Call for Interdisciplinary PhD Symposium

One of the WebSci’18 events on Sunday 27 May 2018 will be the Interdisciplinary PhD Symposium, offering PhD and research master students the opportunity to present and discuss their research plans and ongoing research for an interdisciplinary audience. We aim for a lively and engaged discussion maximising early-stage ideas exchange and interdisciplinary discussion on emerging or novel ideas/research.

To achieve this we are seeking 1-2 page PhD research descriptions that will be reviewed by the PhD Symposium chairs. Accepted submissions will be presented in (about) 20 minute slots during the PhD Symposium on Sunday 27 May. In addition, we offer students the possibility to present their work as a poster at the plenary poster reception of the main conference on Monday 28 May.

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.

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

Submissions should be up to 2 pages, ACM double column format. Accepted submissions will be made available in a separate open access WebSci’18 Events Proceedings that will accompany the main conference proceedings. You can submit your contribution via the WebSci’18 submission page at Easychair.

Important dates:
Deadline for submission: 06 April 2018
Camera-ready version due: 27 April 2018
Event date: Sunday 27 May 2018