Friday, February 16, 2018
Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India | 27-28 February, New Delhi
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
- 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.
Monday, February 12, 2018
- 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)
- A closer look into corporate science and publishing
- Challenges in establishing macro-level effects of macro-level interventions
- Reproducibility in scientometrics
- Research assessments as participatory explorations on content, missions, methods and indicators
- Assessment of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) – beyond indicator development
- Studies in the sociology and history of the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities
- Scientific and technological novelty: impact and determinants
- Determining and steering research quality in practice: the institutional research perspective
- Open scholarship
- Public-private interactions in business innovation
- Challenges of social media data for bibliometrics
- Rethinking the research agenda on the internationalization of the scientific workforce
- 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
- 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
Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS)University LeidenPO Box 9052300 AX LEIDEN
Willem Einthoven BuildingKolffpad 12333 BN LeidenThe Netherlands
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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
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".
ICSSR Sponsored 7-Days Workshop on "Researching Subalternity in Social Sciences and Humanities" | 19-26 March, Tezpur University, Assam
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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.
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%).
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.
Djibril Kébé, UNESCO Media Section, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, PARIS, NA FRANCE France
Monday, February 5, 2018
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
CfPs: 13th International Knowledge Globalization Conference: A Multidisciplinary Conference | 23-26 February | Dhaka, Bangladesh
1. General Papers2. Economic development Issues related to Poverty, Zero Hunger, Work and Economic Growth, Consumption and Production and Inequality3. Heath issues,4. Quality Education, accreditation, academic ranking including educational technology5. Gender issues6. Environmental Issues: Water and Sanitation, Energy, Climate change7. Technology, Innovation, Infrastructure, and industry8. Sustainability - Cities and Communities,9. Institutional Development10. Globalization and collaboration11. Finance and Accounting12. Management and Strategy13. Macro and Micro Economic Analysis14. Social and cultural issues