Conferences, Events and Calls for Papers


CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS: ICDS 2015, The Ninth International Conference on Digital Society
February 22 – 27, 2015 – Lisbon, Portugal

General page
Call for Papers
Submission page

– regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
– short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
– ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
– posters:  slide only [slide-deck posted at]
– presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]
– demos: two pages [posted at]
– doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals are being accepted for: symposiaworkshopstutorials, and panels
Submission deadline: September 28, 2014
Sponsored by IARIA

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals.
Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library.

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Call for Papers: Deadline November 30, 2014

The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (JHDC) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Health and Disability. This call for papers aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding health, disability and human development, as well as the linkages among them and a range of policies, institutions, and social structures that influence such links and their dynamics.

Submissions related to this topic are welcome. In particular, though not exclusively, we welcome submissions in the following themes: i) Social justice and resource allocation; ii) Health system financing and access; iii) Public health and health policy; iv) Disability, poverty and human development; v) Social determinants of health and disability; vi) Disability definition and measurement; vii) HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapies; viii) Health care services and provision, and; ix) Maternal, child and reproductive health.

Full papers in English, in .doc or .docx formats should be submitted by November 30th, 2014. Strict compliance with this deadline is required. Papers submitted will be evaluated through a standard peer review process. Authors of the selected papers will be notified by e-mail. Submission of a paper implies that the author has the intention of publishing the paper in the JHDC, and it is not currently under evaluation at another journal.

Submission procedure
Please submit papers online at: According to the JHDC’s guidelines for preparing manuscripts, please send the paper identified as “Main Document”, with all information identifying the authors removed to allow it to be refereed anonymously. The main document should include the following:

· The title of the paper.
· An abstract of approximately 150–200 words.
· Up to five key words.
· Numbered pages in sequence.
· All necessary material (e.g. figures and tables and their captions; appendices).

In addition to the main manuscript, a separate file should also be sent, identified as “Title Page”, and must include all of the following information:

· The title of the paper
· The names of the authors
· The full postal and email addresses of all the authors
· Affiliation details for each author (job title, institution, city, country)
· A brief biographical note for each author (around 100 words)
· One author should be indicated as “Corresponding author”. He/she will be notified of the selection outcome after submission of the manuscript to an anonymous peer review process, and if the paper is selected.

Complete instructions for authors can be found at the publisher’s website.

For inquiries, please contact Sophie Mitra ( or Jennifer Prah Ruger (

Applying Regulatory Issues and APA Ethics Standards to Prevention Research with Vulnerable Populations

APA Continuing Education Workshop
Saturday, August 8, 2014 | 1:00-4:50 p.m. | Washington, D.C.

Leaders: Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Fordham University
Richard A. Jenkins, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse

Workshop description:
Using case examples, video, and discussion, this intermediate workshop will enable psychologists to better integrate research with APA Ethics Code standards and regulatory and IRB requirements for prevention science among marginalized populations engaged in health-compromising behaviors. Specific areas will included: (a) effects of issues such as age, culture, and capacity on informed consent; (b) effects of policies such as mandated reporting on confidentiality, especially with sensitive topics (e.g. drug use, sexuality); and (c) development of appropriate data safety monitoring plans.

Fees:          Advance (4/15-6/30)       Regular (7/1-8/5)      On-Site (8/6-8/10)
Member:         $130                               $160                          $190
Nonmember:  $160                               $200                           $240

Enrollment is now open. Visit the APA website or call the CEP Office at 800.374.2721, ext. 5991.

“Building Connections: Bridging Interdisciplinary Leadership in Substance Use Education, Research, Care and Policy”
The 38th AMERSA Annual National Conference will be held
November 6-8, 2014, at the JW Marriott, Union Square, San Francisco, CA

The Call for Abstracts and Workshops is now open and available at


Substance Abuse Journal
AMERSA’s Substance Abuse journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, high-impact print journal in its 4th decade of publication.  Substance Abuse offers wide-ranging coverage for healthcare professionals, addiction specialists and others engaged in research, education, clinical care, and service delivery and evaluation.  The journal welcomes original research, brief reports, case studies, commentaries, editorials, and letters to the editor and is accessible in all prominent indices. Complete author guidelines are available (, and manuscriptsubmission occurs electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts (  On average, first decisions on manuscripts are communicated within one month of submission, and accepted papers are published online (ahead of print) within 3 weeks of a decision. Please direct any questions to the Editor-in-Chief, Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM (

Call for Submissions: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Special Issue on Substance and Drug Abuse Prevention
A Special Issue on Substance and Drug Abuse Prevention will be published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and is now open to receive submissions of full research papers and comprehensive review articles for peer-review and possible publication. The Guest Editors for the Special Issue are Prof. Dr. Jorge Delva and Dr. Shijian Li. The deadline for manuscript submissions is August 31, 2014.

This Special Issue will be fully open access. We encourage authors to send us their tentative title and short abstract to the Editorial Office ( for approval. Manuscripts should be submitted through the online manuscript submission and editorial system at:

Submitted papers should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please visit the Instructions for Authors before submitting a manuscript:

The Article Processing Charges (APC) are 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs) per accepted paper. For details, please see:


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