My personal choices and professional interests are always focused on serving and helping others, especially vulnerable groups in our society. Now, I am happy to share with you the information about a Winter camp in Uganda being organised by the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), which is called “Christmas with Orphans”.
Following the 5th World Children’s Festival, which occurred earlier this summer at The Ellipse next to The White House in Washington D.C. and building on the success of the ICAF Summer Camp in Washington DC, the ICAF “Christmas with Orphans” Camp will take place in Uganda and will run from December 20th through Dec 30th and is being presented in collaboration with the Uganda National Museum and the Ministry of Education.
The camp provides a global educational opportunity for high school juniors, enabling them to gain an incredible, hands-on international service experience which will enhance their prospects of gaining admission to top universities and help them decide on the right career.
Register today, because no more than 20 campers will be admitted. Please share this information as well, as other parents you know may be interested.
I have wonderful news to share! You may have noticed that just last week my colleague, Bernie, posted the exciting news we just received from New Media & Society editors, that our paper has been accepted. The paper, which I collaborated on with my esteemed colleagues; Bernie Hogan, from Oxford Internet Institute, and Danijela Lalic, from Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, will be published in New Media & Society which is the #1 communication journal, as ranked by Google Scholar. We are honored and thrilled to be selected for inclusion in this extremely reputable and wide reaching publication. In the paper, we explored and presented an empirical evidence demonstrating different types of digital divides, with a focus on tensions surrounding digital literacy and collaboration, present in the higher education community in Serbia. An electronic version of the publication will be available soon. Keep an eye out for it, and let us know what you think!
An update [July 7, 2015] You can access and read the NM&S article following this link.
The Microposts2015 programme at WWW2015 is published, please take a look at the main track paper and poster presentations and share it with those interested. For Social Sciences track, these papers were selected by our PC, after the conference they are published at CEUR – Online Proceedings for Scientific Workshops.
See you soon in Florence, Italy.
As more and more people awaken to the threats against our basic rights online, we must start a debate – everywhere – about the web we want.- Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Web We Want is a global movement to defend, claim and change the future of the Web. The focus is on using innovative approaches to build support for national and regional campaigns to create a world where everyone, everywhere is online and able to participate in a free flow of knowledge, ideas, collaboration and creativity over the open Web.
One of the projects and campaigns around the world is 100 quotes from Women about the Web. Behind this campaign is Renata Avila, Global Manager for the Web We Want Initiative, collected the quotes, pointing out that “one must remember that both the Web and the Internet were designed by men and that still the 50% of the global population has a lot of ideas, new structures, architectures and innovation to contribute to each layer. And women in our space are really present and active and vocal.”
For the fifth time, Making Sense of Microposts Workshop will be held at the World Wide Web 2015 conference, 18th/19th May 2015 in Florence, Italy. The theme “Big things come in small packages” aims to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to debate current, leading edge effort toward analysing and understanding Microposts – “information published on the Web that is small in size and requires minimal effort to publish (e.g. a Tweet, Facebook share, Instagram like, Google +1)”.
This year, I am co-chairing the Social Science track, a special track dedicated to Social Science papers at #Microposts2015. The aim of the Social Science track is to foster greater collaboration between Computer Science and the Social Sciences, and continue to encourage contribution from the latter domain to improve on ‘Making Sense of Microposts’. The special Social Sciences track at #Microposts2015 will focus on topics including, but not exclusive to, first:
- – Collective awareness
- – Education & citizen empowerment, data journalism
- – Civil action, media & politics
- – Political and polemical aspects of Microposts
- – Ethics, legal and privacy issues
- – Psychological profiles and psychological aspects of Micropost-based interactions
- – Cultural, generational and regional differences in access and use
- – Inequality in access and use of digital, social media
- – Emerging social and communication dynamics resulting from Micropost-based services
Additionally, the topics for the main track include topics of interest to the Social Sciences community, regarding obtaining understanding about, discovering the knowledge content of, add application of Micropost data. Important dates:
- Main Track submission deadline: *24 Jan 2015*
- Social Sciences Track submission deadline: *07 Feb 2015*
- Notification: 22 Feb 2015
- Camera-ready (hard) deadline (Main & Social Sciences tracks): 8 Mar 2015
Please check the the Social track call.