***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** *** Apologies for cross postings *** ==================================== = ACM Web Science Conference 2011 = = = = June 15-17, Koblenz, Germany = ==================================== = http://www.websci11.org/ = ==================================== = Call for Abstracts = ==================================== Web Science is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web. 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, is inherently interdisciplinary and 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. Following the success of WebSci'09 in Athens and WebSci'10 in Raleigh we are seeking papers that demonstrate the development, scope, and relevance of the emerging field of Web Science. 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 Important Dates --------------- Submission deadline for extended abstracts: 28 February 2011 Notification of acceptance: 21 March 2011 Submission Information ---------------------- Submissions are in the form of extended abstracts of approximately 500 words (max. 2 pages, 11pt font). Abstracts may be submitted in PDF (.pdf, preferred), HTML (.html), plain-text (.txt) or Word (.doc) format. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to submit a paper, which will be published on the conference website. The recommended length of submitted papers is 6 to 8 pages. A selection of accepted abstracts will be allotted a slot for an oral presentation and/or a poster presentation. The best submissions will be invited to a journal contribution. Organization ------------ Programme Chairs: David de Roure, eResearch Center, University of Oxford Scott Poole, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign General Chairs: Steffen Staab, Institute for Web Science & Technologies, University of Koblenz-Landau York Sure, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Science & University of Koblenz-Landau Christof Wolf, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Science & University of Mannheim _____________________________________________________________________ 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.