Political Science News - Call for Papers

Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era

Cyprus University of Technology
Limassol, Cyprus
1 September, 2017 - 3 September, 2017
Application Deadline: 27 February, 2017

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming international conference entitled “Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era”. The conference is organised jointly by the Advanced Media Institute, the Open University (Cyprus), the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community at Bournemouth University (UK), and the Laboratory of Research in New Economy and Development at University Hassan II Casablanca (Morocco), with the support of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus, at the premises of which the conference will be hosted.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring academics and professional journalists to discuss and compare the impact of technology on the relationship between journalism, politics and economics in terms of societies /communities. The conference will further discuss advances in digital journalism and its implications on news production, journalism practices, news sources, journalism content and consumption behaviour.

We are particularly interested in papers that examine the interplay between digital journalism and the political environments at various levels - from autocratic to democratising and democratic levels. The aim is to compile and contrast professional and academic perspectives on the normative roles and practices of digital journalism in varied contexts. We invite scholars from different disciplines, including media and communication studies, sociology, political science, economics, cultural studies, and anthropology to take part in the discussion. Amongst the aims of the conference is the publication of an edited volume, with selected contributions from its participants.

We call for potential speakers to submit a 300-word abstract in English or French, by Monday 27th February 2017. Submissions should include in a separate page the name of the author(s), their affiliation, e-mail address, paper title and a brief bio, and be emailed to abstracts@amiretreat2017.com

All abstracts will be peer reviewed.

Abstracts of papers are sought on topics that fit into one or more of the following themes:

  • Journalism, Politics and Democracy in the Digital Media Era
  • Digital Journalism, Ethics and Society
  • Marketing and Economics in the Digital Media Era
  • Digital Journalism: Funding, Practices and Content
  • Journalism and Audiences in the Digital Media Era

Deadlines and submission process
Monday 27th February 2017. Deadline for abstracts submission. These should include the following: a page with title and name, institutional affiliation and address, and an email
address and a separate page with a paper title and abstract of not more than 300 words, prepared for blind reviewing.
Monday 10th April 2017. Paper proposers notified of decision by conference committee.
Monday 15th May 2017. Registration opens.

Registration Fees
Academics and professionals: 120 Euros, PhD students: 75 Euros, Master’s students: 35 Euros.
Registration fees for the conference include a copy of the programme, participation in the scientific
and professional sessions, lunch, coffee breaks, outing and the Gala dinner.

We plan to publish a selection of papers in an edited volume in English after consultation with the author(s). If you want your paper to be considered, please send it to  papers@amiretreat2017.com  by Friday 1st September 2017. All submissions will be peer reviewed. For more details, pleasevisit our website www.amiretreat2017.com

Steering Committee
Sofia Iordanidou, Advanced Media Institute & Open University of Cyprus
Nael Jebril, Bournemouth University, UK
Redouane Benabdelouahed, Casablanca University, Morocco
Dionysis Panos, Cyprus University of Technology
Manos Takas, Advanced Media Institute, Cyprus.

3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science

Cologne, Germany
10 July, 2017 - 13 July, 2017
Application Deadline: 1 March, 2017
Contact: ic2s2@gesis.org

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2017) is an interdisciplinary event designed to engage a broad community of researchers – academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts – dedicated to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods. IC2S2 2017 affords the opportunity to meet and discuss works in which social systems and dynamics are investigated in a quantitative way through large datasets that are either mined from various sources (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created via controlled experiments or computational modeling. After successful events in Helsinki 2015 and Evanston, IL 2016, the 3rd IC2S2 will take place in Cologne, Germany.

Call for Papers
This international conference (now in its third edition) aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines and research areas to meet and discuss computational problems in the study of social systems and dynamics, as well as research questions motivated by large datasets, either extracted from real applications (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created via controlled experiments or computational models The goal of the conference is to create a broad and interdisciplinary community of researchers, including academics, tech industry workers, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts, who are committed to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods.

In addition to keynote speakers and paper sessions, the conference will also include a series of training opportunities and tutorials.

We welcome submissions on any topic in the intersection of the social sciences and the computer sciences, including (a) new approaches for understanding social phenomena, (b) improving methods for computational social science, (c) and improving conditions for computational social science research. But we are especially interested in:

  • Methods and analyses of integrated human-machine decision-making
  • Text analysis and natural language processing of social phenomena
  • Network analysis of social systems
  • Large-scale social experiments and/or phenomena
  • Causal inference and computational methods for social science
  • Methods and analyses of algorithmic accountability
  • Building and evaluating socio-technical systems
  • Novel digital data and/or computational analyses for addressing societal challenges
  • Methods and analyses of biased, selective, or incomplete observational social data
  • Social news curation and collaborative filtering
  • Methodological integration and triangulation of social data
  • Methods and analyses for social information / digital communication dynamics
  • Ethics of computational research on human behavior
  • Reproducibility in computational social science research
  • Infrastructure to facilitate industry/academic cooperation in computational social science
  • Computational social science research in industry
  • Science and technology studies approaches to computational science work
  • Practical problems in computational social science
  • Issues of inclusivity in computational social science
  • All other topics in computational social science
  • Researchers across disciplines, faculty, graduate students, industry researchers, policy makers, and non-profit workers are all encouraged to submit computational data-driven research and innovative computational methodological or theoretical contributions on social phenomena for consideration.

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 March 2017

Notification of acceptance: 13 April 2017

Conference dates: 10-13 July 2016