Welcome to MISC Conference —Mobility, Individualisation, Socialisation, Connectivity
Making learning, knowledge, working, employment, business and healthcare mobile, personal and social. MISC Conference will take place from 20th to 22nd January 2010 at Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), London. The MISC conference is about exploring the current changes in technologies and practices towards individualisation and socialisation through digital identity, connectivity and mobile technology in a perspective of lifelong learning and employability. Our goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in a variety of fields (education, employment, healthcare, policy, technologies etc.) to facilitate exchanges and share the latest advances in the state of the art identity construction and personal data management.
Authors and presenters
All the information for submitting a contribution is accessible here.
NEW : earlybird registration is open up to 30 November 2009
Exhibitors and sponsors
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: It is still possible to submit proposals of presentation beyond the deadline. Presentations will be selected according to their interest and space left in the conference.
- 20 November 2009 – new extended deadline for the submission of abstracts
- 30 November 2009 – notification of acceptance to authors
- 15 December 2009 – author registration deadline—to be included in the programme
- 20 December 2009 – deadline for receipt of revised abstracts and completed contributions (case-studies, work in progress, short and long papers)
- Education & lifelong learning
- Work & employability
- Healthcare & wellness
- Business & trade
- Policies & citizenship
- Technologies & infrastructures
Detail of the tracks
The place digital technologies have now dwelled in our lives is leading to an ever-increasing flow of personal data circulating over the Internet. The current difficulties experienced in personal data management, like trust and privacy, are the revealing symptoms of a growing contradiction between an architecture that was primarily designed to manage documents, with the growing expectations of individuals of a more person-centric web. This contradiction will not be resolved by adding a simple patch to the current architecture; a second order change, similar to Copernican revolution, is required to move from a document-centric to a person-centric Internet, and create the conditions for a more balanced and mature relationship between individuals and organisations.