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ACM Hypertext 2016

Charlie Hargood with ACMHT'16 Best Paper Award/David Millard ©2016
Charlie Hargood with Best Paper Award/David Millard ©2016

Here at WST HQ in Southampton we’ve been following events at Hypertext 2016 in Halifax, Canada over the past few days. It was a brilliant conference for our WSTNet colleagues in from the University of Southampton – with Charlie Hargood and Dave Millard picking up the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award. Their paper, co-authored with Verity Hunt and Mark Weal, focusses on location aware hypertext – an emerging form of digital storytelling. 

Hossein Derakhshan UMAP’16 Keynote/David Millard ©2016

On the final day HT’16 linked with UMAP’16 and included a riveting keynote from ‘the blog father’ Hossein Derakhshan.

To get a flavour of the conference see: “ACM Hypertext 2016” on Storify, and conference proceedings.

ACM Web Science 2015

ACM Web Science 2015

28 June to 1 July 2015
University of Oxford, UK
http://websci15.org/

Call for Papers & Posters

Web Science is the emergent study of the people and technologies,
applications, processes and practices that shape and are shaped
by the World Wide Web. Web Science aims to draw together theories, methods and findings from across academic disciplines, and to collaborate with industry, business, government and civil society,
to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web: the largest
socio-technical infrastructure in human history.

The Web Science conference 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.

Following the success of WebSci’09 in Athens, WebSci’10 in Raleigh,
WebSci’11 in Koblenz, WebSci’12 in Evanston, WebSci’13 in Paris,
and WebSci’14 in Bloomington, for the 2015 conference we are seeking papers and posters 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
  • 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

This call for papers and posters can be found on http://websci15.org
along with a separate call for colocated workshops.

Submission

Web Science 2015 is a very selective single track conference with a
rigorous review process. To accommodate the distinct traditions of its many disciplines, we provide three different paper submission formats:

full papers, short papers, and posters.

For all types of submissions, inclusion in the Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library proceedings will be by default, but not mandatory. All accepted research papers (full and short papers) will be presented during the single track conference. There will be a reception for all accepted posters, which will all be displayed in a dedicated space during the conference.

  • Full research papers (8-10 pages, ACM double column) Full
    research papers should present substantial theoretical, empirical,
    methodological, or policy-oriented contributions to research and/or
    practice. This should be original work that has not been previously
    published.
  • Short research papers (up to 5 pages, ACM double column) Short
    research papers may present preliminary theoretical, empirical,
    methodological, or policy-oriented contributions to research and/or practice. This should be original work that has not been previously published.
  • Posters (up to 2 pages, ACM double column, poster reception and
    presentation) Extended abstracts for posters may be up to 2 pages.

Other types of creative submissions (flexible format) are also
encouraged, and the exact format and style of presentation are
open. Examples might include artistic performances or installations,
interactive exhibits, demonstrations, or other creative formats. For
these submissions, the proposers should make clear the format and
content and any special requirements they would need to successfully deliver this work (in terms of space, time, technology, etc.)

Submission instructions

Full and short paper and poster submissions should be formatted
according to the official ACM SIG proceedings template
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates).
If appropriate, please make use of the ACM 1998 classification
scheme (http://www.acm.org/about/class/1998/). Submit papers using EasyChair at

https://easychair.org/conferences/conf=websci2015

Submissions do not need to be anonymised.

Review Process

The Web Science Programme Committee covers all areas of Web
Science. Each submission will be refereed by three Programme Committee members and one short meta review written by a Co-Programme Committee chair, to cover both the research background of each submission as well as the necessary interdisciplinary aspects.

Digital Library

All accepted papers and posters will by default appear in the Web
Science 2015 Conference Proceedings and can also be made available
through the ACM Digital Library, in the same length and format of
the submission unless indicated otherwise (those wishing not to be
indexed and archived can ‘opt out’ of the proceedings).

Important Dates

  • 20 Mar 2015 Deadline for paper and poster submissions
  • 30 Apr 2015 Paper/poster notification
  • 15 May 2015 Paper/poster camera-ready

Programme Chairs

Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in
Information Studies, UCLA

Pete Burnap, School of Computer Science & Informatics,
Cardiff University, UK

Susan Halford, Professor of Sociology, Web Science Institute
University of Southampton, UK

WWW 2014 April 7th – 11 in Seoul, Korea

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The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014) which will be held from April 7 to 11, 2014 in Seoul, Korea.

The World Wide Web Conference is an annual international conference on the topics of the future direction of the World Wide Web.

The Conference is an outstanding international forum to present and discuss progress in research, development, standards, and applications of the topics related to the Web. WWW 2014 will offer high quality technical activities including research sessions, poster sessions, workshops, and tutorials. Tracks and special programs will include the research track, posters track, demonstration track, developers track, industry track, panels, Ph.D. symposium track, tutorials, web science track, workshops, and W3C track.

We believe you will experience a taste of the Korean culture in Seoul which has been the capital of Korea for over 600 years. It is the heart of the Korean culture and education as well as politics and economics. Seoul is home of many historic sites including Gyeongbokgung (Northern Royal Palace) and Changdeokgung (Prospering Virtue Palace), and places of traditional culture such as Bukchon Hanok Village (traditional Korean village), Insa-dong (traditional market place), and Namdaemun Market.

WWW 2014 will be a great conference for sharing the latest academic insights as well as experiencing the unique culture of Seoul, a city that brings the old traditions of Korea and the new vibrance of information technology.