Carlo Giovannella | 1 Oct 21:45 2014
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Call for participation: "HackMyTown" - Glurns/Glorenza Smart Village Learning Design Challenge

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND STUDENTS' CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION

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HACKMYTOWN 2014: SMART VILLAGES LEARNING  <at>  GLURNS/GLORENZA

December 21-23, 2014, Glurns/Glorenza, South Tyrol, Italy.
organized by UNIBZ and supported by the International Observatory of 
Smart City Learning
Web site: http://hackmytown.unibz.it

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HACKMYTOWN 2014 BACKGROUND AND GOALS
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Through which educational path will people become participatory-aware 
citizens of the future 'SimCities'? How will we learn from the open 
books that are represented by the art cities? How will data be 
elaborated, flowing from sensorized areas, to support awareness and 
learning? How will our behavior be influenced by knowledge of 
co-evolution mechanisms and limits of the ecosystems?Will the 
educational infrastructure be smart enough to readjust, even 
autopoietically,to satisfy the needs that everyone shall develop 
throughout her life, in different contexts?

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Alex Endert | 1 Oct 17:51 2014
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[IEEE VIS 2014] Attending IEEE VIS this year? Sign up for the Digital Compass Events

IEEE VIS 2014 is proud to offer our attendees activities to socialize and meet fellow VIS researchers
through the Compass program. One of our goals in organizing the Compass activities at the main IEEE VIS
conference is to support the next generation of visualization researchers by helping connect beginning
and advanced researchers from the scientific visualization, information visualization and visual
analytics communities.

The Compass activities are open to all registered IEEE VIS participants. The activities are organized by
the IEEE VIS Compass Chairs.

CONTACT
For more information contact IEEE VIS 2014 Compass Chairs:
Alex Endert, Georgia Tech
Daniel Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mohammad Ghoniem, Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann

Email: compass <at> ieeevis.org
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info | 1 Oct 17:25 2014
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Call for Chapters: Computer-Aided Design

Call for Chapters: Computer-Aided Design 

Blue Herons Editions: http://www.blueherons.net 

On an Edited Handbook to be Published by Blue Herons Editions (Pixels
Collection) in 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
triple-blind review basis. 

Handbook with high quality color printing. 

Handbook title: New Chalenges in Computer Graphics, Robot Vision, Visual
Interfaces and Information Sciences 

The proposal is expected to be 2 - 4 pages, submitted in .doc or .pdf
format, composed of title, author(s) (name, affiliation, phone number, and
e-mail address), extended abstract (background, related work, principal
contributions, references and so on), table of contents, and contact
author/s. 

All contributions should be of high originality, quality, clarity,
significance, impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for
publication during the review period. Main areas are solicited on, but not
limited to (alphabetical order) and more information: 

http://www.blueherons.net/home_en_12.html 

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Elvira Popescu | 1 Oct 16:30 2014
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IEEE Multimedia Special Issue on Social Media for Ubiquitous Learning and Adaptive Tutoring

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue of IEEE Multimedia

Social Media for Ubiquitous Learning and Adaptive Tutoring

http://www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/mmcfp1

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AIMS

The rapid growth of social media has led to an increasing number of social
media services, such as Facebook, Second Life, Twitter, and WhatsApp.
These tools facilitate a socially connected Web, where everyone can
interact with each other, create online communities, and share multimedia
content. With this social and participatory Web,  users are not just
content consumers but also content producers, often in a collaborative
manner. At the same time, with the fast-growing popularity of Massively
Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that have emerged from the convergence of
distance education and the increasing accessibility of the Internet,
university education may reach virtually unlimited number of learners
throughout the world. Thus, effectively improving the use of such
educational resources by relying on social media services becomes an
interesting and important issue for learners, tutors, and courseware
providers.
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Marcela Borge | 1 Oct 14:54 2014

ACM Group 2014: Conference Program and Early Registration Deadline

***** Program is Posted *****

The ACM Group 2014 program schedule is now posted! This year's conference includes a collection of
insightful workshops, papers, posters, and demonstrations that span various collaborative contexts
including work, home, school, and informal online communities. The program can be found on the
conference website:
http://www.acm.org/conferences/group/conferences/group14/program.html

***** Early Registration Deadline *****

Early registration closes on October 7th. Don't miss out on the special reduced rate. For information on
registration, visit the conference website:
http://www.acm.org/conferences/group/conferences/group14/register.html

We look forward to seeing you in Sanibel Island!

ACM Group 2014 Team

http://www.group2014.org   

Join us on Facebook ACMGroup2014

https://www.facebook.com/groups/acmgroup14/

Twitter

#ACMGroup2014

 <at> ACMGroup2014 

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info | 30 Sep 19:14 2014

2nd International Conference on MSIVISM 2015 :: Malaga, Spain :: January, 28 - 30, 2015 :: Call for Doctoral Consortium

Call for Doctoral Consortium
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AInCI :: International Association of Interactive Communication (Asociacion 
Internacional de la Comunicacion Interactiva) :: www.ainci.com
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ALAIPO :: Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction (Asociacion Latina 
de Interaccion Persona Ordenador) :: www.alaipo.com
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Second International Conference on Multimedia, Scientific Information and 
Visualization for Information Systems and Metrics (MSIVISM 2015) :: Malaga – 
Spain :: January 28 - 30, 2015
:
http://www.alaipo.com/MSIVISM-2015/MSIVISM.html
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MSIVISM 2015 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, 
invited presentations, workshops, doctoral consortium, demo session and 
poster presentations.
:
Works must be submitted following the instructions found on the submission 
of papers section. All accepted papers will be published in the respective 
conference proceedings (in printed book form, CD/DVD and magazine) by 
international and prestigious publishing houses in America and Europe:
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1) Post-conference publishing book. IGI Global: Hershey, Pennsylvania - USA 
(Publications have been indexed in a number of prestigious indices such as 
Thomson Reuters, DBLP, ACM Digital Library, ERIC, and the Australian 
Education Index)
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2) An academic CD proceedings version -not commercial (distribution in the 
room), with ISBN 978.88.96.471.36.4 :: DOI 10.978.8896471/364
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Miguel Garcia | 1 Oct 06:19 2014
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Extended deadline - CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS Usability Testing of Video Games (CRC Press)

Extended deadline - CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Because of multiple requests, the due date for proposals has been extended
to October 22, 2014.

Usability Testing of Video Games: Multidisciplinary Case Studies
A book edited by Dr. Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, Algoma University, Canada
To be published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis: http://www.crcpress.com/

Introduction

Usability Testing of Video Games: Multidisciplinary Case Studies will
present case studies describing academic research and practicing hands-on
experience on usability testing methodologies and techniques, with the aim
of improving the human-computer interfaces of video games and players' user
experience (UX). The usability experiences will be presented as
comprehensive case studies to be used as learning and teaching materials in
video game design and development, usability, human-computer interaction,
software engineering, and related undergraduate and graduate courses. The
case studies can also be used by scholars and practitioners from the video
game industry interested in the topic.

Writing case studies on usability should require the “coming together” of
science, technology and social knowledge in an interdisciplinary fashion,
since the field of usability is supported by a number of knowledge areas.
This book will include new perspectives from academics and practitioners
around the world on how and why usability can support the design and
development of video games. Usability Testing of Video Games:
Multidisciplinary Case Studies will be a comprehensive—yet specialized
—compendium of usability case studies using state-of-the-art approaches.

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Michael Albers | 30 Sep 14:45 2014
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Extended CFP - Symposium on Communicating Complex Information

Because of multiple requests, the due date for proposals has been 
extended to Oct 15.

4th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)
February 23-24, 2015
East Carolina University
Greenville NC

For the full call for papers: http://workshop.design4complexity.com/

Building on the success of the previous three conferences,the Symposium 
on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) explores the relationships 
between and within the contexts that affect complex information, 
information design, information architecture, user experience, and 
usability. It seeks to examine how design and content choices influence 
people’s behavior when interacting with complex information, and how the 
knowledge of situational context improves the design of complex 
information systems.

SCCI fosters an integrated approach to the design of complex information 
by bringing together members from a range of research and practitioner 
communities.

Keynote address: Lisa Meloncon, University of Cincinnati

For more information
Contact: Michael Albers (albersm <at> ecu.edu).

Schedule
2 page proposal due: October 15, 2014
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info | 29 Sep 20:10 2014
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Call for Chapters: Cyber Behaviour

Call for Chapters 

Handbook: 'Web Attacks, Security Computer Science and Parochialism of the
Cyber Destructors: Concepts and Analysis from Informatics and Social
Sciences'. 

Cyber Behaviour Collection: http://www.blueherons.net 

The handbook encourages high quality chapters to eradicate ambiguities and
increasingly unify all participants in computer science, system engineering,
computer programming, social sciences, advocacy, doctors in psychiatry, etc.
from production, circulation, safety, security, etc. of the digital
information to control and the prevention of the cyber attacks. 

The proposal is expected to be 2 - 4 pages, submitted in .doc, composed of
title, author(s) (name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address),
extended abstract (background, related work, principal contributions,
references and so on), table of contents, and contact author/s. 

All contributions should be of high originality, quality, clarity,
significance, impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for
publication during the review period. Main areas are solicited on, but not
limited to (alphabetical order): 

http://www.blueherons.net/home_en_13.html 

Handbooks with high quality color printing

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Anatoliy Gruzd | 30 Sep 06:00 2014
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Social Media & Teaching Survey - Please share your experience! [Only 1 day left]

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Complete our survey for a chance to *win one of three Ipad minis*!
Only 1 day left!
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Hello instructors, teachers, faculty ...

If you use social media for one or more of your classes, we would like 
to invite you to participate in an online survey. The survey should take 
you no longer than 35 minutes to complete. This survey is being 
conducted as part of a study on Social Media and Learning, supported by 
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

As a way to thank you for your participation in the survey, after 
completion, you will be given the option to enter your name and email 
address to enroll you in a random drawing to win one of three *Apple 
iPad minis*! The random drawing will take place on October 1, 2014 and 
the winner will be notified on the same day via email. Any optional 
contact information provided cannot be connected to your survey responses.

If you would like to participate, please go to

http://tinyurl.com/SMlearningsurvey

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Anatoliy Gruzd, PhD
Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Director, Social Media Lab
Ryerson University
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info | 29 Sep 19:09 2014

Last Mile * October 3rd * ACM - SIGCHI :: 3rd Argentine Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Telecommunications, Informatics and Scientific Information (HCITISI 2014) :: Friendly Reminder

ACM - SIGCHI collaboration
Last Mile: October, 3 (deadline)
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ALAIPO :: Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction (Asociacion Latina
de Interaccion Persona Ordenador) :: www.alaipo.net
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AInCI :: International Association of Interactive Communication (Asociacion
Internacional de la Comunicacion Interactiva) :: www.ainci.net
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3rd Argentine Conference on Human-Computer Interaction,
Telecommunications, Informatics and Scientific Information (HCITISI 2014) ::
Córdoba (Huerta Grande), Argentina :: November 13 - 14, 2014
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http://www.alaipo.com/HCITISI-2014/IPCTIIC-HCITISI.html
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HCITISI 2014 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures,
invited presentations, demo session and poster presentations.
::
Papers must be submitted following the instructions found on the submission
of papers section. All accepted papers will be published in the respective
conference proceedings (in printed book form and/or CD) by an international
and publishing house: Blue Herons Editions (www.blueherons.net). Outstanding
papers will be invited for publication as chapter in a special book (IGI
Global - USA), for example.
::
All contributions should be of high quality, originality, clarity,
significance, impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for
publication during the review period. In the current conference it is
demonstrated how with a correct integration among professionals of formal
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