July 2011 to April 2012
10 Month Contract, with the possibility of renewal up to an additional 12 months
Number of hours and number of work weeks are flexible depending on the candidate’s preference and schedule (max 10 hours per week, max 320 hours total)
Closing Date: June 30, 2011 or until the position is filled
Salary: $28.00 per hour
Research Study: The Gendered Lens: A Pilot Project on Women’s Experiences of Video Surveillance and Urban Security in Toronto
Principal Investigator: Dr. Emily van der Meulen, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University
Co-Investigator: Dr. Amanda Glasbeek, Criminology, Department of Social Science, York University
The Gendered Lens will address the question of the expansion of video surveillance in Toronto and women’s experiences of (in)security in the city. It is being funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Bringing together the theoretical contributions of feminist geographers and criminologists, along with insights from surveillance studies, the study will investigate diverse women’s articulations of what video surveillance means to them through a data collection method call Concept Mapping. The Research Coordinator will be an integral member of the study’s Research Team and will be invited to co-present at conferences and co-publish journal articles. The Research Coordinator will report to the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. She or he will have access to a shared office space at Ryerson University.
This position requires flexible hours and may include weekday evenings and occasional weekends.
Preferred Skills and Experience
Please submit cover letter and resume to: Emily van der Meulen, GenderedLens@gmail.com - Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
cfp: Canadian Review of Sociology
Guest Editors: David Lyon, David Murakami Wood (Queen's University)
The Canadian Review of Sociology invites papers for a special issue on Surveillance and Security to be published in 2012. As topics of social and sociological concern, both surveillance and security have become increasingly important in the early twenty-first century. The transdisciplinary fields of Surveillance Studies and Security Studies have burgeoned, each drawing in important ways on the sociological imagination. Canadian scholars and studies of Canadian society have been vital to this growth.
This special issue is devoted to exploring what Sociology, sociologists, sociological methods and sociological theory offer the study of surveillance and security, how Surveillance Studies and Security Studies can contribute to Sociology, and the gaps and differences in approaches and understandings. It also aims to develop further Canadian contributions and to understand surveillance and security in relation to Canadian society, social relations and social problems.
Authors are invited to submit papers on topics such as:
Extended deadline for submissions: July 15, 2011.
All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review.
Instruction for authors and other details are available on the Review’s website: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/crs
Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Please clearly indicate that the paper is intended for this special issue.
If you cannot submit online, please contact Professor Reza Nakhaie in the Editorial Office by e-mail: email@example.com
Reza Nakhaie (PhD) Executive Editor, Canadian Review of Sociology Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4
Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security:
Balancing Technology and Social Issues
Publisher: CRC Press / Taylor & Francis
Series: Multimedia Computing, Communication and Intelligence
Editors: Francesco Flammini, Roberto Setola and Giorgio Franceschetti
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 15, 2011
The scientific and engineering communities have been called upon to help the world respond to security challenges after September 11, 2001. This book aims at providing a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art methods tools for the surveillance and protection of citizens and critical infrastructures against both natural and deliberate threats. The focus of the book is on current technological challenges involving multi-disciplinary problem analysis and systems engineering approaches. Indeed, surveillance is a complex task where technological, sociological, organizational and legislative aspects are to be concurrently considered in order to design effective solutions. In this context, the book will provide an overview about the most relevant aspects related with surveillance systems in the framework of Homeland Security.
Specifically, the book will be divided into three parts: the first one will be devoted to analyse the technological issue related with the surveillance; the second one will be focused on legislative, organizational and management issue with a specific attention to privacy; the last part will concentrate on innovative solutions and hot researches topics.
Audience for the Book
The target audiences for this monograph are technicians, low-enforcement, critical infrastructures’ operators, researchers and decision-makers that are involved into to promote the security of citizens and critical infrastructures as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students in lectures and seminars on Homeland Security.
Recommended topics include (but are not limited to)
Part I – Surveillance technologies
- Intrusion detection / access control
- Video, infrared, thermal cameras and their applications in Homeland Security
- Multi-camera and multi-object tracking methods
- Distributed monitoring through networks of smart-cameras and sensors
- Surveillance systems design and evaluation
- Biometric Identification and Face detection/recognition
Part II – Legislative and social aspects
- Security, Privacy and Dependability issues in surveillance
- Physical and Cyber Security Norms
- Ergonomics in security control rooms
- Urban, Port, Airport and Rail surveillance applications
- Surveillance technologies for forensics
- Procedural and organizational issues
Part II – Advanced Surveillance
- The future of intelligent real-time audio-video analytics
- Multi-modal surveillance and data/decision fusion
- Human-in-the-loop/learning expert systems for surveillance
- Situation awareness, early warning and decision support systems
- Look behind walls, under the wears and inside objects
- Use of radar, sonar and audio techniques for the surveillance of open spaces
You are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2011, a 2- to 3-page manuscript proposal clearly describing and explaining the topic of the proposed chapter. The proposal should include the chapter summary, table of contents, and contact authors (in a separate last page). All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 30, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. The authors are expected to submit the first version (original manuscript and not published before) of the full chapters are expected to be submitted the latest by October 15, 2011. The corrections would be sent to the authors by November 30, 2011. The revised book chapters have to be submitted by December 30, 2011. This publication is anticipated to be released in August 2012.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
This book is scheduled to be published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis group, a global and a premier publisher of technical and scientific work. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.crcpress.com.
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 15, 2011
Notification of Proposal Acceptance: July 30, 2011
Full Chapter Submission: October 15, 2011
Review Results Returned: November 30, 2011
Submission of Revised Chapters: December 30, 2011 (firm deadline)
BOTH CHAPTER ABSTRACTS AND – IF ACCEPTED – FULL CHAPTERS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AT:
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Name: Dr. Francesco Flammini
Special edition of URBE.
Editors: Gemma Galdon Clavell & Pete Fussey
For decades sporting and non-sporting mega events have imposed a significant impact upon the local geographies that host them. Since 1956, and the first mention of the Olympic ‘legacy’ at Melbourne, there has been an explicit connection between mega events and the reconfigured urban realm. In more recent years, mega events have become tied to a raft of longer-term urban policies that transcend the ephemeral ‘stage set’ of the actual event. Such policies commonly include aspirations for the ‘regeneration’ and enhanced ‘sustainability’ of a given area, the widespread securitisation of entire geographies and a reordering of urban governance. Regarding the latter, mega events such as the Olympic Games and football world cup draw a range of demands from international bodies (such as the IOC and FIFA respectively) that may clash with local practices and policies. At the same time, for their hosts, the exceptionality of such events often results in global, mobile and standardised modes of governance being applied to and filtered through highly idiosyncratic local settings. In other respects, policy transfer operating across both sporting and non-sporting mega events can be observed. As the nascent trend of hosting sporting mega-events into ‘new’ territories develops, as evinced by recent decisions by FIFA to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar respectively, these processes are set to intensify.
This special issue of Urbe seeks to capitalise on the growing academic interest into critical studies of mega events. In particular the editors are appealing for contributions of around 6000 words that examine the spatial impact of the mega event. Both theoretical and empirically-informed contributions are welcome. Thematic areas may include (and are not restricted to):
Urban design.Papers will be published in their original languages (Urbe publishes papers in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English) with titles and abstracts in Portuguese and English.
Deadline for submission is 1st August 2011. Prospective authors to forward abstracts of less than 300 words by 4th July please. Please direct any questions and all contributions to the editors at gemma.galdon(at)gmail.com or pfussey(at)essex.ac.uk