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[Updates from previous CfP:
- exact date of the workshop set
- information about proceedings publication method (including special issue
of IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet) added]

                 Workshop on Social Aspects of the Web (SAW 2007)
                              in conjunction with
   10th International Conference on Business Information Systems BIS 2007
                        in co-operation with ACM SIGMIS

                                Poznan, Poland
                                April 25, 2007


                Deadline for submissions: February 18, 2007

The emergence of community-based Web sites and the visible shift from the
concept of "a Web of documents" towards "a Web of people" creates a strong
need for inter-disciplinary empirical and theoretical research focused on
Web-based communities.  On one hand, this requires expertise in the IT
domain, including some knowledge of systems architectures and information
extraction technologies. On the other hand, a multi-aspect analysis of
human behaviour on the Web is possible thanks to existing frameworks
within social sciences.
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 the topics of development
and detection of Web-based communities, social interactions within and
between them as well as technology for mining of social Web sources.


. social networks analysis in weblogs, forums and comment pages 
. static and dynamic analysis of folksonomies 
. advances in social networking services 
. social bookmarking services paradigms and empirical analysis 
. social roles and leadership in Web-based communities 
. static and dynamic public opinion / mood analysis based on Web sources 
. products / places rating based on user opinions from Web sources 
. trust and distrust propagation in on-line communities 
. on-line social identity / identities and social capital 
. geographical-context-aware Web-based social applications 
. social mash-ups for existing non-social web sites / applications 
. topical and functional analysis of Web-based discourse 
. social norms, social control and deviant behaviour in Web-based
. conflicts resolution in Web-based communities 
. social, evolving Web sources use in information retrieval tasks 
. dynamics and patterns of information propagation in social Web
. viral marketing in Web-based communities 
. detecting user behaviour patterns and trends from large scale communities 
. mining of interaction / discourse patterns in Web-based communities 
. Web-based communities cohesion and stability 


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

Electronic submission system available at:

Papers must be submitted in either Word or PDF format, according to the
IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet rules
The proceedings will be published as CD-ROM with ISBN number and on-line
at workshop proceedings publication service.
Extended version of selected articles submited to the workshop will be
published as special issue of IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet.


February 18, 2007       submission deadline for papers
March 20, 2007          notification about acceptance/rejection
April 4, 2007           submission of final papers
April 25, 2007          the workshop

Poznan University of Economics
Department of Information Systems,

. ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems 
. GI - Gesellschaft fr Informatik, Austria, Germany, Switzerland 
. NTIE - Polish Society for Information Systems 

Workshop organizers:
. Dominik Flejter 
. Marek Kowalkiewicz 

Workshop Program Committee:
. John Breslin, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland 
. Dominik Flejter, Poznan University of Economics, Poland 
. Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research Brisbane, Australia 
. Marcin Paprzycki, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland 
. Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
. Marcin Sydow, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland 

Dominik Flejter (d.flejter [at]
Pozna University of Economics
Department of Information Systems (

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