The 4th Insight Student Conference will take place on September 8, 2017 in the Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Ireland. The theme of the conference is “Connecting the Centres” and the goals are to:
Cyberpsychology is the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour, over 30 peer-reviewed journals now publish in this area - currently generating over 1,000 articles per annum. Cyberpsychologists provide insight at the intersection between humans and technology. It is anticipated that as a discipline cyberpsychology will continue to enjoy exponential growth due to the sustained rapid acceleration of Internet technologies, and their unprecedentedly pervasive and profound influence. ‘The Cyber Effect’ provides some explanatory value regarding the impact of technology on humankind, from child development to online dating, organised cybercrime to cyberchondria. A number of challenges will be discussed; how do we balance competing priorities and interests in cyberspace? Are we losing control of the digital sphere? How can society ensure that technology works in our favour? Arguably what is new is not always good, and technology does not always mean progress.
Professor Mary Aiken, Forensic Cyberpsychologist
Mary specializes in the impact of technology on human behaviour, and has written extensively on issues relating to the intersection between humankind and technology – or as she describes it “where humans and technology collide”. She appears regularly on radio and television and frequently gives talks to the public and private sector on an international basis.
Mary is an Adjunct Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Geary Institute for Public Policy, and Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol, and has conducted research and training workshops with multiple global agencies, from INTERPOL to the FBI and the White House. Her research interests include cyber-security, organized cybercrime, cyberstalking, technology-facilitated human trafficking, and the rights of the child online. She the Director of the Cyberpsychology Research Network, and is a member of the advisory board of the Hague Justice Portal – a foundation for international peace, justice, and security. Her groundbreaking work inspired the CBS television series CSI: Cyber. She is based in Ireland.
Her new non-fiction book “The Cyber Effect” was published in August 2016.
Call for Abstracts: 1st May, 2017
Submission deadline: 1st June, 2017
Acceptance notification: 1st July, 2017
Camera-ready Abstract deadline: 1st August, 2017
Camera-ready Poster deadline: 8th August, 2017
Abstracts and posters should be submitted here. Please submit both the abstract and posters in PDF format. To submit your poster, create a new submission and prepend “POSTER ” to your submission title, e.g. If your abstract is titled “Data Science FTW”, your poster should be titled “POSTER Data Science FTW”. Please select only one topic when submitting your abstracts and posters. Templates can be found at:
An electronic copy of the Book of Abstracts will be available after the conference