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5th International Conference on e-Social Science
24 - 26 June 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
The aim of the annual international conference on e-Social Science is to bring
together leading representatives of the social science, e-Infrastructure,
cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities in order to improve mutual
awareness and promote coordinated activities to accelerate research,
development and deployment of powerful, new methods and tools for the
social sciences and beyond.
We invite contributions from members of the social science, e-Infrastructure,
cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities with experience of, or
exploring, developing, and applying new methods, practices, and tools
afforded by new infrastructure technologies - such as the Grid and Web 2.0 -
in order to further social science research; and studying issues impacting on
the wider take-up of e-Research.
Contributions from professionals working in and with data services to support
research and teaching in the social sciences are especially welcome.
Submission categories include: full and short papers, posters, demos,
workshops, tutorials and panels.
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Case studies of the application of e-Social Science methods to substantive
social science research problems
- Case studies of e-Research, including benefits and problems in collaboration
across organisational, disciplinary and geographical boundaries
- Case studies of 'Open Access Science', social networking and 'Science 2.0'
- Best practice examples of social research data infrastructure, including
virtual distributed databases, open access repositories, self-archiving
- Advances in tools and services for data discovery, harmonization,
integration, management, annotation, curation and sharing
- Challenges of exploiting new sources of administrative, transactional and
observational data, including security, legal and ethical issues in the use of
personal and sensitive data
- Advances in analytical tools and techniques for quantitative and qualitative
social science, including statistical modelling and simulation, data mining, text
mining, content analysis, socio-linguistic analysis, social network analysis,
- Case studies of collaborative research environments, including user
engagement, development and use
- User experiences of e-Research infrastructure, services and tools
- Factors influencing the adoption of e-Research, including technical
standards, user engagement and outreach, training, sustainability of digital
artefacts, IPR and ethics
- New methods, metrics and tools for measuring the adoption and impact of e-
Research and for informing policy-making
- The evolving research infrastructure technology roadmap, including grids,
cloud computing and web 2.0
- National e-Infrastructure development programmes, international cooperation
in e-Infrastructure development
Authors are requested to submit an abstract of approximately 1000 words.
Workshop, tutorial and panel organisers are requested to submit a one page
outline of the topic, format, likely audience, special requirements.
Deadlines and submission instructions:
Paper abstracts: 26 January 2009.
Workshop, tutorial and panel outlines: 23 February 2009.
Poster and demo abstracts: 23 March 2009.
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