***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Please consider submitting an abstract for the Web Science 2010 conference. This community is very receptive to social network perspectives. Call for Abstracts WEB SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2010 Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line 26-27 April 2010 Raleigh, NC, USA http://www.websci10.org/ Co-located with WWW2010 (http://www2010.org <http://www2010.org/> /) IMPORTANT DATES: * Submission deadline for 2-page abstracts: 29 January 2010 * Notification of acceptance: 22 February 2010 THE CONFERENCE Following the success of last year's inaugural Web Science Conference we are seeking papers that demonstrate the development, scope, and relevance of the emerging field of Web Science. Web Science is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web, and is thus inherently interdisciplinary. It is based on the notion that understanding the Web involves not only an analysis of its architecture and applications, but also insight into the people, organizations, policies, and economics that are affected by and subsumed within it. As such Web Science, and thus this conference, integrates computer and information sciences, sociology, economics, political science, law, management, language and communication, geography and psychology. 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 these disciplines and those which cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Possible topics for submissions include: * On-line lives: individuals and organizations shopping, dating, learning, networking * Trust and privacy * Evolving technologies - new search technologies, linked data, new Web languages and/or protocols, and emerging application areas * The pro-human web in an unequal world: access, inequalities and agendas for change * Web futures: possibilities critiques and challenges * The web and the state: nationalism, politics. democracy * Governance control and power * Knowledge, education, and scholarship - the potential and effects of crowdsourcing and long tails * Intellectual property and the Commons * The dark side of the Web - such as cybercrime, pornography and terrorism SUBMISSION INFORMATION Submissions are in the form of extended abstracts of 250-500 words. Abstracts may be submitted in PDF (.pdf, preferred), HTML (.html), plain-text (.txt) or Word (.doc) format. The deadline for submissions is Friday 29 January 2009. The submission site of the conference is at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=websci10 Successful applicants will be asked to produce a short paper of 5,000 words to be presented at the conference in a plenary session, panel or poster. These papers will automatically be considered for publication as full papers by a number of journals whose editors have agreed to participate. * Web <http://www.websci10.org/home.html> Science 2010 * Call <http://www.websci10.org/cfp.html> for Papers * Key <http://www.websci10.org/dates.html> Dates * Committee <http://www.websci10.org/committee.html> * Program <http://www.websci10.org/program.html> * Contact <http://www.websci10.org/contact.html> Us Noshir Contractor Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Science, McCormick School of Engineering; Professor of Communication Studies, School of Communication; & Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Director, Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2145 Sheridan Road, TECH D241, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3119 Work: 847-491-3669; Mobile: 217-390-6270 Email: [log in to unmask]; URL: http://nosh.northwestern.edu Blog: http://www.iknowinc.com/wordpress/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.