The 13th International ACM Conference on Web Science in 2021 (WebSci’21) is an interdisciplinary conference where a multitude of research disciplines converge with the purpose of creating a greater insight into a complex global Web than the sum of their individual parts. We invite participation from diverse fields including computer and information sciences, communication, economics, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Find the detailed call here: https://websci21.webscience.org/call-for-papers/
Furthermore to conference is open for workshop and tutorial contributions.
Feb. 12, 2021 Abstract Submission Deadline
Feb. 19, 2021 Paper submission deadline
April 9, 2021 Notification
May 10, 2021 Camera-ready versions due
June 21-25 Conference dates
Contributions may be analytical, conceptual, creative, critical, predictive, theoretical (or all of the above) and should aim, wherever possible, to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. The conference provides a platform to a range of practitioners from Ph.D. students to experienced researchers and ideas ranging from early work through projects as well as final analysis and completed publishable work. We look to evaluate and value the impact of the Web Science approach, its current theoretical, methodological, and epistemological challenges as well as Web practices of individuals, collectives, institutions, and platforms.
Building on our theme for 2021, we especially welcome contributions that:
Please upload your submissions via EasyChair. The ACM Web Science Conference will run as an online conference, where authors will present their work remotely to online participants. There is one format for submission. All contributors will submit an abstract (max 400 words) followed by a full paper of between 6 and 10 pages (inclusive of references, appendices, etc.). The authors shall adopt the current ACM SIG Conference proceedings template (acmart.cls). Please submit papers as PDF files using the ACM template, either in Microsoft Word format or with the ACM LaTeX template on Overleaf (ACM Conference Proceedings “Master” Template). All contributions will be judged by the Program Committee upon rigorous peer review standards for quality and fit to the conference, by at least three referees. We will adopt a single-blind review process. Do not anonymize your submissions. Submissions without authorship information will be desk-rejected without review. For authors who wish to opt-out of publication proceedings, this option will be made available upon acceptance. This will encourage the participation of researchers from the social sciences that prefer to publish their work as journal articles. All authors of accepted papers (including those who opt out of proceedings) are expected to present their work (virtually) at the conference. In 2020, the Web Science conference registration costs were kept low, and the intention is to continue this for Web Science 2021.
The Hypertext and Social Media community is invited to contribute to the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media 2021. The detailed call can be found here: ht.acm.org/ht2021/cfp/
At ACMHT 2021, we aim to further discuss, reflect, investigate and look forward on all of these developments, from the mixed perspectives of technology, users and society.
There will be 5 conference main tracks about (Submission Deadline 14 May 2021)
along with a "Late Results and Showcase Track" featuring (Submission Deadline 21 June 2021)
Follow the Hypertext 2021 social media accounts to keep yourself updated:
Nominations are sought for the next Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on the Web (ACM TWEB; http://tweb.acm.org/). TWEB is a journal publishing refereed articles reporting the results of research on Web content, applications, use, and related enabling technologies. Additional information about the TWEB and its charter is available at http://tweb.acm.org/charter.html.
The term of appointment is three years, to begin in January 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for following and executing the editorial charter of the journal, as well as for proactively adapting the journal’s mechanisms and charter to the evolving nature of the field. The EiC will also closely work with relevant ACM interest groups such as SIGWeb and relevant conferences such as the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW). A description of the duties of the EiC and evaluation criteria can be found at http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/evaluation. TWEB is receiving about 120 submissions a year, and the Editor-in-Chief should be comfortable with that workload.
Candidates for the position should be well-established researchers in areas related to the core mission of the journal, and they should have significant prior experience serving in senior roles on conference program committees and journal editorial boards.
Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent by email to the chair of the search committee, Marc Najork (
The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2020.