Join the Data Governance Conference, Oxford, UK, 20-21st March

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Anna Wingkvist, senior lecturer in Computer Science wants to inform you about this conference in Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK, 20-21/03/2018. Linnaeus university is a part of the Human Brain Project that is mentioned below and we will be represented at the conference.

On the conference website the say the following: “From its inception, the Human Brain Project has pursued questions of data governance. It has now developed a set of data policy principles and practices that foster research collaboration. The Data Governance working group, in collaboration with the UK ORBIT Project, will host this two-day conference to bring together international expertise and cutting-edge research on the topic of data governance in large collaborative neuro-ICT projects. Our purpose in doing so is to clarify current practice, identify obstacles and barriers and propose future ways of organizing data governance, particularly in the context of the GDPR coming into effect.

If you have any thoughts or questions, please contact Anna Wingkvist.


Forskningsseminarium: Bättre vård när patienter är delaktiga

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Tekniska lösningar sägs vara svaret för att klara välfärden när befolkningen åldras. Men hur gör man så att individen ska känna sig trygg med tekniken?

Linda Askenäs, lektor i information vid Linnéuniversitetet presenterar och diskuterar under seminariet sin forskning om hur man introducerar tekniska lösningar för att skapa tryggare och bättre vård.

Det är viktigt att patienter och äldre får vara innovatörer och känna sig delaktiga i processen, säger Linda Askenäs.

  • När? Fredag 9 mars Klockan 13.15-14.45
  • Var? eHälsoinstitutet, Bredbandet 1, Varvsholmen; Kalmar
  • Anmälan: skicka ett mejl till eller ring 0480-49 71 62 (Senast 7/3 då vi ska beställa fika)

Seminariet är del i den seminarieserie som arrangeras av eHälsoinstitutet och forskningsgruppen för eHälsa inom Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA)

Se våra liveinspelade forskningsseminarium och program för våren 2018 på


Workshop invitation: “The Beautiful Science of Data Visualisation”

Friday, February 16th, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to attend a workshop on the topic “The Beautiful Science of Data Visualisation” that will be held at Linnaeus University

  • When? March, 2nd between 13:00-15:00
  • Where? D1136 (D Building).

This workshop will be given by Thierry Driver, Academic Program Strategist at Tableau Software. The aim of this event is to give an overview about the features of Tableau and how it helps people see and understand data. During this workshop, participants will get an introduction to Data Visualisation, including visualisation best practices and hands-on activities with the software.

As space is limited, the confirmation of your attendance will be greatly appreciated. Please complete the online registration form for the workshop.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact:

Alisa Lincke
Thierry Driver

For the program and more information about the workshop click here.


Call for Papers – Digital Humanities Congress 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The University of Sheffield’s Digital Humanities Institute is delighted to announce its Call for Papers for a three-day conference to be held in Sheffield, 6th – 8th September 2018. The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome. Proposals are welcome from academics, researchers, postgraduate students, professionals from within the cultural, heritage and information sectors, technologists and SMEs. Proposals are welcome from UK and international contributors. Contributors can propose individual papers, or sessions of three or more papers on a related theme.

Koraljka Golub from the Digital Humanities environment here at Linnaeus University encourage you to submit a paper and/or attend the congress. The deadline for submitting papers are on February 28th. For more information about the call see the congress website.


Inbjudan Forskningsseminarium 2/2: Äldre stängs ute i det digitala samhället

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

400 000 äldre i Sverige saknar idag helt någon form av apparat att koppla upp sig digitalt med. Ny forskningvisar att det inte bara är en övergående generationsfråga.

Regeringen satsar på digitalisering som ska lösa utmaningarna med en åldrande befolkning. Samtidigt visar forskning att var femte äldre stängs ute i det digitala samhället.
– Det beror bl.a. på faktorer som äldres ekonomi och att teknik och kunskap bör uppdateras regelbundet, vilket vi tenderar att få allt svårare att klara av, säger Dino Viscovi, forskare och lektor i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, Linnéuniversitetet.

Tid: Fredag 2 Februari klockan 10.00-11.30 (Vi bjuder på fika från 9.30)
Plats: eHälsoinstitutet Varvsholmen, Kalmar (Adress Bredbandet 1)

Anmäl dig genom att skicka ett mejl till

Forskningsseminariet kommer också att sändas via länken

Det här är andra delen i vår serie forskningsseminarier eHälsa som eHälsoinstitutet och DISA eHealth bjuder in till våren 2018.


Digital Humanities Seminar: Open Data in the Age of Big Data Capitalism – Arwid Lund

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Arwid Lund, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University will give a talk within the emerging field of Digital Humanities (DH) that is a part of the DH Seminar series hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Linnaeus University.

  • Date: 6 December 2017
  • Time: 13:00-14:00
  • Location: K1040, Building K, Växjö

Abstract: Open Data in the Age of Big Data Capitalism, Arwid Lund

The digital world has transformed the conditions for discussing freedom within liberalism. Private property more obviously clashes with the freedom of speech (the public sphere), when the costs of mediated and reproduced art, journalism, information and literature nears zero and the exchange of these takes fluid forms, similar to social communication. The concept of “open”, similar but still opposite to “free”, has taken on an accentuated ideological importance in this context, but so have also alternative visions of intellectual commons. This article contains a case study of Open Knowledge Network’s perspective on openness’ relation to private property and capitalism in the informational field. It does so first through an analysis of the network’s understanding of the copyleft principle, and second through an analysis of the organisation’s view on open business models. A theoretical reading of classical political perspectives on the concept of freedom supports the analysis. One result is the identification of a central ideological lacuna in absent discussions of unconditionally opened-up resources that strengthen the accumulation cycle of capital. This logic favours the negative freedom of closed business models in the competition with open ones that could foster more positive notions of freedom, although open business models are generally advocated and commons are mentioned as desirable. In a dominant ideological formation, openness is used to promote its opposite in the economic field. (more…)

Emerging Information Field, iSchools Organisation, and Potential for Linnaeus University

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Michael Seadle, Executive Director of iSchools and the Dean of Faculty of Arts at Humboldt University and Sam Oh, iCaucus Chair-elect and the Head of School of Library & Information Science and Data Science Department at Sungkyunkwan University will be talking about the emerging information field, organisation of iSchools and the potential it has for Linnaeus University and the region.

The core idea is to establish iSchool (information School) at Linnaeus University. An iSchool refers to university-level research and education in the information field (iField) which relies on interdisciplinary approaches to enrich and facilitate generation, transfer and curation of data, information, and knowledge by the widespread use of technology in order to maximize the potential of humans.

The iSchools Organization today involves over 70 prestigious universities from around the world such as: University of California, Berkeley; University College London; University of California, Los Angeles; Cornell University; Carnegie Mellon University; University of British Columbia; University of Hong Kong; Humboldt University of Berlin, to mention a few of those ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. The University of Washington was one of the first iSchools that was instrumental in developing the iSchools movement into what it is today.

More about the iSchools organization can be found at and related project at Linnaeus University at

/Tamara Laketic

Invitation and sign up for the 3rd Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Welcome to our 3rd annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University.

The conference this year’s host for the conference is Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA). We have invited researchers from our own Centre to present some of the work that has taken place within DISA this past year and Keynote and invited talks from other universities and partners.

When? Friday December 1st 2017 9.30-16.15

Where? Linnaeus University, Building: N, Room: IKEA, Växjö

During the day longer talks with an academic focus will be mixed with poster mingles during meals. We invite everyone that has an interest in Big Data and data intensive applications so please spread the invitation and information about the conference in your networks. Students are welcome to attend too. The presentations during the conference will be held in English.

The conference is free of charge, but if you register and don’t show up you will be charged a fee that covers food etc.

You can now register for the conference by clicking on the registration link below. Register here.

For program and more information see the conference website