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The 4th International Conference on Internet Science that will be held in beautiful Thessaloniki, Greece 22-24th of November. This year the thematic topics are in line with the Next Generation Internet and CAPS initiatives that have been presented and discussed at the DSI event. All, and especially the CAPS projects are welcomed to submit their work either in the form[...]
Thessaloniki, Greece
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
Open Care & WeMake showcase their citizen engagement trial results. The concept of care is undergoing transformation so is the welfare state. The aging population, the changed composition of families, the migration flows are decisively influencing social needs, as well as the way in which one takes care of each other. Fluid and interconnected urban ecosystems can multiply forms of[...]
Milan, Italy
The aim of this workshop is to collect the lessons learned from different platforms and settings, and understand the requirements and challenges for building and using digital platforms to effectively engage broad participation in the social innovation process. The workshop offers a forum to reflect on the result of experiments, pilots and tests of such platforms in order to pave[...]
Thessaloniki, Greece
What? Simply put, the conference aims to boost social innovation in Europe because social innovation is a good, cost-effective way to advance inclusive and wealth-creating public policies, by developing a new narrative and giving this new narrative the means to take root, grow, blossom and bear fruit. Who? The event seeks to bring together world-class scientists in the area of[...]
Lisbon, Portugal
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
The 10th edition of the NEM Summit conference and exhibition will be held from 29-30 November 2017 in the Spanish capital Madrid at the exciting venue of the Museo Reina Sofía, Edificio Nouvel, Auditorio 400 and Auditorio 200, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Entrance by Ronda de Atocha s/n). The NEM Summit is an international conference and exhibition, open to co-located events[...]
Madrid, Spain
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day
Maker Faire is a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Maker Faire Rome is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the[...]
Rome, Italy
An interesting workshop on Big Data for Sustainable Development in IEEE Big Data 2017 held in Boston. Tthis workshop intend to share visions to investigate socio-techno-environmental systems based on rich data with researchers and exchange new ideas based on current state-of-the-arts. In this workshop, we set two goals: Mutual understanding of different fields Finding opportunities, impacts, and actionable insights for[...]
Boston, USA
SAVE THE DATE How will the unprecedented hyper-connectivity enabled by digital technologies serve the social good? How can we use these connected technologies to develop solutions for some of society’s biggest challenges? Showcase the achievements and impact of your innovation to the digital society! Join us on 14-15th February in Brussels to exchange knowledge and experience, discuss priorities, and discover[...]
Brussels, Belgium
May 17 – May 18 all-day
The Information Ethics Roundtable (held annually since 2003) is a yearly conference that brings together researchers from disciplines such as philosophy, information science, communications, public administration, anthropology, and law to discuss ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship. The theme for the Information Ethics Roundtable 2018 is Surveillance, Algorithms, and Digital Culture and the roundtable[...]
Copenhagen, Denmark

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