The Steering Committee of ACM WebSci is seeking statements of interest from organizations or consortia interested in hosting the 16th or 17th ACM Web Science Conferences (WebSci 2024 and WebSci 2025). The conference series usually moves between the continents. We will accept bids from all locations, but for the 2024 conference, we will give preference to bids within Europe and for the 2025 conference, we will give preference to bids outside Europe. We expect the conference to take place in June/July each year. Co-location with other ACM conferences will be considered and hosting the conference as a hybrid event is encouraged. Please include a statement on how you would propose offering remote attendance.
The process consists of two stages. During this first stage, the Steering Committee solicits informal statements of interest through an open call. We will prefer statements that commit to running an event with low registration costs encouraging participants from all disciplines, including ones with lower financial provisions.
Organizations wishing to host the conference should contact Susan Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a short paragraph outlining your interest, which should include the main organizer, the proposed venue and potential dates. Any organization can apply to host the conference, but the local organizing committee must include a representative of a local research group.
Once the first phase is complete, the Steering Committee will shortlist applications who will be invited to submit a full proposal.
The important dates for applying to host the Conferences are:
Friday 3 February: Deadline for receiving statements of interest
Friday 17 February: Notifications to shortlisted bids are sent out
Friday 31 March: Formal applications received from shortlisted bids
We will be in touch with successful applicants in mid-April.
It is anticipated that the venue for ACM WebSci 2024 will be announced at this year’s conference in Austin, Texas.