CALL FOR PAPERS – 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, Cologne.

Wednesday 1 October 2008

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.

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