techniques for an Engaged Society (Debates) conference to be held 18 May in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Deadline for proposals is 19 February 2016. "The overall topic for the Debates conference is the issue of negative behaviours in online social media and how these can be analysed and addressed by the research community." Keynotes are: Annemaree Lloyd - Professor Swedish School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Boras, Sweden, Stephan Lewandowsky - Chair in Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol, Heidi Julien - Professor of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo, USA, Carl Miller - Research Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos. The structure involves focusing on particular themes, each around a keynote, and the call is for pecha kucha papers focusing on one of the following themes:
- "Psychology - we would especially welcome papers on the use of mis-information theory
- "Information behaviour - abstracts on everyday information seeking will be particularly welcome
- "Information literacy - especially those papers that have an information practice focus
- "Policy studies - in particular papers focussing on where interventions need to be (policing, legislation or the social media companies) and/or how to influence decision-makers"
For more information go to http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/debates
Photo by Sheila Webber: a few leaves left, November 2015

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