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WebSci 2016 : 8th International ACM Web Science Conference 2016


When May 22, 2016 - May 25, 2016
Where Hannover, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Feb 1, 2016
Submission Deadline Feb 8, 2016
Notification Due Mar 18, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2016
Categories    web   information sciences   social sciences

Call For Papers

ACM Web Science 2016

8th International ACM Web Science Conference 2016
May 22 - May 25, 2016 in Hannover, Germany
Conference Website:
Submissions on EasyChair:

*Submission is due on 8 February 2016*

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.


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


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

Abstract submission 1 February 2016
Full paper submission 8 February 2016
Acceptance notification 18 March 2016
Final version 15 April 2016

Program Co-chairs

- Paolo Parigi, Stanford University, USA
- Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany & University of
Southampton, UK

Senior Programme Committee

- Axel Bruns, Queensland University, Brisbane, AU (Media & Communication Studies)
- Coye Sheshire, UC Berkeley, US (Collaboration & Incentivization)
- Tat-seng Chua, NU Singapore (Information Retrieval & Web Observatory)
- Ulrike Cress, Univ. Tübingen & Leibniz IWM (Psychology)
- Krishna Gummadi, MPI Saarbrücken, DE (Security & Safety)
- Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft (Web engineering)
- David Lazer, Northeastern (Computational Social Science)
- Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zürich (Complex Systems)
- Sophie Stallard-Bourdillon, Univ. of Southampton (Law)
- Bruno Abrahao, Stanford University (Social Networks & Graph Analysis)
- Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France (Big Data 4Vs)
- Tobias Blanke, King's College London, UK (Digital Humanities)

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