Submission categories include: full and short papers, posters, demos, workshops, tutorials and panels.
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Case studies of the application of e-Social Science methods to substantive social science research problems
- Case studies of e-Research, including benefits and problems in collaboration across organisational, disciplinary and geographical boundaries
- Case studies of ‘Open Access Science’, social networking and ‘Science 2.0′
- Best practice examples of social research data infrastructure, including virtual distributed databases, open access repositories, self-archiving
- Advances in tools and services for data discovery, harmonization, integration, management, annotation, curation and sharing
- Challenges of exploiting new sources of administrative, transactional and observational data, including security, legal and ethical issues in the use of personal and sensitive data
- Advances in analytical tools and techniques for quantitative and qualitative social science, including statistical modelling and simulation, data mining, text mining, content analysis, socio-linguistic analysis, social network analysis, data visualisation
- Case studies of collaborative research environments, including user engagement, development and use
- User experiences of e-Research infrastructure, services and tools
- Factors influencing the adoption of e-Research, including technical standards, user engagement and outreach, training, sustainability of digital artefacts, IPR and ethics
- New methods, metrics and tools for measuring the adoption and impact of e-Research and for informing policy-making
- The evolving research infrastructure technology roadmap, including grids, cloud computing and web 2.0
- National e-Infrastructure development programmes, international cooperation in e-Infrastructure development
Authors are requested to submit an abstract of approximately 1000 words.
Workshop, tutorial and panel organisers are requested to submit a one page outline of the topic, format, likely audience, special requirements.
Deadlines and submission instructions
Paper abstracts: 26 January 2009.
Workshop, tutorial and panel outlines: 23 February 2009.
Poster and demo abstracts: 23 March 2009.