[DL] Call for Papers and Abstracts at Web Science 2016

gadiraju gadiraju at l3s.de
Thu Oct 22 19:36:41 CEST 2015


Here is the first call for Papers and Abstracts at the 8th International 
ACM Web Science 2016 conference.

### Apologies for Cross-Posting ###

************* Call for Papers and Abstracts *************

The Web Science conference welcomes participation from all disciplines 
including, but not limited to, art, computer and information sciences, 
communication, economics, humanities, informatics, law, linguistics, 
philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, in pursuit of 
an understanding of the Web. This conference is unique in bringing these 
disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue. We particularly 
welcome contributions that seek to cross traditional disciplinary 
We are seeking papers and abstracts that describe original research, 
analysis, and practice in the field of Web Science, as well as work that 
discusses novel and thought-provoking ideas and works-in-progress.

**** Topics ****

Possible topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the 

- Theoretical, methodological and ethical approaches for Web Science
- Web practices – individual and/or collective and/or institutional
- Humanities on the Web
- The architecture and philosophy of the Web
- Web Science approaches to Data Science and the Web of Data
- Web Science and the Internet of Things
- Social machines, collective intelligence and collaborative production
- Analysis of online social and information networks
- Social Media analytics for Web Science
- Web economics, social entrepreneurship and innovation
- Web Science and Cybersecurity
- Governance, democracy, intellectual property, and the commons
- Personal data, trust, and privacy
- Web access, literacy, and development
- Knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web
- Health and well-being online
- Arts and culture on the Web
- Data curation and stewardship in Web Science
- Web archiving techniques and scholarly uses of Web archives

**** Submission ****
Web Science 2015 is a very selective conference with a rigorous review 
process. To accommodate the distinct traditions of its many disciplines, 
we allow for three different paper submission formats: full papers, 
short papers, and extended abstracts.

Full papers are 8-10 pages long, ACM double column. Full papers should 
present new and substantial theoretical, empirical, methodological, or 
policy-oriented contributions to research and/or practice. Full papers 
include an abstract, an introduction, sections and about 30 references. 
Full papers should be original work that has not been previously 

Short papers are 3-5 pages long, ACM double column. Short papers should 
present new and substantial theoretical, empirical, methodological, or 
policy-oriented contributions to research and/or practice. Short papers 
should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph and about 20 
references. Short papers should be original work that has not been 
previously published.

Extended abstracts are ~ 2 pages long, ACM double column. Extended 
abstracts present new research of broad significance for the WebSci 
community. Extended abstracts include about 10 references.

Full and short papers could be assigned to any of the three presentation 
modes—long talk, short talk and poster. Extended abstracts will be 
assigned to the poster sessions. The final mode of presentation will be 
determined by qualities of the paper like maturity of research, strength 
of argument, interdisciplinary approach and impetus to spur further 
work. Senior chairs may decide to recommend extended abstracts of 
particular relevance to short talks.

All types of accepted submissions will be included in the proceedings, 
which will be archived by the Association for Computing Machinery 
Digital Library. However, to accommodate publication habits of different 
scientific communities, we allow authors to opt out of having their 
contribution appear in the proceedings.

We will organize a special issue of The Journal of Web Science. Authors 
of selected full and short papers and extended abstracts will be 
contacted and invited to submit a full-length journal paper for the 
special issue. All the papers invited to this submission will go through 
a peer-review process before receiving final approval.


February 1, 2016 (Monday), Intention to Submit: Intentions to submit 
short papers, long papers or extended abstracts must be indicated by 
submitting a very short abstract on EasyChair . These intentions to 
submit are used to assign reviewers before final submission. Without 
"intention to submit" by February 1 submissions of long papers, short 
papers or extended abstracts cannot be accepted.

February 8, 2016 ( Monday), Submission of long papers, short papers, 
extended Abstracts: PDFs of these submissions must be uploaded by this 

March 18, 2016 ( Friday), Notification: Acceptances and rejections of 
long papers, short papers and extended abstracts are sent out.

April 15, 2016 ( Friday), Camera-ready: Presenters who do not opt out of 
having their contribution appear in the proceedings must upload the 
camera-ready copy of their paper to EasyChair by this date.

**** Program Co-chairs ****

Paolo Parigi, Stanford University
Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany & University of 
Southampton, UK

**** Senior Programme Committee ****
(with primary speciality in Web Science)

Ulrike Cress, Univ. Tübingen & Leibniz IWM (Psychology)
David Lazer, Northeastern (Computational Social Science)
Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft (Web engineering)
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zürich (Complex Systems)
Sophie Stallard-Bourdillon, Univ. of Southampton (Law)

...to be extended...


Best Regards,

Ujwal Gadiraju

L3S Research Center
Leibniz Universität Hannover

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