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SSN 2020 Call for papers - Due 15 December 2019

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<br>CALL FOR PAPERS - 9th BIENNIAL SURVEILLANCE AND SOCIETY CONFERENCE OF THE
<br>SURVEILLANCE STUDIES NETWORK
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<br>The 9th biennial Surveillance & Society conference of the Surveillance
<br>Studies Network, hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam on June 8-10 2020
<br>in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with keynotes by José van Dijck (Utrecht
<br>University) on “Dataism and dataveillance in the age of AI”and Simone
<br>Browne (University of Texas) on "The Ecologies of Surveillance
<br>Technologies” and
<br>award ceremonies of the SSN2020 Outstanding Achievement Award and the SSN
<br>2020 Arts Prize
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<br>Visual acuity has historically been measured based on the normative value
<br>of 20/20 vision. Yet by the year 2020, the clarity of vision regarding
<br>surveillance practices and their implications remains clouded. The
<br>metaphors of vision and optics are central – and privileged – components
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<br>surveillance research. This conference considers three interrelated lines
<br>of sight to bring increased focus on understanding, evaluating and
<br>responding to surveillance.
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<br>First, the benefits of hindsight call attention to surveillant antecedents
<br>that inform or impinge upon current developments and practices. Excavations
<br>into precursors of contemporary surveillance illuminate potential ideals
<br>and expectations for emerging types of monitoring.
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<br>Second, new trajectories of (in)sight articulate how surveillance serves as
<br>a means for the collection and mediation of a wide range of activities and
<br>behaviours. Particularly digital forms of information gathering lend
<br>themselves to the rapid collation and comparison of surveillance subjects
<br>in ways that both render them increasingly visible and subject to various
<br>unanticipated, unwanted and unjust interventions.
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<br>Third, the potentials of foresight allow a focus on the emergent character
<br>of surveillance indicative of new modalities of power, flows of
<br>information, and challenges to freedom, autonomy and action. Given the
<br>penchant for increased forms of control alongside various forms of
<br>resistance, the question of surveillance futures and its response remains
<br>crucial for continued analysis as well as social and political forms of
<br>engagement.
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<br>These lines of sight prompt different sets of concerns across
<br>(sub-)disciplines and approaches. We invite scholars, artists, and
<br>practitioners from a wide range of (disciplinary) backgrounds to critically
<br>engage with established and emergent surveillance practices, and the
<br>various dilemmas, opportunities and ambivalences these represent.
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<br>Key tracks of the conference include but are not limited to:
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<br>   - Re-envisioning surveillance histories
<br>   - Foreseeing futures
<br>      - Regulations, politics and governance of surveillance
<br>      - Science fiction and dystopian accounts
<br>   - Organisational, industrial and commercial visions
<br>      - Surveillance and the workplace
<br>      - Consumption and surveillance
<br>      - Medical surveillance
<br>      - Fraud detection and security
<br>      - Education and monitoring
<br>   - Viewing transitions
<br>      - Migration and refugees
<br>      - Borders and security
<br>      - Social movements and protests for change
<br>      - Electoral monitoring
<br>   - Digitally mediated surveillance
<br>      - Algorithms and focused monitoring
<br>      - Drones and security devices
<br>      - Social media platforms
<br>      - Mobile devices, including wearables
<br>      - Internet infrastructures
<br>      - IoT devices
<br>      - Big data analytics
<br>   - Sensing beyond seeing
<br>      - Critiques of visual metaphors
<br>      - Listening and other kinds of sensing
<br>   - Intersecting concepts and concerns
<br>      - Racialization
<br>      - Gender and identity
<br>      - Families and children
<br>      - Politics and social justice
<br>      - Policing and security
<br>      - Privacy (and critiques thereof)
<br>      - Ethics (in relation to citizenship, design and/or research)
<br>      - Bodies and biometrics
<br>      - Households and neighbourhoods
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<br>Submission criteria:
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<br>Interested conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for this
<br>proposal. Due to the limited number of sessions, authors are limited to one
<br>first author submission for a paper and organisation of one proposed panel.
<br>Authors can be second author on other papers, but should not be the
<br>(primary) presenter.
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<br>Paper Proposals
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<br>Paper sessions will be composed by the Organising Committee based on the
<br>individual paper abstracts submitted. Abstracts should consist of:
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<br>   - Name(s) of Author(s)
<br>   - Affiliation(s) of Author(s)
<br>   - Proposed Title of Paper
<br>   - An abstract of up to 200 words
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<br>Panel Proposals
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<br>Panels are sessions that bring together a group of presenters with
<br>contributions on a topic related to the conference themes. The session
<br>format should engage the panellists and audience in interactive discussions
<br>and preferably represent a diversity of views on the topic. Panels should
<br>be designed to fit in a 90-minute session, and feature a minimum of three
<br>presentations. Panel Proposals should consist of:
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<br>   - Name(s) of Organiser(s)
<br>   - Affiliation(s) of Organiser(s)
<br>   - Proposed Title of Panel including the indication [PANEL] in the title
<br>   - An abstract of up to 350 words, including an explanation of why the
<br>   panel is of interest to the conference, and the proposed format of the
<br>   panel.
<br>   - Name(s) and Affiliation(s) of all proposed panellists. NB: Organisers
<br>   must secure the agreement of all proposed panellists before submitting the
<br>   Panel Proposal.
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<br>Submission process and information:
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<br>All paper and panel proposals should be submitted through the Easy Chair
<br>submission system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssn2020
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<br>For further information, please visit our website at:
<br>https://www.eur.nl/en/eshcc/ssn-2020
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<br>Key dates:
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<br>   - December 15, 2019: Submission of individual paper abstracts and
<br>   conference panels
<br>   - February 15, 2020: Decisions regarding paper and panel proposal
<br>   acceptance
<br>   - March 15, 2020: Preliminary conference programme available
<br>   - May 1, 2020: Submission of full papers and extended abstracts
<br>   - June 7, 2020: Welcome and opening drinks
<br>   - June 8-10, 2020: Conference is held in Rotterdam
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<br>Special concerns or requests can be directed to the dedicated email address
<br>for the conference: ssn2020@eur.nl
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<br>More information about the Surveillance Studies Network can be found here:
<br>https://www.surveillance-studies.net and about the Journal Surveillance &
<br>Society here: http://www.surveillance-and-society.org
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<br>Organizing Committee
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<br>   - Rosamunde Van Brakel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Chair)
<br>   - Jason Pridmore, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Local
<br>   conference Director)
<br>   - Daniel Trottier, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands
<br>   (Local conference Director)
<br>   - Ani E. Egwuchukwu, Renaissance University, Nigeria
<br>   - David Murakami Wood, Queens University, Canada
<br>   - Tessa Oomen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands
<br>   - Alana Saulnier, Lakehead University, Canada
<br>   - Emmeline Taylor, City, University of London, UK
<br>   - Dean J. Wilson, University of Sussex, UK
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