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Subject: SPECTRE Digest, Vol 144, Issue 27
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From: Andreas Broeckmann <ab at mikro.in-berlin.de>
Subject: [spectre] CfP: Hybrid City Conference, Data to the People,
	17-19 September 2015, Athens, Greece

Hybrid City Conference, Data to the People

17-19 September 2015, Athens, Greece



Hybrid City is an international biennial event dedicated to exploring
the emergent character of the city and the potential transformative
shift of the urban condition, as a result of ongoing developments in
information and communication technologies (ICTs) and of their
integration in the urban physical context. It aims to promote dialogue
and knowledge exchange among experts drawn from academia, as well as
researchers, artists, designers, advocates, stakeholders and decision
makers, actively involved in addressing questions on the nature of the
technologically mediated urban activity and experience. The second
installment of the Hybrid City, that took place in 2013 boasted seven
keynote speakers, sixty-eight paper presentations and diverse parallel
events, that were documented in the printed volume of proceedings.

Hybrid City Conference 2015 in Athens, Greece will consist of three days
of paper presentations, panel discussions, workshops and satellite
events, under the theme *“Data to the People*”. The events are organized
by the University Research Institute of Applied Communication (URIAC),
in collaboration with New Technologies Laboratory, of the Faculty of
Communication and Media Studies, of the University of Athens. The main
venue of the conference is the central, historic building of the
University of Athens, while workshops, projects’ presentations and
parallel events will take place in other University venues and
collaborating centers and institutions, in the center of Athens


So far in the 21^st century, we have experienced a multi-faceted crisis
that’s challenging the current structural paradigm at a global scale.
This crisis is not only economic; it is also social, political and
environmental. As such, it has a very prominent urban dimension,
exposing cities to a diverse spectrum of distress. Acute natural
disasters -earthquakes, fires, or phenomena related to climate change;
floods, severe snowfall, fires etc.- precarious access to basic
resources such as food and water, lack of opportunities for employment,
inefficient social services, e.g. healthcare and education, along with
ever increasing unforeseeable acts of violence –a complex and manifold
phenomenon on its own right- render living in urban areas vulnerable.
The third Hybrid City Conference seeks to investigate Information
Communication Technologies (ICTs) as means of supporting more
*Sustainable Cities* and *Resilient, Self-Reliant Communities* and for
*empowering Citizens*. By proclaiming *“Data to the People”* the Hybrid
City Conference adopts a citizen centered approach and seeks to
highlight bottom-up projects and initiatives and processes of
technological mediation, which assist individuals, communities and
cities in responding and adapting to challenges.  The Hybrid City
Conference aims to offer insights into the complexity of factors that
weaken the city fabric and affect urban wellbeing. Furthermore, it aims
to investigate the potential of ICTs to support proactive and collective
design towards future cities, focusing on real needs and away from a
smart-everything rhetoric.

Hybrid City cordially invites papers both employing a theoretical and/or
a practical approach that present concepts, case studies, projects,
works of art and best practices promoting the discussion on the theme.
Emphasizing the inherently interdisciplinary nature of technologically
mediated urban activity, we welcome proposals discussing concepts or
documenting projects of urban innovation, that through originality
contribute to shaping the future of the hybrid city and offer useful
insights to the hybridization process of the urban environment.

Submissions may critically examine the following topics, or suggest
other relevant lines of research within the Hybrid City context:

  * Environmental sensing and the Internet of things: regaining control
  * Open urban data, capturing and visualization
  * Environmental perception, cognition, immersion and presence in the
    context of hybrid urban spaces
  * Psychosocial perspectives into the impact of locative and pervasive
    media use
  * Placemaking, place attachment and place identity in the hybrid city
  * New public spaces: From creative spatial re-use to urban farming
  * Peer to peer urbanism: From open source to doing it with others
  * Collaborative economies and sharing cities practices
  * Urban self-reliance: Alternative collectives and support networks
  * Resilience and sustainability: Emerging citizen-driven toolkits,
    methodologies and prototypes
  * Artworks, and urban interventions for citizen empowerment
  * Transmedia location-aware storytelling
  * Performative bodies, gendered spaces and technofeminism in the
    Hybrid City
  * Infrastructural fails and alternative communication systems:
    Critical perspectives and responses to stacktivism
  * Autonomous, offline file-sharing and communication networks
  * Open hardware and sustainability


HC.15 Call for papers:


*Author’s Guidelines*

Submissions should include:

  * Extended abstract of 750 - 1000 words, (including references).
  * Biographical statement of no more than 250 words.
  * Keywords (at least five).

All abstracts will undergo a double, blind peer review. Selected authors
will be asked to submit a full paper (8 pages), or short paper (4 pages)
to be included in the printed conference proceedings. Further details
will be announced right after the notification of acceptance

*Important dates*

Deadline for extended abstract submissions:             15/3/15

Response to authors: 22/4/15

Camera ready full paper submission:                          22/6/15

*Minuette Le*
Researcher, Hybrid Publishing Lab <http://hybridpublishing.org/>
Innovations-Inkubator, Leuphana University | Centre for Digital Cultures
*Phone*  +49 (0)176 6475 2047

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