The CPSR Compiler - October 2007
The CPSR Compiler - October 2007 - 1.1
COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS for SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Turning Thoughts to Actions
- CPSR 2007 Board Elections results
- Call for contributions: The Tenth Biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2008)
- Call for Papers - PSAI 2008
- New book announcement:
Economics of Identity Theft
by former CPSR Board member L. Jean Camp
- CPSR Board meeting November 3, 2007
|Candidate Name||Candidate Rank|
|Richard P. Ruiz||3|
The 10th anniversary conference on Participatory Design Experiences
September 30 – October 4, 2008 Bloomington, Indiana, USA,
The conference theme for this Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2008, is Experiences and Challenges. Join us to celebrate two decades of biannual PDCs. We invite you to reflect on past experiences and review the important lessons we have learned so as to better meet the new challenges of the future. What are the important trends, phenomena, developments, and views on participation and design etc., which in so many different ways challenge our traditions, our experiences and/or the current 'wisdom' within the field?
Participatory Design (PD) is a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies, tools, environments, businesses, and social institutions more responsive to human needs. A central tenet of PD is the direct involvement of people in the co- design of things and technologies they use. Participatory Design Conferences have been held every two years since 1990 and have formed an important venue for international discussion of the collaborative, social, and political dimensions of technology innovation and use.
PDC started as a dialogue about user involvement in IT systems development between, on the one hand, Scandinavian scholars and promoters and, on the other hand, European and Americans interested in how the Scandinavian experience could be adopted and extended. Since then, the conference agendas have broadened to address participatory approaches in a variety of other arenas, including communications, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), healthcare, new media, architecture, the arts, and others.
PDCs brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of software developers, researchers, social scientists, managers, designers, practitioners, users, cultural workers, activists and citizens who both advocate and adopt distinctively participatory approaches in the development of information and communication artifacts, systems, services and technology. A central concern has always been to understand how collaborative design processes can be driven by the participation of the people affected by the technology designed.
PD approaches have been used in traditional application domains (such as computer systems for business, CSCW, healthcare and government) and more recently in areas such as web-portal design, e-government services, community networks, enterprise resource planning, social administration and community development, university/ community partnerships, tele-health, communities of practice and political deliberation/mobilization (edemocracy), digital arts and design, scholarship and teaching with mediated technologies (e-learning), the experience of a sense of place, PD in developing countries, cultural production and cultural institutions.
PDC 2008 will be held at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and hosted by the IU School of Informatics. It will be the 10th PDC and a golden opportunity to reassess the achievements of the PD movement and to consider its future. We hope to broaden further the focus of PD and to consider the relevance of its traditions and commitments to the new debates over design. As the home of the first US PhD in informatics, the School of Informatics is very pleased to be hosting PDC. The Bloomington campus of Indiana University provides an excellent occasion for the Participatory Design community to extend its dialogue with leading scholars in international and global education. The campus is the site of several of the leading Area Studies programs (e.g., African Studies, East Asian Studies) in the US, as well as the socalled 'i-school' movement in the US. The i- or "information" schools are higher education units, typically professional schools, which are developing programs that goes beyond the traditional computer science curriculum, even beyond programs in Information Technology. Several of the more than 50 i-schools were previously Schools of Library Science that now call themselves Schools of Information, Information Studies, or Informatics.
PDC is a lively event with a range of different activities. We invite submissions of: Research papers: (full paper – maximum 10 pages). Research papers should report on completed research which furthers topics in Participatory Design. Research papers will be published in the ACM International Conference series. High academic standards will be expected. Each submitted paper will be double blind reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Authors are invited to suggest names and contact information of one or two possible reviewers to supplement reviews by Program Committee members. Such prospective reviewers should have demonstrated expertise in the relevant field and be at arms-length from the author(s) and the work presented. Accepted papers should be revised according to the review reports and the language should be checked by a native English speaker. Exploratory papers: (short paper – maximum 4 pages). Exploratory papers should present ideas that could benefit from discussion with members of the PD community. These papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches. Each submitted paper will be double blind reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.
Interactive workshops: (2 page proposal). Half day and full day sessions on topics that include methods, practices, and other areas of interest and that support an interactive format where active participation beyond presentation is solicited. The proposal must justify the need for the workshop and should contain a title, goals, technique, relevance to PD and a schedule. Intended participants and how they will be recruited should also be described.
Tutorials: (2 page proposal). Half day and full day sessions for teaching conceptual frameworks, methods/techniques, and novel approaches. The proposal should contain a title, goals, technique, relevance to PD and a schedule. Please describe in the proposal any handouts that you intend to make available.
Doctoral consortium: (2 page proposal) Full day session. The doctoral consortium is intended for Ph.D.-students working in the field of PD. It will provide students with an opportunity to present issues of concern to them in their doctoral studies and receive extensive feedback from the session co-chairs and student participants. Enrollment is limited and selection will be based on application submissions. The proposal should give an overview of the Ph.D.-project, including research question, method, how the Ph.D.-work is related to PD, the status of current work, major findings and plans for further research. Accepted applicants will be asked to provide a revised and elaborated proposal a few months before the conference.
Artifacts, posters, products, interactive demonstrations: (2 page proposal). Works may include projects, techniques, and products developed with a commitment to the principles and philosophy of PD and they may incorporate any forms or genres of information/communication technologies or digital media (e.g., sound, still/moving images, touch, space, text). Successful proposals will be presented during an evening session where participants can interact with presenters and artifacts. The proposal should include title, goals, technique, relevance to PD and a sketch or design, as appropriate. Please describe your plan for audience participation. Participatory art installations: Artists/designers working in the field of visual, installation, and performative arts are invited to submit a project that explores how participants' interactions can become part of a piece of art or performance.
Submissions should follow the SIGCHI Conference Proceedings Format (www.sigchi.org/chipubform).
The proceedings (research papers) will be published in the ACM International Conference series. Exploratory papers, Workshop descriptions, Tutorials descriptions, Doctoral proposals, and Art work descriptions will be published by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (www.cpsr.org).
IMPORTANT DEADLINES: Submissions (all contribution types): March 15,
2008 Acceptance notification: May 1, 2008 Final camera-ready version of contribution: June 15, 2008
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Conference chair (chair (at) pdc2008.org):
David Hakken, Indiana University, Indiana, USA.
Workshop on Privacy and Security - Artificial Intelligence (PSAI 2008)
Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain
I. AIMS AND SCOPE
In this workshop, we aim to convene researchers in the areas of Security, Data Privacy and Artificial Intelligence. We seek to collect the most recent advances in artificial intelligence techniques (i.e. neural networks, fuzzy systems, multi-agent systems, genetic algorithms, image analysis, clustering, etc), which are applied to the protection of privacy and security.
Individual privacy protection is a hot topic and it must be addressed to guarantee the proper evolution of a modern society based on the Information and Communication Techniques (ICTs). However, security policies could invade individual privacy, especially after the appearance of the new forms of terrorism. These two concepts (i.e. security and privacy) are somehow opposite because, most of the times, security is achieved by means of privacy invasion.
Statistical agencies and the like are collecting large amounts of personal information that has to be protected before its publication. Different forms of evolutionary computation and clustering have been proposed to tackle this problem. Moreover, the protection of critical infrastructures such as airports has invigorated the study of more efficient techniques for pattern recognition, image analysis, etc.
This workshop will consider all the artificial intelligence techniques that are used to address these problems. It will be focused on real applications and theoretical contributions. The workshop will be held in conjunction with ARES 2008.
II. TOPICS COVERED
# Statistical Disclosure Control
# Location-based services
# Statistical databases
# Homeland security
# Cryptography and security protocols
# Intrusion detection systems
# Denial of service attacks
by means of
# Pattern recognition
# Image analysis
# Evolutionary computation
# Neural networks
# Multi-agent systems
# Case-based reasoning
# Fuzzy logic
III. IMPORTANT DATES
*November, 20th 2007* -> Submission Deadline
December, 10th 2007 -> Authors Notification
December, 15th 2007 -> Authors Registration
January, 2nd 2008 -> Proceedings Version
March, 4th - March, 7th 2008 ->Conference
Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page.
Submission papers are classified into 3 categorizes (1) full paper (8 pages), (2) short paper (5 pages), and (3) poster (2 pages) representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
Contact author must provide the following information at the AReS web site: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords.
Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference.
Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.
Proceedings of the ARES conference will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Based on quality and referee reviews, some papers not suitable for acceptance as full paper will be accepted for presentation at ARES in Poster category and will be also included in the IEEE Proceedings. The best papers selected by ARES program committee out of papers accepted for presentation at ARES will be further published in some International journals.
The submission site for ARES paper will be available in the first week of October. If you have the paper ready to submit, please send it via email to ares-conference (at) securityresearch.at. If you have any difficulty to submit the paper via web interface, please do not hesitate to send them to ares-conference (at) securityresearch.at.
V. PROGRAMME CHAIRS
Chair: Dr. Agusti Solanas
Co-chair: Dr. Antoni Martinez
VI. VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE CONFERENCE
Identity today is, more than anything, economic. The technology used to create, utilize, and protect identities is increasing ill-matched
to their economics and uses. Identity theft is the misuse of private authenticating information to steal money. Protecting identity requires privacy, yet proving identity requires exposing information. Together, these points illustrate that the near-term search for cheap identity management is a formula for long-term fraud that will result in ever-increasing identity theft.
This book approaches privacy from a multidimensional perspective, pulling forward the economics of privacy in the first few chapters. It also includes identity-based signatures, spyware, and the placement of biometric security in an economically broken system, which results in a broken biometric system. The final chapters include systematic problems with practical individual strategies for preventing identity theft for any reader of any economic status.
There will be a short annual board meeting Saturday, November 3, 2007
It will be held at the CPSR offices in downtown San Francisco from 11 AM - 2 PM, Pacific Time. This will be followed by informal discussion, and a CiviCRM demo.
Please register at https://cpsr.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2
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