CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci’14), June 23-26, 2014

Bloomington, Indiana, USA

websci14.org · @WebSciConf · #WebSci14

Deadline for workshop proposals: January 17th, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: January 31st, 2014

Workshops Date: June 23 2014

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

The Web is the largest information network ever devised. It opens a universally accessible space for communication and knowledge sharing, with vast effects on society that we are just starting to grasp. Web Science is the emerging field that studies the structure, function and evolution of the WWW to ultimately unravel the social potentials and consequences of this ubiquitous network.

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.

Submission

Tutorial and workshop proposals should contain the following information:

1. Title summarizing the tutorial goals or workshop theme.

2. Details of the organizing committee, including names and institutional affiliations.

3. Max two-page description about the relevance, motivation and goals of the tutorial or workshop.

4. Schedule of sessions, panels, and talks (half or full day).

5. Names of instructors and potential invited speakers.

6. For workshops, selection criteria for papers to be presented.

7. Tutorial or workshop website URL (advisable).

It is the prerogative of organizers to decide whether to have an open call for participants and papers, or arrange panels by invitation only (for workshops), as well as deciding the duration  (full or half-day) of the event. Proposals should include as many details as possible about sessions, speakers, and talks: they will be evaluated by their coherence and ability to address the stated goals.

Is is the responsibility of organizers to advertise their event, and (for workshops) constitute a program committee to review and select papers, manage the review process, and possibly arrange for selected papers to be published in a special issue of a to-be-identified journal.

We advise proposals to have, at the time of submission, a website describing the event and,  if applicable, information about similar  events held in the past. Selected tutorials and workshops will be linked from the main conference site.  

Proposals should be submitted in pdf format through Easychair to: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=websci2014ws.

Review

The Web Science workshop chairs will review each submission and select those with the higher scores on originality and relevance of the proposed topic, its interdisciplinarity, rigor of the review process, coherence with the conference aims, and potential to attract a large audience .  

Deadlines

* January 17th 2014: Proposal Submissions

* January 31st 2014: Notification of acceptance

* February 15th 2014: Final website due

Workshop Chairs

For information, please contact websci2014ws@easychair.org