The Network of Excellence Internet Science is currently inviting applications from early career researchers for the first Summer School to be held in Oxford from 12-18 August 2012. The theme of the summer school is "Internet Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms," with sub-themes addressing online identity and ACTA/SOPA/CISPA.
The principal aim of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary discussion of issues related to Internet Science among early career researchers (advanced PhD students and those in the first four years of their research career) engaged in research related to Internet privacy and identity, trust and reputation mechanisms. Daily activities will be structured around morning lectures and afternoon discussions aimed at developing participants’ thinking on a range of issues central to the Internet. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with faculty and other early career researchers. A range of social events will provide informal opportunities for continued discussions and networking among participants.
The summer school will draw upon the strengths of the Network of Excellence in Internet Science (described below) and will involve participation of many of its members, in addition to colleagues from partner institutions.
Benefits of participation
Participants will meet and work with a diverse group of their peers, a considerable benefit for researchers who may not have large academic peer groups in their own departments. Additionally, participants will:
- Join an international collaboration experience
- Exchange institutional research projects, methods, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Contribute to ongoing discussions of research and issues related to Internet Science
- Attend lectures from renowned experts and participate in multi-disciplinary discussions
- Engage in academic and professional networking
We welcome applications from early career researchers in any discipline whose work in the field of Internet research engages with the theme of the summer school and reflects the disciplinary base of the Network of Excellence in Internet Science, as described below.
About the Network of Excellence in Internet Science
The Network of Excellence in Internet Science aims to develop an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society. The network is composed of over thirty research institutions across Europe from a variety of disciplines including physics, sociology, game theory, economics, political sciences, network engineering, computation, complexity, networking, security, mathematics, humanities, and law, as well as other relevant social and life sciences. Its main objective is to enable an open and productive dialogue between all disciplines that study Internet systems from any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in Internet functionality.
Fees and activities
Delegate fees are £900 and this includes 7 nights’ en suite accommodation at Queen’s College, daily breakfast, lunch (including one BBQ) and refreshments, and two evening college dinners. Summer school participants will have an opportunity to take part in Oxford social activities.
Applications must be submitted by 5p.m. (GMT) on Friday, June 1st. We will notify successful applicants by Friday, June 15.
Please contact Tim Davies for further information.
The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries is expected.
- Global Issues in Education and Research
- Education: New Trends and Experiences
- Research: New Trends and Experiences
- New Challenges in the Higher Education Area
- Teacher Training
- Curriculum Design
- Accreditation and Quality Assurance
- University-Industry Cooperation
- International Projects
- Technology in Teaching and Learning
- E-content Management and Development
Call for Papers:
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 19th, 2012 (included) (*)
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: September 3rd, 2012
Final Paper Submission Deadline: October 4th, 2012 (included) (*)
(*) By midnight - 23:59 Los Angeles Time Zone
Types of contributions:
You can present your projects in three modalities: in person (either oral or poster presentation) or virtually (not attending authors).
For information about registration and the tentative programme click here.
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Read the complete interview here.
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Read the complete interview here.
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The aims of the Congress are to:
- Release the 2012 Paris Declaration;
- Showcase the world’s best practices in OER policies, initiatives, and experts;
- and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2002 UNESCO Forum that coined the term OER.
The Congress aims to encourage more governments to adopt policies that include OER and will bring together Ministers of Education/Human Resource Development, senior policy makers, expert practitioners, researchers and relevant stakeholders.
It is a 2-part event with an official negotiation component by UNESCO Member States and selected invited organizations and individuals negotiating the text of the 2012 Paris Declaration, and an open exhibition of OER practices and workshops and seminars.
Deadline extended - online survey: Mapping and Analysing Prospective Technologies for Learning (MATEL)
The deadline for the online survey conducted by MENON on behalf of the European Commisssion - the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) - has been extended until 15 March.
Access the online survey via the link above.
One of the major aims of this study is to identify and classify the key technologies that will support educational change in five to ten years from the present. Given your expertise in this area, we would like to ask you to contribute to this research by participating in our survey, which is open until February 26, 2012.
Should you have any queries, contact MENON Network.
The Scientific Committee of EDULEARN12 - the 4th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - encourages you to submit the abstracts for the 4th annual edition to take place in Barcelona (2 - 4 July 2012). The abstracts should be written in English, the official language of the event.
- Abstract Submission Deadline: March 29th, 2012 (included) (*)
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: April 20th, 2012
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: May 17th, 2012 (included) (*)
(*) By midnight - 23:59 Los Angeles Time Zone
Here are the topics of interest for this call for papers.