About

Web Science is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding the complex and multiple impacts of the Web on society and vice versa. The discipline is well situated to address pressing issues of our time by incorporating various scientific approaches. We welcome quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, including techniques from the social sciences and computer science. In addition, we are interested in work exploring Web-based data collection and research ethics. We also encourage studies that combine analyses of Web data and other types of data (e.g., from surveys or interviews) and help better understand user behaviour online and offline.

Inequalities in the Face of Concurrent Crises

Web-based technologies promise to lower the entry barrier for geographically-dispersed individuals to participate in professional and creative activities. Especially in the aftermath of the pandemic and growing international tensions, such technologies have become critical to our lives. Yet, disparities between groups exist across digital spaces, including digital news, social media, and peer production. Research documenting inequities in representation, engagement, visibility, and success is essential to understand how various racial, ethnic, and gender groups rebound from multiple concurrent crises. This year’s conference expressly calls for contributions documenting differential uses of online spaces and discussing ways to address emerging differences.

Important Dates

  • Submissions: November 30, 2022
  • Notification: January 31, 2023
  • Camera-ready: February 28, 2023

All dates are 23:59 Anywhere on earth time