Vicki Hanson chairs DE All Hands conference
Following the successful inaugural ‘Digital Futures’ conference in Nottingham in 2010, SiDE hosted the second meeting for the Digital Economy community, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Prof Vicki Hanson, SiDE’s lead at Dundee University chaired the event which attracted over 250 delegates from a wide range of disciplines from across the Digital Economy community. The conference featured interactions with key industry representatives, case studies demonstrating impact from the Digital Economy programme, keynote presentations, formal paper sessions including papers from doctoral students, posters, integrated workshops, and technology demonstrations. This year’s conference focussed on the theme of Digital Engagement with topics including; Digital Inclusion, Connected Home and Community, Healthcare, Digital innovation, Culture and Creative Industries, Transport, Enterprise and Culture and Energy. This conference also featured the unique ‘Telling Tales of Engagement’ competition funded by RCUK, where 3 prizes of £10,000 were awarded to researchers to further their research. The winners were announced at the conference banquet and details of the winners can be found here: http://de2011.computing.dundee.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Telling-Tales.pdf Professor James D. Hollan, University of California, San Diego, USA delivered a keynote on “History-Enriched Computing” and Professor Don Marinelli, Executive Producer of the Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University, USA delivered a keynote on A Curriculum for the 21st Century: Storytelling, Architecture, Technology & Experience. More detail about this year’s event, including papers, poster presentations and workshops are available online at: http://de2011.computing.dundee.ac.uk/ Next year’s event will be hosted by dot.rural and will be held from 23-25 October in Aberdeen.