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WebSci'24 PhD Symposium 2024 : Web Science PhD Symposium


When May 21, 2024 - May 21, 2024
Where Stuttgart, Germany
Submission Deadline Mar 18, 2024
Notification Due Mar 28, 2024
Final Version Due Apr 8, 2024
Categories    web science   AI   web analytics   data curation

Call For Papers

One of the WebSci'24 events on the 21st of May 2024 will be the Interdisciplinary PhD Symposium, offering PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss their research plans and ongoing research for an interdisciplinary audience. We aim for a lively and engaged discussion, maximizing early-stage ideas exchange and interdisciplinary discussion on emerging or novel ideas/research.

To achieve this, we are seeking up to 5 pages (including references, appendices, etc.) single-blind submissions, and the student should be the single author. All papers should adopt the current ACM SIG Conference proceedings template (acmart.cls). Please submit papers as PDF files using the ACM template, either in Microsoft Word format (available at under "Word Authors") or with the ACM LaTeX template on the Overleaf platform, which is available at In particular; please ensure that you are using the two-column version of the appropriate template.

All contributions will be judged by the PhD Symposium Program Committee. Accepted submissions will be included in the WebSci'24 companion proceedings and allowed for oral presentation during the PhD Symposium on May 21. Further, a limited number of travel grants is foreseen (please follow the WebSci'24 dissemination channels for further details).

The Web Science conference welcomes participation from all disciplines including, but not limited to, arts, computer and information sciences, communications, economics, humanities, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, social and political sciences, 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. Possible topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Theoretical, methodological, and ethical approaches for Web science
• Web practices – individual and/or collective and/or institutional
• Web science and AI
• The architecture and philosophy of the Web
• Web science and the Internet of Things
• Web economics
• Web science and cybersecurity; personal data, trust, and privacy on the Web
• Web governance, democracy, intellectual property, and the commons
• Web access, literacy, and development
• Temporal Web analytics
• Knowledge, education, and scholarship and the Web
• Health and well-being online
• Humanities, arts, and culture on the Web
• Data curation and stewardship in Web science
• Web archiving
• Communities on the Web

Important Dates (tentative)

- *** Paper Submission Deadline (extended): March 18, 2024 ***
- *** Notification of Acceptance: March 28, 2024 ***
- Camera-ready Versions due: April 8, 2024
- PhD Symposium: May 21, 2024

Please upload your submissions via EasyChair by selecting the ACM-WebSci24 PhD Symposium track at

Symposium Chairs:
Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria)
Marc Spaniol (Université de Caen Normandie, Caen, France)

Program Committee (tentative):
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Gianluca Demartini, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Stefan Dietze, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Shady Elbassuoni, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Georgiana Ifrim, University College Dublin, Ireland
Adam Jatowt, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Mouna Kacimi, University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Ivana Marenzi, L3S Hannover, Germany
Eirini Ntoutsi, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany
Isabella Peters, Kiel University, Germany
Markus Strohmaier, University of Mannheim, Germany
Mark Weal, University of Southampton, UK
Katrin Weller, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

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