Following the success of the first two Digital Economy 'All Hands' events (Digital Futures 2010 and Digital Engagement 2011) we are pleased to announce the third annual meeting of the Digital Economy community.

The RCUK Digital Economy Theme seeks to transform the lives of people, communities and businesses through the design and deployment of innovative information and communication technologies. The Digital Economy All Hands conference is a multidisciplinary environment in which innovative thinkers and researchers are able to share ideas about how to make an impact on society across a range of sectors including transport, healthcare, financial services, and the creative industries.

Digital Futures 2012 will feature keynote presentations, formal paper sessions including papers (within each session) from doctoral students, posters, and technology demonstrations. For the first time there will also be a dedicated exhibition space, showcasing the work of the Digital Economy community. This year the conference has a particular focus on Disruptive Innovation. In other words, how technology and its changing application is transforming society.
The hashtag for Digital Futures 2012 is #de2012.
The winners of the Best Regular Paper (sponsored by dot.rural were Jesse Blum, Martin Flintham, Derek McAuley, Rachel Jacobs, Matt Watkins, Rebecca Lee, Robin Shackford, Mark Selby, Silvia Leal and Gabriella Giannachi for their paper Timestreams: Supporting Community Engagement in the Climate Change Debate.

The winner of the BT Best Student Paper was Sebastian Stein for his paper (with Stephen J. McKenna) Towards Recognizing Food Preparation Activities in Situational Support Systems.