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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 (http://www2010.org/)



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:


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.



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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