WebSci10. Raleigh, North Carolina, 26 & 27 April 2010.

Call for Abstracts


Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line

26-27 April 2010
Raleigh, NC, USA

Co-located with WWW2010 (http://www2010.org/)

Submission FAQ

  • Submission was closed on 29 January, 23:59-12.
  • Authors of already submitted abstrats will have the chance to update their paper for another two-and-a-half days (until 1 Feb 23:59 GMT) to correct mistakes, if needed.
  • Extended abstracts can be maximum two pages; due to the many communities involved we haven't imposed a particular fomat, but ask you to be sensible; so use at least 10pt with normal margins.


  • Submission deadline for 2-page abstracts: 29 January 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: 22 February 2010


Following the success of last year’s inaugural Web Science Conference we are seeking papers that demonstrate the development, scope, and relevance of the emerging field of Web Science. Web Science is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web, and is thus inherently interdisciplinary.  It is based on the notion that understanding the Web involves not only an analysis of its architecture and applications, but also insight into the people, organizations, policies, and economics that are affected by and subsumed within it. As such Web Science, and thus this conference, integrates computer and information sciences, sociology, economics, political science, law, management, language and communication, geography and psychology. This conference is unique in the manner in which it brings these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogue and we invitepapers from all these disciplines and those which cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Possible topics for submissions include:

  • On-line lives: individuals and organizations shopping, dating,learning, networking
  • Trust and privacy
  • Evolving  technologies – new search technologies, linked data, new Web languages and/or protocols, and emerging application areas
  • The pro-human web in an unequal world: access, inequalities and agendas for change
  • Web futures: possibilities critiques and challenges
  • The web and the state: nationalism, politics. democracy
  • Governance control and power
  • Knowledge, education, and scholarship – the potential and effects of crowdsourcing and long tails
  • Intellectual property and the Commons
  • The dark side of the Web – such as cybercrime, pornography and terrorism


Submissions are in the form of extended abstracts of 250-500 words (max. 2 pages). Abstracts may be submitted in PDF (.pdf, preferred), HTML (.html), plain-text (.txt) or Word (.doc) format. The deadline for submissions is Friday 29 January 2009. NOTE: submission website will be open until 12 hours after GMT 23:59.

The submission site of the conference is at:


[NOTE: You will be asked for an abstract of the abstract. You can limit this to a single sentence.]

Successful applicants will be asked to produce a short paper of 5,000 words to be presented at the conference in a plenary session, panel or poster. These papers will automatically be considered for publication as full papers by a number of journals whose editors have agreed to participate.

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