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SAW 2008 : 2nd Workshop on Social Aspects of the Web


When May 5, 2008 - May 7, 2008
Where Innsbruck, Austria
Submission Deadline Feb 3, 2008
Notification Due Feb 12, 2008
Categories    web   information retrieval   social software

Call For Papers

2nd Workshop on Social Aspects of the Web (SAW 2008)
in conjunction with
11th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2008)

Innsbruck, Austria
May 5, 6 or 7, 2008


Deadline for submissions: February 3, 2008


In recent years, the Web has moved from a simple one-way communication
channel extending traditional media, to a complex "peer-to-peer"
communication space with a blurred author/audience distinction and new
ways to create, share and use knowledge in a social way.
This change of paradigm is currently profoundly transforming most areas of
our life: our interactions with other people, our relationships, ways of
gathering information, ways of developing social norms, opinions,
attitudes and even legal aspects as well as ways of working and doing
It also raises a strong need for theoretical, empirical and applied
studies related to how people may interact on the Web, how they actually
do so and what new possibilities and challenges are emerging in the
social, business and technology dimensions.

The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners
together to explore the issues and challenges related to social aspects of
the Web. We want to facilitate discussion on topics including theoretical,
empirical and applied studies related to:


* Users in the social Web
* User identity/identities on the Web
* Activity patterns
* Privacy / intimacy in the social Web
* Psychological aspects of acting in the social Web
* Analysis and reduction of the socio-technical gap in social software
* Communities on the Web
* User roles, leadership and interactions
* Conflicts and their resolution
* Social norms and their enforcement
* Trust and reputation in communities
* Relations of on-line and off-line communities
* Social discourse and decision-taking on the Web
* Large-scale social Web mining and empirical studies
* Social network analysis
* Associations mining from social network
* Large-scale behaviour patterns and anomalies' mining
* Moods' / opinions' / social problems' analysis
* Experts finding on the social Web
* Mining formal semantics from social sources
* Methodologies of Web-based social macro and micro studies
* Social Web and business
* Social Web as a source of business information
* Social Web as a business communication channel
* Business models for social software and services
* Specific types of social software on the Web (bookmarking, social
networks etc.)
* Use cases and best practices
* Applications of Web-based social software
* Social software architectures
* Social software on the Semantic Web
* Strategies for bootstrapping social software systems and bypassing
the critical mass problem
* Social software in information processing and retrieval
* Social software in collaborative maintenance of content and data


* Long papers: max. 5000 words
* Work-in-progress rep.: max. 2500 words
* Position papers: max. 2500 words
* Demo papers: max. 2500 words

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP
template available from

Submission system is available on-line at

The proceedings will be published jointly with proceedings of other BIS
workshops as a book or CD with ISBN number, and on-line at CEUR
workshop proceedings publication service (open content).
Extended version of selected papers submitted to the workshop will be
published as special issue of International Journal on WWW/Internet
(, ISSN: 1645-7641).


All authors of accepted papers as well as other participants will be asked
to read accepted papers abstracts before the workshop (papers will be
available on-line in advance) to facilitate discussion. The workshop will
consist in two parts: first (more formal) devoted to presentation and
discussion of accepted papers and second (less formal) devoted to
discussion of several issues related to present and future of the social
Workshop participants will be also invited to take part in the BIS
conference and other BIS workshops (including workshops on Advances in
Accessing the Deep Web (ADW 2008) and on E-Learning for Business Needs).


* February 3, 2008 - submission deadline for papers (extended)
* March 19, 2008 - notification of acceptance/rejection (new date)
* April 6, 2008 - submission of final papers (new date)
* May 5, 6 or 7, 2008 - the workshop


* Poznan University of Economics, Department of Information Systems


* Dominik Flejter
* Tomasz Kaczmarek
* Marek Kowalkiewicz


* Krisztian Balog, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
* Simone Braun, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
* John Breslin, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Tanguy Coenen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada
* Davide Eynard, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Andrew T. Fiore, University of California, Berkeley, the USA
* Dominik Flejter, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Tomasz Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research Brisbane, Australia
* Sebastian Kruk, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
* Katharina Siorpaes, STI, University of Innsbruck, Austria
* Marcin Sydow, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
* Jie Tang, Tshingua University, China
* Celine van Damme, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Valentin Zacharias, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany


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