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


Following the release of the decisions on Extended Abstract acceptance we now have a first draft of the full program. However, this information remains liable to change until the final program is released.




Room 332+333M Room 322+323M Room 326+327M Room 336+337M
(11h00 coffee break)
WK1: Building Web Observatories WK5: Harnessing the power of social theory for Web Science WK7: Value-driven Social Semantics & Collective Intelligence WK3: Creativity and Attention in the Age of the Web
(16h00 coffee break)
WK6: Internet Science and Web Science Synergies  WK2: Web Science Education WK4: Social Media for Crowdsourcing and Human Computation



0900 1030
Keynote: Vint Cerf

Conversations with a computer” (Shared with CHI and ECRC conferences): Grand Amphitheater, Level 1

1030 1100

1100 1230
Paper Session: FACE IN THE CROWD

  • Frank Shipman and Catherine Marshall: Are User-Contributed Reviews Community Property? Exploring the beliefs and practices of reviewers (long)
  • Elaheh Momeni and Gerhard Sageder: An Empirical Analysis of Characteristics of Useful Comments in Social Media
  • Yuqing Lu, Lei Zhang, Yudong Xiao and Yangguang Li: Simultaneously Detecting Fake Reviews and Review Spammers using Factor Graph Model
  • Lora Aroyo and Chris Welty: Crowd Truth: Harnessing disagreement in crowdsourcing a relation extraction gold standard
  • Saraschandra Karanam, Vaibhav Rajan and Koustuv Dasgupta: Understanding Dynamic Performance Variability Across Multiple Crowdsourcing Platforms

1230 1400

1400 1530
Pecha Kucha session of short sharp talks

  • Ricardo Kawase, Bernardo Pereira Nunes, Eelco Herder, Wolfgang Nejdl and Marco Antonio Casanova: Who Wants To Get Fired?
  • Catherine C. Marshall and Frank M. Shipman: Experiences Surveying the Crowd: Reflections on methods, participation, and reliability
  • Jisun An, Daniele Quercia and Jon Crowcroft: Why Individuals Seek Diverse Opinions (or Why They Don’t)
  • Markel Vigo and Simon Harper: Considering People with Disabilities as Überusers for Eliciting Generalisable Coping Strategies on the Web
  • Nana Baah Gyan, Victor de Boer, Anna Bon, Chris van Aart, Stephane Boyera, Hans Akkermans, Mary Allen, Aman Grewal and Max Froumentin: Voice-Based Web Access in Rural Africa
  • Christopher Phethean, Thanassis Tiropanis and Lisa Harris: Rethinking Measurements Of Social Media Use By Charities: A Mixed Methods Approach
  • Fabian Eikelboom, Paul Groth and Laura Hollink: A comparison between online and offline prayer
  • Marie Joan Kristine Gloria, Dominic Difranzo, Marco Fernando Navarro and Jim Hendler: The Performativity of Data: Re-conceptualizing the Web of data
  • Richard Rogers: Debanalizing Twitter: the transformation of an object of study
  • Michael Yip, Nigel Shadbolt and Craig Webber: Why Forums? An empirical analysis into the facilitating factors of carding forums
  • Antoine Mazières and Samuel Huron: Toward Google Borders

1530 1600

1600 1730
Keynote: Cory Doctorow

Computer scientists save the world” or, “HOWTO: teach politicians the most important thing they need to understand about general purpose computers and end-to-end networks” : 352AB

18:30 – 20:30
ECRC reception:  Espace Renoir, Level 2, Le Meridien Etoile Hotel


0900 1030
ECRC Panel: Future of Computer Science

Panel Chair: Professor Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
Speaker: Michel Cosnard, CEO, INRIA, co-author of the ISTAG report “Software – the Missing Key Enabling Technology”

Muffy Calder, Professor of Computer Science, University of Glasgow, and CSA to the Scottish Government

Eric Brewer, UCB, ACM Infosys Award Winner 2009

Thierry Van der Pyl, Director, “Excellence in Science” at European Commission

Matthias Kaiserswerth, Director and Vice President, IBM Research – Zurich

1030 1100

1100 1200
Paper Session: WEB OF THE MIND

  • Harry Halpin: Does The Web Extend The Mind (long)
  • Dong Nie, Ang Li, Bibo Hao and Tingshao Zhu: Personality Traits and Microblogging Behavior of Weibo Users: Onlies versus others (short)
  • Clare J. Hooper, Georgeta Bordea and Paul Buitelaar: Web Science and the Two (Hundred) Cultures: Representation of disciplines publishing in Web Science (short)

1200 1330

1330 1430
Paper Session: COMPETITION

  • Paul Gaskell, Thanassis Tiropanis and Frank McGroarty: An Investigation into Correlations between Financial Sentiment and Prices in Financial Markets (short)
  • Aristea-Maria Zafeiropoulou, David Millard, Craig Webber and Kieron O’Hara: Unpicking the Privacy Paradox: Can Structuration Theory help to explain location-based privacy decisions? (short)
  • Tamas David-Barrett and Robin Dunbar: Women Universally Favour Dyadic Relationships, Men Prefer Male Alliances (long)

1430 1630
Posters (with coffee  at the midpoint of the poster session)

See full list of posters below

1630 1730

2000: Conference Dinner

Banquet en bateaux (details here)
(Note: this is an optional extra: You must reserve a ticket when registering).


0900 1030

1030 1100

1100 1230

  • Bernhard Haslhofer, Werner Robitza, Carl Lagoze and Francois Guimbretiere: Semantic Tagging on Historical Maps
  • Stéphane Bazan and Michalis Vafopoulos: The Web Science Curriculum at work: The Digital Economy Master Program at USJ-Beirut
  • Markus Luczak-Rösch: Beyond Positivism in Computer Science (long)
  • Henry S Thompson, Jonathan A Rees and Jeni Tennison: URIs in data: for entities, or for descriptions of entities: A critical analysis
  • Chiel Van Den Akker, Marieke Van Erp, Lora Aroyo, Ardjan van Nuland, Lourens Van Der Meij, Susan Legêne and Guus Schreiber: From Information Delivery to Interpretation Support: Evaluating cultural heritage access on the Web

1230 1400

1400 1530
Paper Session: NEWS

  • Panagiotis Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj: The Rise and the Fall of a Citizen Reporter (long)
  • Gloria Origgi and Pierre Bonnier: Trust, Networks and Democracy in the Age of Internet
  • Jisun An, Daniele Quercia, Meeyoung Cha, Krishna Gummadi and Jon Crowcroft: Traditional media seen from social media
  • Souneil Park, Minsam Ko, Jaeung Lee, Aram Choi and Junehwa Song: Challenges and Opportunities of Local Journalism: A case study of the 2012 Korean general election
  • Marie Joan Kristine Gloria, Stephane Bazan and Qingpeng Zhang: When Freedom Goes Global: Are we all equally safe on social media?

1530 1600

1600 1730
Paper Session: NETWORKS

  • Andreas Birkbak: From networked publics to issue publics: Reconsidering the public/private distinction in Web Science (long)
  • Hans Akkermans and Rena Bakhshi: Toward a Next Generation of Network Models for the Web
  • Mark Frank and Tim Davies: There’s No Such Thing As Raw Data: Exploring the socio-technical life of a government dataset
  • Bernhard Rieder: Studying Facebook via Data Extraction: The Netvizz Application
  • Silvia Mitter, Claudia Wagner and Markus Strohmaier: Understanding The Impact Of Socialbot Attacks In Online Social Networks



Room 352A Room 352B
(11h00 coffee break)
WK10: Web for well being and human performance   WK9: Life Web Science
(16h00 coffee break)
WK11: Internet, politics and the people.


The poster session is between 1430 and 1630 on Friday 3rd.

This year’s conference will present a very exciting poster session. Web Science conferences have a great tradition of poster sessions and they’re always a highlight moment. 45 posters will be presented this year at the session.

Poster prize

There will be a single prize for the best poster. The best poster will be chosen from votes cast at the poster session. All the posters will be numbered and people can vote for their favourite by writing the number down on the websc13 voting slips that will be provided. The slips will be put into a ballot box. The winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize.


The WSTnet labs run a regular series of webinars which are attended by the WSTnet lab community. Recordings are also placed on the Web Science Trust web site.

We will be inviting the top 4 students with the best posters at WebSci13 to present their work during a webinar session on Wednesday 12 June 16.00 UK time. If you are selected to present, we will be asking you to present the content of your poster using a set of PowerPoint charts. Each presentation should last approximately 15 minutes and allow some time for questions. You will need a PC/Mac with an audio headset. This will be a great opportunity to get your work more widely known and also to polish your presentation skills. Please have a look at previous webinars to get a feel for the format.


The location for the session is in the corridor outside the main conference room 352AB.

Technical information for posters presenters

Posters should be in A0 size and MUST be in a portrait style to fit on to the boards.
Drawing pins will be provided by the venue.

Posters presenters will be split in 2 groups. Each group will have 45 minutes of presentation. Please be sure to be in front of your poster at the beginning of your presentation session.

List of accepted Posters

  • Andrew Higgins and Brittany Smith. A Citation Based View of the Ontology Community in Philosophy
  • Julien Pierre. Reverse Privacy Engineering
  • Chris Martin, Tim Davies and Jo Bates. Socio-Technical Transitions Pathways for UK Open Government Data
  • Silvia Mitter, Claudia Wagner and Markus Strohmaier. A Categorization Scheme for Socialbot Attacks In Online Social Networks
  • Mengia Zollinger, Cosmin Basca and Abraham Bernstein. Market-based SPARQL brokerage: Economic Incentives for Linked Data
  • Antonio Lieto and Fabiana Vernero, Unveiling the link between logical fallacies and web persuasion
  • Terhi Nurmikko, Jacob Dahl, Kirk Martinez and Graeme Earl. Web Science for Ancient History: Deciphering Proto-Elamite Online
  • Michael Jewell, Tom Frankland, Enrico Costanza, Graeme Earl and Luc Moreau.Beyond The Trowel’s Edge: Provenance-Based Collective Archaeological Interpretations
  • Yuko Sakurai, Masaaki Oka and Satoshi Oyama. How confident are you? Classification of Workers in crowdsourcing
  • J. Nathan Matias, Measuring Social Media Quotations in Journalism
  • Robert Tolksdorf and Markus Luczak-Rösch. Art As A Source For Innovation In Knowledge Processing
  • Peter Kraker, Kris Jack, Christian Schloegl, Christoph Trattner and Stefanie Lindstaedt. Head Start: Improving Academic Literature Search with Overview Visualizations based on Readership Statistics
  • Mark Thamm and Arnim Bleier. When Politicians Tweet:
  • Derek Greene and Padraig Cunningham. Producing a Unified Graph Representation from Multiple Social Network Views
  • Robert Sanderson, Paolo Ciccarese and Herbert Van de Sompel. Designing the W3C Open Annotation Data Model
  • Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro and Trevor Cohn. Mining User Behaviors: A study of check-in patterns in Location Based Social Networks
  • Munmun De Choudhury, Scott Counts and Eric Horvitz. Social Media as a Measurement Tool of Depression in Populations
  • Johannes Schantl, Claudia Wagner, Rene Kaiser and Markus Strohmaier. The Utility of Social and Topical Factors in Anticipating Repliers in Twitter Conversations
  • Natasha F. Noy, Jonathan Mortensen, Paul Alexander and Mark Musen. Mechanical Turk as an Ontology Engineer? Using Microtasks as a Component of an Ontology-Engineering Workflow
  • Christopher Wienberg, Melissa Roemmele and Andrew Gordon. Content-Based Similarity Measures of Weblog Authors
  • Daniele Quercia. Don’t Worry, Be Happy: The Geography of Happiness on Facebook
  • Ming Gao, Ee-Peng Lim and David Lo. R-energy for Evaluating Robustness of Dynamic Networks
  • Mathieu D’Aquin, Alessandro Adamou and Stefan Dietze. Assessing the Educational Linked Data Landscap
  • Lisa Thomas, Pamela Briggs and Linda Little. Location Tracking via Social Networking Sites
  • Elizabeth Sillence, Claire Hardy and Pam Briggs. Why don’t we trust health websites that help us help each other?
  • Derek O’Callaghan, Derek Greene, Maura Conway, Joe Carthy and Padraig Cunningham. Uncovering the Wider Structure of Extreme Right Communities Spanning Popular Online Networks
  • Sebastien Heymann and Benedicte Le Grand. Towards A Redefinition of Time in Information Networks?
  • April Kontostathis, Kelly Reynolds, Andy Garron and Lynne Edwards. Detecting Cyberbullying: Query Terms and Techniques
  • Julien Cojan, Elena Cabrio and Fabien Gandon. Filling the Gaps Among DBpedia Multilingual Chapters for Question Answering
  • Gemma Fitzsimmons, Mark Weal and Denis Drieghe. On Measuring the Impact of Hyperlinks on Reading
  • Richard Fyson, Simon Coles and Leslie Carr. AltOA: A Framework for Dissemination Through Disintermediation
  • Wouter Van Atteveldt, Tamir Sheafer and Shaul Shenhav. Automatically Extracting Frames from Media Content using Syntacting Analysis
  • Anca Dumitrache, Paul Groth and Peter van Den Besselaar. Identifying Research Talent Using Web-Centric Databases
  • Sarvapali Ramchurn, Trung Dong Huynh, Matteo Venanzi and Bing Shi. Collabmap: Crowdsourcing Maps for Emergency Planning
  • Shu Huang, Wei Peng, Jingxuan Li and Dongwon Lee. Sentiment and Topic Analysis on Social Media: A Multi-Task Multi-Label Classification Approach
  • Hugo C. Huurdeman, Anat Ben-David and Thaer Sammar. Sprint Methods for Web Archive Research
  • Lambros Lazuras and Michalis Vafopoulos. Cyberbullying 2. 0: Implications of Web development for the prevention of cyberbullying
  • Jérôme Kunegis, Marcel Blattner and Christine Moser. Preferential Attachment in Online Networks: Measurement and Explanations
  • Diego Torres, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli and Alicia Diaz. BlueFinder: Recommending Wikipedia Links Using DBpedia Properties
  • Jared Lorince and Peter Todd. Can simple social copying heuristics explain tag popularity in a collaborative tagging system?
  • Scott A. Hale, Helen Margetts, and Taha Yasseri. Petition growth and success rates on the UK No. 10 Downing Street Website
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Valentina Presutti, Aldo Gangemi, Alberto Musetti and Paolo Ciancarini. Aemoo: exploring knowledge on the Web
  • Tushar Rao and Saket Srivastava, Modeling Movements in Oil, Gold, Forex and Market Indices using Search Volume Index and Twitter Sentiments


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