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Call for Papers – May 31, 2021

We are delighted to announce our plans for the 2021 II Digital Geographies Conference. We are planning a virtual conference. We are keen to take this as an opportunity to make the conference more inclusive and increase its global reach.

In this edition, the II Digital Geographies Conference approaches the debates on the platform economy.

The conference will take place from 28 to 29 October, 2021. We are excited to have two wonderful keynote talks given by Professor Sarah Elwood (University of Washington) and Professor Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University).

The call for papers will be given until 31 May, 2021. We are accepting abstract proposals (250 words) and will be in touch with all contributors once this process is complete, to confirm acceptance and advise on next steps. Authors will be notified by 30 June, 2021.

We invite both conceptual and empirical papers that consider a critical perspective on the platform economy and what it can generate, including, but not limited to:

– Theoretical discussions about the platform economy (challenges, opportunities, reflections);
– Platform economy, open innovation and value cocreation;
– Platforms and consumer experience (e-commerce, delivery);
– Labour precarity (gig economy), Algorithmic management, Intermediation, Micro-Tasking and Deskilling processes;
– Cyber-divisions;
– Digital inequalities (gender, ethnic, class, spatial);
– Privacy, surveillance, and data sovereignty issues;
– Platforms, Automation and Infrastructure;
– Smart City and uneven development;
– Methods – Data analytics and critical approaches.

We will not charge any attendance fees.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

For more information, please visit the website conference: http://www.ceg.ulisboa.pt/digitalgeographies

Any questions should be addressed to Daniela Ferreira (digitalgeographies@gmail.com and danielaferreira2@campus.ul.pt)