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 tracks – Digital Culture, Digital Society and Digital Futures.
- Venue: De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, University 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.