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WebSci 2014 : ACM Web Science Conference


When Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 26, 2014
Where Bloomington, IN, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 23, 2014

Call For Papers

*** Apologies for multiple postings ***

ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci'14), June 23-26, 2014
Bloomington, Indiana, USA / @WebSciConf / #WebSci14
Deadline for papers: Feb. 23rd 2014
Deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals: Jan. 17th 2014

Web Science is the emergent science of the people, organizations,
applications, and of policies that shape and are shaped by the Web,
the largest informational artifact constructed by humans in history.
Web Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast universal
information network of people and communities. As such, Web Science
includes the study of social networks whose work, expression, and play
take place on the Web. The social sciences and computational sciences
meet in Web Science and complement one another: Studying human
behavior and social interaction contributes to our understanding of
the Web, while Web data is transforming how social science is
conducted. The Web presents us with a great opportunity as well as an
obligation: If we are to ensure the Web benefits humanity we must do
our best to understand it.

Call for Papers

The Web Science conference is inherently interdisciplinary, as it
attempts to integrate computer and information sciences,
communication, linguistics, sociology, psychology, economics, law,
political science, philosophy, digital humanities, and other
disciplines in pursuit of an understanding of the Web. This
conference is unique in the manner in which it brings these
disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue, and we invite
papers from all the above disciplines, and in particular those that
cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Following the success of WebSci'09 in Athens, WebSci'10 in Raleigh,
WebSci'11 in Koblenz, WebSci '12 in Evanston, and WebSci'13 in Paris,
for the 2014 conference we are seeking papers and posters 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.

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

* Analysis of human behavior using social media, mobile devices, and
online communities
* Methodological challenges of analyzing Web-based
* large-scale social interaction
* Data-mining and network analysis of the Web and human communities on
the Web
* Detailed studies of micro-level processes and interactions
* on the Web
* Collective intelligence, collaborative production, and social
* Theories and methods for computational social science on the Web
* Studies of public health and health-related behavior on the Web
* The architecture and philosophy of the Web
* The intersection of design and human interaction on the Web
* Economics and social innovation on the Web
* Governance, democracy, intellectual property, and the commons
* Personal data, trust, and privacy
* Web and social media research ethics
* Studies of Linked Data, the Cloud, and digital eco-systems
* Big data and the study of the Web
* Web access, literacy, and development
* Knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web
* People-driven Web technologies, including crowd-sourcing, open data,
and new interfaces
* Digital humanities
* Arts & culture on the Web or engaging audiences using Web resources
* Web archiving techniques and scholarly uses of Web archives
* New research questions and thought-provoking ideas

A separate Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals is on the
conference website at:


Web Science is necessarily a very selective single track conference
with a rigorous review process. To accommodate the distinct traditions
of its many disciplines, we provide three different submission
formats: full papers, short papers, and posters. For all types of
submissions, inclusion in the ACM DL proceedings will be by default,
but not mandatory (opt-out via EasyChair). All accepted research
papers (full and short papers) will be presented during the
single-track conference. All accepted posters will be given a spot in
the single-track lightning talk session, and room to present their
papers during a dedicated poster session.

Full research papers (5 to 10 pages, ACM double column, 20 mins
presentation including Q&A)

Full research papers should present new results and original work that
has not been previously published. Research papers should present
substantial theoretical, empirical, methodological, or policy-oriented
contributions to research and/or practice.

Short research papers (up to 5 pages, ACM double column, 15 mins
presentation including Q&A)

Short research papers should present new results and original work
that has not been previously published. Research papers can present
preliminary theoretical, empirical, methodological, or policy-oriented
contributions to research and/or practice.

Posters (up to 2 pages, ACM double column, lightning talk + poster

Extended abstracts for posters, which should be in English, can be up
to 2 pages.

Submission instructions

Full and short paper and poster submissions should be formatted
according to the official ACM SIG proceedings template (WebSci archive
format at
Please submit papers using EasyChair at

Other creative submission formats (flexible formats)

Other types of creative submissions are also encouraged, and the exact
format and style of presentation are open. Examples might include
artistic performances or installations, interactive exhibits,
demonstrations, or other creative formats. For these submissions, the
proposers should make clear both what they propose to do, and any
special requirements they would need to successfully do it (in terms
of space, time, technology, etc.)


The Web Science program committee consists of a program committee that
covers all relevant areas of Web Science. Each submission will be
refereed by three PC members and one short meta review written by a
Co-PC chair, to cover both the research background of each submission
as well as the necessary interdisciplinary aspects.

(Optional) Archival Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library

All accepted papers and posters will by default appear in the Web
Science 2014 Conference Proceedings and can also be made available
through the ACM Digital Library, in the same length and format of the
submission unless indicated otherwise (those wishing not to be indexed
and archived can "opt out" of the proceedings).

Call for Workshops and Tutorial Proposals

The Web Science conference will start with tutorials and workshops
that will promote in-depth training and discussions with the goal of
understanding how people, organizations, applications, and policies
shape and are shaped by the Web. In agreement with the spirit of the
conference, the tutorials and workshops are intended to create
opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion around themes and
methods that are central to the study of the Web. The list of themes
includes, but is not restricted to,

1. Methods for data mining and network research;
2. The study of social dynamics (i.e. political campaigns, censorship)
using Web data;
3. The relationship between technical design and individual behaviour
(i.e. the impact of by-default design on privacy);
4. The future of the Web in an era of increasing mobile applications;
5. The incentives and limits of regulation;
6. Participatory systems and crowdsourcing;
7. The dynamics of information creation (supply) and consumption
(demand) and its relation to real world events.

We will give priority to proposals that approach their topic from the
perspective of various disciplines, spanning the divide between the
social and computer sciences. Tutorials and workshops can be designed
as half or full day events. Workshops can have a mixture of panel
presentations and invited speakers, but presentations should reflect
the diversity of approaches that characterize the multidisciplinary
nature of Web Science.

For more information about chairs, submission, review, deadlines, etc,
please see the full call at or


Full & Short Papers:
* 23 February 2014: Submissions of full and short papers
* 13 April 2014: Notification of acceptance for papers
* 11 May 2014: Camera-ready version of papers and posters due

Late Breaking Posters:
* 23 March 2014: Submissions of posters
* 13 April 2014: Notification of acceptance for posters
* 11 May 2014: Camera-ready version of posters due

Workshops and tutorial proposals:
* January 17th 2014: Proposal Submissions

Authors take note: The official publication date is the date the
proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date
may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The
official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings
related to published work. (If proceedings are published in the ACM
Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication
date is the first day of the conference.)

Conference calendar and rough program
* 23 June 2014: workshops, opening reception and keynote
* 24 June 2014: keynote(s), technical program, poster reception
* 25 June 2014: keynote(s), technical program, social event
* 26 June 2014: keynote, technical program, closing

General chairs
* Fil Menczer, Indiana University
* Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
* Bill Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Program chairs
* Markus Strohmaier, University of Koblenz and GESIS (Computing)
* Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation (Physics)
* Eric T. Meyer, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
(Social Sciences)

Program Commiteee
* Yong-Yeol Ahn, Indiana University
* Luca Maria Aiello, Yahoo! Research
* William Allen, University of Oxford
* Sitaram Asur, HP Labs
* Alain Barrat, CNRS
* Fabricio Benevenuto, Federal University of Minas Gerais
* Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, Inc
* Paolo Boldi, Universita degli Studi di Milano
* Niels Brugger, Aarhus Universitet
* Licia Capra, University College London
* Carlos Castillo, Qatar Computing Research Institute
* Lu Chen, Wright State University
* Cristobal Cobo, Oxford Internet Institute
* David Crandall, Indiana University
* Pasquale De Meo, VU University, Amsterdam
* David De Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre
* Pnina Fichman, Indiana University
* Alessandro Flammini, Indiana University
* Matteo Gagliolo, Universite libre de Bruxelles
* Laetitia Gauvin, ISI Foundation, Turin
* Daniel Gayo Avello, University of Oviedo
* Scott Golder, Cornell University
* Bruno Goncalves, Aix-Marseille Universite
* Andrew Gordon, University of Southern California
* Scott Hale, Oxford Internet Institute
* Noriko Hara, Indiana University
* Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna
* Andreas Hotho, University of Wuerzburg
* Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft
* Jeremy Hunsinger, Wilfrid Laurier University
* Ajita John, Avaya Labs
* Robert Jaschke, L3S Research Center
* Haewoon Kwak, Telefonica Research
* Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur
* Matthieu Latapy, CNRS
* Silvio Lattanzi, Google
* Vili Lehdonvirta, Oxford Internet Institute
* Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark
* Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California
* David Liben-Nowell, Carleton College
* Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh
* Huan Liu, Arizona State University
* Jared Lorince, Indiana University
* Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University
* Massimo Marchiori, University of Padova and UTILABS
* Yutaka Matsuo, University of Tokyo
* Jaimie Murdock, Indiana University
* Mirco Musolesi, University of Birmingham
* Eni Mustafaraj, Wellesley College
* Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover
* Andre Panisson, ISI Foundation, Turin
* Hanwoo Park, Yeungnam University
* Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano
* Leto Peel, University of Colorado, Boulder
* Orion Penner, IMT Lucca
* Nicola Perra, Northeastern University
* Rob Procter, University of Warwick
* Cornelius Puschmann, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet
and Society
* Daniele Quercia, Yahoo! Labs
* Carlos P. Roca, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
* Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam
* Daniel Romero, Northwestern University
* Matthew Rowe, Lancaster University
* Giancarlo Ruffo, Universita di Torino
* Derek Ruths, McGill University
* Rossano Schifanella, Universita di Torino
* Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute
* Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
* Xiaolin Shi, Microsoft
* Elena Simperl, University of Southampton
* Philipp Singer, Knowledge Management Institute
* Marc Smith, Connected Action Consulting Group
* Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau
* Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich
* Lei Tang, @WalmartLabs
* Loren Terveen, University of Minnesota
* Sebastiano Vigna, Universita degli Studi di Milano
* Claudia Wagner, GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
* Jillian Wallis, UC Los Angeles
* Stan Wasserman, Indiana University
* Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute
* Matthew Weber, Rutgers University
* Lilian Weng, Indiana University
* Christopher Wienberg, University of Southern California
* Ben Zhao, UC Santa Barbara
* Arkaitz Zubiaga, Dublin Institute of Technology

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