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Social Media in Research

Social Media in Research is a one day event taking a practical look at social media, new technologies and digital tools used by researchers, in research settings, across the whole research lifecycle. It will help researchers learn new skills, strengthen their academic profile, prepare for transition into a new area of work, broaden awareness regarding online identity and reputation management and share good practice in digital literacy.

Helping current users and non-users alike (that’s everyone from technophobes to those who’d like to learn new skills) and organised through a range of themes identified below, attend if you want to know more about:

  • Specific digital technologies and social media tools as they are being used in the research lifecycle
  • New ways of using digital media tools to build, support and promote for your research profile
  • How social media is used in different research contexts as well as important online ethics, identity and reputation management concerns
  • How to use digital media to communicate and disseminate research and maximise benefits from conference/event attendance
  • How digital tools can enable collaborative research opportunities and be used to mobilise stakeholders in the research process
  • How digital skills and social media for public, industry, funder government engagement and knowledge transfer
  • How researchers and academics use digital and social media tools across different research fields
  • Top tips for effective tool use and the pitfalls to avoid

Hear from speakers who will apply a research lens to social media use, from research leaders and digitally experienced practitioners including Professor Todd Landman, Hervé Morvan, Philip Moriarty and Pat Thomson, as well as non-expert users who have recently dipped their toe in the water and agreed to share their experience.

A range of demonstrations (10 minute shorts) will also offer researcher insights on everything from scholarly microblogging to using Profile Building tools.

Rebooting The Expert, Routes to Policy Impact

Having previously been postponed due to Pre-election period Prudah restriction, the “Rebooting the Expert”  a.k.a. “Routes to Policy Impact” event finally took place on July 6th 2017.

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The Voiceless Generation: What does youth civic engagement look like in the digital age?

This Youth Civic and Political Engagement Workshop forms part of a collaboration between Horizon’s CaSMa and Gada aimed at developing social media tools to support grass-roots driven civic engagement campaigns to achieve tangible policy impact.
The purpose of this workshop is to explore definitions and understanding around what youth civic engagement is (and also what is not), what motivates young people to engage and how to reach out to those whose voice is not being heard.
In order to address these questions we invited participants from:
  • City council
  • National parliament outreach
  • Regional & national civic NGOs
  • Political/activist student societies
  • Interested students
In preparation for the workshop participating groups were asked to prepare a short presentation on:
1. What do you do? (aspects of your professional role that may be relevant to youth civic engagement)
2. How do you seek to promote youth engagement?
3. What challenges do you face?

Event programme
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome, registration and opening survey
11:00 – 11:15 Ice-breaker
11:15 – 11:40 What do we understand by civic engagement?
Introductory Video
Aims and objectives of the event
What is civic engagement? Some background information
What is civic engagement? Examples from participants
Adopting a definition
11:40 – 12.10 Focus groups: motives, barriers and facilitators of     youth civic engagement
Breaking into focus groups and choosing rapporteurs
Focus group discuss key issues/questions
12:10 – 12:20 Coffee break
12:20 – 12:35 Rapporteurs present findings
12:35 – 12-55 Wrap-up session
Discussing the findings
What have we learnt?
What do we do next?
12:55 – 13:00 Closing survey
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and networking at Trent Cafe

An Affair to Remember?

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in “An Affair to Remember” (1957). Source: https://goo.gl/2vwUTs.

A mysterious online message reading, “Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now” may be unlikely to immediately instil fear into many of us non-Noels. However, as of this afternoon, things have got more than a little uncomfortable for Avid Life Media’s CEO, Noel Biderman, and quite possibly 37.5 million other individuals across the world.

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ACM Web Science 2015

The 2015 ACM Web Science conference WebSci’15 is being held at the Oxford e-Research Centre and Keble College, Oxford, with an excellent programme of over 60 papers and posters, alongside seven exciting Web Science workshops, plus keynotes, panels and Late Breaking Research. The conference runs from Sunday 28 June to Wednesday 1 July, and is the seventh in the conference series organised by the Web Science Trust.

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies, applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped by the World Wide Web. Web Science aims to draw together theories, methods and findings from across academic disciplines, and to collaborate with industry, business, government and civil society, to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web: the largest socio-technical infrastructure in human history. This year’s paper sessions are themed around Politics & Culture, Data Challenges, Online Social Behaviour, Innovating Methods, Ethics, Digital Narratives, and Social Safety and Wellbeing.

CaSMa participated in this conference with two ‘Late Breaking Research’ presentations:

  • A tailored web, filtered to your personal profile’, by Ansgar Koene, related to a project we are developing with regards to Ethical, Privacy and Agency implications of personalized information filtering systems.
  • ‘Acting Out Digital Dilemmas to Promote Digital Reflections’, by Elvira Perez Vallejos, related to the iRights project.

2nd International Conference on Internet Science

The 2nd international conference on Internet Science “Societies, governance and innovation” will be organised in Brussels under the aegis of the European Commission, by the EINS project, the FP7 European Network of Excellence in Internet Science.

This highly multidisciplinary conference will allow to foster dialogue among scholars and practitioners belonging to various disciplines: Computer Science, Sociology, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Complex systems analysis, Psychology, Economics, Law, Political Science, Epistemology, etc.

Open Day and Scientific Conference

May 27: OPEN DAY
A registration-free event open to anyone interested in the Internet Science topic. An opportunity for the EINS Network of Excellence to interact with external stakeholders, detail project methodological approach, and showcase its results to a wider community. This open day will be an occasion for new stakeholders to join the EINS affiliate programme (Internet Science community) and to discuss on the Internet Science challenges of today and tomorrow.

May 28-29: SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
A scientific conference inviting researchers from various disciplines to present papers shedding light on Internet research, and in particular papers crossing rigid disciplines boundaries, describing original research and innovative ideas. Structured interactive sessions (roundtables and provocative panels) will be part of these two days.

CaSMa participation

In addition to an active contribution to the round-table discussion on “Internet Research Ethics: Striking a balance between conflicting interests” during the Open Day, CaSMa researcher Ansgar Koene will also present his paper on “Ethics of personalized information filtering” during the session on Internet and Innovation on May 29th.

Future Fest Fringe

On March 4th Ansgar will be performing a CaSMa inspired stand-up comedy routine at Sutton House in Hackney, London, about Digital Rights, Democracy and Innovation. This gig is part of Future Fest Fringe. Future Fest Fringe consists of two evenings (4 & 11 March) of science/innovation based comedy as lead up to Nesta‘s annual Future Fest on March 14 & 15.
Each evening of Future Fest Fringe there will be 9 performances on the topic of My Other Future, lots of good drinks and a great atmosphere.
Tickets are available for March 4th (featuring CaSMa) and March 11th.

Ethics for Business & Personal Data

CaSMa is please to invite regional SMEs to our first interactive workshop on Business and Data Ethics in the digitally connected world.

After an initial general discussion of Ethics and the importance of ethical business practices, the workshop will focus on questions relating to ethical practices when dealing with business and customer data. Special attention will be paid to considering the perspective of the customer, or business relation, when thinking about how to handle data relating to them.

Workshop Programme

14:00                     Arrival and registration

14:05                     Session 1: Business Ethics
Facilitated by Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos and Ramona Statache

  1. Ice breaker… what do we already know?
  2. Ethics, Morals and Ethical codes in SMEs
  3. Benefit of Business Ethics

14:45                     Coffee break

15:00                    Session 2: Data Ethics
Facilitated by Dr Ansgar Koene

  1. Business Ethics vs Data Ethics
  2. Four Areas of Tension Regarding Data
  3. Best Practice Guide: What to consider when faced with data

15:45                     Summing up and evaluation

16:00                     Close

This workshop is part of the Ingenuity Workshops series that is run by the University of Nottingham Business Engagement and Innovation Services

CaSMa at the ICISSP 2015

ICISSP2015_bannerFrom February 9 to 11 Ansgar participated on behalf of CaSMa at the ICISSP 2015 (1st International Conference on Information System Security and Privacy) conference in Angers, France. The conference featured talks covering both technical and social issues that were addresses both from practical and theoretical perspectives. Topics included Data and Software Security, Trust, Privacy and Confidentiality, Mobile Systems Security, and Biometric Authentication.

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