[Lod] Fwd: please circulate the WebSci'15 CFP

Leif Isaksen leifuss at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 3 00:03:16 CET 2015

Dear all (and with apologies for x-posting)

If your work focuses on the use of the Web in any area of the
Humanities, you may wish to consider submitting a paper to the ACM Web
Science conference this year (see possible topics below).

All the best


                         Web Science 2015

                      28 June to 1 July 2015
                     University of Oxford, UK

                    Call for Papers & Posters

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies,
applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped
by the World Wide Web. Web Science aims to draw together theories,
methods and findings from across academic disciplines, and to
collaborate with industry, business, government and civil society,
to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web: the largest
socio-technical infrastructure in human history.

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.

Following the success of WebSci'09 in Athens, WebSci'10 in Raleigh,
WebSci'11 in Koblenz, WebSci'12 in Evanston, WebSci'13 in Paris,
and WebSci'14 in Bloomington, for the 2015 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 following:

* 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
* 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

This call for papers and posters can be found on http://websci15.org
along with a separate call for colocated workshops.


Web Science 2015 is a very selective single track conference with a
rigorous review process. To accommodate the distinct traditions of its
many disciplines, we provide three different paper submission formats:
full papers, short papers, and posters. For all types of submissions,
inclusion in the Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
proceedings will be by default, but not mandatory. All accepted
research papers (full and short papers) will be presented during the
single track conference. There will be a reception for all accepted
posters, which will all be displayed in a dedicated space during
the conference.

* Full research papers (8-10 pages, ACM double column) Full
  research papers should present substantial theoretical, empirical,
  methodological, or policy-oriented contributions to research and/or
  practice. This should be original work that has not been previously

* Short research papers (up to 5 pages, ACM double column) Short
  research papers may present preliminary theoretical, empirical,
  methodological, or policy-oriented contributions to research and/or
  practice. This should be original work that has not been previously

* Posters (up to 2 pages, ACM double column, poster reception and
  presentation) Extended abstracts for posters may be up to 2 pages.

Other types of creative submissions (flexible format) 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 the format and
content and any special requirements they would need to successfully
deliver this work (in terms of space, time, technology, etc.)

Submission instructions

Full and short paper and poster submissions should be formatted
according to the official ACM SIG proceedings template
If appropriate, please make use of the ACM 1998 classification
scheme (http://www.acm.org/about/class/1998/). Submit papers using
EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=websci2015
Submissions do not need to be anonymised.

Review Process

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

Digital Library

All accepted papers and posters will by default appear in the Web
Science 2015 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).

Important Dates

20 Mar 2015     Deadline for paper and poster submissions
30 Apr 2015     Paper/poster notification
15 May 2015     Paper/poster camera-ready

Programme Chairs

Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in
Information Studies, UCLA

Pete Burnap, School of Computer Science & Informatics,
Cardiff University, UK

Susan Halford, Professor of Sociology, Web Science Institute
University of Southampton, UK

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