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             CALL FOR PAPERS


 in conjunction with The Web Conference


10th Latin American Web Congress - (LA-WEB 2019)

In conjunction with The Web Conference 2019
May 13/14, San Francisco, CA, USA


**NEW : Deadline extension Jan. 27 and JISA Special issue**

About the Conference

LA-WEB 2019 is the 10th of a series of refereed international conferences
that aim to provide a venue to present, demonstrate and discuss the latest
advancements in Web research that involves the Latin American Web community
in its broadest sense. LA-WEB offers a great venue to show exciting new
work that is mature (full papers) and work that is at an early stage and
can benefit from discussion with colleagues (short papers). In this
edition, LA-WEB will be co-located with The Web Conference 2019. We expect
that this creates an opportunity for a synergetic atmosphere between the
Latin American community and the global community of leading Web

Themes and Topics of Interest

We invite submissions of papers that describe original, unpublished,
high-quality research, properly placing the work in the context of the
state of the art, and clearly indicating the work’s innovative aspects and
contributions to the field.

We would like to welcome high-quality contributions along the following two


   Web research that focuses on Latin American problematics or on
   applications to the region.

   Innovative Web developments by Latin American researchers worldwide or
   by Latin American institutions.

Overall, we seek novel and exciting work in all areas of Web research
including, but not limited to the following:


   Influence propagation, information diffusion, and online democracy

   Detecting, understanding, and combating disinformation and misinformation

   Fraud, spam, and malice detection

   Mitigation of abusive and discriminatory behavior

   E-commerce, E-Science, and E-government

   E-Learning and Moocs

   Humanities, arts, and culture on the Web

   Mobility and ubiquitous Web access in emerging regions

   Security, privacy, and rights management

   Social media, collaboration, and web communities

   Usability, accessibility and user interfaces

   User modeling, recommender systems and personalization

   Visualization and interaction

   Data mining, search, and analytics

   Engineering: Performance, reliability, and scalability

   Ethical issues

   Crisis informatics

   Fairness, bias, and transparency in algorithms

All submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, quality, and
technical contribution. LA-WEB proceedings will be published jointly with
The Web Conference proceedings.

Submission Instructions

Authors may submit full papers (max 8 pages), or short papers (max 4 pages)
written in English. Papers must be submitted at,  in PDF according
to the ACM format published in the ACM guidelines (, selecting the generic
“sigconf” sample. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded.

Special issue of the Journal of Internet Services and Applications (JISA)

The authors of best papers accepted at LA-WEB 2019 will be invited to
participate with extended versions of their work in a special issue of JISA.


To facilitate the participation of researchers from Latin America in both
LA-WEB and The Web Conference 2019, we are negotiating grants for covering
the participation of authors with accepted papers. Grants will cover
authors of papers accepted for LA-WEB to present their papers and to attend
The Web Conference 2019. Each grant will typically cover expenses with
economic class airline tickets, lodging and a 5 days full-pass (early-bird
fee, without gala dinner).

Brazilian Authors: The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee -,
through the Brazilian Network Information Centre –, will sponsor at
least 8 grants for Brazilian authors.

Chilean Authors: The Chilean Network Information Centre –, will
sponsor 2 grants for Chilean authors.

Regarding authors from other countries, we will release information on
grants as they become available.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline (hard): January, 27 2019
Acceptance notification: February, 25 2019
Paper camera-ready version (hard): March, 3 2019
LA-WEB 2019: May 13/14, 2019

Program Committee Co-Chairs and Organizers:

Barbara Poblete (DCC - UChile/IMFD, Chile)

Altigran S. da Silva  (IComp/UFAM, Brasil)

Program Committee (in formation)

Alfredo Sánchez, LANIA, Mexico

Andreas Kaltenbrunner, NTENT, Spain

Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS/LIP6, France

Claudia López, USM, Chile

Claudio Gutierrez, UChile, Chile

Debora Donato, Mix Tech, USA

Denis Parra, PUC, Chile

Diego Arroyuelo, USM, Chile

Diogo Cortiz, PUC/SP, Brazil

Edgar Chávez, CICESE, Mexico

Eduardo Graells-Garrido, UDD, Chile

Fabrizio Silvestri, Facebook, UK

Felipe Bravo-Marquez, U Waikato, NZ

Francisco Gutierrez, UChile, Chile

Gonzalo Navarro, UChile, Chile

Gustavo Rossi , UNLP, Argentina

Jorge Perez, UChile, Chile

Juan Sequeda, Capsenta, USA

Jussara M. Almeida, UFMG Brazil

Karin Breitman, Rio Tinto, Brazil

Luciano Barbosa, UFPE, Brazil

Luis Olsina, UNLPAM, Argentina

Maria Esther Vidal, USB, Venezuela

Marcelo Mendoza, USM, Chile

Marcos Goncalves, UFMG Brazil

Mirella M. Moro, UFMG Brazil

Miriam Fernandez, Open University, UK

M-Dyaa Albakour, Signal Media, UK

Omar Alonso, Microsoft, USA

Pablo Castells, UAM, Spain

Rossano Schifanella, U Turin, Italy

Ruth Garcia-Gavilanes, Skyscanner, UK

Sole Pera, Boise State University, USA

Tanara Lauschner, UFAM, Brazil

Vanessa Peña-Araya, Inria Saclay, France

Wagner Meira Jr, UFMG, Brazil

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