35th 4S Annual Meeting, held jointly with Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies will be held from 25 – 29 August, 2010 at Komba I University.
Deadline for Submissions of Paper Abstracts and Session Proposals is February 1, 2010
The 2010 4S conference will be held with JSSTS (Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies). This is the first 4S annual meeting in Asia. 4S members will have a chance to experience, interact with, and understand the cultural diversity of Asia. Furthermore, holding 4S in Asia opens the door to questions relating to universalities and cultural differences in STS concepts. This meeting will provide a good oppotunity for reconsidering STS in global contexts as well as strengthening STS network worldwide.
The Centre for Development Informatics (CDI) at the University of Manchester is seeking high-quality PhD and DBA candidates to research topics on ICTs/information systems and socio-economic development. Some scholarships are available for those starting in September 2010; deadline dates vary but many require application before end February or end March 2010.
The CDI is seeking candidates typically those with a distinction-level Masters degree from an internationally-recognised university in an appropriate topic (which includes but is not limited to information systems, management, or development); good English skills; and a relevant topic for study backed by a proposal that demonstrates an ability to work with academic theory.
The Singapore Internet Research Centre (SiRC) is organising the ICA 2010 pre-conference workshop, “Innovations in Mobile Use”.
The Mobiles pre-conference seeks to examine innovations in a variety of societal contexts highlighting different phenomena of cell phone uses. The workshop will aim to foster discussions around how developments in emerging markets reflect the trends in mature markets, and assess potential for the cross-pollination of information and communications technologies for development and/or empowerment.
You are invited to submit a 500-word extensive abstract focusing on the social scientific understanding of mobile communication, including the following themes:
The Communication and Technology (CAT) Division proudly announces the first-ever Doctoral Consortium to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Conference of the International Communication Association. The consortium will be held at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on June 21, 2010.
Goal of the Doctoral Consortium
The consortium intends to bring together PhD candidates working on Communication and Technology to give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. The goals of the event are to provide feedback and advice to participating PhD candidates on their in-progress research thesis. Moreover, the doctoral consortium will provide the opportunity to meet experts as well as fellow PhD candidates from different backgrounds working on related topics.
Unpublished, original empirical papers are invited for the forthcoming international workshop on ICTs and Development:
The workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars to share their empirical research with academic experts, policymakers, and activists from the regional and international development community.
Papers should examine how mobile phones, computers, and the Internet influence the empowerment of marginal individuals and communities, including whether ICTs create and enhance livelihood opportunities for people in the developing world.
Papers should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (including abstract and bibliography) and should include a clear discussion of the implications of the findings for development policy and/or practice.
No more than twelve papers will be selected by the workshop organizers for presentation. The first author of each paper chosen will be given air fare and lodging/meals.
The topic of the 2009 PhD summer school is Next Generation Mobile Media – the development of new converged text, audio, and video media on mobile and wireless platforms. The summer school is concerned with the new and upcoming mobile and wireless technology platforms and service architectures as well as the content and communications delivered and facilitated.
Technology developments as well as the market and policy aspects of Next Generation Mobile Media are discussed. This includes user requirements, business models, market developments, and the regulatory framework for network development and content delivery. Emphasis is on the newest and upcoming developments in the field including social networking on mobile and wireless platforms.
Registraion Deadline: 1 June 2009
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Lecturers for Summer school: