[Air-L] cfp: 6th international Surveillance & Society conference, 2014

Nils Zurawski nils.zurawski at uni-hamburg.de
Mon Jun 24 00:55:10 PDT 2013

Dear list,

this is an announcement for the cfp for the  6th 
international Surveillance & Society conference 
hosted by the University of Barcelona and 
supported by the Surveillance Studies Network.

Thursday 24th - Friday 25th April 2014 in Barcelona



SSN 2014: Surveillance Ambiguities & Assymetries


Contemporary surveillance is characterised by 
ambiguities and asymmetries. Surveillance results 
from different desires and rationales: control, 
governance, security, profit, efficiency but also 
care, empowerment, resistance, and play. 
Furthermore it can have both positive and 
negative outcomes for individuals and these may 
lead to  intended or unintended consequences. 
Surveillance is never neutral.  Surveillance is 
always about power and that power is increasingly 
asymmetric. Surveillance practices are also 
changing and as 'smart' surveillance systems 
proliferate utilising and generating 'Big Data' 
new forms of ambiguity and asymmetry arise. In 
this context the conference wishes to explore the 
following key themes:


Smart surveillance
Democracy and surveillance
Resilience and surveillance
Cultures and histories of surveillance
Representations of Surveillance in Film/Art/Literature/Media
Surveillance and empowerment
Surveillance and human rights
Surveillance in knowledge economies
Regulating surveillance
Surveillance, privacy and data-protection
Participatory surveillance and police surveillance of online social networks
Surveillance, games and play
Theories of surveillance
Ethics of surveillance
Gender and surveillance
Algorithmic surveillance
Politics and governance of surveillance
Surveillance and big data
STS approaches to surveillance
Surveillance and sports
Resistance to surveillance
Non-technological surveillance
Surveillance and mobility


31 May 2013 First call for papers and intent issued
31 July 2013 Deadline for initial register of 
interest, name, title, contact details etc by 
email to ssn2014barcelona at surveillance-studies.net
25 September 2013 1st deadline submission of abstracts
30 September 2013 Electronic booking form 
available - formal registration and payment
22 November 2013 Notification to participants about decisions on abstracts
25 March 2014 Submission full papers
25 March 2014 Final Deadline for registration and 
payment for all conference attendees without late 
booking surcharge
7 April 2014 Papers published on Web available to 
all registered conference attendees
24-25 April 2014 Conference


If you wish to present a paper or just attend 
without presenting, please register with the 
conference by sending an email to 
ssn2014barcelona at surveillance-studies.net  as 
soon as possible before the 31st of July. Please 
title the Email "SSN Barcelona 2014" and include 
the following information:
o	Name
o	Country of residence
o	Institutional affiliation
o	Institutional address
o	Telephone number
o	Email address

For paper givers a 300 word abstract will be required by
25 September 2013 and can be submitted on the 
following website: 

You can find thefull  call in English and Spanish here:


Dr. habil. Nils Zurawski
Universität Hamburg
Inst. für kriminologische Sozialforschung
Allende-Platz 1
20146 Hamburg
tel. +49 (0) 40 42838 2199 / 7421 (AB)
fax. +49 (0) 40 42838 2328


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