Digital Futures 2010 – Nottingham, 11-12 October 2010

Registration for Digital Futures 2010 is now open!

Digital Economy All Hands Meeting – Digital Futures 2010
Crowne Plaza, Nottingham

October 11th and 12th 2010 with satellite workshops on October 13th

In collaboration with the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme
www.horizon.ac.uk/digitalfutures www.horizon.ac.uk/digitalfutures

Following the success of the UK eScience All Hands Meetings, we are pleased to announce the inaugural All Hands Meeting devoted to the Digital Economy. The Digital Economy involves the novel design or use of information and communication technologies to help transform the lives of individuals, society or business. This is a fundamentally multi-disciplinary challenge, requiring input from areas including, but not limited to, the arts and humanities, economic and social scientists, medical sciences, in addition to computing, engineering and physical sciences, with the potential to have radical impact on many sectors (for example, transport, healthcare and the creative industries) and societal concerns (for example, quality of life, social and digital inclusion and sustainability).

The UK, through Research Councils UK, has invested significantly in this area over the last year with the creation of a number of Digital Economy Research Hubs, Doctoral Training Centres, community projects and other research grants, with a total investment of around £120m (www.rcuk.ac.uk/digitaleconomy/).

This two-day event will include keynote speakers, talks from selected submissions, and posters. A day of workshops will follow the main conference.

The main conference website may be found here www.horizon.ac.uk/news/digitalfutures.html, while the registration details may be found here www.horizon.ac.uk/news/digitalfutures/digital-futures-reg1.html. The conference is two days long (October 11th and 12th) with a third day of satellite workshops (October 13th). Various registration packages are available, ranging for a single day-only registration to a three-day full-board package. Accommodation at the venue is limited, and therefore we recommend registering early if you require a bedroom at the venue. The registration website www.horizon.ac.uk/news/digitalfutures/digital-futures-reg1.html also carries information regarding various hotels in the area, for which preferred rates have been negotiated.

Queries regarding registration may be sent to:

We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham for Digital Futures 2010!