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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

The All Hands Meeting of the Digital Economy Event

The All Hands Meeting
09:00 - 17:00
15 - 17 November 2011
St James's Park, Newcastle

Event details

The Digital Economy Programme seeks to transform the lives of people, communities and businesses through the design and deployment of innovative information and communication technologies. The upcoming conference will feature 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 enthusiastic, interdisciplinary environment is the ideal venue to meet other innovative thinkers and share ideas about how to make an impact in various sectors, such as government, transport, health and creative industries, increasing the potential for improving quality of life, social inclusion and sustainability. This year the conference focuses on the theme of Digital Engagement.


Areas of interest for the conference will include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Inclusion
  • Connected Home and Community
  • Healthcare
  • Digital innovation
  • Culture and Creative Industries
  • Transport
  • Enterprise and Culture
  • Energy

Call for Papers

Submissions are welcome from anyone in the research or industrial community whether funded by the Digital Economy Programme or not. A continuing goal of the programme is to create a community that is capable of world class, leading research in the Digital Economy and one that produces trained researchers with the necessary cross-disciplinary skills to have a real impact in this area. This Digital Futures conference is a key event designed to encourage the development of this community. Discussion and community building will be a key part of this event. For further information, please contact the Programme Chairs at

Submission Procedures

Papers and Posters:
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of unpublished, original work. Submissions should be a PDF file of no more than 2 pages of text, formatted per the ACM publication format Poster only submissions are encouraged and should be prepared to A0 format. In addition, authors whose abstracts are not accepted may be invited to submit a poster. Papers and Posters should be submitted via:

Special Issue:
Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (after the conference) to be considered for inclusion in a Special Issue of a relevant journal. Details will be announced shortly.

Proposals are welcomed for 90-minute workshops to be held on the second or third day during lunch. Proposed workshops may address any theme within the Digital Economy, aiming to bring together interested parties to demonstrate technologies, explore conceptual themes, build communities, generate funding proposals, or simply to further the development of a particular theme. Proposals that will excite and engage audiences are welcomed; our aim is that every delegate will be interested in taking part in a workshop. Please consider how you might engage with the context of conference: a football stadium, use of particular mobile media, and overall demonstrate a creative approach to providing a critical intervention to the All Hands experience.

Proposals should be no more than two sides of A4 and be structured in the following way:

  • Workshop / Tutorial Title
  • Proposed Chair(s) And Their Details
  • Description of the Workshop
  • Proposed Activities
  • Technical and Accommodation Requirements
  • Any Additional Information / Comments

Please note that individual Workshop organisers (not the conference organizers) will be responsible for recruiting participants, and that attendance will be limited to the size of accommodation that is available at the venue. For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact Chris Speed:


The conference will also feature Demonstrators / Installations. This can feature completed work or work in progress. The demonstrators will be housed in the Culture Lab at Newcastle University and will be showcased at a special reception during the conference. To apply for demonstrator space, please provide a proposal of no more than two sides of A4 which should be structured in the following way:

  • Demonstrator / Installation Title Details of team responsible Description of the Demonstrator / Installation Technical and Accommodation Requirements Any Additional Information / Comments

For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact

Planning Lunch for the The All Hands Meeting of the Digital Economy

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