Materiality and Aesthetics, Enhancing the Object and Democratising Technology (July 2014, Cornwall UK)

Dates: 10-11 July 2014
Location: Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK
Website: http://www.autonomatic.org.uk/allmakersnow/conference.html
Deadline for extended abstracts: 31 March 2014

The digital crafters in the Autonomatic Research Group at Falmouth University invite you to join them in critical debate about a radically transformed vision of 21st century production. In this brave new world of Makerspaces and Fablabs anyone can be a digital craftpreneur, harnessing the power of digital technologies to create, co-create, collaborate, make and sell.

Aimed at makers and researchers of all shapes and codes including hackers, crafters, inventors, designers, economists, curators and critical theorists, this two day conference will explore craft values, traditional making processes and novel forms of engagement, participation and interaction in digital and material cultures.

There are three broad themes we wish to explore: Materiality and Aesthetics, Enhancing the Object and Democratising Technology. More information on these and the conference exhibition and workshop opportunities can be found on the conference website.

We welcome contributions from both within and beyond the field of craft.

For queries, expressions of interest and early bird registration contact the conference team at:info@autonomatic.org.uk.

IN-TECH 2014: Intl Conf on Innovative Technologies (Sep 2014, Portugal)

Dates: 10-13 September 2014
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Website: http://www.in-tech.info
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 May 2014

The special excursion on 13.09.2014. will be organized, more information will be specified soon.
The conference fee is only 340 EUR (240 EUR for students). It is included in the price: lunch, gala dinner, book of proceedings, conference materials, briefcase.
Also, selected papers will be considered for publication in issues of CC, SCI and CSA journals.

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ACE 2014: 11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (Nov 2014, Madeira/Portugal)

Dates: 11-14 November 2014
Location: Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)
Website: http://www.ace2014.info
Deadline for submissions: 12 May 2014

ACE 2014, incorporating 9th International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA)
The leading scientific forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research results in the area of entertainment computing is inviting the submission of papers, posters, creative showcases and workshop proposals to its 11th conference to be held in Funchal, Madeira, 11-14 November, 2014.

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2014 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (Oct 2014, California USA)

2014 IEEE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (GHTC)

Dates: 10-13 October 2014
Location: Silicon Valley / San Jose, California USA
Website: http://www.ieeeghtc.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 March 2014

The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE conference for presenting, discussing, and developing technological solutions to global humanitarian challenges. GHTC attracts presenters and attendees who work to meet the needs of populations affected by poverty, disaster, conflict, environmental change, and other impacts resulting in their needs being unmet or underserved.

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65th Intl Astronautical Congress: Session E5.3 Designing Human Systems Interaction (Sep/Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada)

Dates: 29 Sep – 3 Oct 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Website: www.iac2014.org or download CfP here
Submission Deadline: 25 February 2014

Space Architecture: Designing Human Systems Interaction – Session E5.3
25th Symposium On Space Activity & Society, 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2014)

In response to the diversifying needs of users in space exploration and commercial spaceflight, interest in human-machine interfaces has continued to grow in space agencies, industry, and academia. At the same time, the wider individual and societal implications of the human-technology relationship have evolved into a key theme of interdisciplinary engagement with space. This session explores conceptual and applied issues related to the design of human interaction with space systems. In the context of habitats and infrastructure in the space and ground segment, these include interfaces of work stations, consoles, and devices; tools and payload hardware used in EVA and IVA; remote interaction; human-robotic partnerships; ambient intelligence, ubiquitous computing, and beyond. Read more of this post

5th Biennial Conf of the Italian Society for Science & Technology Studies (June 2014, Milano Italy)

Dates: 12-14 June 2014
Location: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Website: http://www.stsitalia.org
Deadline for track proposals: 15 November 2013

A call for tracks has been published on the society’s website (www.stsitalia.org). Please see also the attachment.Track proposals should be submitted online at http://goo.gl/SmvSOV by November 15, 2013.  Proposals may cover all topics related to the social study of design, innovation processes, technology, and science.

For additional information please visit the society’s website or mail to conferences@stsitalia.org.

Attachment: call for tracks_ENG _2_

9th Conf of the Intl Cmte for Design History and Design Studies (July 2014, Portugal)

Dates: 9-11 July 2014
Location: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Website: http://icdhs2014.web.ua.pt/
Deadline for submissions: 8 January 2014

The University of Aveiro will host the 9th Conference of the ICDHS – International Committee for Design History and Design Studies – under the theme Tradition, Transition, Trajectories: Major or Minor Influences? 9-11 July, 2014. Prior to the conference, on 8 July, two sessions will be organized: a workshop entitled “The European Province” and a roundtable “The European Province, part II: National approaches and wider issues relating to the global provinces”.

Please see the website for further details.

Intl Conf on Technologies for Development (June 2014, Switzerland)

Dates: 4-6 June 2014
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Website: http://cooperation.epfl.ch/2014Tech4Dev
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 October 2013

The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development is organizing an International Conference on Technologies for Development on 4-6 June 2014 at Lausanne, Switzerland.

If you are an expert on this domain, you could be interested to submit a paper and participate in this conference. On behalf of the organizing committee, I invite you to submit your abstract no later than 14 October 2013. Please submit this online using the submission procedures detailed on the conference website. The organizers have stressed that correct abstract submission is important to ensure efficient communication and selection procedures.

I hope this broad conference – held in English – with 3 Conference Themes and 5 Core Areas spread over several sessions set in picturesque surroundings during a pleasant time of the year attracts you to share your insights, to take part in cutting-edge discussions in the field of technologies for development and build your network further.

More information at the Conference website: http://cooperation.epfl.ch/2014Tech4Dev

People, Prosperity, and Planet Competition (Autumn 2013)

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency
Competition: challenges college students to design solutions for a sustainable future, across a wide range of categories such as water, energy agriculture, built environment, materials, green infrastructure, clean cooking, and chemicals.
Prize: seed money of $15,000, final prize for R&D of up to $90,000
Eligibility: United States, students at colleges or universities
Deadline : initial round in the autumn when colleges apply to compete for seed money. Winners of seed money continue through April to final judging
Website: http://www.epa.gov/p3/

11th Intl Conf on Education & Information Systems, Technologies, and Applications (July 2013, Orlando Florida USA)

Dates: 9-12 July 2013
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Website: http://www.2013iiisconferences.org/imsci

Part of the 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Also:

30 June – 6 July 2013, Porto, Portugal
Special Tracks on:
Education, Informatics, and Cybernetics: stEIC 2013, www.2013iiisconferences.org/steic
Society and Information Technologies: stSIT 3013 www.2013iiisconferences.org/stsit
International Conference on Complexity, Cybernetics, and Informing Science and Engineering:
CCISE 2013, www.2013iiisconferences.org/ccise

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