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7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference

7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference

5, 6 and 7 February 2015 Leuven, Belgium

The idea of the Deaf Academics conferences arose from the Amsterdam Manifesto created by some 35 individuals outside of the TISLR conference on July 26, 2000.

The aim of the Deaf Academics conferences is for Deaf academics and researchers:

to present and share our research findings;

gain a better understanding of the issues that we face in the academic environment;

feel empowered to carry on with our work;

maintain a (support) network.

The Deaf Academics conferences are held in International Sign only to provide direct access to academic discourse instead of through sign language interpreters. 

In 2015, the conference theme will be “Deaf Ethnographies and Politics”.

In Leuven we will  organize:

lectures linked to the conference theme;

workshops focusing on specific issues linked to Deaf academics’ practices, experiences and research methods;

seminars on publishing and applying for grants.

Academic, Deaf/Hearing-Impaired Person, Educator, Social Scientist
Workshop on Genome Privacy Held in Conjunction with the 14th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2014)

Workshop on Genome Privacy Held in Conjunction with the 14th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2014)

July 15, 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands


As a result of the rapid evolution in genomic research, substantial progress is expected in terms of improved diagnoses and better preventive medicine. The low cost of DNA sequencing will break the physician/patient connection, because private citizens (from anywhere in the world) can have their genome sequenced without involving their family doctor. An undesirable consequence of this technical progress is that genomics is becoming the next major challenge for privacy, because (i) genetic diseases can be unveiled, (ii) the propensity to develop specific diseases (such as Alzheimer’s) can be revealed, (iii) a volunteer, accepting to have his genomic code made public (as has already happened), can leak substantial information about his ethnic heritage and the genomic data of his relatives, and (iv) complex privacy issues can arise if DNA analysis is used for criminal investigations and medical purposes. Such issues could lead to genetic discrimination.


The workshop will explore the privacy issues raised by genomics and the main envisioned solutions. It will include a tutorial and a survey of the field.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

Large-scale privacy-preserving analysis of genomic data

Information theoretical security and privacy for genomic data

Security and privacy metrics for the leakage of genomic data

Cross-layer attacks to genome privacy (e.g., attacks induced by combining genomic data and other data sources such as online social networks)

Access control to genomic data

Differentiated access rights for medical professionals

Quantification of genome privacy

De-anonymization attacks against genomic databases

Cryptographic techniques suited to cope with the constraints of genome privacy

Genome privacy within family members

Privacy enhancing technologies for genomic data

Implications of synthetic DNA for privacy

Applications of differential privacy to the protection of genomic data

Storage and protection of genomic data

Secure sharing of genomic data between different entities

Security and privacy of the raw genomic data (BAM/SAM files)

Social and economic issues for genome privacy

Ethical and legal issues as well as policies regarding genome privacy

User studies and perceptions

Researchers unfamiliar with the topic may want to check:

GenoPri Co-Chairs:

Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL - Lausanne, CH)

XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana Univ. - Bloomington, USA)

Computer Scientist, Ethicist, Geneticist , Informatician, Information Scientist, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher
ePIC 2014, the 12th International ePortfolio and Identity Conference
United Kingdom

ePIC 2014, the 12th International ePortfolio and Identity Conference

July 9-11, 2014 London, United Kingdom

Evidence-Based Learning

How digital technologies transform the way we collect, organise, visualise and exploit evidence to inform future learning

Evidence-Based Learning covers two different and complementary perspectives:

1. Evidence-Based Learning in the sense of Evidence-Based Practice as pioneered in the field of medicine and psychology.

2. Evidence-Based Learning to explore the wealth of new types of evidence at our disposal to lead and transform the learning experience.

ePIC 2014, the 12th international ePortfolio and Identity Conference, is inviting authors to submit contributions in relation to Evidence-Based Learning.


The emergence of Open Badges, xAPI, Learning Analytics, MOOCs and Open Data challenges our current understanding of the potential of digital technologies to support and enhance learning, in particular ePortfolios as tools to collect, organise, interpret and make sense of evidence collected during the learning process:

• Open Badges offer the opportunity to generate trustworthy credentials that can be used to validate and further enrich ePortfolios, learning and work experiences.

• Experience API, or xAPI (formerly Tin Can API) offers the opportunity to generate and collect an infinite amount of data in relation to learning processes (and beyond).

• InLOC (Integrating Learning Outcomes and Competences) offers the opportunity to establish a common framework to represent competencies across ePortfolios, Open badges and xAPI statements.

• Open Data offers the opportunity to make accessible the wealth of data generated during learning (and beyond)  to encourage innovation and the generation of new services.

• Learning Analytics offers the opportunity for individuals and organisations to make sense of the vast collection of data at our disposal to plan, reflect on and explore possible learning scenarios.


• Open Badges —making learning and competencies visible and discoverable (special track).

• Assessment and Accreditation — ePortfolios for self- peer- and external assessment.

• Identity Construction — ePortfolio, social networks, web 2.0.

• Healthcare Education and Practice —ePortfolio from patients to healthcare professionals.

• Initial Education —ePortfolio from kindergarten to further and higher education.

• Individual and Community Learning - individual and collective ePortfolios

• Employability and Lifelong Learning —ePortfolio for employees, self-employed and entrepreneurs.

• Policies  —ePortfolio and identity initiatives from a single institution to a whole country.

• Technologies —identity and ePortfolio tools, platforms, systems, architectures, protocols and standards.

Academic, Computer Scientist, Educator, Health Services Researcher, Information Scientist, Medical Faculty Member, Nurse Educator, Technologist
CCGrid-Health 2014 – Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Health
United States

CCGrid-Health 2014 – Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Health

In conjunction with CCGrid 2014 - 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, May 26-29, 2014, Chicago, IL, USA

Medical research is currently facing the Big Data wave. High resolution digital images, genomics data, and the vast amount of medical data resources on-line (medical reports, clinical tests, biology samples, large amounts of structured and unstructured text data...) lead to an unprecedented demand for large-scale data management and analysis. This new situation demands appropriate IT-infrastructures, where medical data can be processed within an acceptable timespan – reaching from minutes in health-care applications to days in large-scale research projects. Large-scale distributed IT-systems such as Grids, Clouds and Big-Data-Environments are promising to address clinical and medical research community requirements. They allow for significant reduction of computational time for running large experiments, for speeding-up the development time for new algorithms, for increasing the availability of new methods for the research community, and for supporting large-scale multi-centric collaborations.

However, specific challenges in the employment of such systems for medical applications such as security, reliability and user-friendliness, often impede straightforward adoption of existing solutions from other application domains.

This workshop aims at bringing together developers of medical applications and researchers in the field of distributed IT systems. On the one hand, it addresses researchers who are already employing distributed infrastructure techniques in medical applications, in particular scientists developing data- and compute-intensive medical applications that include multi-data studies, large-scale parameter scans or complex analysis pipelines. On the other hand, it addresses computer scientists working in the field of distributed systems interested in bringing new developments into medical applications.

The goals are to exchange and discuss existing solutions and latest developments in both fields, and to gather an overview of challenges (technologies, achievements, gaps, roadblocks). The workshop further intends to identify common requirements to lead future developments in collaboration between Health and Computing Sciences, and to collaboratively explore new ideas and approaches to successfully apply distributed IT-systems in translational research, clinical intervention, and decision-making.

Bioinformatician, Computer Scientist, Physician Researcher, Technologist
2014 Public Health Law Conference
United States

2014 Public Health Law Conference

October 16 & 17, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia

The 2014 Public Health Law Conference will gather public health and legal experts from across the country to examine and discuss today’s critical challenges in public health law. Leaders in the field will present on a range of emerging issues from a variety of perspectives. Attendees will return home inspired and equipped to improve public health with legal solutions.

The goals of this conference are to:

Examine practical legal approaches to address priority public health issues

Learn about helpful public health law resources and evidence-based research

Discuss critical public health legal questions and answers

Build partnerships to accomplish public health objectives and foster innovation

Target Audience

Local, state, tribal and federal public health officials and practitioners




Academics and researchers

Session Topics and Tracks

There will be several plenary sessions and concurrent sessions so that those interested in different topics and those with varying levels of expertise can select the sessions that are most relevant to them.

Topics May Include

Public Health Law Year in Review

Health Reform

Prevention and Promotion at the Community Level

Changes and Challenges to Public Health Legal Infrastructure

Challenges to Public Health Authority

Skills Building/Competencies

Protection and Security

Data Collection, Use and Storage

Academic, Health Services Researcher, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists 36th Annual Conference
United States
New Jersey

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists 36th Annual Conference

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on the Past and Planning for the Future

April 29 - May 2, 2014 New Brunswick, New Jersey

Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) last gathered in New Brunswick, NJ for a conference in 1985. Now, 29 years later, SALIS members and other interested information professionals are invited back again for the 36th Annual SALIS Conference, hosted by the Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Our theme this year, Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on the Past and Planning for the Future, aims to review past successes and best practices in documenting and disseminating addiction research, as well as to explore opportunities to translate them into our information age.

Information Scientist, Librarian
AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
United States

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 8-10, 2014 San Diego, California

Abstract Deadline: January 16, 5:00 p.m. EST

For more than 30 years, AcademyHealth's ARM has been the premier forum for health services research, where more than 2,400 attendees gather to discuss health policy implications, sharpen research methods, and network with colleagues from around the world.

The ARM program is designed for health services researchers, providers, key decision makers, clinicians, graduate students, and research analysts.

Conference Themes

Aging, Long-Term Care and End-of-Life

Health Care Workforce

Methods Research

Behavioral Health

Health Information Technology

Organizational Behavior and Management

Complex Chronic Conditions

Improving Safety, Quality and Value

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Consumer Choice and Behavioral Economics

Maternal and Child Health

Payment and Delivery System Innovations

Coverage and Access: Medicaid and Exchanges

Measuring Safety, Quality and Value

Public and Population Health

Disparities and Health Equity


Research Translation, Dissemination, Implementation and Impact

Graduate Student, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory and Environmental Conditions in Communities
United States

National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory and Environmental Conditions in Communities

May 7-9, 2014 Arlington, Virginia

The National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities will be held on May 7-9, 2014, in Arlington, VA, at the Hilton Crystal City. Public conference sessions will be held May 7-8, and a session for U.S. EPA, states, and tribes will be held on May 9.


Community Activist, Epidemiologist, Native American, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Toxicologist