5th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci ’13)
May 2-4, 2014. Paris, France
Deadline for abstracts: March 16, 2013

Social Science/Digital Humanities and Late-Breaking Research

You still have time to submit an extended abstract for Web Science 2014.
Essential Information:

Extended abstracts should describe either
(1) thought-provoking ideas with the potential for interesting discussions at the conference, or
(2) works-in-progress for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting feedback on early-stage work, or fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues.

We particularly seek extended abstracts from the full range of disciplines involved in Web Science research.

Archival publication is optional. (If accepted you can choose whether to have the paper appear in the proceedings)

The conference separates mode of presentation from mode of publication. (The committee will recommend the appropriate presentation mode for each paper)

Extended abstracts can be up to 6 pages, and should be formatted according to the official ACM SIG abstract template (extended abstract format) here<https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pl130rtd134fxu6/hiyzXgWwTs>

The full call is at <http://www.websci13.org/late-call/>

Web Science is the emergent science of the people, organizations, applications, and policies that shape and are shaped by the Web, the largest informational artifact constructed by humans in history. Web Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast universal information network of people and communities. As such, Web Science includes the study of social networks whose work, expression, and play take place on the Web. The social sciences and computational sciences meet in Web Science and complement one another: Studying human behavior and social interaction contributes to our understanding of the Web, while Web data is transforming how social science is conducted. The Web presents us with a great opportunity as well as an obligation: If we are to ensure the Web benefits humanity we must do our best to understand it.

The Web Science conference is inherently interdisciplinary, as it attempts to integrate computer and information sciences, communication, linguistics, sociology, psychology, economics, law, political science, philosophy, digital humanities, and other disciplines in pursuit of an understanding of the Web. 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 the above disciplines, and in particular those that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

* March 16th 2013: Submissions of extended abstracts due
* April 9th 2013: Notification of acceptance
* May 2-4, 2013: Web Science 2013, Paris, France

General Chairs
Hugh Davis, University of Southampton, UK
Harry Halpin, W3C/IRI, France
Alex “Sandy” Pentland, MIT, USA

Program Chairs
Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, Inc. USA



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