NetSci 2012 & ACM WebSci 2012 Calls for Submission

Katy Borner katy at INDIANA.EDU
Wed Jan 25 16:44:53 EST 2012

NetSci 2012 and ACM WebSci 2012 are pleased to announce -- CALLS FOR PAPERS.

This collaboration will be a great opportunity to explore the many facets
of network science and web science with both events taking place at
Northwestern University near Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Be sure to read each CALL carefully for submission details.


Calls for Contributed Talks&  Poster Abstracts


June 18th - 22nd


International School and Conference on Complex Networks

Bringing together leading researchers, practitioners, and teachers in
network science (including analysts, modeling experts, visualization
specialists, and others), NetSci fosters interdisciplinary communication and
collaboration. The conference focuses on novel directions in networks
research within the biological and environmental sciences, computer and
information sciences, social sciences, finance and business.

Rules Governing Submission of Contributed Talks&  Posters

1. A first author may present only one contributed abstract for the regular
program. If a second abstract is submitted with the same first author, that
abstract may be placed as a poster, at the discretion of the program

2. Abstracts submitted after the abstract deadline may be placed in poster
sessions or rejected at the discretion of the program organizers, who are
under no obligation to schedule any contributed abstract that arrives after
the close of business on the deadline date.

3. Preferences expressed by the author for oral or poster presentation, for
presentation on a particular day, or for a particular order of presentation
within a session, will be accommodated whenever possible, but at the
discretion of the program organizers.

4. Abstracts must be submitted via the NetSci abstract submission website.
Paper abstracts will not be accepted.

5. Once the abstracts have been sorted by the program organizers, honoring
requests for changes to abstracts will be limited to misspellings in
authors' names up until the program is published on the web. Therefore it is
imperative that you proof your abstract prior to submission.

6. Upon notification of abstract placement in the program it is the
responsibility of the authors to check the abstract on the web program
immediately and notify the NetSci staff of any discrepancies.

7. Requests for withdrawals must come to the NetSci in writing by e-mail.
Withdrawals received prior to the printing of the program Bulletin will be
withdrawn from the Bulletin. Withdrawals received after the printing of the
Bulletin, will be reflected in the program Corrigenda.

8. In general, the time allotted for the presentation of oral contributed
abstracts is seventeen minutes for presentation and three minutes for

9. Authors of abstracts assigned to poster sessions should be sure that the
title and content of the poster correspond to the title and content of the
abstract printed in the program Bulletin. The poster should be displayed so
that a number of people can view the presentation at the same time. You may
tack your poster up to the provided backing boards. When designing your
poster, take into consideration that attendees may be viewing the material
from a distance beyond 3′. The minimum poster size is 3′ high x 3.5′ wide
(.92 x 1.07 meters) but no larger than 4′ high x 4′ wide (1.22 x 1.22

All questions regarding NetSci 2012 Contributed Talks/Posters should be
directed to netsci2012 at Please place in the subject heading --

General Chairs

Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School

Program Chairs



February 29th: Abstracts Due

April 15th: Notification of Acceptance Begins

June 1st: Last Day for Revisions

*Submission link for EasyChair to be posted soon.


Call for Papers

ACM WebSci 2012 -- CALLS

June 22nd - 24th


4th ACM Web Science Conference

Web Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast information network of
people and communities. It also includes the study of people and communities
using the digital records of user activity mediated by the Web. An
understanding of human behavior and social interaction can contribute to our
understanding of the Web, and data obtained from the Web can contribute to
our understanding of human behavior and social interaction. Accordingly, Web
Science involves analysis and design of Web architecture and applications,
as well as studies of the people, organizations, and policies that shape and
are shaped by the Web.

To address these diverse goals, the Web Science conference is inherently
interdisciplinary, integrating computer and information sciences,
communication, linguistics, sociology, psychology, economics, law, political
science, and other disciplines. 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, as well as
those that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Following the success of WebSci'09 in Athens, WebSci'10 in Raleigh, and
WebSci'11 in Koblenz, we are seeking papers and research notes that describe
original research, analysis, and practice in the field of Web Science, as
well as extended abstracts that discuss novel and thought-provoking ideas
and works-in-progress.

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

- Analysis of human behavior and social interaction using data from social
media, online networks and communities

- Methodological challenges of analyzing Web-based large-scale human
interaction and behavior

- Network analysis of the Web

- Microlevel processes and interactions on the Web

- Collective intelligence, collaborative production, and social computing

- Structure and organization on the Web

- Web communities and online lifestyles

- Web, society, and innovation

- Intellectual property and the commons

- Governance, trust, and privacy

- Web access, literacy, and democracy

- Knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web

- People-driven Web technologies, including social search, open data, and
new interfaces

- Using the digital records of user activity mediated by the Web

- New research questions and thought-provoking ideas, emphasizing the
intersection of design and social interaction


Web Science is a strongly interdisciplinary field, with areas representing
different traditions for conferences and publications. Therefore this year
we are providing three different submission formats (papers, notes, and
abstracts) to allow for a wide range of submissions from all disciplines
relevant for Web Science.

Submission Guidelines for Research Papers&  Research Notes

Research papers and research notes should present new results and original
work that has not been previously published. Research papers should present
significant theoretical, empirical, methodological, or policy-oriented
contributions to research and/or practice. Research notes should describe
brief and focused research contributions that are noteworthy.

Papers can be up to 10 pages; notes up to 4 pages. All submissions should be
formatted according to the official ACM SIG proceedings template (WebSci
archive format at and
submitted via EasyChair.

Submission Guidelines for Extended Abstracts

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

Extended abstracts can be up to 6 pages, and should be formatted according
to the official ACM SIG abstract template (extended abstract format at http:
// and
submitted via EasyChair.

Review, Publication, and Presentation

The Web Science program committee consists of a senior program committee
that covers all relevant areas of Web Science as well as regular program
committee members from these areas. Each submission will be refereed by at
least 3 PC members and one senior PC member, to cover both the research
background of each submission as well as the necessary interdisciplinary
aspects. Review criteria for all types of submissions include significance,
originality, presentation, validity, and the ability to stimulate
discussion, with different emphases depending on the submission category to
allow for consideration of all relevant works contributing to the
advancement of Web Science.

All accepted papers, notes, and extended abstracts will appear in the Web
Science 2012 Conference Proceedings and will also be available through the
ACM Digital Library, in the same length and format of the submission.
Regardless of the submission format, accepted submissions will be presented
in one of three formats: 1) as a 20-minute presentation followed by
discussion, 2) during one of the poster presentations and discussion
sessions, 3) or as part of a panel discussion. Research papers, research
notes, and extended abstracts are eligible for presentation in any of the
three formats, depending on reviewer recommendations. Submissions that are
thought-provoking and novel will be more appropriate for longer
presentation, while those that are expected to stimulate discussion will be
ideal for presentation in smaller groups or as posters.


February 12: Submissions of papers and notes due

February 26: Submissions of extended abstracts due

March 31: Notification of acceptance

April 29: Final versions of papers, notes, and extended abstracts due

June 22-24: Web Science 2011 Conference, Evanston, Illinois, USA

General Chairs

Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University, US

Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University, US

Program Chairs

Michael Macy, Cornell University, US

Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Germany

Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science
Director, CI for Network Science Center,
Curator, Mapping Science exhibit,

School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University
Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Phone: (812) 855-3256  Fax: -6166

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