[SIGCIS-Members] CFP for computing conference in Poznan, Sept. 2018

Christopher Leslie chris.leslie at nyu.edu
Mon May 8 07:49:07 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please note that there will be several tracks of interest to this group at
the IFIP World Congress in Poznan, Poland in September 2018. Full papers on
the theme "This Changes Everything" are due in January 2018.

The working group I am affiliated with, History of Computing, will sponsor
one of the themes:


In the history of computing, who were the important people and what were
the important devices that deserve recognition as fulcrums that “changed
everything”? In the development of computers as well as the study of
history more generally, we also know that the more things change, the more
they sometimes stay the same. What shifts in the history of computing were
portrayed as changing everything but on closer analysis reveal deeper
continuities? How do these lessons give us insight into future invention
and innovation in computing?

All papers along this theme will be considered. However, as we proposed at
the New York conference last year, the following three topics might be
particularly fruitful given the location:

   - The bomba and the collaboration between Poland and England in World
   War 2
   - The international history of software engineering, on the occasion of
   the 50th anniversary of the NATO meeting in Garmisch, Germany that was the
   "first" software engineering conference
   - Work on the history of computing in eastern Europe more generally.

A broader CFP. which includes the other tracks from TC9, follows. I hope
you will considering being a part of this event and sharing the CFP among
your networks.

Chris Leslie


13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference:
”This Changes Everything”
In conjunction with the World Computer Congress
17th-21st September 2018 in Poznan, Poland

Conference Chairs: David Kreps, Kai Kimppa, Louise Leenen, Charles Ess

This Changes Everything. Many of us likely associate this phrase with Steve
Jobs’ introduction of the iPhone in 2007. But there are clearly other
candidates for the ”This,” e.g., the oncoming bioinformatics redesign of
species or the fourth industrial revolution of artificially intelligent
robots. But ”This” is also, without question, the greatest challenge of our
age: climate change.

The conference invites both academics and practitioners in the field of
ICTs and Society to take stock of their engagements, review their focus,
and assess what and how each and every one of us might be able to
contribute to the transformations needed (and already beginning) in local,
regional, national and international contexts, towards becoming diverse,
environmentally and socially conscious, and thriving communities.

We welcome submissions that speak directly and less directly to the
conference theme. “This Changes Everything” implicates both climate change
and the interrelated global challenges most central to the Working Groups
of TC9 and its National Society representatives, including the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.  Submissions are also welcome, not just to
the General Conference Track on change, but to the other foci of the Track
Themes.  (For complete track descriptions, please see the extended CFP on
the conference website, <http://www.hcc13.net>.)


   - Societal implications, effects and impacts of artificial intelligence
   - Track Chairs: Diane Whitehouse and Christopher Zielinski (WG9.2)
   - Including critical issues beyond the ICT context in codes of
   conduct/ethics - Track Chairs: Kai Kimppa and Penny Duquenoy (SIG9.2.2)
   - Our digital lives - Track Chairs: Petros Chamakiotis and Brad McKenna
   - This changed everything - Track Chair: Christopher Leslie (WG9.7)
   - Gender in ICT - Track Chairs: Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg and
   Johanna Sefyrin (WG9.8)
   - ICT and sustainability - Track Chairs: Thomas Lennerfors and Per Fors
   - Climate risk, cyber-security, and the dark web - Track Chair: Louise
   Leenen (WG9.10)
   - Privacy, data protection, and automation - Track Chair: Taro Komukai
   (Japan National Representative)
   - ICT and an inclusive society - Track Chairs: Hossana Twinomurinzi and
   Jackie Phahlamohlaka (South Africa National Representative)


Full papers are invited that address the Conference Theme, or any of the
above Track Themes. All papers will be subject to double-blind review.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to revise their work in keeping
with reviewers’ comments prior to formatting, and inclusion in the
Programme and Proceedings. Travel, accommodation and all other details will
be posted when available at http://www.hcc13.net/

Submissions will be through Springer OCS Website, with proceedings
published in the AICT Springer Book series immediately prior to the

Important dates:

   - Full paper deadline: 15th January 2018
   - Reviews and revisions during February, March, and April, 2018.
   - Final papers: 30th April, 2018.

Christopher S. Leslie, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Lecturer, Science and Technology Studies
Faculty Fellow in Residence for Othmer Hall and Clark Street
Chair, IFIP History of Computing Working Group 9.7

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
5 MetroTech Center, LC 131
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 997-3130
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