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Monday 29 June

Addressing Divides: Inclusion and Representation Across the Web [Visit workshop page]
Building Web Observatories (B-WOW2015) [Visit workshop page]
Web Science Education: Curriculum, MOOCs and Learning [Visit workshop page]
#FAIL! Things that didn’t work out in social media research—and what we can learn from them [Visit workshop page]

Tuesday 30 June

Data Literacy—What is it and why does it matter? [Visit workshop page]
The Economics of Surveillance: A Critical Exploration of Data Practices, Consumer Rights and the Future of Digital Economies [Visit workshop page]

Quantifying and Analysing Scholarly Communication on the Web – What can bibliometrics do for you? What can you do for bibliometrics? [Visit workshop page]


Call for Workshops CLOSED

For WebSci15 the workshops will be integrated into the main conference programme, running in the afternoons of June 30 and July 1. The workshops offer organisers the opportunity to curate panels, or collaborative research and scholarship activities around a key Web Science theme and to explore this in depth. Workshops may be proposed on any theme that facilitates interdisciplinary discussion of the Web and approaches to Web Science research. We particularly welcome applications that are ambitious in scope and aim to address the pressing challenges of Web Science. This might include, but is not restricted to:

  • Theorising the Web
  • Data ownership, access and ethics
  • Digital cultures
  • Digital inequality, citizenship and governance
  • The future of the Web

Workshops can have a mixture of panel presentations and invited speakers, but presentations should reflect the diversity of approaches that characterise the multidisciplinary nature of Web Science.

Workshop submission

Workshop proposals should contain the following information:

  1. Title summarising the tutorial goals or workshop theme.
  2. Details of the organising committee, including names and institutional affiliations.
  3. Max two-page description about the relevance, motivation and goals of the tutorial or workshop.
  4. Schedule of sessions, panels, and talks (half day 14:00-17:00).
  5. Names of instructors and potential invited speakers.
  6. For workshops, selection criteria for papers to be presented.
  7. Workshop website URL (desirable).

It is the prerogative of organisers to decide whether to have an open call for participants and papers, or arrange panels by invitation only. Proposals should include as many details as possible about sessions, speakers, and talks: they will be evaluated by their coherence and ability to address the stated goals.

It is the responsibility of organisers to advertise their event, and constitute a program committee to review and select papers, manage the review process, and possibly arrange for selected papers to be published in a special issue of a to-be-identified journal.

If successful, we advise proposals to have a website describing the event (within two weeks of acceptance) and, if applicable, information about similar events held in the past. Workshops will be linked from the main conference site.

Proposals should be submitted in pdf format through Easychair to:

Workshop proposal review

The Web Science programme chairs will review each submission and select those with the higher scores on originality, timeliness and relevance of the proposed topic, its interdisciplinarity, rigour of the review process, coherence with the conference aims, and potential to attract a large audience.

Workshop proposal deadlines

February 27, 2015 - Workshop proposal submissions
March 6, 2015 - Notification of workshop acceptance
March 13, 2015 - Workshop website due
Workshop proposal deadlines

February 27, 2015
Workshop proposal submissions

March 6, 2015
Notification of workshop acceptance

March 13
2015 Workshop website due