WWW2015 | 20 Apr 23:59 2015

[WWW2015] Regular registration deadline postponed

   The 24th International World Wide Web Conference,
   May 18 - 22, 2015
   Florence, Italy
   *** WWW2015 Important Notice ***
   The WWW2015 team is pleased to announce that the deadline for regular registration fees has been postponed
from April 19 to April 26, 2015.
   Please register now!
   We look forward to welcoming you in Florence!
   (Visit [2]http://www2015.wwwconference.org/ for more information about WWW2015.)

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Fröhlich Peter | 20 Apr 22:35 2015

CfP: PerPart 2015: 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation


CfP: PerPart 2015: 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation


- in conjunction with UbiComp 2015

- September 8th, 2015, Osaka, Japan

- June 10th, 2015, submissions due

- http://perpart2015.tech-experience.at

-------------------- Summary and Theme --------------------

Governments around the world are trying to improve methods how to integrate citizens in the public
decision making processes. They aim to introduce new methods to broaden the scope of involved citizens as
well as to encourage those previously less eager to participate, such as younger generations. In
governing urban development, participation has been long encouraged and organized especially related
to urban planning. Especially in that field, the penetration of mobile and wearable devices with their
manifold features to interact with real-world surroundings provides new opportunities to collect
citizen input directly from particular sites and on the go.

The 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Participation (PerPart 2015) seeks to discuss the various
requirements, opportunities, challenges and impact of novel concepts for advanced citizen
e-participation based on the pervasive computing paradigm utilizing latest mobile technology such as
feature-rich smartphones and wearables and appliances embedded in today's technically enriched urban
surroundings. PerPart aims to provide an extensive outlook on relevant concepts, innovations and
research issues in the field of advanced technology-mediated citizen participation. Thus, we plan to
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Marko Tkalcic | 20 Apr 16:45 2015

UMUAI Special Issue on Physiology in Personalized Systems - 2nd CFP


Special Issue on Physiology in Personalized Systems

User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of 
Personalization Research (UMUAI)

*** Submission deadline for extended abstracts: June 1, 2015
*** Submission deadline for full papers (for accepted abstracts): 
September 1, 2015
Special Issue web site: 

Marko Tkalčič, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria 
(marko.tkalcic <at> jku.at)
Stephen Fairclough, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United 
Kingdom (s.fairclough <at> ljmu.ac.uk)
Cristina Conati, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 
(conati <at> cs.ubc.ca )
Aleksander Väljamäe, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden 
(aleksander.valjamae <at> liu.se)


Personalization techniques, in general, build upon user models. These 
models are application-specific and account both for long-term user 
characteristics (traits, such as preferences, attitudes, personality, 
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Marko Tkalcic | 20 Apr 20:47 2015

CFP - EMPIRE workshop <at> RecSys (Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems)

Apologies for cross-posting

EMPIRE 2015 - 3rd Workshop on "Emotions and Personality in Personalized 

in conjunction with the 9th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems
September 16-20, 2015 Vienna, Austria


Accepted papers will be published in ACM DL

The RecSys research community has done a tremendous job in the last 
decade on exploiting various data sources to improve recommendations of 
all kind through sophisticated algorithms. The workshop complements 
these core RecSys activities by pushing the agenda of taking into 
account user-centric aspects, such as emotions and personality, into the 
RecSys framework.
In fact, personality and emotions shape our daily lives by having a 
strong influence on our preferences, decisions and behaviour in general. 
In recent years, emotions and personality have shown to play an 
important role in various aspects of recommender systems, such as 
implicit feedback, contextual information, affective content labeling, 
cold-start problem, diversity, cross-domain recommendations, group 
recommendations etc.
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Hazel Ann | 20 Apr 18:31 2015

Call for Papers:: ICETC2015 Thailand

The Second International Conference on Education Technologies and
Computers (ICETC2015)

University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce,  Bangkok, Thailand

May 20-22, 2015

All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential
inclusion to IEEE Xplore

The proposed conference that will be held at University of the Thai
Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand From May 20-22, 2015 aims to
enable researchers build connections between different digital

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to)
research topics:

- Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions
- Authoring Tools and Content Development
- Blended Learning
- Collaborative Learning
- Computer-Aided Assessment
- Context Dependent Learning
- Cooperation with Industry in Teaching
- Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae
- Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
- Digital Libraries for E-Learning
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Hazel Ann | 20 Apr 18:18 2015

Call for Papers:: ITMC2015 Turkey

The submission is open until April 26, 2015. Please consider submitting
your papers to


The International Technology Management Conference (ITMC2015)

Mevlana University

May 26-28, 2015 » Antalya, Turkey


Important Dates

Submission Deadline Open from now until April 26, 2015
Notification of acceptance 4 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready submission May 16, 2015
Last day of registration May 16, 2015, however, it is recommended to do it
few days before
Conference dates May 26-28, 2015

The conference proceedings will be published in the publisher's digital

The conference welcome papers on the following (but not limited to)
research topics:

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Stefan Holmlid | 20 Apr 15:04 2015

CfP ServDes.2016 "Service Design Geographies"

(apologies for cross-posting)

ServDes.2016 conference, "Service Design Geographies"
Aalborg University-Copenhagen
24-26 May 2016, in Copenhagen

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 29 2015

ServDes, the Service Design and Innovation conference, is the premier research conference for
exchanging knowledge within Service Design and service innovation studies. Born as a yearly Nordic
conference, ServDes has now become a bi-annual international event with the aim of bringing researchers
and practitioners together to discuss, share and evolve the emerging discipline of Service Design, and
design-related service innovation

After a long maturation period, the discipline of Service Design is evolving in several directions and
exploring new territories.
The discipline has been founded on the area of affluence of many knowledge streams, from service marketing
and management to interaction design and product design. The ground knowledge from those disciplinary
areas has been integrated through research and cases studies that have emphasized different and new
aspects of service design, including user-participation and co-creation, user experience, systemic
and social aspects, technological implications and strategic perspectives.
This relatively young area of design research is now exploring a wide landscape, that includes
methodological contributions, practice-based research, concrete cases and prototypes, while new
stakeholders are expressing interest in this discipline and promoting new cases and experiences.
The last few years have also seen an increasing number of public sector initiatives with the support of
design agencies, foundations and research groups that are promoting novel approaches to public service
innovation. This includes for example modes to capture and amplify signals of social innovation
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Florian 'Floyd' Mueller | 20 Apr 15:25 2015

CHI'15: SIGs for the new Games subcommittee

To all CHI attendees,

We have two new SIGs that are so new that they did not make it into the
printed program (but they are in the app), hence this email:

There will be a new "Games" subcommittee at CHI'16 for the very first time,
a development that we are very excited about.
In order to make this as successful as possible, we discuss the
implications and opportunities but also challenges at CHI'15 on

Wed 22 Apr, 2:30-3:50 in room 318A

This subcommittee will be virtual, also for the first time, and the
 implications for this will be discussed in the second SIG on

Thu 23 Apr, 11:30-12:50 in the same room 318A

So please come along if you are at CHI and shape the future of games at CHI.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Floyd & Regan & Kathrin

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George Angelos Papadopoulos | 20 Apr 15:12 2015

Call for Papers: 2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing (BDC 2015)

*** Call for Papers ***

2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing
(BDC 2015)

December 07-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

Co-located with the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference
on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2015)



Rapid advances in digital sensors, networks, storage, and computation along
with their availability at low cost is leading to the creation of huge collections
of data -- dubbed as Big Data. This data has the potential for enabling new
insights that can change the way business, science, and governments deliver
services to their consumers and can impact society as a whole. This has led
to the emergence of the Big Data Computing paradigm focusing on sensing,
collection, storage, management and analysis of data from variety of sources
to enable new value and insights.

To realize the full potential of Big Data Computing, we need to address
several challenges and develop suitable conceptual and technological
solutions for dealing them. These include life-cycle management of data,
large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modeling,
scalable machine learning and data analysis algorithms, techniques for
sampling and making trade-off between data processing time and accuracy,
and dealing with privacy and ethical issues involved in data sensing, storage,
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wti.simbig2015 | 20 Apr 12:31 2015

WTI <at> SIMBig2015: Call for Papers

The Web and Text Intelligence (WTI) track of SIMBig (2nd Annual
International Symposium on Information Management and Big Data) will provide
a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners for exploring
technologies, issues, experiences and applications that help us to
understand the Web and to build automatic tools to better exploit this
complex environment. The WTI track
(http://simbig.org/SIMBig2015/en/special-track) will foster collaborations,
exchange of ideas and experiences among people working in a variety of
highly cross-disciplinary research fields such as computer science,
linguistics, statistics, sociology, economics, and business.

WTI <at> SIMBig 2015 will take place in Cusco, Peru, from September 2nd to 4th,




We solicit original and unpublished papers for this track. Submissions must
describe work related to any aspect of Web and Text Intelligence including
relevant and novel work on methods and theories (and their applications).
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

*	Web and Text Mining
*	Link Mining
*	Web usability
*	Web automation and adaptation
*	Graph and complex network mining
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Lucian Leahu | 20 Apr 12:37 2015

CfP: Critical Alternatives 2015 workshop on "Shifting Borderlands of Technoscience: Tracing Trajectories of Critical Practice"

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: One-day workshop on "Shifting Borderlands of Technoscience: Tracing
Trajectories of Critical Practice"

at Critical Alternatives 2015

August 17th, 2015
Aarhus, Denmark

Workshop Website:


This one day workshop at the 5th Decennial Aarhus Conference on "Critical
Alternatives"<http://aarhus2015.org/> brings together junior and senior scholars in order to learn
from each other how to navigate changing terrains of critical technology research and design.

The goal of the workshop is to trace out trajectories of critical praxis as encountered by the workshop
participants over the duration of their careers, to help articulate the conditions and stakes of the
shifting sites of critical technical research and practice, and to help scholars just entering the field
to navigate their own sites and encounters. We aim to foster cohesion and build mentoring relationships
within the community by creating a space for open and honest dialogue about the challenges of conducting
critical research and design practice.

Since the publication of Phil Agre's seminal work on critical technical practice, the sites of
intersection between computation and society have multiplied, and so too have the sociotechnical
borderlands we inhabit. Critical methodologies such as "critical design", "reflective design",
"critical making", "located accountability", "feminist HCI", "adversarial design," "multisited
design" and "postcolonial computing" have proliferated and are being taken up in increasingly diverse
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