The headline first, even though it buries the lede: ACE 2018, the 15th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, has invited former Breitbart News executive chairman and former Donald Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as a keynote speaker. ACE is a smaller, but long-running academic conference on, as it says on the tin, entertainment technology. If you ask: Why does a smaller academic conference on entertainment technology invite Bannon as a keynote speaker, you are not alone. The announcement has led the second keynote speaker, play researcher Peter Gray, to withdraw from the conference, and numerous researchers to publicly call for boycotting ACE under the #boycottACE hashtag.
The Tampere University of Technology Gamification Group is looking for 1-3 researchers on gamification, AR/VR/MR, or eSports. Depending on the background of the selected candidate(s), the position can be either Postdoctoral Researcher, Doctoral Student or Project Researcher. Work is mainly composed of research-related activities including conducting empirical research, writing articles, acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) further funding and co-organizing seminars and other events related to research projects and the candidate’s research topic. However, the job description also includes a smaller portion of teaching-related activities, especially establishing a course related to gamification, VR/AR/MR and related topics and teaching on the course. Moreover, depending on the research project, the candidate is expected to interact with the society and industry. The position is strongly research-focused on all levels.
The Gamification Group backed up by Tampere University of Technology will jointly develop a competitive MSCA IF proposal with the applicant. The applicant is offered paid trip (1 week) to Tampere, Finland to prepare the application. Tampere University of Technology is committed to fund a salaried third year on top of the MSCA IF funding. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is committed to fund in addition to the two years of the fellowship a third year for successfully completed European Fellowships (in the Gamification Group (GG) / Pervasive Computing lead by Dr. Juho Hamari). Continue reading
Part of the “Decision Analytics, Mobile Services, and Service Science” – track
51st annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51)
January 3-6, 2018 | Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island.