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Please consider submitting an abstract for the Web Science 2010 conference.
This community is very receptive to social network perspectives.

Call for Abstracts


Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line

26-27 April 2010
Raleigh, NC, USA

Co-located with WWW2010 ( <> /)


*	Submission deadline for 2-page abstracts: 29 January 2010
*	Notification of acceptance: 22 February 2010


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


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:

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.

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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


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