ACM Web Science 2013, May 2-4th in Paris

WebSci13 is just 3 weeks away…

April 10, 2013
by Lisa Harris

It is not too late to book your place in Paris :-)

The Web demands new ways of working across traditional academic disciplines. Web Science builds skills and expertise in the technical underpinnings of the Web, the social processes that have shaped its evolution, and the impact of the Web on society. The presentations at #WebSci13 will address these contemporary issues across a wide range of applications from healthcare to cybersecurity.

While the deadlines for presenting have now passed, we are still welcoming registrations from businesses, academics, policy makers and students who would like to attend the event.

Some of the highlights you can expect at the Conference are:

Day 1 – Thursday 2nd May

Keynotes from Vint Cerf,  co-inventor of TCP/IP and “Father of the Internet”, and Cory Doctorow, novelist, technology activist and co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing. There will also be paper presentations on a wide range of cutting edge Web Science projects,  a lively Pecha Kucha session of short sharp talks and an evening Reception.

Day 2 – Friday 3rd May

A full day of poster sessions, papers and panels – followed by an evening banquet on the Seine.

Day 3 – Saturday 4th May

We debate how the web is revolutionising society, and conclude with a final selection of papers.

A detailed programme will be available very shortly.



Registration deadline for authors

March 27, 2013
by Lisa Sugiura

Please note, if you are an author of an accepted paper you need to register to attend the conference no later than April 8th 2013.

Authors of accepted extended abstracts will need to register no later than April 16th 2013.

Registration now open

March 7, 2013
by Lisa Sugiura

Registration for Web Science 2013 is now open Part of the ACM European Computing Research Congress (ACM ECRC) at the Palais du Congress May 2-4th, with Vint Cerf, co-inventor of TCP/IP and “Father of the Internet”, and Cory Doctorow, novelist and technology activist,  as some of the keynotes. Registration also includes attendance at any of the WebSci or Hypertext workshops, and the cost of a reception on the evening of 2nd May.

2nd Call for Papers and Call for Workshops

January 9, 2013
by Hugh Davis

The second call for Papers, and the call for workshop proposals for WebSci13 is now available. Now is the time to get your paper written to meet the end of month deadline. We are looking for 10 page papers or 4 page notes.  As always with Web Science,  the method of publication and the method of presentation at Web Science is separated – and we normally enjoy vibrant panel and poster sessions as well as a range of talks and keynotes.

Paris in springtime is a wonderful location for a conference and we are looking forward to sharing the Palais dès Congrés with the other ECRC conferences – including Hypertext, with whom we will be sharing our workshop series. We will be managing to keep the conference fees remarkably low for such a prestigious venue, thanks to the generous help of the ACM.

Workshops add an opportunity for you to get specialist and interdisciplinary groups together, and by sharing  our program with Hypertext we hope to have something for everyone. So plan a long enough stay to include the workshops which will be on May 1st (yes May 1st – in France…) and on May 5th, which are on either side of the main conference which will run May 2nd – May4th.

Web Science 2013 (May 2-4th in Paris) – Call for Papers announced!

October 22, 2012
by Harry Halpin

Today, the Call for Papers for Web Science 2013 was announced. We’ll be part of the ACM European Computing Research Congress (ACM ECRC) at the Palais du Congress May 2-4th and will have Vint Cerf, co-inventor of TCP/IP and “Father of the Internet”, as one of our keynote. A panel organized by Alex “Sandy” Pentland (MIT) will be announced shortly, as well as additional speakers and events. Start working on papers – they are due February 1st 2013. See the Call for Papers for details!


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