5th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci ’13)


May 1-5, 2014. Paris, France

Deadline for papers: Feb. 1st 2013

Web Science is the emergent science of the people, organizations, applications, and of policies that shape and are shaped by the Web, the largest informational artifact constructed by humans in history. Web Science embraces the study of the Web as a vast universal information network of people and communities. As such, Web Science includes the study of social networks whose work, expression, and play take place on the Web. The social sciences and computational sciences meet in Web Science and complement one another: Studying human behavior and social interaction contributes to our understanding of the Web, while Web data is transforming how social science is conducted. The Web presents us with a great opportunity as well as an obligation: If we are to ensure the Web benefits humanity we must do our best to understand it.

Call for Papers

The Web Science conference is inherently interdisciplinary, as it attempts to integrate computer and information sciences, communication, linguistics, sociology, psychology, economics, law, political science, philosophy, digital humanities, and other disciplines in pursuit of an understanding of the Web. 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, and in particular those that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Web Science also offers a wide range of presentation modes in keeping with its diversity. The conference separates mode of presentation from mode of publication; for example, a striking new result might be presented as a poster or in a pecha kucha session for short, impactful results, and yet would still merit a full ten-page paper in the conference proceedings. The Web Science poster session, in particular, has been always been exceptionally strong.

Following the success of WebSci'09 in Athens, WebSci'10 in Raleigh, WebSci'11 in Koblenz, and WebSci ’12 in Evanston, 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 following:

* Analysis of human behavior using social media, mobile devices, and online communities.
* Methodological challenges of analyzing Web-based large-scale social interaction
* Data-mining and network analysis of the Web and human communities on the Web
* Detailed studies of micro-level processes and interactions on the Web
* Collective intelligence, collaborative production, and social computing
* The architecture and philosophy of the Web
* The intersection of design and human interaction on the Web
* Economics and social innovation on the Web
* Governance, democracy, intellectual property, and the commons
* Personal data, trust, and privacy
* Web and social media research ethics
* Studies of Linked Data, the Cloud, and digital eco-systems.
* Web access, literacy, and development
* Knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web
* People-driven Web technologies, including crowd-sourcing, open data, and new interfaces
* Digital humanities, webarchiving techniques and scholarly uses of Web archives
* New research questions and thought-provoking ideas

Submission

Web Science is necessarily a very selective conference with a rigorous review process. To accommodate the distinct traditions of its many disciplines, we provide three different submission formats: papers, notes, and abstracts.

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. Archival is optional.

Papers, which should be in English, 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 <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates> and submitted via EasyChair (<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=websci2013>).

Extended abstracts

Extended abstracts, which should be in English, can be up to 6 pages, and should be formatted according to the official ACM SIG abstract template (extended abstract format at <https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pl130rtd134fxu6/hiyzXgWwTs>) and submitted via EasyChair (<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=websci2013>).

Web Science Fringe Festival

The Web Science Fringe Festival takes an “unconference” approach to presenting work from the arts and sciences that pertains to Web Science but falls outside the conventional range of academic publication in the natural and social sciences. This might include, for example:

* performance art on, in, or about the Web
* painting, sculpture, or other media that comments on Web phenomena
* interactive drama and hyperdrama, either within or outside the Web
* electronic literature and virtual art
* pioneering web design
* location-aware and location-specific narrative
* augmented reality
* netart
* artistic data visualizations

This catalog is intended to be suggestive but not exhaustive. Unconventional presentations and interactions are encouraged. Limited assistance may be available to creators. Archival documentation is optional. French Language events are also encouraged.

The call for Web Science Fringe Events will follow in early February.

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 2013 Conference Proceedings and can also be made available through the ACM Digital Library, in the same length and format of the submission (although those wishing not be indexed can “opt out” of the proceedings). 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.

Deadlines

* February 1st 2013: Submissions of papers, notes, and fringe festival proposals due
* February 4th 2013, Workshop Proposals due
* March 1st 2013: Notification of acceptance  for papers and notes
* February 15 2013: Workshop Acceptance Notification:
* March 15th 2013: Camera-ready version of papers and notes due.
* March 16th 2013: Submissions of late-breaking extended abstracts due
* March 30, 2013: Final workshop proceedings, including attendees list
* April 9th 2013: Notification of acceptance of late-breaking extended abstracts
* May 2-4, 2013: Web Science 2013, Paris, France
* May 1st and May 5th 2013: Web Science 2013 Workshops, Paris, France

General Chairs

Hugh Davis, University of Southampton, UK
Harry Halpin, W3C/IRI, France
Alex “Sandy” Pentland, MIT, USA

Proceedings Chair
Matthew S. Webber, Rutgers University

Program Chairs

Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, Inc. USA

Lada A. Adamic, University of Michigan, USA
Harith Alani, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
Alexandre Monnin, Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne/IRI/INRIA, France
Richard Rogers, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos (University of the Aegean)
Lora Aroyo (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Wouter Van Atteveldt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Bruno Bachimont (UTC)
Alain Barrat (C.N.R.S.)
Nancy Baym (University of Kansas)
Jamie Blustein (Dalhousie University)
Michael Bywater (University of Warwick)
Carlos Alberto Alejandro CASTILLO (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
Dominique Cardon (Orange Labs)
Les Carr (University of Southhampton)
Ciro Cattuto (ISI Foundation)
Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)
John Henry Clippinger (Harvard University)
Kate Crawford (University of New South Wales)
Brian Croxall (Emory University)
Hugh Davis (University of Southhampton)
David DeRoure (University of Southhampton)
Stefan Dietze (L3S)
Alan Dix (University of Birmingham)
Graeme Earl (University of Southhampton)
Jim Fallows (The Atlantic Monthly)
Miriam Fernandez (Open University)
Fabien Gandon (INRIA)
Aldo Gangemi (CNR)
Carole Goble (The University of Manchester)
Dave Grey: Liminl LLC)
Conor Hayes (DERI)
Clare Hooper (University of Southhampton)
Yuk Hui (University of Luneberg)
Nicolas Jullien (TELECOM Bretagne)
Marcel Karnstedt (DERI)
Jerome Kunegis (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
George P. Landow (Brown University)
Christophe Lejeune (Université de Liège)
Pierre Livet (Université d'Aix)
Cathy Marshall (Microsoft Research)
Stacey Mason (Univeristy of California Santa Cruz)
J. Nathan Matias (MIT)
Yelena Mejova (Yahoo Research)
Yann Moulier-Boutang (Université de Technologie de Compiègne,)
Frank Nack (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S)
Kieron O'Hara (University of Southhampton)
Gilles Phillips (Constant Contact)
Daniele Quercia (Yahoo Labs)
Jill Walker Rettberg (Universitetet i Bergen)
Daniel Romero (Northwestern University)
Inbal Ronen (IBM)
Matthew Rowe (University of Lancaster)
Daniel Schwabe (Pontifica Universidade Católica)
Wendy Seltzer (Yale)
Judith Simon (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Eddie Soulier (Université de Technologie de Troyes)
Steffen Staab (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
Susana Pajares Tosca (IT-Universitetet i København)
Johann Ugander (Cornell University)
Michalis Vafopoulos (National Technical University of Athens)
Tommaso Venturini (Science Po)
Mark Veyrat (Université de Savoie)
Matthew Weber (Rutgers University)
Marcus Wigan (Oxford Systematics)

Website:
<http://www.websci13.org>

 

WikiSym, the 9th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration
OpenSym, the 2013 International Symposium on Open Collaboration

August 5-7, 2013 | Hong Kong, China

ACM In-cooperation with SIGWEB and SIGSOFT. Archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Research paper submission deadline: March 17, 2013.

The 2013 Joint International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym + OpenSym 2013) is the premier conference on open collaboration research, including wikis and social media, Wikipedia, free, libre, and open source software, open access, open data and open government research. WikiSym is in its 9th year and will be complemented by OpenSym, a new conference on open collaboration research and an adjunct to the successful WikiSym conference series. WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 is the first conference to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, seeking to create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world. Read more about the conference at <http://wikisym.org/2013>.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 1: OPEN COLLABORATION (WIKIS, SOCIAL MEDIA, ETC.) RESEARCH TRACK

Defined as "collaboration that is egalitarian (everyone can join, no principled or artificial barriers to participation exist), meritocratic (decisions and status are merit-based rather than imposed) and self-organizing (processes adapt to people rather than people adapt to pre-defined processes)", we are seeking research submissions that best exemplify this definition of open collaboration.

We are looking for research papers that represent new and innovative research on wikis, social media and other applications that best exemplify open collaboration. We seek submissions that will bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world. Some of the topics that would be appropriate for submission to the "open collaboration" track are:

* Innovative development and/or implementation of wiki applications
* Building open systems and tools
* Social and cultural aspects of open collaboration
* Open collaboration beyond text: images, video, sound, etc.
* Communities and workgroups
* Open knowledge and information production

Uses and impact of wikis and other open resources, tools, and practices in fields and application areas, for example:

* Open source software development and use
* Education and Open Educational Resources
* E-government, open government, and public policy
* Law/Intellectual Property (including Creative Commons)
* Journalism (including participatory journalism)
* Art and Entertainment (including collaborative and audience-involved art)
* Science (including collaboratories)
* Publishing (including open access and open review models)
* Business (including open and collaborative management styles)



CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2: WIKIPEDIA RESEARCH TRACK

Topics of interest to the Wikipedia research track include, but are not limited to:

* What do particular articles or groups or articles tell us about the norms, governance and architecture of Wikipedia and its impact on media, politics and the social sphere? How is information on Wikipedia being shaped by the materiality of Wikipedia infrastructure?
* What is the impact of all/some of Wikipedia’s 211 language editions having on achieving the project’s goal to represent the “sum of all human knowledge”? Do smaller language editions follow the same development path as larger language editions? Can different representations in different languages tell us anything about cultural, national or regional differences?
* What are the gendered dimensions of Wikipedia editing? How are issues around power, knowledge and representation drawn into focus by gender, geography and other gaps and imbalances in Wikipedia editing?
* What skills/competencies/connections/world views are required to become an empowered member of the Wikimedia community? What does a Wikipedia literate person look like? How are those skills/competencies/connections/world views obtained and enacted?
* Does Wikipedia enact an open source of authoritative knowledge that impacts learning in formal and informal settings? For instance, how do students employ Wikipedia as a covert/overt source in their papers or as a generative site for problem formulation? Or how is Wikipedia being used as a serendipitous experience of knowledge acquisition? What methods can be employed to understand these varied utilizations?
* What is the effect of outreach initiatives involving the growing institutionalisation of Wikipedia activities? As galleries, libraries, archives and museums hire Wikipedians-in-residence to digitize, showcase and/or represent their collections, is Wikipedia able to fill some its key knowledge gaps? Or are there unintended effects of this institutionalization of knowledge?
* What are the methodological challenges to studying Wikipedia? How are researchers engaging with innovative methodologies to solve some of these problems? How are other researchers using traditional or well-established methods to study Wikipedia?
* How are wiki projects other than Wikipedia evolving? What are the benefits to studying other wiki projects and can comparisons and generalisations be made from our observations of these systems?
* How does information contained in Wikipedia shape our understanding of broader social, economic, and political practices and processes? What theoretical frameworks in social, economic, legal and other relevant theoretical traditions can be applied to enrich the academic discourse on Wikipedia?



SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

The following types of submissions are invited:

* Long research papers (5 to 10 pages)
* Short research papers (1 to 4 pages)
* Research posters (1 to 2 pages)
* Research presentations (1 to 10 pages)

Research papers present integrative reviews or original reports of substantive new theoretical or empirical work. Research papers will be reviewed by the research track program committee to meet rigorous academic standards of publication. Papers will be reviewed for relevance, conceptual quality, innovation and clarity of presentation. They must be written in English. At least one author of accepted papers is required to attend the conference in order to present the paper.

Research presentations present integrative reviews or original reports of substantive new theoretical or empirical work. This is a new format is specifically aimed at the requirements of social science researchers enabling those researchers to use WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 (WS+OS) as a pre-publication venue before journal publication. Only the abstracts of these papers will be published as part of the proceedings thus leaving open the opportunity for journal publication at a later date. Research presentations will be reviewed by the research track program committee to meet rigorous academic standards just like research papers.

Research posters enable researchers to present late-breaking research results, significant research work in progress, or research work that is best communicated in conversation. WS+OS's lively poster sessions let conference attendees exchange ideas one-on-one with authors, and let authors discuss their work in detail with those attendees most deeply interested in the topic. Successful applicants will display their posters, up to 1x2m in size, at a special session during the event.

Submissions for experience reports (long and short), tutorials, workshops, panels, non-research posters, and demos are also sought but are handled through the community track, please see <http://wikisym.org/submitting/community>. Submissions to WS+OS's Doctoral Symposium are also sought but are handled separately, please see <http://wikisym.org/submitting/docsym>.

Submissions should follow the standard ACM SIG proceedings format. For advice and templates, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>. All papers must conform at time of submission to the formatting instructions and must not exceed the page limits, including all text, references, appendices and figures. All submissions must in PDF format.

All papers and posters should be submitted electronically through EasyChair using the following URL: <https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=wikisym2013>.



SUBMISSION AND NOTIFICATION DEADLINES

* Submission: March 17, 2013
* Notification to authors: May 17, 2013
* Camera-ready: June 2, 2013

As long as it is March 17 somewhere on earth, your submission will be accepted.



RESEARCH TRACK PROGRAM COMMITTEE 1

Jude Yew, National University of Singapore (chair of research track)

Program committee members to-be-announced.



RESEARCH TRACK PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Heather Ford - Co-Chair
Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University
Home page URL: <http://hblog.org>

Mark Graham - Co-Chair
Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University
Home page URL: <http://www.zerogeography.net/>

Megan Finn
Affiliation: Microsoft Research, New England
Home page URL: <http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/megfin/>

Stuart Geiger
Affiliation: UC-Berkeley School of Information
Home page URL: <http://www.stuartgeiger.com>

Brent Hecht
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
Home page URL: <http://www.brenthecht.com>

Brian Keegan
Affiliation: Northeastern University
Home page URL: <http://www.brianckeegan.com>

Wen Lin
Affiliation: Newcastle University
Home page URL: <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/staff/profile/wen.lin>

Felipe Ortega
Affiliation: Researcher, Dept. of Statistics and Operations Research, University Rey Juan Carlos.
Home page URL: <http://felipeortega.net>

Dan Perkel
Affiliation: IDEO
Home page URL: <http://blogs.ischool.berkeley.edu/dperkel/>

Joseph Reagle
Affiliation: Northeastern University
Home page URL: <http://reagle.org/joseph/>

Jodi Schneider
Affiliation: DERI, NUI Galway
Home page URL: <http://jodischneider.com/jodi.html>

Shilad Sen
Affiliation: Macalester College
Home page URL: <http://www.shilad.com>

Monica Stephens
Affiliation: Humboldt State University
Home page URL: <https://sites.google.com/a/email.arizona.edu/stephens/>

Dario Taraborelli
Affiliation: Wikimedia Foundation
Home page URL: <http://nitens.org/taraborelli>

Robert West
Affiliation: Computer Science Department, Stanford University
Home page URL: <http://ai.stanford.edu/~west1/>

Matthew W. Wilson
Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Kentucky
Home page URL: <http://matthew-w-wilson.com>

Taha Yasseri
Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Home page URL:<http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/yasseri/>

Matthew Zook
Affiliation: University of Kentucky
Home page URL: <http://zook.info>

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The 10th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility W4A 2013 (use #w4a13)              

Co-Located with the 21th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2013
13-15th May 2013 ñ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
<http://www.w4a.info/2013/>

Theme: Bring Your Own Device!

Topics and Content
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The WHO defines disability as ìa complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a personís body and features of the society in which he or she livesî. Web Accessibility should address this interaction aspect of ìdisabilityî so that a wide range of problems are tackled.
While the need for and usage of assistive technologies may raise barriers that hinder the perception, the understanding, and the operation of the Web, other barriers may be caused by technological and situational impairments; think, for example, of people with low vision that use a tablet rather than an interactive board or a desktop.
Depending on the device used, the range of barriers being faced may vary. One could use assistive technologies to enhance the capabilities of a PC, a tablet or a smartphone; but one could also rely on desktop browsers on very large screens, interactive TVs, Web kiosks, gaming consoles, Web browsers in cars or gym equipment, interactive boards, tangible and natural user interfaces, or more esoteric devices. Due to particular interaction modalities, access to information or interactive services may be hindered or even prevented; due to the quantity and richness of information and services, ability to process information may be reduced; due to infrastructure (e.g., cellular networks in under-developed lands), certain services may become unusable; due to contingent factors, everybody can become situationally impaired; due to cultural or language differences, emotional or language barriers may ensue. In each of these situations, decoupling user interfaces from backend services could enhance interoperability both for people who rely on assistive technologies and those who donít, improving the quality of the experience regardless of oneís own devices.
We welcome therefore papers that explore these issues and their technological or methodological counterparts in the context of the Web, papers that assess solutions, that show similarities or differences between approaches, or that evaluate and compare methods and tools.
As a result, topics of interests include (but are not limited to):

- Accessibility-related issues of using oneís own devices
- Developing accessible user interfaces for different devices
- Coping with different interaction modalities
- Web authoring guidelines and tools
- Mobile accessibility
- User modeling and the adaptive Web
- Adaptation and transformation of existing Web content
- Design and best practice to support Web accessibility
- Technological advances to support Web accessibility
- End user tools
- Accessibility guidelines, best practice, evaluation techniques, and tools
- Psychology of end user experiences and scenarios
- Innovative techniques to support accessibility
- Universally accessible graphical design approaches
- Accessible graphic formats and tools for their creation.

Keynote Speakers
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- Dr. Ed H. Chi ñ Staff Research Scientist at Google Inc.
- Prof. Clayton Lewis - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

The Paciello Group Web Accessibility Challenge
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The Sixth ìWeb Accessibility Challengeî, is organized to give an opportunity to researchers and developers of advanced Web accessibility technologies for showcasing their technologies to technical leaders in this area not only from academia and industry but also from end-users.
To encourage and accelerate development of innovative and practically usable Web accessibility technologies; the Challenge is one part of the conference in which new experimental systems and technologies are submitted, compared, and judged by our independent panel of experts as to the most significant advance in research technology in accessibility for that year.
Find more details at  <http://www.w4a.info/2013/submissions/challenge>

Google Student Awards
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The W4A 2013 Organising Committee are delighted to announce that, two awards, each of up to US$1200 (including registration), are available to support students to enable them to attend W4A 2013. We now invite applications with a deadline of February 28th, 2013.
The Third ìStudent Awards Programmeî, is organised to give an opportunity to high quality students with limited funding to attend the W4A Conference.
Our deadlines have been chosen to give as much time as possible to allow successful applicants to make their travel and accommodation arrangements.
Students with interests related to this yearís topic are encouraged but it is certainly not a requirement as all students with an interest in accessibility technologies are welcome to apply.
Find more details at <http://www.w4a.info/2013/submissions/student-awards/>

Submissions
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We will accept position and technical papers, and short communications.
Position papers should only be submitted as a communication of (up to 4-pages) whereas technical papers should be in full paper format (up to 10-pages).
The official language of the Conference is English. Submission details are available at <http://www.w4a.info/2013/submissions>

Important Dates
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All Submissions Close (Midnight Hawaii Standard Time):
15-Feb-2013

Author Rebuttal Period Ends (Midnight Hawaii Standard Time):
08-Mar-2013

All Decisions:
20-Mar-2013

All Final Versions:
27-Mar-2013

General Chairs ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
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Giorgio Brajnik, University of Udine (Italy)
Paola Salomoni, University of Bologna (Italy)

Programme Chairs ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
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Jeffrey P. Bigham, University of Rochester (USA)
Yevgen Borodin, Stony Brook University (USA)

Microsoft Challenge Chairs ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
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Greg Gay, OCAD University (Canada)
Silvia Mirri, University of Bologna (Italy)

Google Student Award ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
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Tiago Guerreiro, University of Lisbon, (Portugal)
Peter Thiessen, eBuddy, (Netherlands)

Crazy Wednesday ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
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Markel Vigo, University of Manchester (UK)
Julio Abascal, UPV/EHU (Spain)

Programme Committee
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- Shadi Abou-Zahra (W3C)
- Faisal Ahmed (NetApp)
- Margherita Antona (ICS-FORTH)
- Myriam Arrue (University of the Basque Country)
- Chieko Asakawa (IBM Research)
- Jennison Asuncion (Adaptech Research Network)
- Sina Bahram (North Carolina State University)
- Armando Barreto (Florida International University)
- Andy Brown (University of Manchester)
- Anna Cavender (University of Washington)
- LuÌs CarriÁo (University of Lisbon)
- Michael Cooper (W3C)
- Olga De Troyer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
- David Duce (Oxford Brookes University)
- Ruslan Fayzrakhmanov (Institute of Information Systems, TU Wien)
- Kelly Ford (Microsoft Inc.)
- Renata Fortes (University of Sao Paulo)
- Vicki Hanson (University of Dundee)
- Simon Harper (University of Manchester)
- Sarah Horton (Author and Consultant)
- Matt Huenerfauth (City University of New York)
- Caroline Jay (University of Manchester)
- Brian Kelly (University of Bath)
- Ravi Kuber (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
- Arun Kumar (IBM India)
- Jonathan Lazar (Towson University)
- Rui Lopes (University of Lisbon)
- Darren Lunn (University of Manchester)
- Katherine McCoy (University of Delaware)
- Charles McCathieNevile (Yandex)
- Eleni Michailidou (Cyprus University of Technology)
- David Novick (The University of Texas at El Paso)
- Zeljko Obrenovic (Technical University Eindhoven)
- Mike Paciello (The Paciello Group)
- Oscar Pastor (Universidad PolitÈcnica de Valencia)
- Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University)
- David Sloan (University of Dundee)
- Hironobu Takagi (IBM Research)
- Shari Trewin (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
- Victor Tsaran (Paypal)
- Douglas Tudhope (University of Glamorgan)
- Konstantinos Votis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas)
- Annalu Waller (University of Dundee)
- Takayuki Watanabe (Tokyo Womanís Christian University)
- Yeliz Yesilada (METU NCC/University of Manchester)

W4A stats
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As of December 2012 average downloads per article at the ACM Digital Library is 418 and average citations per article is 3.34.
To see the stats check the ACM Digital Library site for the W4A conference at <http://portal.acm.org/event.cfm?id=RE143>

W4A on the Web
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Main site: <http://www.w4a.info>
RSS/ATOM News Feed: <http://www.w4a.info/updates.xml>
Blog: <http://www.w4a.info/2013/blog>

Endorsement
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This years W4A is endorsed by the IW3C2 in cooperation with the ACM and its Special Interest Groups SIGACCESS, SIGWEB and SIGCHI.
The general conference is supported by IBM Research and The Zakon Group. The Web Accessibility Challenge is sponsored by The Paciello Group, and the Student Awards are sponsored by Google.
Please refer to the sponsors page: <http://www.w4a.info/web4all/sponsors/>.


DON'T BE DETERRED!
While 'Bring your own device!' is this year theme, please don't be deterred if this somewhat unique area is not yours.
We would like to see all quality work on Web Accessibility regardless of the particular field within accessibility.
The overriding reason for a paper being accepted is its high quality in relation to the broad area of Web Accessibility.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Join us in Florence for the 13th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2013),

September 10-13 2013, at the University of Florence, Italy

<http://www.doceng2013.org>

Documents are communication artifacts in any form and in any media; they can be simple or compound, static or time-varying, private or open. Document collections increasingly underpin research, education, commerce, entertainment – the full range of human activity. Document engineering covers both the innovative use of documents and document collections in real-world applications and the study of principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these.

You are invited to submit original papers to the 13th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2013), to be held at the University of Florence. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications. DocEng is sponsored by ACM by means of the ACM SIGWEB Special Interest Group. Proceedings are available through the ACM Digital Library.

Important dates:
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*  Mar 15, 2013: Workshop and tutorial proposals due
*  Mar 31, 2013: Full paper abstracts due
*  Apr  7, 2013: Full papers due
*  May 19, 2013: Short paper abstracts due
*  May 22, 2013: Short papers due

Topics relevant to the symposium include (but are not limited to):
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Modeling and Representation:
*  Document representation and standards including interchange
standards, markup languages (incl. SGML), stylesheets, type
representation, multimedia (incl. HTML5, MPEG, SMIL, SVG), eBook
standards (ePub)
*  Metadata creation and standards, use of semantic web technologies
*  Hypertext/hypermedia, distributed documents, blogs, wikis
*  Linking techniques and standards, integration with other digital artifacts

Generation, Manipulation, and Presentation:
*  Document authoring tools and systems
*  Document presentation (typography, formatting, layout) algorithms
and systems (TeX, browsers)
*  Automatically generated documents, automated layout and composition,
variable data printing
*  Adaptive, responsive documents, content customization
*  Mobile platforms and documents
*  Document transformation and rich-web-client models

Collections, Systems, and Management:
*  Collections databases and repositories, storage, indexing,
retrieval, versioning, deduplication
*  Enterprise content management: models and standards (CMIS), scale
and performance, platforms and applications
*  Digital libraries and archives, preservation systems
*  Document system components: security, APIs (SAX, DOM), versioning,
synchronization
*  Document systems and workflows

Document Analysis:
*  Structure and representation analysis (layout, OCR, visual analysis)
*  Linguistic and semantic (content) analysis, categorization,
classification

Internationalization:
*  Document internationalization, multilingual representations
*  Multi-lingual and cross-lingual indexing and search

User Experience:
*  Navigation, search
*  Usability, accessibility, readability and aesthetics
*  Collaborative authoring and editing, curation and annotation
*  Workflows, integration and interaction between human and automated
processes

Applications:
*  Digital humanities, digital preservation and archiving
*  eBooks and digital publishing
... and all other application areas

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
===  http://www.doceng2013.org  ===

 

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