Friday, February 16, 2018

Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India | 27-28 February, New Delhi

Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India

27-28 February 2018

Organisers: LabEx ICCA, Université Paris 13, UNESCO New Delhi, Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS), and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India

Venue: Conference Room, UNESCO New Delhi 

Concept Note
Digital technologies involve, accompany and provoke changes in the structuring of industrial sectors. How are they more particularly transforming the creation, production, distribution processes in cultural and creative industries? What are reconfigurations and challenges associated with the rise in power of actors from the industries of communication and information? What are the new stakeholder strategies, economic models and power relationships involved? Does digital have the effect of empowering the smallest actors / self-employed / freelancers or on the contrary does it allow large players to relieve themselves of the promotion, production costs on individual creator?
A growing interest in fields such as digital humanities, new media, digital cultures and the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector is another important development here. The rise of a number of digital initiatives in arts and humanities practice, research and teaching has also brought up significantly the question of new skills or expertise required in these fields. The need for digital literacy and 're-skilling' to adapt to new forms of arts and humanities practice in a digital environment has often come with much criticism, as it is viewed as an effort towards vocationalisation and professionalization of these disciplines, a result of the changing mandates of the university and higher education in general. How do we then productively engage with these questions of skill, expertise and labour that goes into the building of new digital industries, which are often located within and at the periphery of academia and creative practices? Importantly, how can concerns about a perceived conflict of creativity and industry be addressed as these transformations take place rapidly with the advent of the digital is an important point of focus.
A critical exploration of the prevalent discourse around creative industries would offer ways of identifying what could be the different forms of digital creative and cultural industries developing in India, and how they problematize for us questions of cultural expression, knowledge production, creativity and labour. The conflation and overlap of both 'cultural' and 'creative industries' and the location of these terms within a larger discourse around policy, economic development, livelihoods and rights, takes on different dimensions post the digital turn. In the context of initiatives like Digital India, and efforts to consolidate an IPR regime, the implications of policy reforms for creative work, especially that performed within informal/underground economies and in the cultural heritage sector are many. These discussions would inform and draw from the ongoing efforts in fostering of a digital economy in India, and the many ways in which it determines cultural production in the rest of the world.
Topics that will be addressed at the symposium include, but are not restricted to:
- Digital turns and transformations in cultural and creative industries
- Media infrastructure, digital platforms, and changing landscape of actors
- Digital transitions in the Indian news industry
- Online/offline lives of creative industries and media consumption
Presented by the Labex ICCA and the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), the symposium will gather Indian, French, and international specialists in the cultural industries, new media and technology, information and communication sciences, and social sciences but also professionals and industrial actors in the cultural and artistic sectors. The event is driven an ambition to promote the creation of an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional Franco-Indian research network to initiate, develop and share research on cultural industries in India and more widely in South Asia.



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Three Scholarship offerings for UNU-MERIT‏'s Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) course

Three Scholarship offerings for UNU-MERIT‏'s Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) course.

Application Deadline: 21 March 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Call for Applications: SAU Residential Summer School 2018

Residential Summer School on Epistemes for Conceptualising the Contemporary

Dates: 5-12 June, 2018 (Tentative) 

Venue of the School: Outside Delhi (Venue to be finalised)

Organized by Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi

Call for Applications
Is 'the present' apriori, pregiven or predefined? One would think not. The present is constituted through a process, which determines how we arrive at it. The past, the way we evolve and the way social relations get formed makes the present what it is. However, our quotodian experience tells a very different tale. We are constantly faced with this belief that history, the constitutive processes or the idea of arriving at the present are irrelevant and a subsequent belief is forwarded that the present in which we exist is an all conclusive inevitablity, unavoidable and given as our immutable fate. This, in turn, has prompted a tendency of forsaking of the very fundamnetal principles of social sciences while establishing and even celebrating disciplines that live in the moments, non reflexive, non critical in nature. These new disciplines are constantly prodding us to agree to and abide by what is at offer without any questioning. Take for example how technology and its corollary are proferred without a moment of reflection on the ideology on which it bases itself or the historical context out of which it emerges. The idea of process and evolution as inevitable components of human existence are then intentionally ignored.
Whatever words/concepts we put in use, therefore, do not necessarily carry the same significance today as it did in the past as their very signification has undergone a change and evolved. These changes and evolutions have been effected by diverse factors, many variables, the politico-economic, cultural or even geographical imperatives. For instance, could we say the term 'revolution' as used by Karl Marx carries the same signification as when the Birla Ambani Report (arguing for privatising education) used the term? Or that the notions of 'time' during the feudal order and during the neoliberal order denote the same signification of 'time'? The phrase 'time is money' could not have rendered a meaning of import to human lives in a pre-capitalist society but today this phrase is understood most easily across the globe. The very 'time' itself tells us stories of different 'times' – the economy, politics and culture – and how those times inferred and understood certain concepts and ideas and for what reason.
The present has redefined the ideas and concepts, many a times, completely subverting the signification in many instances than what the concepts and words originally had. Ironically this subversion is not always towards challenging the hegemonic discourse but rather is the other way round – destroying the possibilitiy of an alternative to be imagined, a ploy of the hegemonic forces to usurp and coopt the transcending potential of these words and ideas for their own benefit and further their rule. The way discourses are framed and new meanings communicated to the vast mass of people and eventually as they appear to us/are presented to us, they are assumed to be the only possible meaning of the term. It is, therefore, of vast importance to understand the socio-economic and cultural processes that went/ goes into making of the processes that give us meanings. The summer school, 2018, takes on this challenge and will make an effort in this direction to unravel the history and politics of why and how epistemes are engendered.
The summer school will discuss the contested categories of time, space, wage, work, rebellion as a starting point to make sense of how our understanding transforms, how cognition is a construct that travels across time and space.

Participants: There would be twenty-six (26) participants in total for the Summer school. The participants would be selected on the basis of following rigorous selection criteria:
  • The participants must apply by 20th February, 2018 with (1) one page note on their interests and (2) how the course is relevant to their ongoing work.
  • All applications to be electronically sent at saurlssummerschool[@]gmail.com
  • Shortlisted participants will be informed by 28th February, 2018. The shortlisted candidates will have to submit a write up of around 2500-3000 words, which also make use of/reflect on/engage with the categories and concepts of the course. While writing their piece they must follow the stylistic details provided by the organisers by 25th March, 2018. The final list of shortlisted candidates will be released by 1st week of April. The candidates will work on the same write up informed by the discussions during the course and submit the final version at the end of the course at the venue.
  • The organisers will bear the cost of the accommodation and fooding while the participants fulfilling the above process will also be provided partial travel support.
  • Participation is open to people from all walks of life.

Please contact Mr Atul Chandra at saurlssummerschool[@]gmail.com. Tel No: +91-9555434486 for further information.

Monday, February 12, 2018

CFP - 23rd Science and Technology Indicators conference - September 12-14 | Leiden, The Netherlands

Call For Papers:
23rd Science and Technology Indicators conference - September 12-14, 2018. Leiden, The Netherlands.
 
In collaboration with the European Network of Indicator Developers (ENID), the 2018 STI conference will be held during 12-14 September 2018 in Leiden (The Netherlands). This edition will have a special focus on the discussion of "indicators in transition" as a driving force for more comprehensive, broader and socially oriented forms of Science, Technology and Innovation indicators and evaluations.
 
We welcome contributions on the general topics covered by the conference as well as contributions to the special tracks.
 
  • Contributions on, but not limited to, the following general topics:
 
  • Altmetrics & social media (theoretical foundations, validation studies, Data sources, etc.)
  • Careers in science (Gender and diversity, careers outside academia, early career researcher experience, etc.)
  • Indicators of Science and Technology (responsible use of indicators, societal impact of research, systemic and behavioral effects of indicators, etc.)
  • Innovation (gendered innovations, public-private interactions, industrial R&D dynamics, etc.)
  • Open Science (Open access, Open data, Open science and the academic reward system, etc.)
  • Research evaluation (responsible research evaluation, methods in research evaluation, case studies, etc.)
  • Research integrity (policies promoting research integrity and their effects, misconducts in scientific , publishing, studies of other types of misconduct in research, etc.)
 
  • Special tracks (convenors and a brief description of the special tracks can be found in http://sti2018.cwts.nl)
 
  1. A closer look into corporate science and publishing
  2. Challenges in establishing macro-level effects of macro-level interventions
  3. Reproducibility in scientometrics
  4. Research assessments as participatory explorations on content, missions, methods and indicators
  5. Assessment of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) – beyond indicator development
  6. Studies in the sociology and history of the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities
  7. Scientific and technological novelty: impact and determinants
  8. Determining and steering research quality in practice: the institutional research perspective
  9. Open scholarship
  10. Public-private interactions in business innovation
  11. Challenges of social media data for bibliometrics
  12. Rethinking the research agenda on the internationalization of the scientific workforce
 
Submission types:
 
  • Short paper (max 3,000 words) with a comprehensive description of a completed study
  • Poster (max 1,000 words) with an abstract of the study
 
Schedule of dates and submission deadlines
 
  • Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
  • Early-bird registration: June 15 – July 15, 2018
  • Conference: September 12 - 14, 2018
 
 
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STI2018 organising committee
Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS)
University Leiden
PO Box 905
2300 AX LEIDEN
Visiting Address
Willem Einthoven Building
Kolffpad 1
2333 BN Leiden
The Netherlands
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Call for Papers: 16th Globelics Conference 2018 | 24-26 October | Accra, Ghana


16th Globelics Conference
24-26 October 2018
CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI), Accra, Ghana 

The Globelics International Conference 2018
The 16th Globelics Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana, hosted by the CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) at Mensvic Grand Hotel in collaboration with Africalics.
Ghana is the fourth African country after South Africa, Senegal and Ethiopia to host the GLOBELICS annual Conference. This presents an opportunity to showcase Ghana, a politically stable country, which is currently undergoing a number of transformations to modernise its economy and create jobs. There is a government agenda to create an industry in every district to generate jobs and improve livelihoods especially in the rural areas. The output of the Conference is expected to contribute immensely to the options of the government in achieving this flagship project dubbed "one district one factory".
The conference will combine plenary sessions, presentations of research papers in parallel tracks, thematic panel sessions, special sessions, poster presentations, symposia and exhibition on industrial research in Ghana and Africa, as well as innovative start-ups presentations, sightseeing and cultural tours.

Conference Theme
The main Conference theme for Globlelics 2018 is Innovation, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Strengthening Institutions for Greater Relevance, Effectiveness and Inclusivity.
The conference invites papers addressing the role of different types of actors such as the State, local or traditional authorities, global networks, universities and research institutions, private sector, non-governmental organisations / civil society organisations and media in generating innovation, building capacity and strengthening institutions for sustainable development and inclusive growth. In particular, it aims to explore new approaches to understand innovations and institutional transformations within countries, across different economic sectors, and different operation level (macro, meso and micro), without losing sight of contextual gender disparities.
The conference will also consider the need to tackle new challenges related to innovation and capacity building in addition to inclusive development in knowledge and political systems. The conference also welcomes papers studying how development policies can be implemented at different levels and across different countries to innovate out of emerging crisis of climate change, "resource curse", youth unemployment, poverty, health and gender inequalities.

Conference Tracks
Accepted papers will be organized around parallel paper tracks encompassing the following sub-themes:
  • Science, technology, innovation and the sustainable development goals: Policy and Practice
  • Agricultural innovation systems: Addressing the poverty challenge
  • University relationships with industry, policy and society: the developmental university
  • Intellectual property rights, open innovation and development
  • National, regional and local innovation systems
  • Renewable energy: innovating inclusive and resilient infrastructure
  • Sectoral innovation systems: technology policy and catch-up
  • Creative industries, smart cities and sustainable urban development
  • Trade, FDI, value chains and innovation networks
  • Entrepreneurship, youth employment and innovation management
  • The role of innovation in overcoming the resource curse: prescriptive models for sustainable growth
  • Innovation for Inclusive development: Indigenous knowledge, informal economy and micro and small enterprises
  • The gender dimension of innovation and development
  • Improving the quality of life: Sustainable healthcare, water and sanitation innovation systems
  • Empirical methodologies, data requirements, indicators, different approaches and methodologies

Paper submission
We encourage scholars in the scientific institutions, universities, private enterprises and public sector institutions to take this opportunity to present their work to leading scholars in the field of innovation and development. We especially encourage young researchers to submit papers in the relevant sub-thematic tracks.
Papers for oral presentations and poster presentation must be written in English, and the selected ones must be presented at the conference in English. Submission of full paper (in PDF) not exceeding 12,000 words (including notes, tables, appendices, list of references, etc.) should be made from February 26th, 2018 via the online submission form available here. Papers must be submitted no later than April 1, 2018.
The selection of papers is based on a peer review process that focuses on relevance, academic quality and originality. Globelics reserves the right to use available software to control for plagiarism and to take appropriate action in such cases.

Travel Support
Faculty members and PhD students from developing countries with accepted papers to the conference can apply for travel support. Application for travel support must be submitted at the same time as submission of paper (not later than April 1, 2018). Further information on procedure for application of travel support is available, here.

Important Dates:

 Call for papers January 19, 2018
 Open for submission of papers                         February 26, 2018
 Deadline for submission of papers April 1, 2018
 Acceptance notification May 14, 2018
 Deadline for application for travel support April 1, 2018
 Response to applicants for travel support May 15, 2018
 Conference registration June 15, 2018
 Conference registration deadline July 15, 2018
 Last date for upload of final version of paper September 15, 2018

Contact Details: For further information on the conference organization please consult our website. If you have any questions that cannot be answered using the website, please send an e-mail to: info@globelicsconference2018.org


GIAN-JNIAS-CSRD organises a lecture by Ajay Agarwal on Emerging Mobility Patterns of the Millennials in North America

GAIN-JNIAS-CSRD LECTURE ON

 

Emerging Mobility Patterns of the Millennials in North America

 

JNIAS Conference Hall

February 13, 2018 | 3:00-5:00 pm

 

ABSTRACT : After several decades of persistent reliance on a personal automobile for meeting daily travel needs, there is some hope that car dependence in North America may shrink in the future.  This is in part due to the present mobility patterns of the millennials, also known as Generation Y.   In the lecture, the speaker will examine emerging travel behaviour of the millennials, and its policy implications.

 


SPEAKER
Ajay Agarwal, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Queen's University, Canada

Dr. Agarwal is a professor of urban planning and a transportation scholar.  He has researched and published on a variety of urban transportation issues in the United States and Canada.  Dr. Agarwal is visiting JNU as a recipient of GIAN fellowship in collaboration with Dr. S.K. Acharya, Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development at JNU.
 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Listen to Audio Record of CSSP Talk "Citizen Science: Stopgap Research or the Way Forward", delivered by Asani Bhaduri, DU

Centre for Studies in Science Policy

School of Social Sciences, JNU

Invited you to a Talk on

Citizen Science: Stopgap Research or the Way Forward

delivered by

Dr Asani Bhaduri (Assistant Professor, Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi)

Held on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at CSSP, SSS-1, JNU   

Abstract: Citizen Science (CS) projects have created more than a buzz in the past few years, especially in the world of web. Is CS the future of Science or a part of the milieu or complete waste of time? This presentation will deal with some of these aspects citing examples from different fields. A special emphasize on Citizen Science projects of India and how Social Citizen Science can emerge as a new field.

About the Speaker: Dr. Asani Bhaduri is an Assistant Professor, at the Cluster Innovation Centre, in University of Delhi. He was awarded PhD in microbiology from Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and University of Delhi in 2014. In his own words he describes himself as an "impact-free researcher, non-directional traveller, practice-skipping violinist, SLR-less photographer, discerning Omni-reader, forgetful phytologist, benign birder, penniless numismatist, philanthropic philatelist, poorest art-collector, grown-up toy-accumulator, long short(e)mail writer, contradictory agnostic, and pessimistic humanist".

   

Listen to Audio Record


Request for Research Proposals UNU-WIDER : Tax-benefit Microsimulation Analysis


 
 
 
REQUEST FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
Tax-benefit microsimulation analysis 
 

Deadline for proposal submissions is 26 February 2018 23:59 UTC+2.

Go to website

In order to improve the understanding of tax-benefit systems and their role in developing countries, and to increase the use of tax-benefit microsimulation models, UNU-WIDER invites proposals from qualified researchers for detailed economic analysis.

Request for research proposals

The specific objectives of this request for research proposals are to:

  1. Understand better the role of tax-benefit policy in developing countries regarding poverty reduction and inequality.
  2. Contribute to a better understanding of modelling behavioural effects within tax-benefit microsimulation models to inform the policy debate.
  3. Push the limits of tax-benefit microsimulation models in areas posing challenges specifically when applying tax-benefit microsimulation in a developing country context, such as the role of indirect taxes, informality, and tax evasion.

Researcher(s) are free to base their analysis on the microsimulation model of their choice, including but not restricted to the microsimulation models developed under the SOUTHMOD project, which are freely accessible for non-commercial research purposes here.

Proposals from individuals, groups of individuals, as well as non-profit organizations are welcome. Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged.

Proposal submission

The deadline for submissions is 26 February 2018. More information on the submission procedure can be found on the request for research proposals page.

 
 
  UNU-WIDER 
 
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
Helsinki, 00160
Finland
         
 
 

ICSSR Sponsored 7-Days Workshop on "Researching Subalternity in Social Sciences and Humanities" | 19-26 March, Tezpur University, Assam

ICSSR Sponsored Seven Days Research Methodology Workshop for Doctoral Scholars

Theme of the Workshop: Researching Subalternity in Social Sciences and Humanities

Dates: 19th-26th March 2018 

Organizer: Dr. Ambedkar Chair, Tezpur University, Assam


Objectives of the Workshop:
The concept of subalternity is relatively new and largely subtle. Therefore researchers involved with this theme needs to have comprehension about this and are to be equipped with ontology, epistemology, and methodology for researching subalternity (caste, tribe, feminism, and minorities) in social sciences and humanities. The proposed workshop is an attempt to contribute in terms of disseminating relevant information to the scholars about the theme. The broad objectives of the workshop are: (a) To facilitate and strengthen scholars involved in exploring subalternity; b) To disseminate comprehension of subalternity in social sciences and humanities to research scholars; c) To explain ontology, epistemology, and methodology (ies) for researching subalternity; d) Providing concurrence of subalternity with post-modern concepts as caste, tribe, gender, and minorities; e) Equipping scholars with qualitative methods supplemented by analysis of quantitative data; f) Giving empirical exposure from the field; g) Enabling scholars to prepare their final report, and make their findings conspicuous.

Last Date for applying: 20.02.2018



Science Circle Lecture on Empowering Digital Media | 16th February | German House, New Delhi



The German Embassy New Delhi and
DWIH - German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi invite you for

Science Circle lecture
"Empowering Digital Media: Meaningful, Playful and Natural Human Computer Interaction"
 
by Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka, University of Bremen

on 16th February 2018 at 5:30 pm
(registrations to begin at 5:00 pm)
Venue: German House, 2 Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Register now!



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

UNESCO Partners with Netexplo to shine light on tech trends

UNESCO Media Advisory No.2018-06

 

UNESCO Partners with Netexplo to shine light on tech trends

Paris, 07 February—Is digital technology changing who we are, as well as impacting what we do and how we go about it? This question is the subject of the 2018 Trends Report that will be launched by Netexplo Observatory, the independent body that studies the impact of digital technology on society and business, during this year's Innovation Forum (13 February) and Talent Forum (14 and 15 February) at UNESCO's Headquarters.

Guided by its mandate to nurture innovation for more inclusive, knowledge societies, as reaffirmed by the Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO has been co-hosting the Netexplo Forum annually since 2011 as part of their work to contribute to the free circulation of ideas and to the promotion of universal access to knowledge.

 

Trends Report

In its 2018 Trends Report, Zero Interface / Zero Decision Netexplo Observatory notes that as artificial intelligence makes interconnected digital applications function ever more seamlessly, requiring ever less intervention by the user, we are gradually letting algorithms take over some decision-making processes.

Every algorithm embodies an ideology, argues the report which points out that artificial intelligence, still in its early stages, is being developed by a small number of "Digital Titans" (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Airbnb, Tesla and Uber to name but a few) which collect a nearly infinite mass of data about their users. Step by step, we are relinquishing our power to take decisions, warns the report.

Netexplo also looks into strategies to protect the individual from the risk of disempowerment by artificial intelligence and urges ethical guidelines to protect individuals' rights in the emerging digital environment where free will may come to be replaced by automated data processing.

 

The Innovation Forum, 13 February

During this year's Innovation Forum, the 11th edition to date, Netexplo and UNESCO will present an overview based on 100 major innovations that represent the latest applications of technology. Ten of these projects, winners of Netexplo Awards, will be showcased. They are the most outstanding projects selected from 2,000 innovations identified by Netexplo Observatory's network of 19 universities from all parts of the world.

Most of this year's ten award-winning applications draw on artificial intelligence and cover a wide range of uses:

  • 360ed uses the total immersion of virtual reality to take students from Myanmar around the world and teach them about life in different parts of the world.
  • Cataki helps Brazilian garbage collectors locate recyclable refuse, helping members of this marginalized profession improve their efficiency and increase their revenue.
  • Cognitive Hearing Aid focuses hearing devices to the sound their user wishes to hear, sifting out parasitic ambient noise
  • Giuseppe draws on a molecular data base to recreate tastes and textures in synthetized, plant-based food
  • Hand That Sees is able to read the intentions of users of a prosthetic hand to adjust grip with the help of an integrated camera
  • Neurala Air Sheperd Drones operates intelligent drones to prevent poaching of endangered species
  • SingularityNet provides members of the public with a free platform that allows them to create, develop and monetize artificial intelligence
  • Status simplifies cryptocurrency and enables users to buy and sell Ethereum, the second most popular virtual currency after Bitcoins
  • Stentrode allows users to control an exoskeleton with their mind
  • Wysker allows users to sell the data they generate when using free of charge applications

Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, will open the Innovation Forum along with Catherine Morin Desailly, Chair of the French Senate Commission for Culture, Education and Communication and Thierry Happe, Chairman & Co-Founder, Netexplo Observatory.

Netexplo Observatory notes that start-ups are not the only generators of innovation. They accounted for 43% of the 2,000 innovations flagged this year, 34% were developed at universities or research institutions, 9% come from traditional business, 6% from NGOs, and only 5% came from the so-called Digital Titans (3% were the product of State-run initiatives and 2% were developed by artists).

In terms of geographic distribution, 34% of the innovations examined this year came from North America, followed by Europe (26%), the Asia Pacific Region (24%), Africa and the Middle East (10%), and Latin America (6%).

 

Talent Forum

On 14 and 15 February, Netexplo and UNESCO will host the first edition of a Talent Forum, which will identify new talent and envisage innovative forms of collaboration and management destined to help corporations, institutions and organizations benefit fully from the potential of digital technologies.

The event will focus on ten areas: artificial intelligence, big data, biotechnology, blockchain, cybersecurity, gaming, the internet of things, robotics, social media and 3D printing.

 

UNESCO and Netexplo

UNESCO and Netexplo Observatory have formed a partnership based on their shared goals concerning harnessing digital technologies for inclusive and sustainable development. UNESCO's mandate makes it the key intergovernmental player in addressing current and emerging global challenges relating to digital developments and seeking to harness them to build inclusive knowledge societies and support sustainable development.

UNESCO shares its expertise with Member States to ensure that the digital revolution serves human rights, empowerment, informed decision-making and human development.

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See programme

 

Accreditation:

Djibril Kébé, UNESCO Media Section, d.kebe@unesco.org

 

Journalists wishing to receive an advance copy of Zero Interface / Zero Decision, available in French and English, should contact Netexplo's PR representative Nicolas Celic nicolas.c@oxygen-rp.com



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Monday, February 5, 2018

JNU SES is organising Google Earth Engine Technical Workshop | 23rd Feb

Google Earth Engine Technical Training Workshop

When: 2 - 5 pm, Friday 23rd Feb

Where: ADB Hall, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU

JNU is hosting Ujaval Gandhi, Staff Geo Data Strategist from Google for a hands-on technical training on Google's Earth Engine Platform, used by researchers in GIS & Remote Sensing for analysis and visualization of geographical data sets.

Who should attend?: This training is designed for mapping and technology specialists, researchers and instructors who are actively working on research projects or teaching courses related to remote sensing or mapping.

Register here: http://goo.gl/sqZMUy

Visit www.earthengine.google.com to know more

Further Details

CSSP is among the Top S&T Think Tanks in TTCSP 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

CfPs: 13th International Knowledge Globalization Conference: A Multidisciplinary Conference | 23-26 February | Dhaka, Bangladesh

13th International Knowledge Globalization Conference: A Multidisciplinary Conference
February 23-26, 2018
Venue: IUBAT (International University of Business, Agriculture and Technology), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Theme: Sustainable Development Goals- Success and Challenges

Organized by: IUBAT: International University of Business Agriculture and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh; Knowledge Globalization Institute, Boston, USA; Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Primeasia University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Why this Conference?
SDG, a part of a wider 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, aims at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The seventeen goals of SDG are: 1. No Poverty, 2. Zero Hunger, 3. Good Health and Well-being, 4. Quality Education, 5. Gender Equality, 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, 7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10. Reduced Inequality, 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 13. Climate Action, 14. Life below Water, 15. Life on Land, 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal. Cultural constraints, weak administrative systems, inadequate infrastructure, poor quality of education, lack of economic wealth etc. contribute to the slow or low impact of SDG initiatives. The aim of this conference is to explore ways and means in accelerating the progress toward achieving SDG from multidisciplinary perspectives. This conference will explore many of the critical issues in depth through paper presentations, plenary sessions, case discussions, demonstrations and training. In addition to the conference, Round Tables, Seminars and Workshops will be held preceding and following the conference dates.

Call for Papers | Tracks 
Conference tracks include all areas of SDG goals. Papers are accepted in all disciplines of Business, Science, and Technology, Social science, Arts and Humanities which directly or indirectly contribute towards achieving the SDGs.
1. General Papers
2. Economic development Issues related to Poverty, Zero Hunger, Work and Economic Growth, Consumption and Production and Inequality
3. Heath issues, 
4. Quality Education, accreditation, academic ranking including educational technology
5. Gender issues
6. Environmental Issues: Water and Sanitation, Energy, Climate change
7. Technology, Innovation, Infrastructure, and industry
8. Sustainability - Cities and Communities,
9. Institutional Development
10. Globalization and collaboration
11. Finance and Accounting
12. Management and Strategy
13. Macro and Micro Economic Analysis
14. Social and cultural issues

Who should attend?
Scholars from developed and developing countries are expected to join the conference. Academics, policy makers, government employees, NGOs, technology vendors, social thought leaders all will have opportunities to learn and contribute.

Dates and Venue
Conference Dates: February 23-26, 2018
Registration and reception: 6 pm-9 pm, February 23, 2017
Conference presentations and registration: February 24-25, 2018
Round Tables, Seminars and Workshops: February 23 and 26, 2018
Sight Seeing (Optional, in included in the registration fees): February 26, 2018
Reception will be held in a five-star Hotel. Plenary and other sessions will be held in the picturesque campus of IUBAT located opposite Sector 10, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka
Deadline for Abstracts and full papers: An abstract is required to present in the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is January 07 (extended), 2018. Full papers will get priority in selection. The full paper must be submitted by January 31, 2018 (extended) at the latest for inclusion in the proceedings and to qualify for presentation. Submission closing date: February 15, 2018.
The Knowledge Globalization Institute, Boston, MA and Suffolk University, Boston, MA have jointly hosted 12 Knowledge Globalization Conferences in Boston (US), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Pune (India), and Istanbul (Turkey), Shijiazhuang (China) and Delhi (India) since 2008. More than 1500 scholars from 50 countries have attended these conferences.