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New issue of S&S: Race, Communities and Informers

Vol 15, No 1 (2017) out now: Race, Communities and Informers

guest-edited by Simone Browne (University of Austin at Texas), Katherine Mckittrick (Queen’s University, Ontario) and Ronak K. Kapadia (University of Illinois at Chicago).


cfp. Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism

Call for Contributions: Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianis

A special responsive issue of Surveillance & Society

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Early Career Researcher awards

SSN board is proud to announce the winners of the Early Career Researcher awards for 2015 and 2016. We congratulate the winners!

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New issue of S&S: Surveillance and Security Intelligence After Snowden

Vol 13, No 2 (2015): Surveillance and Security Intelligence after Snowden (Part 1) is now available online

Surveillance & Society survey

Help us to make our Journal Surveillance & Society better.  All readers and authors are encouraged to fill it in!

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S&S new issue: Surveillance Texts & Textualism

Surveillance & Society –  the international journal of surveillance studies

Vol 11, No 3 (2013): Surveillance Texts & Textualism: Truthtelling and Trustmaking in an Uncertain World

A theme issue from The University of Sydney’s Surveillance and Everyday Life Research Group

The Guest Editorial Committee

  • Gavin Smith, Department of Sociology, The Australian National University
  • Peter Marks, Department of English, The University of Sydney
  • Harriet Westcott, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney
  • Mehera San Roque, School of Law, The University of New South Wales
  • Stephen Robertson, Department of History, The University of Sydney

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Journal: Privacy and New Technologies

Novativa, the oldes computing journal in Spain, has published a special English edition on Privacy and New Technologies (a 2012/2013 annual selection of articles).

Among the authors are quite a few membes of the Surveillance Studies Network.

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cfp: The Practice of Surveillance in the Arab World

Special Issue of Omran, Autumn 2013

Omran, a quarterly refereed journal of the social sciences and humanities which is published in Arabic by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar, invites submissions of scholarly papers to a special issue whose focus is the practice of surveillance in the Arab world.

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cfp: Open Data

Journal of Community Informatics:
Call for Papers for Special issue on Open Data

Guest editors:  Tim Davies, Practical Participation and Zainab Bawa, CIS-RAW fello

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2011
Deadline for complete paper submissions: 15th September 2011
Publication date is forthcoming

Call for Proposals

The Journal of Community Informatics is a focal point for the communication of research that is of interest to a global network of academics, Community Informatics practitioners and national and multi-lateral policy makers.

We invite submission of original, unpublished articles for a forthcoming special edition of the Journal that will focus on Open Data. We welcome research articles, case studies and notes from the field. All research articles will be double blind peer-reviewed. Insights and analytical perspectives from practitioners and policy makers in the form of notes from the field or case studies are also encouraged. These will not be peer-reviewed.

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cfp: Social and Behavioural Implications of Location Services

This special issue in the Journal of Location Based Services is guest edited by Katina Michael from the University of Wollongong and MG Michael, Australia.
Broadly the issue looks for original empirical work in the following subject areas: Mobility, Monitoring, Tracking, Surveillance, Sousveillance, Uberveillance, Ubiquity, Public Space vs. Private Space, Human Activity Reporting, GPS Navigation, Location Data Loggers, RFID, RFID Implants, Obtrusive Technology, Unobtrusive Technology, GIS, 3G Smart Phones, Applications, Service Quality, Reliability, Accuracy, Location Based Social Networking, Travel Mates, Tourism, Pervasive Health Monitoring, Alzheimer’s Disease- Wander Alerts, ANPR, Social Implications, Privacy, Information Privacy, Locational Privacy, Trust, Security, Intellectual Property, Data Collection, Disclosure, Behaviour al Implications, Human Factors, Relationships, Friends, Act of ‘unfriending’, Family, Strangers, Social Networks, Mental Health Issues, Virtual vs Physical World, Ethical Issues, Consent, Opt-in, Warrants, Attitudes, Perceptions, Scenarios, eObservation, Geotagging, Insurance, Law Enforcement, National Security, Emergencies.

The Author guidelines can be found here:

Submissions: 30th March 2011

Reviewer Decision: 1 June 2011

Final CRC: 15 July 2011

Publication: Year end 2011

Please submit your complete manuscript for consideration to

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