CFP: Web Science 2016 Conference

The Web Science 2016 conference will take place in Hannover, Germany, from May 22-25, 2016. It welcomes participation from all disciplines including, but not limited to, art, computer and information sciences, communication, economics, humanities, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, in pursuit of an understanding of the Web. This conference is unique in bringing these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue. We particularly welcome contributions that seek to cross-traditional disciplinary boundaries.

We are seeking papers and abstracts that describe original research, analysis, and practice in the field of Web Science, as well as work that discusses novel and thought-provoking ideas and works-in-progress.

Possible topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical, methodological and ethical approaches for Web Science
  • Web practices – individual and/or collective and/or institutional
  • Humanities on the Web
  • The architecture and philosophy of the Web
  • Web Science approaches to Data Science and the Web of Data
  • Web Science and the Internet of Things
  • Social machines, collective intelligence and collaborative production
  • Analysis of online social and information networks
  • Social Media analytics for Web Science
  • Web economics, social entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Web Science and Cybersecurity
  • Governance, democracy, intellectual property, and the commons
  • Personal data, trust, and privacy
  • Web access, literacy, and development
  • Knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web
  • Health and well-being online
  • Arts and culture on the Web
  • Data curation and stewardship in Web Science
  • Web archiving techniques and scholarly uses of Web archives
  • Submission details can be found

Important Dates
February 1, 2016 (Monday), Intention to Submit
February 8, 2016 (Monday), Submission of long papers, short papers, extended Abstract
March 18, 2016 ( Friday), Notification: Acceptances and rejections of long papers, short papers and extended abstracts are sent out.
April 15, 2016 ( Friday), Camera-ready version

Program Co-chairs

  • Paolo Parigi, Stanford University
  • Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany & University of Southampton, UK

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