4th International Conference on e-Social Science
The aim of the conference on e-Social Science is to bring together leading
international representatives of the social science, e-Infrastructure/
cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities in order to improve mutual
awareness, harmonize understanding and instigate coordinated activities to
accelerate research, development and deployment of powerful, new research
methods and tools for the social sciences and beyond.
We invite contributions from members of the social science,
e-Infrastructure/ cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities with experience of, or interests in: 1) exploring, developing, and applying new methods, practices, and tools afforded by new infrastructure technologies - such as the Grid and Web 2.0 - in order to further social science research; and 2) studying
issues impacting on the wider take-up of e-Research.
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 research methods to
substantive social science problems
* Case studies of (e-)Research and (e-)Social Science research practices,
including benefits and challenges of collaboration (both small and large
scale) across disciplinary and geographical boundaries
* Advances in tools and techniques for quantitative and qualitative e-Social
Science, including statistical analysis, simulation, data mining, text
mining, social network analysis and collaborative environments
* Infrastructure and services for e-Social Science, including data
collection, discovery, sharing and integration, standards for metadata,
ontologies, annotation, curation
* Enabling new sources and forms of sociological data through e-Social
Science, including ethical issues and challenges in the collection,
integration, sharing and analysis of sociological and other personal data
* The e-Research technical roadmap, including grids, web 2.0 and their
* Socio-technical issues in the development of e-Research, including
usability challenges for the design of research tools and middleware,
factors influencing the wider adoption and sustainability of
Submission requirements for full and short papers, posters and demos
Authors are requested to submit an abstract of approximately 1000-1500
Please indicate the category of your submission: full paper, short paper,
poster or demo and include the contact details of the main author on a
separate sheet. Demo submissions should include a statement of technical
Submissions will be subject to independent review and a final decision will
be made by the conference programme committee. Authors of submissions not
accepted as full papers may be invited to submit a short paper or poster
Accepted full and short papers will be published in the conference
Formats for the camera-ready copies of full and short papers, and posters
will be available for download from the conference web site in January,
Submission requirements for workshops, tutorials and panels
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: February 4th, 2008.
Workshop, tutorial and panel outlines: February 22nd, 2008.
Poster and demo abstracts: March 21st, 2008.
Authors will be informed of the programme committee's decision in early
Submission instructions can be found at