Event Agenda

Data to Decisions: Valuing the Societal Benefit of Geospatial Information

Starts: March 10, 2016

Location: OCDE, 2 Rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France

Description: Workshop Objectives:
Create a framework for identification and implementation of best practices that capture the societal value of geospatial information for both public and private uses. Define case studies and use cases that trace the information flow end-to-end from the earth observation data acquisition system to decisions by end users.

Ultimately, one or more of the case studies can be identified as an example for a range of applications. Observation systems are one or more sensing elements that collect observations of the Earth, measure environmental parameters, or survey biological or other earth resources. Observations from satellite systems, as well as airborne, terrestrial and marine networks that intersect with the human dimension support better public and private decision-making.

The goal is to demonstrate and compare approaches to valuation of geospatial information and forge a path forward for research that leads to standards of practice.

This two-day workshop will focus on two societal impact areas: disasters and ecosystems.


Ethics and Social Media Research Conference

Starts: March 21, 2016

Location: Academy of Social Sciences, Scotia House, 33 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PL, United Kingdom

Description: https://www.acss.org.uk/developing-generic-ethics-principles-social-science/ethics-and-social-media-research-conference/

Fourth CODESRIA Conference on Electronic Publishing

Starts: March 28, 2016

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Description: Theme: The Open Access Movement and the Future of Africa’s Knowledge Economy

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) hereby announces the fourth in its electronic publishing conference series. This year’s theme focuses on the open access publishing model with particular attention to its possible impact on the future knowledge economy in Africa. CODESRIA promotes social science research and knowledge production and the publication and dissemination of research outcomes, and organises forums for discussing research findings and sharing of ideas to influence the improvement of the living conditions of African populations.


Global change impact on diseases and alien species expansion workshop

Starts: May 2, 2016

Location: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Cape Town, South Africa

Description: https://www.aims.ac.za/en/research-centre/workshops-conferences/currentfuture/global-change-impact-on-diseases-and-alien-species-expansion

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences's (IUAES) Inter-Congress - World anthropologies and privatization of knowledge: engaging anthropology in public

Starts: May 4, 2016

Location: Hotel Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Description: http://iuaes2016.com/

Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa

Starts: May 23, 2016

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Description: International workshop to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, 23-25 May 2016, organised by UNICEF WCARO (Western and Central Africa Regional Office), CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Equity for Children.

Paper proposals are welcome and must be submitted before January 31st, 2016.


Science for the People: Mobilizing Modern Technologies for Sustainable Development in Asia

Starts: May 30, 2016

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Description: The 16th Conference of the Science Council of Asia (SCA) on the theme of Science for the People: Mobilizing Modern Technologies for Sustainable Development in Asia will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Third ISA Forum of Sociology

Starts: July 10, 2016

Location: Vienna, Austria

Description: The Third ISA Forum will be convened in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016 on the theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” This theme encourages a forward-orientation in empirical, theoretical, and normative research to tackle the problems and opportunities that often cut across borders.


IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Starts: July 23, 2016

Location: Istanbul/İstanbul, Turkey

Description: http://www.ipsa.org/istanbul2016

2016 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress

Starts: September 20, 2016

Location: Chengdu, China

Description: http://www.iias-iasia-congress2016.org