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DE Summer School 2019 (DISCo Conference)

Digital Economy Summer School 2019:

The Interdisciplinary Digital Culture and Society Conference (DISCo) 2019

 

 

 

 

 

The Digital Economy Network is pleased to launch the preliminary details of the 2019 Digital Economy Summer School: The Interdisciplinary Digital Culture and Society Conference (DISCo), which will be held on 9-12 July 2019 in the Jubilee Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham. Annual DE Summer Schools have taken place since 2010 and are aimed at Digital Economy PhD/EngD/CDT students and Early Career Researchers.

The DE Summer School and DISCo 2019 will feature three main tracksDigital Culture, Digital Society and Digital Futures.

Website: https://den-disco.com

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Key information:

  • Venue: De Vere Jubilee Conference CentreUniversity of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2TU.
  • Confirmed dates: Tuesday 9 July (PM) – Friday 12 July 2019; duration 3 days.
  • Times: The event will start at approximately 2pm on Tuesday 9 July and finish by 1pm on Friday 12 July 2019.
  • Website: www.den-disco.com
  • Conference Organisers email: contact@den-disco.com
  • Delegate accommodation:  3 nights en-suite overnight accommodation will be provided for delegates on campus in the nearby Southwell Hall.
  • Registration fees: To be confirmed

Format and content:

  • Keynote talks aligned to the three conference tracks – Digital Culture, Digital Society and Digital Futures.
  • One day of workshops and masterclasses (full or half day can be considered)
  • Content on research in play and the importance of ‘play’ and wellbeing in research.
  • Poster exhibition and welcoming networking reception (poster abstract submission required)
  • Short and long paper presentations (via a peer-reviewed submission process)

Call for submissions:

The organisers will issue a call for submissions for DISCo, and the preliminary details of the process as follows:

Submissions will be peer reviewed and will be over two stages; the first stage will be 500 word abstract, following by an invitation for a full submissions for:

  • One or half-day workshops
  • Short paper: Extended abstract, 2 pages (1000 words) > Short presentation
  • Long paper: Maximum paper length 4000 words (excl. references) > long presentation
  • Posters: (abstract + poster) – Additional posters could also be considered for all submissions.

Call for support:

In order to ensure that DISCo is a highly valuable, beneficial, relevant and inclusive experience for all delegates and followers, the organisers are looking for vital support from the across the Network in the following areas:

  • Event delivery and logistics
  • Academic peer review of conference submissions
  • Digital Economy CDT/PhD students and staff to be advocates of the event, to be the ‘voice’ of their Centre, to help shape conference content and spread the word!
  • Event sponsorship – identifying potential opportunities, referrals, securing.

Further details will be announced shortly on www.den-disco.com and also on the DEN website at www.den.ac.uk.