IWDS 2021 | 1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Digital Society

Do you have a research idea that is both interdisciplinary and linked to the digital society? Would you like to present your research, meet other researchers with similar or complementary interests, and potentially start new collaborations? Then this event may be for you!

The 1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Digital Society will be held on December 7, 2021 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The aim is to bring together researchers interested in the intersection between digital technology and society.

Digital technology – from social robotics to smart mobile devices, from global social media networks to fluent natural language processing tools, from realistic virtual environments to knowledgeable virtual agents – is rapidly changing, and society is changing with it. At the same time, technological solutions are sought for new societal problems such as global social justice, climate change, human mobility and sustainability, or transnational (re)organization of politics and economy. To study how digital technologies and societal problems interact, we believe in supporting researchers who take on interdisciplinary approaches.

This workshop, organized by the Network Institute, aims to bring together researchers from different backgrounds interested in the Digital Society and to give them the opportunity to present their work, get to know and learn from each other, and initiate common projects. Participating researchers are invited to submit a research paper (either a previously published work or a “work in progress“). They will have the opportunity to show a poster and give a very short lightning presentation. During the conference and the follow-up borrel, participants will have the opportunity to interact and connect with colleagues from inside and outside the VU.

Important dates

Submission deadline: Nov 15, 2021
Registration deadline: Dec 1, 2021
Event date: Tuesday Dec 7, 2021 @ 14:00-17:00 followed by a borrel 17:00-18:00

Read more about the submission guidelines and how to register.