SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN COMPUTING AND COGNITION DCC’14, London, UK

This conference series aims to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting edge research and developments in design computing and cognition.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Agents in design
– Artificial intelligence in design
– Big data in design
– Biologically-inspired design
– Collaborative design
– Collective design
– Cognitive theories applied to design
– Computational social science applied to design
– Computational theories applied to design
– Creative design
– Crowdsourced design
– Evolutionary approaches in design
– Games and design
– Human behavior in design
– Learning from human designers
– Multi-modal design
– Situated computing in design
– Social interaction in design
– Visual and spatial reasoning in design

Attendees are invited to participate in the conference in the following ways:
– Submit a full-length paper on completed research relating to design computing and cognition: full papers due 16 December 2013 – Submit a poster describing ongoing research; there will be time for oral presentations of posters: poster abstracts due 31 January 2014
– Submit a proposal for a half-day workshop on a topic related to design computing and cognition: workshop proposals due 31 January 2014

Researchers from all fields employing computation and/or cognition to research design are invited to participate.

Full details at:

http://mason.gmu.edu/~jgero/conferences/dcc14/

9th International Design & Emotion Conference, 6-10 October 2014 – Call for Papers

Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia

With the conference’s current motto “The Colors of Care” the organizing committee opens the discussion on the relation between Design, Emotion and Social Innovation. We invite practitioners and researchers from the fields of design, social science, humanities, marketing and business, psychology, engineering, HCI
and health sciences, to submit research results and case studies that explore basic aspects of human emotions(individual or collective), demonstrate the application of theories of emotion in functional applications, or discuss developments of experimental artifacts from the point of view of design, social practices and emotion.

Your contributions could be aligned (but not limited) to the following conference topics:
Design for Social Innovation
Theoretical Issues of Design and Emotion
Methodological Issues of Design and Emotion
Well-being and Sustainability
Experience and Interaction

See the conference website for a more detailed description of the topics and our Call for Papers.
Important Dates
February 1st, 2014, deadline for papers and design cases
March 15th, 2014, deadline for workshop proposals
October 6-10, 2014, Workshops and Conference

http://de2014.uniandes.edu.co

DPDF Student Fellowship Competition

Providing graduate students with support to formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals

 

Open for applications, next deadline is February 3rd 2014. Apply Now

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through exploratory research and exchanges with other scholars within interdisciplinary areas of study.

 

Each year, the program offers dissertation proposal development workshops led by pairs of tenured senior faculty who define emerging or reinvigorated interdisciplinary research fields. These research field directors lead groups of 12 graduate students through two multi-day workshops during the fellowship cycle. The spring workshop helps students focus their research questions and prepare them for summer exploratory research that will inform the design of dissertation proposals. The fall workshop helps students apply their summer research experiences to writing dissertation research proposals for their departments or funding agencies. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel, accommodations, and meals for both workshops are covered by the DPDF Program.

 

Working together with faculty research directors, graduate students design research that will help to shape evolving fields in the humanities and social sciences. All of the program’s activities seek to create professional networks that will have value throughout the participants’ research careers.

 

 

Research Fields

 

Each year, the DPDF program selects five or more fields of study for dissertation research proposal training, choosing emerging or reinvigorating fields that address broad public concerns and can be approached from multiple intellectual, societal, and geographic orientations. Each field centers on a core set of issues and questions that can valuably be addressed through the intellectual perspectives and research styles of different humanities and social science disciplines. Usually, at least one research field is formed through an international partnership with a non-US research institution, expanding the potential for cross-national dialogue.

 

The 2014 DPDF Research Fields are:

 

 

Potential applicants are asked to review carefully the current research field descriptions to assess into which research field, if any, their project might fit best. For questions about whether a specific research project conforms with a field, please contact DPDF staff.

 

“Rethinking Social Justice in Latin America: From the Vatican to the Street” Call for Papers

Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) Annual Conference – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, March 7-8, 2014

The Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies will hold its annual meeting at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, College Avenue Campus, on March 7-8, 2014.  The Program Committee invites faculty, students, and practitioners to submit individual papers and panel proposals that address the theme “Rethinking Social Justice in Latin America: From the Vatican to the Street.”  The first pope from Latin America has proposed that social justice be a central concern of the Catholic church.  At the same time protest movements throughout the hemisphere are contesting neoliberal global structures.  Latin American art, cinema, and literature continue to provide spaces for imagining and expressing alternative configurations of power.  Through these types of conversations, Latin Americanists are rethinking the role of social justice in the hemisphere, integrating analyses at the global, national, and community levels.  In addition to work that addresses this year’s theme, papers dealing with all other aspects of Latin American Studies are also welcome.  Additionally, the organizers will consider workshop proposals that aim at informing faculty and students on practical issues such as study abroad programs in Latin America, academic publishing, the road to tenure, and effective pedagogical techniques for the Latin American Studies classroom, to name a few among many possibilities.

Please submit a 250-word abstract for individual papers, workshops, or complete panel proposals (one 250 word abstract for the panel, plus titles of individual papers) in English or Spanish by January 1, 2014 by filling out the form, http://www.maclas.org/conferences/maclas-2014-cfp .   Presentations at the conference should be between 15 to 20 minutes.  Please be sure to include a title, your name (and the name and paper titles for all participants if a panel), your institution and your position (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate student, or other title).  Full panel proposals are welcome to include a discussant if they wish, but are not required to do so.

The 2014 conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. David Sheinin, Professor of History at  Trent University, based on his Whitaker prize-winning book entitled, Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War (University Press of Florida, 2012).  The conference will also feature a plenary panel entitled “Justice and the Church in Latin America in the Era of a Jesuit Pope”, chaired by Rev. David Orique, O.P, Ph.D, Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Providence College. 

MACLAS offers prizes for the best book and best article or chapter published by a member in the last two years, as well as prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate papers presented at the conference.  Please see the website www.maclas.org for details and deadlines.

Finally, graduate students are encouraged to apply for a Christina Turner Graduate Student Travel Award to help defray travel and lodging costs for the conference.  Information on the Turner Travel Awards is available on the MACLAS website.

Two-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 – Stone Center For Latin American Studies at Tulane University

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.  Applications from social scientists, especially working in the areas of political development, economic analysis and policy, social policy, environmental studies, urban studies, and communication/media studies are encouraged.  Experience with Community Based Research or Service-Learning instruction a plus.  Fellows will be selected following two criteria: (1) intellectual merit and (2) the potential impact that their research, teaching, and experience would have on the strategic advancement of Latin American Studies at Tulane.

The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $47,500 plus benefits and requires teaching two courses per semester, with at least one course for each Spring Semester designated as a Service-Learning course.  Fellows will also be expected to assume responsibility for leading at least one new Center initiative and/or will participate in mentoring the Center’s undergraduate and graduate students.  Applicants who are ABD must complete their Ph.D. by June 2014 and absolutely must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the Fall 2014 semester.  Preference will be given to those who have not had recent access to Tulane University’s resources and whose research would benefit from such access.

Please send a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your research interests and teaching philosophy, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, detailed proposals for at least one content course or seminar, and three letters of recommendation to: Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows Search, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 100 Jones Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA  70118-5698.

For additional information on the Stone Center and its programs, please visit our website: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu . For more information on the Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship program, please contact James D. Huck, Jr., Assistant Director and Graduate Advisor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-865-5164 or jhuck@tulane.edu.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on January 15, 2014, until the position is filled.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.  All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities – Deadline December 1, 2013

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities beginning in August 2014. We expect to appoint two or three fellows for AY 2014-15. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2014 and not before September 1, 2011. They must show remarkable promise as researchers and teachers. Fellows will be assigned to one of six departments within the School of Liberal Arts: Communication, English, French and Italian, History, Philosophy, or Spanish and Portuguese. Fellows will devote much of their time to strengthening their research profiles. The remainder of their time will be spent teaching one course per semester. Fellows will teach mid-and upper-level courses in their field of expertise, and these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of eighteen interdisciplinary programs.. Fellows must be in residence at Tulane during the tenure of their fellowship. Preference may be given to applicants who intend to make use of Tulane’s and New Orleans’ rich cultural and archival resources, such as the Amistad Research Center, The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, the Latin American Library, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, and the archives of the New Orleans Public Library. The stipend is $45,900 per year, with some funding also available for research and travel.

Tulane University is a privately endowed institution located in New Orleans. The University holds membership in the Association of American Universities and is a Carnegie Extensive Research University. Tulane is composed of nine academic divisions and home to over ten thousand graduate and undergraduate students. The mission of the School of Liberal Arts is to nurture and promote innovate scholarship, transformative research, and creative inquiry within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Based on a distinctive vision comprised of our interdisciplinary approach, dedication to place-based creativity, and commitment to service learning, the school provides students with an outstanding education founded on close working relationships with distinguished faculty. Additional information on the School of Liberal Arts and its departments and programs can be accessed at http://www.liberalarts.tulane.edu/.
Applicants should provide a one-page summary of their dissertation and three sample titles with brief course descriptions of courses they would like to teach. Electronic submissions only, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation summary, sample courses, and three letter of recommendation are due online via Interfolio by December 1, 2013. To apply please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/23365. For information, contact Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts at kgotham@tulane.edu. – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000805443-01#sthash.Wh0iw5LN.dpuf

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities beginning in August 2014. We expect to appoint two or three fellows for AY 2014-15. Candidates must have received the PhD by June 30, 2014 and not before September 1, 2011. They must show remarkable promise as researchers and teachers. Fellows will be assigned to one of six departments within the School of Liberal Arts: Communication, English, French and Italian, History, Philosophy, or Spanish and Portuguese. Fellows will devote much of their time to strengthening their research profiles. The remainder of their time will be spent teaching one course per semester. Fellows will teach mid-and upper-level courses in their field of expertise, and these courses will be cross-listed with one or more of eighteen interdisciplinary programs.. Fellows must be in residence at Tulane during the tenure of their fellowship. Preference may be given to applicants who intend to make use of Tulane’s and New Orleans’ rich cultural and archival resources, such as the Amistad Research Center, The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, the Latin American Library, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, and the archives of the New Orleans Public Library. The stipend is $45,900 per year, with some funding also available for research and travel.Tulane University is a privately endowed institution located in New Orleans. The University holds membership in the Association of American Universities and is a Carnegie Extensive Research University. Tulane is composed of nine academic divisions and home to over ten thousand graduate and undergraduate students. The mission of the School of Liberal Arts is to nurture and promote innovate scholarship, transformative research, and creative inquiry within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Based on a distinctive vision comprised of our interdisciplinary approach, dedication to place-based creativity, and commitment to service learning, the school provides students with an outstanding education founded on close working relationships with distinguished faculty. Additional information on the School of Liberal Arts and its departments and programs can be accessed at http://www.liberalarts.tulane.edu/.
Applicants should provide a one-page summary of their dissertation and three sample titles with brief course descriptions of courses they would like to teach. Electronic submissions only, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation summary, sample courses, and three letter of recommendation are due online via Interfolio by December 1, 2013. To apply please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/23365. For information, contact Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts at kgotham@tulane.edu. – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000805443-01#sthash.Wh0iw5LN.dpuf

“Conference on New Knowledge Frontiers in the Political Economy of Latin America” Call for papers deadline December 1.

Pontificia Universidad Católica deChileSantiago, Chile.  Convenors:Juan PabloLuna(PUC-Chile), VickyMurillo (Columbia University),AndrewSchrank (Universityof New Mexico. Program Chairs:  Ben Schneider (MIT) and Eduardo Silva (TulaneUniversity). 9-10 June2014.

 Local Host:Instituto de Ciencia Política(PUC-Chile) with support from the Nucleo Milenio parael Estudio de la Estatalidadyla Democracia en AméricaLatina.

REPAL’s inaugural Conference on New Knowledge Frontiers in the Political Economy of Latin America will be held June 9 and 10, 2014 in Santiago, Chile. The program committee welcomes proposals that tackle important puzzles and problems, both theoretical and practical, in the political economy of Latin America. Paper proposals (no more than 500 words) should be grounded in solid empirical field research employing whatever methods are appropriate to the research questions. Proposals, papers, and presentations can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Repal is a new network of researchers (institutionally affiliated with universities in Latin America, North America, and Europe) interested in promoting and giving greater visibility to new studies in the political economy of Latin America. In thematic terms, we are interested in analyzing the interaction among economic, political, and social processes. We are particularly concerned with how the findings of such analyses further our understanding of development models, the socio-political institutions that sustain them, and the practical problems they face. In methodological terms, we seek to promote research that is empirically grounded and sensitive to context and that leads to new forms of description, concept formation, causal inference, and theoretical innovations that challenge the conventional wisdom on socially relevant phenomenon in the region. With respect to methods of research and analysis, our approach is open and eclectic, based on a simple premise that the methods should be selected as a function of the problem to be studied rather than the reverse. Institutionally, Repal is a network open to the research community and structured around the promotion of diverse, plural debate on the political economy of Latin America.

Paper proposals (no morethan 500 words) should be grounded in solid empirical field research employingwhatevermethods areappropriate to the research questions.  Proposals, papers, and presentations can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Format:  30 minute individual sessions (15 minute presentation with 15 minutes of discussion) in two parallel tracks.

Submission deadline for paper proposals is1 December2013. Send proposals to  repal2014@gmail.com.  Notification of acceptance will come by mid January2014.Accepted papers must be up loaded to the conference site by 15 May.