May 31, 2013

SUMMER SCHOOL IN KRAKOW "Nation, Democracy and Citizenship in Central Europe"

This year's 3 week program (June 24 – July 14) will provide an overview of some of the main issues of democratization, citizenship, ethnocultural diversity and human rights. These key concepts will be analyzed through the prism of politics, economy, law and culture which will help participants investigate and interpret these processes of democratization in an important, but often neglected region – Central Europe.

Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS)

Venues: Nice - Berlin - Istanbul - Rome
Period: Oct. 2013 - July 2014
Application deadline: June 30, 2013

The Institut européen, European Institute (IE•EI), an international teaching and research institute in Nice, department of CIFE (Centre international de formation européenne), invites graduate students to
apply for its Master programme 2013/14. The “Master in Advanced European and International Studies” (MAEIS) offers an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today´s modern world.

CfP: „Krisenerfahrungen: Umbrüche und ihre Verarbeitung in Ge

VI. Dr. Fritz Exner-Kolloquium für Nachwuchswissenscha ftler im Bereich der Südosteuropaforschun g
Gefördert von der „Fritz- und Helga Exner-Stiftung“ und dem „Schroubek-Fonds Östliches Europa“
Thema „Krisenerfahrungen: Umbrüche und ihre Verarbeitung in Geschichte und Gegenwart Südosteuropas“

atum: Donnerstag, den 11. bis Samstag, den 13. Juli 2013 Konferenzort: Bundesakademie für kulturelle Bildung, Wolfenbüttel 
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Höpken (Universität Leipzig),
Vizepräsident der SOG
Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Klaus Roth (LMU München), Mitglied des SOG-Präsidiums

CfP: Conf. “Analysing the political economy of household service

Call for papers: “Analysing the political economy of household services in Europe”

Dates: October 3rd-4th, 2013
Venue: Sciences Po, Paris, France

Organised by Clément Carbonnier (University of Cergy-Pontoise / THEMA and Sciences Po / LIEPP) and Nathalie Morel (Sciences Po / CEE & LIEPP)

Analysing the political economy of household services in Europe. Since the 1990s, a number of European countries have set up policies to promote the development of household services through schemes designed to both lower the cost of labour and to subsidize the demand for household services, especially for childcare and elderly-care, through the introduction of cash subsidies or different socio-fiscal measures (social contribution exemptions and/or tax reductions). Some countries have gone even further in that they also subsidize non-care
related household services such as cleaning, ironing, gardening, house-repair, etc. It thus seems warranted to speak of a ‘political economy of household services’, the delegation of household work and the development of household services being encouraged and structured through policy measures.

Conf. "Management of resources and services in Cloud and Sky computing

Management of resources and services in Cloud and Sky computing
http://amicas. micas-2013/

PhD scholarship dedicated to the folklore and literature of the Caucasus region

Fully-funded PhD scholarship dedicated to the folklore and literature of the Caucasus region

Venue: University of Sheffield, UK
Application deadline: June 30, 2013

Thanks to a generous donation, the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield invites applications for a fully-funded PhD scholarship dedicated to the folklore and literature of the Caucasus region. Proposals may pertain to the folklore and literature itself, the history of scholarship on the question, and the role they have played in the formation of social and cultural identity. The scholarship includes all University fees, a grant for living expenses and funds for approved research expenses.

M.A. in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism 2013-15, DL 30.06

Venues: Kaunas, Mainz, Stockholm and Tartu
Period: Fall 2013 - Spring 2015
Application deadline: June 30, 2013

The program familiarizes students with the general key theories and methods of sociolinguistics (traditional, variationist sociolinguistics, constructivist sociolinguistics, language variation, the dialogic relationship of language use and societal patterns), as well as offers a new and wider perspective and understanding of  multilingualism as the parallel use of national, minority and migrant languages alongside one or more international vehicular language(s). The program is meant for students who are interested in the role of
language and languages in society.

CfA: 2013 SS Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language courses, Sarajevo

July 8th -- August 2nd 2013

Conf. "Promoting Gender Equality Abroad: An Assessment of EU Ac

Russian East-European & Eurasian Studies Centre (REEES)
Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES)
Department of Austrian, European and Comparative Public Law, Political Science and Public Administration

CfA: 2nd Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation

The 2nd round of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (2013-2015) is being announced.
Application is open until June 14, 2013. 

CfA: 2013 SS "Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe"

The Deadline for applications to the 2013 summer school on Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe, which will take place between 10 and 17 August 2013 at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK, has now been extended until 7th June 2013!

CfA: Vienna International Model United Nations, Vienna, DL 30.06

11-15 August 2013: Vienna International Model United Nations, Vienna, Austria

Students and young people from all continents are invited to participate to this five day event characterised by intense negotiations, getting to know the working procedures of the United Nations, as well as by cultural
exchange, gaining experience and making new friends.

Lingua Franca Summer Camp 2013, Miclauseni, Romania, DL 02.06

The World Student Christian Federation in Europe is happy to invite you to the *Lingua Franca Summer Camp 2013*, which will be held in Micluseni, Romania from 20th to 30th of July under the title "Encountering the Other" Community-building and ecumenical leadership training in Central and Eastern Europe.

May 29, 2013

PhD, Machine Learning, LIRIS Laboratory Lyon, DL. 30.06

The Data Mining and Machine Learning group (DM2L) at LIRIS laboratory (UMR 5205 CNRS) invites applications for a PhD position in Machine Learning.


This is a European project entitled "Integrated Solutions for Agile Manufacturing in High-mix Semiconductor Fabs" (INTEGRATE) with 28 European partners in which one PhD student will be funded for 3 years. The INTEGRATE project aims to enhance European semiconductor fabs efficiency by providing methods and tools to better control the process variability, reduce the cycle time and enhance the effectiveness of the production equipment. The PhD student will develop powerful machine learning algorithms for analyzing large unbalanced data sets including sensor data streams (at varying temporal resolution), selecting and extracting features, assessing their relevance and performing both fault detection and fault classification in a supervised or semi-supervised context.

CfP: Arts With(out) borders: Interdisciplinary conference

ARTS WITHOUT BORDERS: Rethinking Methodologies of Art and Culture in the Global Context.
6-8 June 2013 Universität Bern

Keynote Lectures:

Ursula Biemann, artist / writer / video essayist, based in Zurich: "Videogeograph ies: Artistic practice in the field"

Prof. Dr. Arnd Schneider, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo: "For a New Hermeneutics in the Art - Anthropology Encounter"

CfA: Malevich Society Grants, research abt Russian artist Kazimir Malevitch

Dear Colleagues, The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2013 grant applications.

The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.

MA Sociology, Intercultural Mediation, U of Wroclaw

Intercultural Mediation

The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wroc³aw offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant professors and 12 associate professors and full professors. The Institute cooperates with a range of national and international academic partners. The programme involves 910 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" programme is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism.

PhD Economics and Management, University of Trento, DL 03.07

The University of Trento is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for 23 PhD Scholarships in its three PhD programmes: PhD in Economics and Management (9 scholarships) The programme focuses on the fields of decision sciences, organization, human and natural resource management with special attention to
methodologies used in a behavioural approach to economic studies. Such an approach is increasingly adopted to generate predictions about market dynamics, particularly in the fields of finance, natural resources and tourism, and consumption, as well as to design organizations and institutions.

Visiting Researcher, Research Division, Bank of Estonia, DL 15.09.2013

Bank of Estonia is inviting candidates with a Ph.D. in Economics to apply for the position of Visiting Researcher in the Research Division. The position is intended for researchers with an academic and/or central banking background. Doctoral students expecting to graduate within a year are also encouraged to apply.

PhD, Economic History and Institutions, Department of Social Sciences at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Department of Social Sciences at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid offers up to four grants in the doctorate in Economic History and Institutions, on a two-plus-two- year basis. The official call for applications (PIF UC3M 01-1314, of 17 May 2013) can be found under the weblink below. 

PhD, Political Economy and Development, Chair for Political Economy of Developing and Transition Countries

The Chair for Political Economy of Developing and Transition Countries (Prof. Michaelowa) is looking for a new Ph.D. candidate to be employed as a research/teaching assistant (50% employment). The position starts in summer/fall 2013. All important information can be found below (please, study that information carefully before contacting us).

May 28, 2013

Postdoc, Quantitative social sciences (IMPALLA), CEPS/INSTEAD

CEPS / INSTEAD (Centre for the Study of Population, Poverty and Socio-Economic Policies / International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development) is a public research institution under the Ministry of higher Education and Research. Reference center in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the field of social science research, CEPS / INSTEAD promotes a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with researchers whose areas of expertise are economics, sociology, geography and political sciences.
For more information, see the CEPS/INSTEAD website at: http://www.ceps. lu

Postdoc, Fine-Grained Dissemination Control, LIRIS, Lyon

A full-time 1 year postdoctoral research associate position on *Fine-Grained Dissemination Control* is open for appointment at the LIRIS research center (Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systemes d'information, http://liris., Lyon, France. The postdoctoral researcher will be fully integrated in the LIRIS
database group (http://liris. and the ANR-INS KISS project (https://project. kiss/en).

PhD, Storage and Smart Grid Modeling, JRC-EC, Ispra, DL. 1.07.2013

Doctorate Grantholder position in Energy and Smart Grid modeling, JRC-EC, Ispra, Italy

Doctorate grantholder contract is offered by the Institute for Energy and Transport (IET), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra Italy. This is intended for students who submit a proposal for doctoral studies related to Storage and Smart Grid Modeling

CfP: Intl. Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change

International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC)

Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
DOI: 10.4018/IJCESC, ISSN: 2328-5494, EISSN: 2328-5508

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Susheel Chhabra
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

PhD position ‘multi-scale assessment of landscape hete

The applicant will be based in the Department of Spatial Analysis and Decision Support  ( nl/SPACE) . The department investigates the role of spatial variation in environmental systems with a focus on Land use change and Adaptation to climate change risk. Methods include monitoring environmental change and multi-scale analysis and modelling of spatial processes and patterns. Temporal dynamics and future scenarios are explored with spatial modelling of changes in land use and ecosystem services, including rural, urban, marine and coastal systems. Advanced methods for stakeholder participation and ex-ante evaluation are developed and tested to support environmental management and land use planning. 

PhD working on Process Mining in SAP

The Architecture of Information Systems (AIS) of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) and SAP AG are looking for a PhD working on Process Mining in SAP

The AIS group is one of the leading groups in the exciting new field of process mining. Process mining techniques focus on process discovery (extracting process models from event logs), conformance checking (comparing normative models with the reality recorded in event logs), and extension (extending models based on event logs). The work resulted in the development of the ProM framework that is widely used in industry and serves as a platform for new process mining techniques used by research groups all over the globe. Moreover, many of the techniques developed in the context of ProM have been embedded in commercial tools. 

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

May 27, 2013

CfA: 2013 ICPSR Summer Short Course "Designing, Conducting and Analyzing Field Experiments

We invite you to participate in the 2013 ICPSR Summer Short Course "Designing, Conducting and Analyzing Field Experiments" (Instructors: Don Green and Costas Panagopoulos) . In partnership with the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, the workshop will be held June 17-19, 2013 at Fordham' s Lincoln Center
campus in Manhattan.

PhD/Postdoc, "Currents of faith, places of history", DL 21.06.2013

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 3 PhD Scholarships, 1 Postdoc position

Joint Research Programme: Currents of faith, places of history: religious diasporas, connections, moral circumscriptions and world-making in the Atlantic space 

Starting date: October 1st, 2013

Duration: 3 years (36 months), fulltime for PhD-projects, part-time for postdoc-project

PhD, Process Mining, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, DL. 25.

The Architecture of Information Systems (AIS) of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) and SAP AG are looking for a

***** PhD working on Process Mining in SAP *****

The AIS group is one of the leading groups in the exciting new field of process mining (www.processmining. org). Process mining techniques focus on process discovery (extracting process models from event logs), conformance checking (comparing normative models with the reality recorded in event logs), and extension
(extending models based on event logs). The work resulted in the development of the ProM framework that is widely used in industry and serves as a platform for new process mining techniques used by research groups all over the globe. Moreover, many of the techniques developed in the context of ProM have been embedded in commercial tools. See also www.processmining. org and the Process Mining book http://springer. com/978-3- 642-19344- 6 by prof. Wil van der Aalst.

CfP: Conf. "Artistic and cultural praxes", Belfast, DL. 15.06.2013

Belfast, September 5 - 07, 2013
Deadline: Jun 15, 2013

Call for papers
Artistic and cultural praxes in the transitional and contested territory of urban public space

A stream at Critical Legal Conference, 5-7 September 2013 in Belfast.

Conveners:  Peter Bengtsen & Matilda Arvidsson (Lund University, Sweden)

CfP: Colloquium "Ephemere et perenne", Tours, DL. 15.07.2013

Tours, CESR / Château d'Azay-le- Rideau, June 12 - 13, 2014
Deadline: Jul 15, 2013

Colloque International

Éphémère et pérenne : l'ornementation végétale dans les décors à la Renaissance

Tant l'ornement que le jardin ont été bien travaillés dans les dernières années par l'histoire de l'art et les disciplines connexes et permettent désormais de mieux cerner des dossiers en jachère. A la croisée de ces
deux champs en effet, pousse le microcosme des motifs végétaux et floraux, et des espèces animales qui les habitent. Par leur biais la Nature s'introduit dans la demeure, couvrant les murs du sol au plafond, envahissant meubles et vaisselle ; elle se glisse jusque dans les pages des livres, s'épanouit sur les tissus, montant aux courtines, couvrant les lits, et s'animant sur les vêtements.

CfP: Conf. "2400 years from the founding of Plato's Academy," Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy - Skopje

The Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy - Skopje is pleased to announce the conference dedicated to the 2400 years from the founding of Plato's Academy which will take place on October 25-26, 2013. Year 2013 marks 2400 years of the founding of Plato's Academy in the spring 387 BC. This anniversary attracts Platonists and others whose interests gravitate around the heritage of the Academy to celebrate this remarkable date. We welcome papers from various fields that concern the work of Plato and the Academy.

CfP: Conference "The Balkans: people, wars, and peace", Skopje, DL 31.05.2013

is organizing International scientific conference THE BALKANS: PEOPLE, WARS, AND PEACE
(4-5 November 2013, Skopje)

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the International scientific conference „The Balkans: people, wars, and peace“, organized by the Institute of National History, taking place in 4th and 5th of November 2013 in Skopje. Organized as a commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Balkan Wars, the aim of this scientific gathering is to stimulate further interdisciplinary research on the phenomena of war and peace which have occurred in the Balkans (and especially in Macedonia) throughout history, in order to gain a deeper understanding of their influence on certain historical processes, that leave a mark on all aspects of the lives of
individuals and of society.

Brixen Workshop & Summer School on International Trade and Finance

The Workshop is intended for PhD students, graduates or young economists and will consist of a Summer School with lectures by leading scholars. Each participant is required to take active part and present a short essay on a topic related to the lectures. LECTURERS: The lecturers of the 2013 edition are: Costas Arkolakis (Yale University and Princeton University), Matthieu Crozet (Paris School of Economics), Udo Kreickemeier (University of Tubingen) and Federico Trionfetti (Aix-Marseille University).

MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets and Policy, University of Essex

University of Essex
MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets and Policy

Starting in October 2013

Our new MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets and Policy offers a revolutionary and interdisciplinary study of macro-economics and financial regulation. It should interest those looking for careers in regulatory institutions, financial modelling, the civil service, real-world problem solving or undertaking further research. The financial crisis and global recession have triggered a search for new
perspectives to deal with highly interconnected, global financial and industrial organisations. At Essex, our new course assists such search, with a strong policy orientation and operational content, including a special module to undertake a cutting-edge project with leading experts and practitioners.

PhD Position in Global Environmental and Economic Modeling, University of Sidney

The ISA group at the School of Physics of the University of Sydney is currently looking to fill three PhD candidatures. Even though the research will be undertaken in the School of Physics, applicants from other
backgrounds such as Economics, Accounting, Computing Science, Mathematics, or Environmental Science are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to commence on 30 August 2013.

IPD Peacebuilding Summer Academy in Vienna, Austria 1-11 September 2013

Dear friends,

I am glad to announce our next International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD which will take place in Vienna, Austria during the 1-11 September.

If you wish to get academic knowledge by experienced experts and spend fruitful summer time in Vienna then fill the attached application form and back to me via email with CV, Passport Page (only photo page) to till the 28 June 2013.

May 24, 2013

Europe : 13 Doctoral Fellowships

13 Doctoral Fellowships are available for international researchers in 6 European Institutions collaborating in a new FP7-PEOPLE Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN): TECAS (Tissue Engineering Solution for Cardiovascular Surgery) 

Master and PhD Scholarships in Islamic Finance - Malaysia

Title: Shariah Scholarship Award

Sponsor: Bank Negara Malaysia

SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides a scholarship aimed at enlarging the pool of Shariah scholars who are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and competencies in both Shariah and Islamic finance.

Research Grants Indonesia and Japan

Program Number: 14726
Title: International Grant Program

Sponsor: Toyota Foundation (Japan)

SYNOPSIS: Toyota Foundation is pleased to present a new pilot program, with a focus on policy recommendations. It intends to encourage experts in Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and
Vietnam to tackle the challenges in a concerted manner and move toward solutions.

International Multicopter Girls Camp 2013

The International Graduate School on Mobile Communications invites graduate and undergraduate female students to a two-week workshop on simulating and programming self-propelled, multi-rotor UAV's (Multicopters) in ad-hoc networks.

The goal of this workshop is to deploy a small UAV swarm, which is capable of creating a disaster relief network in the air and on the ground. Different swarm control strategies will be explored, simulated, implemented on the UAV's, and evaluated in the field. Please visit de for further information.