Call for Presentations
Global Science, Global resources, Global Teams
On behalf of the programme committee, I am pleased to invite you to submit a
proposal for a presentation at the conference.
We are seeking proposals on the following topics:
Network and Protocol Development
The Aging of the Internet
Sensors and Remote Instruments
Privacy and Security
The Student of Tomorrow
The Arctic and Hard to Reach Places
University of Westminster Migrations and Identities Interdisciplinary Research Group: ‘Metropolis in Flux: Contemporary Cultural Migrations in London’
This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore how migrations and their representations have shaped London in the past decade, with a particular interest in ‘… links between questions of residence, mobility, communication and cultural consumption in the construction of identities.’ (David Morley, Home Territories, 2000)
Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions, to others it is merely vandalism. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly evolving artform whose value is highly contested, being reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.
The Global Seed Vault located in the Arctic at Svalbard, Norway is a project of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. The high-security seed vault houses in cold storage crop seeds from all over the world as a means of protecting biodiversity through conservation. The seeds stored at the vault included crop species which are threatened as well as more common varieties. Protection of biodiversity of crop species may prove critical in the face of global climate change.