Message posted on 22/02/2024

Data Power Conference: Doctoral Collloquium CfA

Dear colleagues,

as part of Data Power Conference, we are organizing two doctoral colloquiums in Graz and Bangalore. Please have a look at the call below: Situating Data Practices Beyond Data Universalism

  • 5th International Data Power Conference, 4th - 6th September 2024
  • Online and in person in two locations: International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B), India and the University of Graz, Austria. Call for PhD Colloquium abstracts:

We invite doctoral students to submit abstracts for the Doctoral Colloquium at the upcoming Data Power Conference. This colloquium provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to present their research, engage in discussions, and receive valuable feedback from experts in the field.

The Data Power Conference focuses on exploring the multifaceted dimensions of data power and its implications across various disciplines. This year's conference is co-hosted by University of Graz and International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B). The colloquium will be held in-person at the University of Graz and at IIITB.

Doctoral students are encouraged to submit abstracts that are related, but not limited to this year's conference theme "Situating Data Practices Beyond Data Universalism".

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be between 450-500 words.
  • Clearly state your research question, methodology, and key findings (if applicable).
  • Provide a brief overview of the theoretical framework or conceptual underpinnings.
  • Highlight the significance and contribution of the research to the field of Data Power.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 April 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: 26 April 2024
  • Pre-workshop info and preparation work
  • Conference Dates: 4th - 6th September 2024
  • The colloquium will be held in-person at the University of Graz and at IIIT-Bangalore. Attendees will be expected to travel to Graz or Bangalore. We will provide letters of acceptance in order to access institutional funding.

Submission Process:

Please send your abstract for Graz to and , and for Bangalore to and as a .doc file indicating your application to the 'Data Power Doctoral Colloquium'.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Opportunity to present research to an interdisciplinary audience.
  • Engage in discussions with experienced scholars and peers.
  • Receive constructive feedback to enhance the quality of your doctoral research.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow doctoral researchers.
  • Hone your science communication skills

Contact Information:

For inquiries or assistance, please contact Jo Bates ( and Gwendolin Barnard (

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you to the Data Power Conference Doctoral Colloquium at the University of Graz and at IIIT-Bangalore.

Gwendolin Barnard, BA MSc Dissertantin und Universtitsassistentin | Doctoral Candidate and University Assistant

Institut fr Soziologie | Department of Sociology Universitt Graz | University of Graz

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