[CFP] #TheWebConf 2023 - Web and Society Track

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We invite research contributions to the Web and Society Track at the 32nd edition of #TheWebConf, to be hosted at Austin, TX, US, on April 30 - May 4, 2023.

Abstract: October 6, 2022
Full paper: October 13, 2022
Rebuttal: December 15 - 22, 2022
Notification: January 25, 2023

Link: https://www2023.thewebconf.org/calls/research-tracks/web-society/

The Web deeply impacts and co-evolves with societies worldwide. In addition to fostering rapid technological development on sensing, archiving, organizing, communicating, and connecting people within and between societies and social groups, the Web also raises the need to reflect which values societies need to pursue and how to pursue them in an increasingly digitized and diversified world.

We welcome submissions in all areas that concern the interaction of the Web and society. Such interactions may be (but are not limited to) the interaction of the Web with traditional or mainstream media, governments, non-governmental organizations and business, in sectors such as healthcare, science, and education, and in terms of social structures, in/equalities, and social groups.

We also encourage papers concerning interdisciplinary issues in the context of the Web and Web-mediated societies, such as employment, labor, legislation, politics, governance, democracy, economics, and changes in homes, workplaces, schools, and cities. We appreciate a broad range of methodological contributions (from statistical, algorithmic, and systems approaches to qualitative and ethnographic approaches) and novel theoretical, empirical and phenomenological findings.

Note that papers focusing solely on the advancement of algorithmic components, or which use Web data only as an artifact (for instance, in method evaluation) are out of scope of this track, and will be rejected early ( desk rejected ) in the reviewing process.

Computational social science:
* Computational politics, sociology, communication studies, media science, etc.
* Novel digital data and/or computational analyses for addressing societal challenges
* Humanities, arts, and culture on the Web
* Temporal and spatial now-casting of societally important issues
* Modeling, designing, operating, and evaluating socio technical web-based systems

Media and governance:
* Online opinion dynamics, trust, and reputation on the web
* Filter bubbles and online polarization, conflicts or tribalization
* Self-governance, democracy, civic engagement, collective actions via the Web
* Disinformation, misinformation, fact-checking, media manipulation, and political trolls
* Social-technical inequalities and diversities on the web
* Open data and innovation in participatory methods

* Web-mediated communities and crowds including massive multiplayer games, massive courses, fora, and others
* The dark web
* Web-enabled emergency response, humanitarian action, and public health policy
* Online disease detection and monitoring, syndromic surveillance, and epidemiology
* Online health communities, telehealth, and digital patient engagement
* Web-based disease diagnosis, personal health adherence
* Web-mediated personal health monitoring, including wearable sensors, mobile health, and quantified self
* Affective computing via the Web

Health on the Web: The Web and Society track also welcomes research related to health on the Web (which was a special track at the conference in 2021) that brings together advances in Web-related computer science with direct benefits to the medical and health domains. Relevant research includes advances in computer science as applied to health or medicine on the Web, significant advances in health, utilizing existing state-of-the-art computational techniques, and reports on significant lessons learned from real-world deployment of medicine or health-related Web technology. Of particular interest is research showing how the Web can improve individual and public health or provide better healthcare delivery. Submissions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are also welcome.

You can reach the track chairs Juhi Kulshrestha, Yelena Mejova, Lexing Xie at: websoc-the...@easychair.org
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