Here is the second call for contributions at the 8th International ACM Web Science 2016 conference.
This includes the 2nd Call for Papers and Abstracts, as well as Workshop and Tutorial Proposals.
Conference Website: http://www.websci16.org/ Submissions on EasyChair:
Dates: May 22nd - May 25th, 2015
Venue: Hannover, Germany
### 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 boundaries.
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 published.
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.
**** IMPORTANT DATES ****
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 (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=websci16). 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 date.
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...
*************************** Call for Workshop Proposals
In a world increasingly connected by the Web, the divide between online and offline is blurrier than ever. The Web serves as global newspaper, television station, marketplace, agora, or museum. As a great deal of social interaction moves online, the Internet promises researchers a portal into the social life of humanity. Furthermore, the Internet promises not only insight into, but also a full transformation of social life.
Despite the prevalent impression of Internet saturation that may prevail in many developed societies, the majority of humans are still offline.
New Internet users experience the Web through radically different and diverse mobile interfaces. Although many digital prophets promised a world where place and class would be irrelevant, the Internet has not freed us from geography or social inequality: the “digital divide” is alive and well, with socially-disadvantaged people often having dismal access to the Internet.
It is thus important for scholars of the Internet to take a reasoned, critical view of the Web. We call for discussion around the ways in which the Web as a platform, as well as Web Science, can help address global challenges. To this end we invite workshop proposals for the 2016 edition of the ACM WebSci conference, on topics such as, but not limited
-The Web and Geography
-The Mobile Revolution and Web Science
-Web Science and Social Good
-Digital Inequalities on the Web
-The Internet in recent Middle-Eastern History -Crime on the Web and Security
We encourage proposals on the above topics, and likewise welcome submissions on already-established areas of focus for ACM WebSci such
-Web Architecture and Organization
-Social Network Analysis
-Data Ethics, Privacy and Security
-Statistics on the Web
Workshops can have a mixture of panel presentations and invited speakers, but presentations should reflect the diversity of approaches that characterise the multidisciplinary nature of Web Science.
### Workshop submission ###
Workshop proposals should contain the following information:
-Title summarising the tutorial goals or workshop theme.
-Name and affiliations of the organizers.
-Details of the organising/program committee, including names and institutional affiliations and -whether they have accepted to participate.
-Max two-page description about the relevance, motivation and goals of the workshop, as well as pointers to past editions, if any.
-Schedule of sessions, panels, and talks, including if it is a half- or full-day workshop.
-Names of potential invited speakers with an indication of whether they have accepted the preliminary invitation.
-Selection criteria for papers to be presented if the workshop invites submissions.
It is the prerogative of organisers to decide whether to have an open call for participants and papers, or arrange panels by invitation only.
Proposals should include as many details as possible about sessions, speakers, and talks: they will be evaluated by their coherence and ability to address the stated goals.
It is the responsibility of the organisers to advertise their event, and constitute a program committee to review and select papers and manage the review process if they wish to include paper presentations in their workshop.
If successful, we advise proposals to have a website describing the event (within three weeks of acceptance). Workshop websites will be linked to from the main conference site.
Proposals should be submitted in pdf format via email to [log in to unmask]
### Publication of Workshop Submissions ### Submissions to the proposed workshops may be included in the WebSci proceedings, or workshop organizers may choose to not publish their submissions. If the workshop proceedings are to be included in the conference proceedings then the camera-ready deadline (see below) must be adhered too.
### Workshop proposal review ###
The Web Science programme chairs will review each submission and select those with the highest scores on originality, timeliness and relevance of the proposed topic, its interdisciplinarity, rigour of the review process, coherence with the conference aims, and potential to attract a large audience.
### Workshop proposal deadlines ###
December 17, 2015 - Workshop proposal submissions December 24, 2015 - Notification of workshop acceptance January 14, 2016 - Workshop website due February-March 2016 - Workshop paper submission and notification deadlines (if applicable, details left to workshop organizers) April 17, 2016 - Camera-ready workshop papers due (if inclusion in conference proceedings is desired) May 22, 2016 - Workshop date
### Workshop Chairs ###
Ingmar Weber, QCRI, Qatar | Twitter : @ingmarweber Bogdan State, Facebook & Stanford, USA | Twitter : @bogdanstate
************************************** CALL FOR TUTORIALS
TUTORIALS AT WEB SCIENCE 2016 (www.websci16.org)
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015
Proposal Submission Email: [log in to unmask]
Notification of acceptance: December 10, 2015 Tutorials will be held on 22 May 2016 in Hannover, Germany.
WebSci is seeking proposals for tutorials about tools, techniques, and research methodologies that allow Web Scientists to analyze and understand phenomena on the Web. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the WebSci community, consisting of experts in Computer Science, Social Science and Engineering, we specifically aim for tutorials which either introduce technical topics, methods and tools to a non-technical audience or present social science methods and theories to a more technical audience. Tutorials may provide, for instance, an in depth look at an emerging technique, method or software package or a broad summary of an important direction in the field.
The tutorial format will be entirely determined by the tutorial organizers. We will favor tutorials embed hands-on experiences, collaborative approaches, and interactivity above tutorials that provide only frontal lectures. We are looking for contributions from experts from different disciplines such as social science, computer science, physics and economics.
PROPOSAL CONTENT AND FORMAT
Proposals for tutorials should be no more than four (4) pages in length (10pt, single column, with reasonable margins), written in English, and should include the following:
Tutorial title and summary. A short description (500 words max) of the scope main objective of the tutorial that will be published on the main WebSci website.
Names, affiliations, emails, and personal websites of the tutorial organizers. A main contact author should be specified. A typical proposal should include no more than four co-organizers.
Duration. The tutorial duration can range between two hours to the full day, depending on the type of activities scheduled. The Tutorial Chair might conditionally accept a proposal and suggest a different duration to best fit the organization of the whole event.
Tutorial schedule and activities. A description of the proposed tutorial format, a schedule of the proposed activities (e.g., presentations, interactive sessions) along with a *detailed* description for each of them. The tutor(s) for each activity should be specified as well.
Target audience, prerequisites and outcomes. A description of the target audience, the prerequisite skill set for the attendee as well as a list of goals for the tutor to accomplish by the end of the tutorial.
Expected number of attendees. This is required for logistics planning.
Material available on the tutorial website. The organizers of accepted tutorials are encouraged to set up on their own a web page containing all the information for the tutorial attendees before the tutorial day.
The proposal should contain a detailed list of the material that will be made available on the website.
Precedent [when available]: If the authors of the proposal have organized other tutorials in the past, pointers to the relevant material (e.g., slides, videos, web pages, code) should be provided.
Special requirements [when needed]: A list of equipment and that needs to be made available by conference organizers (other than wifi, a projector, and a regular workshop room setup).
Submissions must be in PDF to the submission email ([log in to unmask]). Pre-submission questions can be sent to the chair at the following address: [log in to unmask]
The full conference fee will be waived to the tutorial organizers.
(ALL DEADLINES ARE ON 23:59:59 HAWAII STANDARD TIME) Tutorials proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2015 Tutorials acceptance notification: December 10, 2015 Tutorial sites and materials online: February 1, 2016 WebSci Tutorials Day: 22 May, 2016
Tutorial Chair: Claudia Wagner (GESIS & Univ. Koblenz-Landau)