Conferences & Festivals

The following database of conferences, festivals and calls for papers, conference presentations, book or journal articles in media, communications and philosophy is maintained by the Media and Communication division of European Graduate School. Please do not hesitate to submit contributions encouraging the presentation and publication or contemporary thought and research to conferences(at)egs.edu. Submissions from conference organizers, journal publishers, researchers, academicians, students and other interested parties must include the title, date, location, broad theme, website, a short description and application deadline.

December 2008

25th Chaos Communication Congress - 25C3: Nothing to hide
December 27 - 30, 2008 - Berlin, Germany
Description: Annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Berlin, Germany.First held in 1984, it since has established itself as "the European Hacker Conference" attracting a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopists from all around the world.
Website: http://events.ccc.de/congress/2008/
Deadline: October 5, 2008


January 2009

Forum - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts : Issue 8 - Technologies
January 9th 2009
Description: We are seeking articles which engage with technology or technologies in relation to literature, art, film, theatre, popular culture and the media.
Website::http://forum.llc.ed.ac.uk/
Deadline: January 9, 2009

Graduate Student Conference in Epistemology
January 15 - 17 2008 - Miami, Florida, United States
Description: Graduate conference about epistemology, inerested in papers in formal epistemology (e.g. belief-revision, theories of explanation and confirmation, epistemic logic, special research programs in epistemology, etc.).
Website: http://www.as.miami.edu/phi/gradconference/index.htm
Deadline: November 15, 2008

Specters, Hauntings, and Archives Graduate Conference
January 15 to 16 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Description: This conference proposes to 'roam' rather than to define a ground for theory in the ever growing and ambiguous discourse on hauntology, spectrality, and archivization.
Website: http://www.hum.uva.nl/asca/news.cfm/9868A194-1321-B0BE-A4AAE90603598049
Deadline: November 5, 2008

Ninth Annual EGSA Conference: The Machine in the Garden
January 30th, 2009 - University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, United States
Description: Aims to investigate society’s new digital face and its ever-expanding presence within the field of English; however, the broadened theme of the conference will encapsulate any study of shifts in society that seem to make culture "over new." This conference welcomes submissions from all areas of English studies, including literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, and creative writing.
Website:: http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/Theory/1566.html
Deadline: December 15, 2008

Transmediale.09 - Deep North
28 January – 1 February 2009 - Berlin, Germany
Description: Annual art and digital Media festival presenting new and outstanding projects in the field of digital culture and providing reflexions on the role of digital technologies in contemporary society. Communication forum for artists, media workers and a broad public interested in arts of vital and still increasing international importance.
Website: http://www.transmediale.de/site/
Deadline: September 5, 2008


February 2009

9th International Bielefeld Conference
February 3 -5 2009 - Bielefeld, Germany
Description: Major forum for library directors and other senior library and information managers, who wish to discuss future strategies for academic libraries.
Website:: http://conference.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/
Deadline: -

Learntec 2009.
February 3 - 5, 2009, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Description: International congress held anually, discussing the future of learning, elearning, and elearning solutions for enterprises, companies, universites and other academic institutions. Event features key notes, presentations, discussions, and presentations in different areas.
Website: http://www.learntec.de/
Deadline: -

2009 Brackenridge Philosophy Symposium Program.
February 6 - 7, 2009 - San Antonio, Texas, United States
Description: Focusing on the ethical and epistemic dimensions of Robert Audi's intuitionism.
Website: http://colfa.utsa.edu/pc/Brackenridge.Program.html

National Conference for Academic Disciplines - Research Magic
February 16-19, 2009 - Orlando, Florida, United States
Description: Invites abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following tracks: Social Sciences and Humanities, Business and Economics, Teaching and Education, Engineering and Technology, Physical and Life Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Website: http://www.internationaljournal.org/orlandoconference.html
Deadline: January 16, 2009

Society for Student Philosopher's APA panel
February 18 - 22, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois, United States
Description: Invites student papers discussing philosophical themes and showcasing student research and critical thinking.
Website: http://www.societyforstudentphilosophers.org/ssp_at_the_apa1.htm
Deadline:September 22, 2008

5th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference
February 20 to 21st - Memphis, TN, United States
Description: Entitled: The Sacred and the Secular: Philosophy and Religion in the 21st Century, the conference will focus on philosophical considerations related to onto-theology, political theology, and "weak theology." A specific interest will be paid to phenomenological, hermeneutic, and post-modern treatment of religious themes. Welcomes papers that focus on the above themes as well as those based in historical analysis with contemporary relevance to any of these issues.
Website:: http://cas.memphis.edu/philosophy/pdfs/PGSC_CFP_09.pdf
Deadline: January 3, 2009

Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines
February 23 - 26, 2009 - Gozo, Malta
Description: Visit Mediterranean Malta during Carnival Week. Two free 1-day bus tours of the islands. Step outside and discover "the people, the culture" in each of our 6 international conferences.
Website: http://www.internationaljournal.org/maltaconference.html
Deadline: January 16, 2009

Philosophy and Popular Culture Area 2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 25 - 28, 2009 - Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Description: The following are some possible topics of interest for this conference: Theories of popular culture, Elements of popular culture analysis, Issues of identity and popular culture, Conceptual entities of identity and popular culture, etc.
Website: http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/home.html
Deadline: December 1, 2008

IADIS e-Society 2009
February 25 - 28, 2009 – Barcelona, Spain
Description: Aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in eESociety, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems, and Information Management.
Website:: http://www.esociety-conf.org/
Deadline: November 19, 2008

IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 International Conference
February 26 - 28, 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
Description: The IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research. In particular, but not exclusively, we aim to explore the transition from content consumer to content creator in experiences that take advantage of the learning opportunities this provides.
Website: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/
Deadline: December 19, 2008

Iris Murdoch: Philosopher meets Novelist - 10th Anniversary International Conference
February 26 - 27 2009 - Porto, Portugal
Description: Paths, parallels and intersections of Literature and Philosophy in all of Iris Murdoch's fictional and non-fictional work. Papers on more specific links with individual writers, philosophers, thinkers and artists are also welcome.
Website: http://sigarra.up.pt/flup/noticias_geral.ver_noticia?p_nr=2194
Deadline: December 31, 2008.


March 2009

Contesting Europe
March 5 - 6, 2009 - Toronto, Canada
Description:The question of contestation and its relationship to advancing a praxis of human liberation and solidarity is the central question of this conference.
Website: http://dalenglishgradprogram.blogspot.com/2008/11/cfp-contesting-europe.html
Deadline: December 22, 2008

Speculating on Presence, Absence, and Nonsense - English Students' Association Annual Conference
March 6, 2009 - New York, New York, United States
Description: Aims to investigate the ways in which projection blurs the line between presence, absence, and nonsense, with consequences–though based on "mere speculation" – resounding on individual, social, and global scales.
Website: http://projectionconference.wordpress.com
Deadline: December 1, 2008

Forgiveness - Probing the Boundaries. 2nd Global Conference
March 13 to 16 2009 - Salzburg, Austria
Description: This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore the nature, significance, and practices of forgiveness.
Website: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ptb/Forgiveness/f2/cfp.html
Deadline: September 19, 2008

Festival International du film d'Aubagne (FIFA)
March 16 - 21, 2009 - Aubagne, France
Description: Submissions for feature films, short films, fiction, animation, experimental and documentary. Formats include: 16mm, 35mm, DV, mini DV, Beta SP (excluding NTSC and digital beta), and project must have been produced during 1 year before festival.
Website:: http://alcime.nuxit.net/?lng=en
Deadline: December 15, 2008

Future(s) of Critical Theory - First Graduate Conference
March 19 - 21, 2009 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Description: We invite Ph.D students and postdocs from the humanities and the social sciences to discuss their work in relation to the challenges posed by the current debates on the status of critical theory today.
Website:: http://www.graduateconferencefrankfurt.de/
Deadline: November 31, 2008

Conference for Academic Disciplines
March 23 - 26 3009 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Description: Call for abstracts in various academic disciplines. Academic and cultural programs. Four-day conference at UNLV includes free bus tours of Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon. Raft the Colorado River or take a day-trip to the Grand Canyon.
Website:: http://www.internationaljournal.org/vegasconference.html
Deadline: February 24, 2009

Sixth Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference 'IWSPC'
March 26 - 28, 2009 - Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Description: The conference invites papers on topics in all areas in philosophy. Papers must be no longer than 3,000 words and be suitable for blind review.
Website:: http://www.philosophy.utah.edu/?pageId=1713
Deadline: February 2, 2009

42nd North Texas Philosophical Association
March 26 to 28, 2009 - Denton, Texas, United States
Description: The NTPA invites submissions on any philosophical theme from continental, historical, and environmental perspectives.
Website:: http://www.ntpa.net
Deadline: January 23, 2009

Second Annual Philosophy and the Arts Conference at Stony Brook Manhattan
March 27 - 28, 2009 - New York, New York, United States
Description:In our efforts to further the dialogue between traditionally disparate fields of study, we offer this conference as an interdisciplinary event. We welcome participants from a variety of fields and media to respond to this year’s topic: Render—Yielding Narrativity
Website:: http://www.philosophyartconference.org
Deadline: January 14, 2009

Society for Student Philosophers Annual Conference
March 27 - 28, 2009 - Edinburg, Texas, United States
Description: Annual Conference, discussing philosophical themes and showcasing student research and critical thinking.
Website: http://www.societyforstudentphilosophers.org/ssp_conference.htm
Deadline: November 14, 2008

Computer Graphics Education Workshop 2009
March 29 - 30, 2009 - Munich, Germany
Description: Educators from all areas of computer graphics are invited to participate in a workshop on computer graphics education with the focus on teaching computer graphics in context.
Website: http://www.eurographics2009.de/calls/
Deadline: December 11, 2008


April 2009

DIY: Volume 2/2009: Dilthey and Hermeneutics
April 1, 2009
Description: Call for papers 2008 - Volume 1: Dilthey, Kant, and Neo-Kantianism. The new journal DIY is an annual international forum for the study of the works of Wilhelm Dilthey published by frommann-holzboog, will appear in late 2008.Publishes articles, reviews and research related to all aspects of Dilthey's thought, its influence, and all research engaged in evaluating and renovating the methods of intellectual and cultural history, the history of philosophy, and the human sciences.
Website:: http://www.dilthey.org/
Deadline: April 1, 2009

Athens Video Art Festival
April 2009/Date TBA - Athens, Greece
Description: Athens Video Art Festival is the official festival of Greece in the field of video art and new media, and covers the demands of people from the complete spectrum of creativity. It is a place of promotion of digital culture and a link between creators and organizations and at the same time an intriguing multi-dimensional event.
Website:: http://www.athensvideoartfestival.gr/eng/default.asp
Deadline: January 31, 2009

Yale–Uconn Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
April 3 - 4, 2009 - Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Description: Graduate students are invited to submit papers in any area of philosophy.
Website:: http://www.yale.edu/philgradconf
Deadline: January 9, 2009

The Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Anglo-Arab and Muslim Writing: Mapping Emergent Arab and Muslim Literatures in English
April 11 - 12, 2009 - University of Nizwa, Nizwa, Oman
Description: This conference invites papers related to the emergence of Arab and Muslim writing in English. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum in which artists, academics and researchers can exchange ideas and develop the nascent critical work on these literatures.
Website:: http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/International/1313.html
Deadline: February 1, 2009

Filmfest Dresden: International Short Film Festival
14 - 19 April - Dresden, Germany
Description: Focusing on short films, the festival promotes a film category which is mostly disregarded by cinemas and television. Since its beginning in 1989, Filmfest Dresden has developed into one of the major short film festivals in Germany - and with a total amount of € 60,000 prize money into the best funded short film festival across Europe.
Website:: http://www.filmfest-dresden.de/index.php?id=22&L=2
Deadline: January 5, 2009

International Conference of Arts, Science, Management and Engineering
April 23 - 25, 2009 - Goa, Goa, India
Description: This International Conference is to bring the intellectuals of various discipline under one umbrella to share knowledge on Management, Engineering,Science and Arts and present their research in an exotic and condusive learning ambiance.
Website:: http://www.cogentedu.com/conferences
Deadline: February 5, 2009

Science, Technology and the Humanities: A New Synthesis
April 24 - 25, 2009 - Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Description: Our upcoming conference, Science, Technology and the Humanities: A New Synthesis seeks to inquire-both on theoretical levels and in case studies-how by taking science and technology into consideration, we might enrich our understanding of history, philosophy, sociology, literary analysis, and the arts.
Website:: http://www.stevens.edu/CAL
Deadline: January 15, 2009

The Eastern Study Group of the NAKS
April 24 - 25, 2009 - Pennsylvania State University, United States
Description: The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics in Kantian scholarship (broadly construed). However, preference will be given this year to papers in the tradition of the history of philosophy.
Website:: http://www.siena.edu/muchnik/ENAKS/
Deadline: January 15, 2009

The State of Things: Towards a Political Economy of Artifice and Artefacts
April 29, 2009 - May 1, 2009 - Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom
Description: Three day conference on the study of objects and artifacts and the various logics and dispositifs that underlie the formation of their fields of power, while combining them with modern and more classical forms of political economy.
Website: http://www.le.ac.uk/ulsm/research/cppe/
Deadline: November 28, 2008

EGE University 12th International Cultural Studies Symposium: Redefining Modernism & Postmodernism
April 29 - May 1, 2009 - Izmir, Turkey
Description: This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates. Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops and performances either in English or Turkish.
Website:: http://www.css.ege.edu.tr/
Deadline: December 19, 2008


May 2009

8th Global Conference: Violence and the Contexts of Hostility
May 4 - 7 2009 - Budapest, Hungary
Description: Aims to identify and understand violence in contemporary life. The project will pay particular attention to the different contexts and places where violence develops, occurs and where its effects are felt; from the interpersonal to the international, from the empirical to the symbolic.
Website: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ptb/hhv/vcce/vch8/cfp.html
Deadline: January 9, 2009

2009 Meeting of the Heidegger Circle
May 8 - 10, 2009 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Description: Papers on any aspect of Heidegger's thought will be considered. Some preference will be given to papers that discuss volumes of the Gesamtausgabe published within the last decade and papers that extend or challenge Heidegger's philosophy. Papers should be limited to a reading time of 30 minutes (about 4000 words).
Website:: http://www.heideggercircle.org
Deadline: February 1, 2009

Blowing Up The Brand.
May 8 - 9, 2009 - New York, New York, United States
Description: Soliciting papers for an edited volume that develops a set of productive critical perspectives on promotion in relation to contemporary culture. We seek to assemble creative and interdisciplinary frameworks to identify common themes and disjunctures inherent to these forms of communication. At issue is the changing role of the consumer-citizen-user in contemporary life.
Website: http://www.nyu.edu/ipk/brand/index_mini.html
Deadline: January 5, 2009

How (not) to do philosophy.
May 9 2009 - Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Description: Is there a correct way to do philosophy? Does it have one language? How important is the relation of form and content? Should the fusion of philosophy and other disciplines be resisted?
Website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/philosophy/gradconference/
Deadline: January 19, 2009

Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering
May 14 to 16, 2009 - Eugene, Oregon, United States
Description: The conference will be primarily philosophical in focus, but we also invite scholarship from fields outside of philosophy including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, women’s and gender studies, and health care related fields.
Website:: http://philosophy.uoregon.edu/events.html
Deadline: January 31, 2009

Poetries of Numerousness: an international conference on poetry and poetics
May 14 to 16, 2009 - Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Description: Recognizing that there has been a divide in the last decade or two among those who write experimentalist or avant-garde poetry, and those loyal to the modernist and/or traditional virtues of verse, one of our key aims is to promote amicable conversation among poets and scholars of different filiations and theoretical allegiances. See website for themes.
Website:: http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?1Q,P1,CE07FD72-17F3-47B7-9205-EBE192210C83
Deadline: January 15, 2009

ICIW 2009 - Fourth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services.
May 24-28, 2009 - Venice, Italy
Description: Covers the complementary aspects related to designing and deploying of applications based on IP&Web techniques and mechanisms. Comprises five complementary tracks: Web technologies, design and development of Web-based applications, and interactions of these applications with other types of systems. Management aspects related to these applications and challenges on specialized domains are aided at too. Evaluation techniques and standard position on different aspects are part of the expected agenda.
Website: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2009/ICIW09.html
Deadline: December 18, 2008

ICIMP 2009 - Fourth International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection.
May 24-28, 2009 - Venice, Italy
Description: Targeting security, performance, vulnerabilities in Internet, as well as disaster prevention and recovery. Dedicated events focus on measurement, monitoring and lessons learnt in protecting the user. The design, implementation and deployment of large distributed systems are subject to conflicting or missing requirements leading to visible and/or hidden vulnerabilities. Vulnerability specification patterns and vulnerability assessment tools are used for discovering, predicting and/or bypassing known vulnerabilities.
Website: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2009/CfPICIMP09.html
Deadline: December 18, 2008

Science and Values: The Politicization of Science
May 25 to 29 2009 - Bielefeld, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany
Description: This conference will be hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at Bielefeld University, and will investigate the complex relationship between scientific research and politics, and the mutual influence they exert on one another.
Website: http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=5257
Deadline: February 25, 2009

Special Panel on Fouccault and the Sciences of the Soul
May 26 to 29, 2009 - Ottawa, Canada
Description: We invite papers which consider the history of madness and its political formations, as well as the psychiatric narrative of the normal and the pathological, as unfolded by Foucault and by his contemporaries in the fields of philosophy, psychiatry, and psychology. We welcome papers which consider Foucault’s works in conjunction with those of thinkers such as Marcel Gauchet, Gladys Swain, Georges Canguilhem, Ludwig Binswanger, Ronald David Laing and David Cooper, among others.
Website:http://eptc-tcep.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12
Deadline: February 2, 2009

Special Panel: Phenomenology of Disorientation EPTC/TCEP Conference
May 26 - 29, 2009 - Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Description:This panel aims to highlight the position of disorientation(s) in a wide range of philosophical accounts, in part in order to support or challenge the claim that persons, groups, spaces, theories, outlooks, projects, technologies, histories, politics, and movements need to be disoriented before they can be reoriented, reinterpreted, or resisted.
Website:: http://eptc-tcep.net/
Deadline: January 5, 2009

Philosophia: a Feminist Society: 3rd Annual Meeting
May 27 to 29 - New York, New York, United States
Description: We welcome project proposals of works in progress that engage continental feminist theory and work done on major figures and themes from the continental feminist tradition, as well as feminist work inspired by continental philosophy more generally. We also strongly encourage interdisciplinary and innovative approaches that cross-fertilize theoretical perspectives and situated reflections. This year, we especially welcome abstracts on this theme: Cross-examining Now: Intersections of Gender, Race and Class.
Website:: http://www.philosophia-afs.org
Deadline: December 15, 2008

The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009)
May 31 - 4 June 2009, Crete, Greece
Description: Presents the latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web technologies.
Website: http://www.eswc2009.org/
Deadline: December 8, 2008


June 2009

Computers Freedom and Privacy conference
June 1 - 4, 2009 - Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Description: Focuses on topics such as freedom of speech, privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, telecommunications, electronic democracy, digital rights and responsibilities, and the future of technologies and their implications.
Website: http://www.cfp.org/
Deadline: December 19, 2008

7th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2009)
June 3 - 5, 2009, Chania, Crete Island, Greece.
Description: CBMI 2009 aims at bringing together the various communities involved in the different aspects of content-based multimedia indexing, such as image processing and information retrieval with current industrial trends and developments. CBMI 2009 is supported by IEEE and EURASIP. The technical program of CBMI 2009 will include presentations of invited plenary talks, special sessions as well as regular sessions with contributed research papers.
Website: http://www.cbmi2009.org/
Deadline: January 8, 2009

Woolf and the City: 19th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 4 to 7, 2009 - New York, New York, United States
Description: For this Conference, we embark on new critical and theoretical ground: Woolf & the City. Our theme encompasses the familiar and the new, the material an the imaginative. Theoretical, critical, pedagogical, & creative proposals welcome.
Website:: http://www.fordham.edu/academics/programs_at_fordham_/english/news__events/ 2009_woolf_and_the_c_29890.asp
Deadline:February 1, 2009

Northern Heterotopias
June 4 to 5 2009 - The Pas, Manitoba, Canada
Description: We invite scholars, artists, storytellers, writers, poets and activists to examine different ideas, imaginations, experiences, and inscriptions of the North beyond hegemonic conceptions (the Great White North, etc.)
Website:: https://mycampus.ucn.ca/ics/Welcome/UCN_Conference/Call_for_Papers.jnz
Deadline: January 15, 2009

11th Annual Conference of the English Department of the University of Bucharest : Durability and Transience: Cultural Borders of Temporality
June 4 - 6, 2009 - Bucharest, Romania
Description: The 2009 edition of our Annual Conference invites interdisciplinary approaches to the subjects of time and temporality, with focus on specific differences at work in such domains as Literature, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Communications, Cultural Theory, Media and Film Studies.
Website:: http://www.english-unib.ro/events.htm
Deadline: February 15, 2009

Second Pacific-Asia Conference on Web Mining and Web-based Application (WMWA 2009)
June 6 - 7, 2009 - Wuhan, China
Description: WMWA aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to foster the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of emerging solutions for intelligent Web-based applications and content mining. The Web represents a key driving force for a large spectrum of applications in which users interact with or within companies, organizations, governmental agencies, and educational or collaborative environments. Enabling technologies include data mining, scalable data warehousing and preprocessing, sequence discovery, real time processing, document classification, user modeling and evaluation models.
Website: http://www.wmwa.ac.cn/
Deadline: January 15, 2009

Dickens and the Voices of Victorian Culture
June 8 to 10, 2009 - Verona, Italy
Description: Dickens and the Voices of Victorian Culture is devoted to the multiple aspects of Victorian culture as it is variously represented in Dickens's work. We welcome papers (each 20 minutes) for presentation in panels organized by the Sc. Comm.
Website:: http://profs.lingue.univr.it/dickens/index.htm
Deadline: February 28, 2009

9th Asia Pacific Sociological Association Conference
June 12 - 15, 2009 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Description: The APSA 2009 Bali Conference aims to broadly and critically define and analyze contemporary social issues and to suggest solutions to improve the quality of social life in Asia Pacific societies. Organized by: University of Indonesia & APSA
Website:: http://www.apsa-uiconference.org
Deadline: December 31, 2008

Semantiv Technology Conference.
June 14 - 18, 2009. San Jose, California, United States.
Description: Focuses on semantic technologies in the business and marketplace, collaboration and social networks, semantic search, advertising and marketing, data integration and mashups, developing semantic applications, knowledge engineering and management, taxonomies, ontologies and ontology concepts, semantic integration, query, and rules semantic case studies and web 3.0.
Website: http://www.semantic-conference.com/
Deadline: December 4, 2008

USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX 2009)
June 14 - 19, 2009, San Diego, California. United States.
Description: Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers to the Refereed Papers Track of the 2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. We seek high-quality submissions that further the knowledge and understanding of modern computing systems, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results. We encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results based on practical experience with computer systems.
Website: http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix09/cfp/
Deadline: January 9, 2009

7th Conference on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems (NGITS 2009)
June 15 -June 18, 2009 - Haifa, Israel.
Description: Promotes research on new technologies in information systems and invites technical research papers on all aspects of information systems. Of particular interest are papers that combine multiple disciplines of computer science to develop new technologies for information systems. Submissions may report original research results, outline new viewpoints and challenges, or describe the implementation or deployment of a novel technology in an actual setting.
Website: http://mis.haifa.ac.il/~ngits2009/
Deadline: January 25, 2009

Heidegger and Nietzsche: The Issue of History - Second Annual Summer Workshop at The Emory University Institute for the History of Philosophy (IHP)
June 15 - 25, 2009 - Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Description:Brings together a group of faculty scholars specializing in specific areas of the history of philosophy for seminar style workshop sessions focused around a shared reading list. Ten participants meet in mornings and afternoons over the course of two four-day weeks for directed discussions and participant led close readings. The workshop format eschews the delivery of conference-style papers in favor of a more open and group-based engagement with the texts at hand. IHP seeks to foster conversations that will inform future scholarly work within the greater philosophical community.
Website: http://www.philosophy.emory.edu/ihp
Deadline: December 15, 2009

Munich International Short Film Festival
June 18 - 24, 2009 - Munich, Germany
Description: Films must not exceed a length of 15 minutes. As the festival language is English, all films must have either no dialogue, English dialogue or English subtitles. The festival only screens 35mm prints.
Website:: http://www.muc-intl.de/entry.html
Deadline: February 28, 2009

Women, Suffrage and Society
June 18, 2009 - Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
Description: An interdisciplinary conference on women's suffrage and the role/portrayals of women in society relating to any country, geographical region or period in history since 1750.
Website:: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/english/NewsEvents/conference.htm
Deadline: January 30, 2009

NCeSS 2009 Conference - 5th International Conference on e-Social Science
June 24 - 26, 2009 - Cologne, Germany

Description: The aim of the annual international conference on e-Social Science is to bring together leading representatives of the social science, e-Infrastructure, cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities in order to improve mutual awareness and promote coordinated activities to accelerate research, development and deployment of powerful, new methods and tools for the social sciences and beyond. We invite contributions from members of the social science, e-Infrastructure, cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities.
Website: http://www.ncess.ac.uk/conference-09/
Deadline: January 26, 2009

ED-MEDIA--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
June 22 - 26, 2009 - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Description: Annual conference and multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.
Website:: http://www.aace.org/CONF/EDMEDIA/
Deadline: December 19, 2008

9th Australian Library History Conference
June 25 - 27, 2009 - Melbourne, Australia
Description: Explores the history of libraries and information management in Australia.
Website:: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mivic/libhist.html
Deadline: November 30, 2008

Episteme Conference on Disagreement
June 26 - 27, 2009 - Evanston, Illinois, USA
Description: The sixth annual Episteme conference will focus on the epistemological significance of disagreement. Confirmed participants include: Michael Bergmann (Purdue), Stewart Cohen (Arizona State), Richard Feldman (Rochester), Sherrilyn Roush (Berkeley) and Roger White (MIT).
Website:: http://www.episteme.us.com
Deadline: January 15, 2009

Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2009)
June 27, 2009 - Corfu, Greece
Description: The CEPE (Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry) conference series is of the premier international events on computer and information ethics attended by delegates from all over the world.
Website: http://cepe2009.ionio.gr
Deadline: November 10, 2008

10th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2009)
June 28 - July 1, 2009 - Dallas, Texas, United States
Description: This scientific conference will address various sectors of the arts and cultural industries (performing arts and festivals, heritage, museums and visual arts, film production and distribution, book publishing, recording, broadcasting, audiovisual media and multimedia).
Website:: http://www.smu.edu/aimac
Deadline: October 15, 2008

Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD2009)
June 28 - July 1, 2009 - Paris, France
Description: The annual ACM SIGKDD conference is the premier international forum for data mining researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences. KDD-09 will feature keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, and the KDD Cup competition.
Website: http://www.sigkdd.org/kdd2009/
Deadline: February 2, 2009


July 2009

AHRC Postgraduate Conference, De Montfort University & Loughborough University
July 1 - 2, 2009 - Loughborough University, School of Art and Design, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Description:Addresses various aspects of interdisciplinary approaches in Art & Design research, as well as practical and theoretical methods for interlinking with other disciplines. The objective is to explore interdisciplinarity as a new trend that brings together different disciplines, forging new connections and contributions to collective knowledge.
Website:: http://www.interrogations.org.uk/event010709_call.htm
Deadline: November 24, 2008

Literature, Art and Culture in an Age of Global Risk
July 2 - July 3, 2009 - Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Description: This conference will explore how writers, artists, filmmakers, dramatists, philosophers, and critical and cultural theorists have responded to the prospect and reality of global crisis. Moreover, it will ask how the methodologies of textual and cultural criticism might offer new insights into our age of global risk.
Website:: http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/globalrisk/
Deadline: December 22, 2009

The Metaphysics of Science
July 2 - 5, 2009 - University of Melbourne, Australia
Description: Promotes the discussion of current research in the metaphysics of science. Hopes to assemble a significant group of philosophers who are currently working on the metaphysics of science for concentrated discussion of their current research, as well as to explore new directions that are opening up in the field. It is anticipated that at least one major volume of published essays will emerge from papers presented at the conference.
Website:: http://www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au/research/events/09/metaphysics-of-science/
Deadline: January 30, 2009

IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'09)
July 5 - 8, 2009, Sousse, Tunisia
Description: The IEEE symposium on Computers and Communications started in 1995 in response to the growing interaction between the fields of computers and communications. Sessions will include tutorials in addition to presentations on new research results. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the computers and communications areas described in the call for papers will be considered. Accepted papers will be published in Proceedings of IEEE ISCC 2009 and in the IEEE digital library.
Website: http://www.comsoc.org/iscc/2009/index.html
Deadline: January 18, 2009

IEEE 7th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009)
July 6 - 10, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States
Description: International forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web services. ICWS 2009 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society. It is the seventh year of gathering to formally explore "Services" Science and Technology, which was formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society in 2003. From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry.
Website: http://www.icws.org/
Deadline: January 12, 2009

16th Biennial International Conference - Converging Technologies, Changing Societies
July 8 - 10, 2009 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Description: SPT 2009 welcomes high quality papers and panel proposals in all areas of the philosophy of technology. Given the focus of this year's conference, papers dealing with converging technologies and their social and cultural impacts are especially welcomed.
Website:: http://www.utwente.nl/ceptes/spt2009/
Deadline: January 5, 2009

16th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology
July 8 - 10 2009 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Description: SPT 2009 welcomes high quality papers and panel proposals in all areas of philosophy of technology. Papers dealing with converging technologies and their social and cultural impact are especially welcomed.
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/ceptes/spt2009
Deadline: January 5, 2009

Fourth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
July 8 - 11, 2009 - Athens, Greece
Description: The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of 'real world' applications.
Website: http://www.SocialSciencesConference.com/
Deadline: November 14, 2008

ANZCA 2009 Digital and Social Media Stream
July 8 - 10, 2009 - Brisbane, Australia
Description: The Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship conference is seeking papers and panels that address the following themes: How have the practices and aesthetics of social media influenced and altered traditional media such as television, radio and print media? What role might social media play in the future of the film and television industry, and for the media industries in general? How do we document, investigate, and understand the role of social media within the overall media ecology? What drives the success or failure of social media environments? How do digital and social media contribute to the expression of active citizenship? What are current and future trends in the development of social media environments?
Website:: http://www.anzca09.org/
Deadline: February 5, 2009

Virtuality/Materiality: Reviewing Theory, Method and Practice
July 9 - 11 2009 - London, United Kingdom
Description: This conference attends to the relationship between visualities and materialities. The image as sign and text has long dominated visual theory. Instead, this conference approaches visualities as (more or less) everyday embodied practices.
Website: http://www.geography.dur.ac.uk/conf/visualitymateriality/Home/tabid/2944/Default.aspx
Deadline: December 31, 2008

2009 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association
July xxx - 12, 2009 - University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Description: The Joint Session is the annual conference of The Aristotelian Society held in conjunction with The Mind Association. It is the largest and primary conference for philosophers in the UK. There is a wide subject base and international speaker profile.
Website:: http://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk
Deadline: February 2, 2009

Media, Democracy and Governance
July 13 to 16, 2009 - New Delhi, New Delhi, India
Description: The AMIC Annual Conference is a premier event on the Asian media calendar and attracts eminent international speakers and participants from the media industry and academia. Participants are not restricted to the Asia-Pacific region alone.
Website:: http://www.amic.org.sg/new/news_n_updates/conf2009cfp.htm
Deadline: March 1, 2009

Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
July 18 - 23, 2009 - Pine Lake, New York, United States
Description: Welcomes paper on all topics, from any and all philosophical traditions. The society fosters and supports productive philosophical exchange in a constructive environment.
Website: http://www.spcw.info
Deadline: March 1, 2009

9th Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM´2009
July 20 - 22, 2009, Leipzig, Germany
Description: Industrial conference on Data Mining held on yearly basis. Experts from different fields will present their applications and the results obtained by applying data mining. New methods and theories developed for specific applications will be presented as well. Besides that, newcomers in the field can get a fast introduction to Data Mining by taking the tutorial running in connection with the conference. In a problem/solution hour you will have the opportunity to present your application and ask for support by others or for cooperation in solving the problem.
Website: http://www.data-mining-forum.de/icdm2009.php
Deadline: January 12, 2009

OSCON 2009. 11th Open Source Convention.
July 20 - 24, 2009 - San Jose, California, United States
Description: Open source is at at the core of so many emerging technologies, driving the innovation engine. How can open source — its tools as well as its principles — contribute to making a difference in the business of computing? In creating a sustainable lifestyle? In an uncertain economy, how can open source empower us?
Website: http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/public/content/home
Deadline: February 2009

International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining MLDM 2009
July 23 - 25, 2009 - Leipzig/Germany
Description: The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and data mining in order to discuss the recent status of the research and to direct further developments. Basic research papers as well as application papers are welcome.All kinds of applications are welcome but special preference will be given to multimedia related applications, biomedical applications, and webmining. MLDM´2007 is the 6st event in a series of MLDM events that have been originally started out as a workshop.
Website: http://www.mldm.de/frame.htm
Deadline: January 6, 2009

DEFCON 17
July 31, 2009 - August 2, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Description: DEF CON is the world's largest annual hacker convention, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Website: http://www.defcon.org/
Deadline: May or June 2009


August 2009

Second Buenos Aires Metaethics Workshop
August 1 - 6, 2009 - Buenos Aires, Brazil
Description: Second Buenos Aires Metaethics Workshop The Centro de Estudios Filosóficos y Fenomenológicos Avanzados (Center for Advanced Studies in Philosophy and Phenomenology) invites submissions for short papers for a one-week workshop on Ethical Facts and Normativity. The invitation is open to philosophers approaching the topic from all fields and traditions.
Website:: http://ceffa.org/Welcome.html
Deadline: February 1st, 2009

SIGGRAPH 2009 - 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Compuer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
August 3 - 7, 2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Description: The range and enthusiasm of the material is part of what makes the conference so exciting. Theoretical computer scientists present papers full of subtle mathematics in one room, while next door animators discuss the finer points of human walk cycles, and across the aisle musicians and visual artists present a live collaborative work. If your work involves computers, visual experiences, and/or innovative interactions, consider submitting your achievements to SIGGRAPH 2009 and sharing them with tens of thousands of other creative people.
Website: http://www.siggraph.org/s2009/
Deadline: February 18, 2009

Second International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2009)
August 4 - 6, 2009 - London, United Kingdom.
Description: Forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in all areas of Computer and Information Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Computing, Networking, Web Content Mining, Health Informatics, Bioinformatics and IT Applications across disciplines. The Second International Conference on the Application of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2009) will include presentations of contributed papers and state-of-the-art lectures by invited keynote speakers.
Website: http://www.dirf.org/diwt2009/
Deadline: January 10, 2009

The 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology 2009 (ICCSIT 2009)
August 8 - 11, 2009 - Beijing, China
Description: All accepted papers will also be published in the conference proceeding by IEEE Computer Society, which will be indexed by EI Compendex, INSPEC, Thomson ISI, IEEE XploreTM, IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries.
Website:: http://www.iccsit.org
Deadline: March 1, 2009

First Interdisciplinary Computer Science, Humanities, Engineering/Education/Economics, ScienceS (CHESS) Interactions Conference
August 17 - 21, 2009 - Saskatoon, Canada
Description: Exploring common themes and methodologies across the Computer Science, Humanities, Engineering/Education/Economics, ScienceS (CHESS) disciplines
Website: https://ocs.usask.ca/chess
Deadline: February 27, 2009

8th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL) 2009
August 19 - 21, 2009 - RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Description: Authors are invited to submit original papers on research results or novel applications in web-based learning. All accepted full papers presented in the conference will be published as a volume in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Website: http://www.hkws.org/events/icwl2009/
Deadline: March 1, 2009

Moral Responsibility: Neuroscience, Organization & Engineering Philosophy
August 24 - 27, 2009 - Delft, Netherlands
Description: Who is responsible for what outcome, under what conditions? This conference will address philosophical questions about responsibility, especially as they apply to the fields of neuroscience and law, organization, and engineering.
Website: http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/responsibility
Deadline: March 2, 2009

Kant: Morality and Society
August 27 - 29, 2009 - Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Description: Keynote speakers: Stephen Darwall - Onora O'Neill - Arthur Ripstein The annual conference of the UK Kant Society, on the theme of morality and society. Papers are invited on any topic across Kant's practical philosophy.
Website:: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/kant/
Deadline: January 31, 2009


September 2009

Eurocentrism in Political Theory
September 2 to 4, 2009
Description:This workshop encourages contributions that would attempt to identify the problematic of Eurocentism in political theory (in mainstream theories such as the modernization theory, as well as in Marxism).
Website:: http://www.hlss.mmu.ac.uk/polphil/
Deadline: April 6, 2009

1st Conference on Iran and Contemporary World Developments
September 2 - 4, 2009 - Qazvin, Iran
Description: This international conference will discuss the contemporary politics of Iran as well as its foreign relations with status quo powers, international system and its developments and their interactions with each other.
Website:: http://navazeni.ir/Conferences/Iran&World09.htm
Deadline: April 1, 2009

Inequalities in the World System: Political Science, Philosophy, Law
September 3 - 6, 2009 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Description:Identifies and elicits new tracks of reflection within the three disciplines (political science, philosophy law), while remaining open to historians, sociologists and economists, but above all to confront the disciplinary perspectives and to fuse them together, if possible.
Website: http://www.droit.u-clermont1.fr/?lang=fr&id=21
Deadline: February 28, 2009

Transnationalism and Visual Culture in Britain: émigrés and migrants 1933 to 1956
September 9 - 11, 2009 - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Description: This international and interdisciplinary conference looks at the cross-fertilisation and trans-national contact of British visual culture from the year the Nazis seized power in 1933 to the uprising in Hungary in 1956. Its wide focus invites papers on the avant-garde as well as on popular culture, centres of immigration as well as marginalised communities.
Website: http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/International/1315.html
Deadline: January 19, 2009

The Surplus of Culture: Sense, Common-Sense, Non-Sense
September 16 - 20, 2009 - Ustron, Poland
Description: Forum for interdisciplinary dialogue on the cultural and literary aspects of Sense (and meaning, as in philosophy), Common-Sense (and everyday life or the quotidian or just ordinary) and Non-Sense (as in the discourse on the absurd, meaningless, the comical, the funny, etc).
Website: http://www.ikila.us.edu.pl/pl_konferencje.php
Deadline: April 15, 2009

The Politics of Space and Place
September 16 - 18, 2009 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Description: This conference asks what an analysis of politics which focuses on the operation of power through space and place and on the spatial structuring of inequality, might tell us about the world we make for ourselves and others?
Website:: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/CAPPE
Deadline: February 2, 2009

North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics - 3rd Annual Conference
September 25 - 26, 2009 - Newman University, Wichita, KS, United States
Description: Submissions for papers are invited on all themes related to philosophical hermeneutics, but we are especially interested in papers related to the theme of Philosophical Hermeneutics and Religion. In order to promote a spirit of dialogue and meaningful reflection on each paper, presenters will be asked to make their papers available for posting on our web site to be read in advance.
Website:: http://www.nasph.blogspot.com/
Deadline: June 1st 2009


October 2009

Metareference. A Transmedial Phenomenon. The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media
October 1 to 3, 2009 - Graz, Austria
Description: The aim of the symposium is to elucidate the current ‘metareferential turn’ in the arts and media (high ‘meta-art’ as well as ‘meta-pop’) from both a functional and a cultural-historical perspective.
Website:: http://metareference.uni-graz.at
Deadline: February 16, 2009

12th international Information Society – IS 2009
12 to 16 October, 2009 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Description: 12th international Information Society – IS 2009. It will provide an international forum for scientists, academicians and professionals to present their latest research findings in the various fields of information society.
Website:: http://is.ijs.si/
Deadline:TBA

People in the Information Profession: Inaugural CAVAL Conference
October 15 - 16, 2009 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Description: The conference will broadly address the theme of reinvigorating the profession and include four streams: Measuring to manage (Statistics/metrics and software); Seek and keep (Recruitment and retention); GPS to the future (Planning and forecasting); Got what it takes? (Competencies, career and talent management).
Website:: http://www.caval.edu.au/hrconference.html
Deadline: February 10, 2009

Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy / La société canadienne de philosophie continentale
October 15 to 17, 2009 - King’s University College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Description: We invite papers or panels on any theme relevant to the broad concerns of continental philosophy. If you are a graduate student, please identify yourself as such in order to be eligible for the graduate student essay prize. The winner will be announced at the annual conference and considered for publication in the following spring issue of Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy.
Website:: http://www.continental-philosophy.org/2008/12/20/cfp-canadian-society-for-continental-philosophy-2/
Deadline: June 1, 2009

Blackwell Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference: "Breaking Down Barriers"
October 19 - 30, 2009 - online
Description: Abstracts are invited for survey/review papers from the disciplines of History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Geography, Linguistics, Sociology, and Social Psychology. In particular, we welcome papers that explore the issues of Paradigms, Borders, The Environment, Communication, Justice and Human Rights
Website:: http://www.blackwellpublishingsurvey.com/survey/149278/29a8/
Deadline: January 1, 2009

Contact Spaces of American Culture: Localizing Global Phenomena
October 22 - 25, 2009 -Graz, Austria
Description: Taking cues from both, Pratt’s emphasis on the "interactive, improvisational dimensions" of colonial contact zones as well as Augé’s more pessimistic notion about the erosion of place, we encourage paper proposals that investigate how global interactions manifest themselves in specific local spaces of American culture in and outside of the U.S. We especially invite contributions that discuss the various cultural encounters and conflicts by approaching space as a culturally constructed and experienced entity in line with concepts such as Soja's "Thirdspace," Nora’s "Lieux de Mémoire," Sassen’s "Global City" or Lowe’s "Intimate Geographies."
Website:: http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/International/1310.html
Deadline: June 1, 2009

8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2009)
October 26-28, 2009 - Orlando, Florida, United States.
Description: The aims of the conference are to bring together the world's leading mobile learning researchers, developers and activists in an environment that will stimulate significantly increased deployment of mobile learning and catalyze dramatically enhanced innovation.
Website: http://www.mlearn2009.org/
Deadline: February 25, 2009

Anarchism and Philosophy
October 28 to 30, 2009 - Arlington, Virginia, United States
Description: The Society for Social and Political Philosophy SSPP invites papers for two conference panels to be held in conjunction with the SPEP conference in 2009. Seeking papers that address issues pertaining to anarchism and philosophy, from examinations of "canonical" anarchist thinkers to explorations of what philosophers offer to anarchism. Most importantly we are looking for papers that recognize the challenge that anarchism poses to the conventional notions of authority and hierarchy that dominate the university; that the conjunction "anarchism and philosophy" must interrogate and question the latter, as much as it supplements and defines the former.
Website:: http://www.sspp.us/CFP-SPEP%20(2009).pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2009


November 2009

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ambiguity: Linguistics, Literary Studies and Rhetoric
5 to 7 November, 2009 - Tuebingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Description: Phenomena of ambiguity provide an interesting area of research for both linguistics, literary studies and rhetoric. A rewarding field of enquiry is the resolution and production of ambiguity in texts, speech, gestures and photography.
Website:: http://www.ambiguitaet.uni-tuebingen.de/symposium_e.htm
Deadline: May 31, 2009

Representing the People.
November 6 to 7, 2009 - Reims, France
Description: Does the notion of people exist autonomously and/or in its relation to others? Why, when and how does the notion appear in history and literature? How is the people represented and with what aesthetic and political implications?
Website:: http://www.univ-reims.fr/index.php?p=2705
Deadline: May 30, 2009

ICCSE 2009 - International Conference on Communication Systems Engineering
November 25, 2009 - Johannesburg, South Africa
Description: Organized by: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Website:: http://www.waset.org/wcset09/johannesburg/iccse/
Deadline: July 30, 2009


December 2009

15th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training. Online Educa Berlin.
December 2009 - Berlin, Germany
Description: Global E-Learning Conference for the Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors designed to provide an agenda driven by E-Learning experts and practitioners willing to share their experiences in a wide range of formats chosen to engage participants in a real conversation.
Website: http://www.online-educa.com/
Deadline: April 2009

SAMT 2009 | 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies
December 2 - 4, 2009 - Graz, Austria
Description: The international conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT) targets at narrowing the large disparity between the low-level descriptors that can be computed automatically from multimedia content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media - The Semantic Gap.
Website: http://www.samt2009.org/
Deadline: May 25, 2009

8th International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law
December 2 to 5, 2009 - Hong Kong, China
Description: Papers examine the ways "actors" in our society (legislators, politicians, activists, movie producers, singers, painters, graffiti artists, photographers etc.) have provoked public discourse to confront Transparency, Control and Power.
Website:: http://www.springer.com/law/journal/11196
Deadline: May 1, 2009

Environmental Philosophy as Political Philosophy
December 27 - 30, 2009 - New York City, NY, United States
Description: Invites papers that address the broad range of environmental concerns from the perspective of political philosophy: How, for instance, might matters of environmental sustainability transform our understanding of political solidarity and/or state sovereignty? How do increasing concerns about the ecological resources alter our conception of property rights as well as the relationship between capital and labor? What would it mean to extend rights to nonhuman animals, or to ecosystems? How does the imperative to be "sustainable" influence the way we conceptualize employment, citizenship and community? And how does an expanded view of ecology challenge traditional, humanistic notions of identity and the politics that have traditionally followed from them?
Website:: http://www.sspp.us/CFP-APA-Eastern%20(2009).pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2009