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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.

 

 

Peer Review Workshop

A one-day workshop about the Peer Review process hosted by the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and the Digital Economy Network

Details:

Overview:

Through mostly interactive exercises, this workshop, led by Dr Max Wilson of the University of Nottingham, discusses a range of approaches to Peer Review suitable for different situations (from workshops, to conferences, to peer-reviewed conferences, to journals, and more).

The workshop is split in two parts focusing on:

1) the purpose of a review

2) the process of a review

The aim of Part 1 (purpose) is to help participants understand what is expected from peer reviewing, and how the information put into a review is used by organisers later in the process, and how these vary for different venues and types of submission.

Part 2 (process) covers approaches to reading, approaches to structuring a review, dos and don’ts, and how to judge and make appropriate recommendations.

Following the workshop, we will invite you to test your newly acquired skills by reviewing submissions for the Interdisciplinary Digital Culture and Society Conference (DISCo), which is the Digital Economy Summer School Conference for 2019, taking place on 9-12 July at the University of Nottingham.


Workshop Leader:  Dr. Max L. Wilson, University of Nottingham

Dr Max L. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Nottingham.  Max is a Deputy Editor at the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. In his field, strong research contributions are peer-reviewed and published at (usually) ACM conferences like CHI and UIST.

Max has reviewed papers for Peer-Reviewed ACM Conferences for more than 10 years, served as an AC (senior reviewer) for 3 years, and is serving as an SC (area topic chair) for CHI2020. In the past, Max has served as papers chair IIiX2012, and has organised a range of workshops reviewing and accepting smaller social contributions. Max has also served as Panels chair for CHI2019 and Courses chair for CHI2017/18, reviewing contributions for community value rather than rigour of research contribution.

He received his PhD from Southampton in 2009 and has over 100 publications, including journal articles, conference papers, edited proceedings, two monographs, workshop proceedings, workshop contributions, and posters/demos.