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Shaun Lawson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 3 May 2011 14:29:37 +0100
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Call for Participation:

EPSRC funded Workshop on Sustainable air travel, behaviour change and
social media, University of Lincoln (UK), 18th May 2011


The Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre, in collaboration
with the Lincoln School of Engineering, are hosting a free one day
workshop supported by the EPSRC Airport Energy Technologies Network at
the  Think Tank, University of Lincoln (UK) on 18th May 2011.


Background:  Online social media sites, such as Facebook, give us
hitherto unachievable insight in to what our friends collectively think
and do - it is perhaps unsurprising that social media has been suggested
as a powerful platform to deliver behaviour change interventions based
on social norms and peer pressure. Emerging research has demonstrated
this potential in applications such as domestic energy consumption,
fitness and diet.


Scope: This workshop aims to summarise the state-of-the-art in using
OSNs and social media to facilitate behaviour change and will explore
the potential of using such technology to deliver sustainable behaviour
change in the context of the air-travel industry. The seminar will
reveal research already in progress aimed at using OSNs to deliver
behaviour change interventions in both domestic and organisational
settings and explore issues pertinent to the air-travel industry such as
transport to and from airports, passenger attitudes to air travel,
airlines and destinations, public attitudes to air freight and
sustainable food consumption, energy usage in airports and international
and multi-cultural agendas.


Speakers: The seminar will be co-organised by members of the Lincoln
Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre who are research leaders in the
design of social media interventions for positive behaviour change.
Speakers at the workshop will include those already engaged in
delivering behaviour change interventions using ICT and social media
across a number of societal issues. Confirmed speakers include Prof Mark
Blythe, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design from Northumbria
University, Dr Tim Ryley from Loughborough University and
co-investigator on the Airport Energy Technologies Network, Dr Scott
Cohen from the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University, Dr Paul
Hooper from the Centre for Air Transport & the Environment at MMU, Dr
Charles Musselwhite from the Centre of Transport and Society at the
University of the West of England, and several members of the LiSC team.


More info and attending: Places are free but limited. To attend you must
first register your interest with Denise Bateman [log in to unmask]
For more info contact Shaun Lawson [log in to unmask] 



Prof Shaun Lawson

Director, Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre 

University of Lincoln, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1522 886318 




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