Call for Initial Statement of Interest for hosting ACM Web Science 2021 and 2022.

Deadline: March 20, 2020
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The Steering Committee of ACM WebSci is seeking statements of interest from organizations or consortia interested in hosting the 13th or 14th ACM Web Science Conferences (WebSci 2021 and WebSci 2022). The conference series usually moves between the continents.  We will accept bids from all locations, but for the 2021 conference, we will give preference to bids outside Europe and for the 2022 conference, we will give preference to bids within Europe. We expect the conference to take place in June/July each year.

The process consists of two stages. During this first stage, the Steering Committee solicits informal statements of interest through an open call. We will prefer statements that commit to running an event with low registration costs encouraging participants from all disciplines, including ones with lower financial provisions.

Organizations wishing to host the conference should contact Susan Davies (sdd1@soton.ac.uk) with a short paragraph outlining your interest, which should include the main organizer, the proposed venue and potential dates. Any organization can apply to host the conference, but the local organizing committee must include a representative of a local research group.

Once the first phase is complete, the Steering Committee will shortlist applications who will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The important dates for applying to host the Conferences are:

Friday March 20, 2020: Deadline for receiving statements of interest
Friday March 27, 2020: Notifications to shortlisted bids are sent out
Friday May 15, 2020: Formal applications received from shortlisted bids

We will be in touch with successful applicants by the end of May.

It is anticipated that the venue for ACM WebSci 2021 will be announced at this year’s conference in Southampton websci20.webscience.org

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