Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 186. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-07-24 07:16:08+00:00 From: Max Kemman
Subject: Fwd: CfP - Special Issue on Digital Sustainability Dear Humanist, I am sure the below CFP will also be of interest to you. Best regards, Max Kemman ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Glenn Muschert Date: Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 6:41 PM Subject: CfP - Special Issue on Digital Sustainability To: Digital Sustainability - Special Thematic Issue Call for papers in the Journal: Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance Early Consideration of Abstracts: 15 August 2020 Notice of Interest: 30 August 2020 Article submission deadline: 31 October 2020 Reviews Returned: 15 January 2021 Revisions Due: 31 March 2021 Publication Schedule: Q3 of 2021 Special issue editors: Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria University (UK): firstname.lastname@example.org Glenn Muschert, Khalifa University of Science & Technology (UAE): email@example.com Overview of Special Issue The issues of digital transformation and sustainability are extremely timely. This is simultaneously the age of digital transformation and the age in which humanity has established a coherent set of sustainability goals to be achieved by 2030, namely the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). What is less commonly discussed is the role that digital technologies, digital skills, and digital social life will play in the pursuit and maintenance of a sustainable future. This special issue offers a forum for that conversation to emerge, as a venue in which social scientists, STS scholars, and other digital scholars can explore the concept of digital sustainability with an eye toward establishing a conceptual framework for defining and theorizing digital sustainability, for studying and assessing digital sustainability, and for plotting out applied methodologies for implementing principles of digital sustainability in real, augmented, and virtual spheres. Thus, the special issue on digital sustainability will open up new scholarly and applied conversations regarding precisely the intersection between digital aspects of human life and wider sustainability concerns for humanity and the planet. The aims of the project are to connect contemporary scholarship in digital sociology with scholarship concerning sustainability, and thereby to carve out a new sub-field for digital sustainability. The goals are as follows: Establish a concept of digital sustainability, and to define the theoretical and conceptual parameters of the idea. Map out methodological approaches for the study and assessment of digital sustainability. Conceptualize how digital sustainability can be enhanced in applied settings. These goals will be met via the academic investigations assembled in the special issue. Indicative List of Anticipated Themes -Theorizing digital sustainability -Measuring sustainability -Methodologies for assessment of digital sustainability -Mapping plans to achieve digital sustainability -Exploration of the role of advanced computing in digital sustainability, such as ---AI, big data, quantum computing, blockchain, cryptocurrency -Exploration of various forms of social reality as aspects of digital sustainability, such as RL, VR, AR, and XR -Exploration of digital sustainability and the human-computer interface(s) -The relevance of digital skills in digital sustainability -The role of digital infrastructure in digital sustainability -E-waste, energy usage, and other ecological concerns -The role(s) of infrastructure, hardware, or software in digital sustainability -The role of formal social institutions (public, private, or NGO) in digital sustainability Please share it widely. CfP available here: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/dprg/digital-sustainability -- Inc-synthesis mailing list Incfirstname.lastname@example.org http://listcultures.org/mailman/listinfo/inc-synthesis_listcultures.org _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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