News Bulletin No 1
This year WebSci’23 is co-located with The Web Conference, with both taking place in Austin, Texas. WebSci’23 will take place on Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 01. To participate in the WebSci’23 conference, you may choose to either register for WebSci-only at a rate of $100 for virtual participation or $450 early-bird rate for in-person participation, or register for The Web Conference, which allows for participation in WebSci’23 at no additional costs. For WebSci’23, there is only one rate for ACM members, non-ACM members, and students.
In other exciting news, WebSci and SIGWEB have agreed to support students and early career scholars via travel grants and free online tickets. Details on the criteria and application procedures will be shared via mail updates and our social media channels soon, so stay tuned for this!
While we are still working on the last aspects of the conference program and the exact timings, we can promise you two conference days packed with interesting events, including keynotes by Dhiraj Murthy and David Rand (shared with The Web Conference) and attendance at The Web Conference’s keynote talk by Bob Metcalfe. WebSci’23 will close with an expert panel on Monday evening.
Front and center of the conference will, as always, of course be the authors and their submissions, discussing all aspects of this year’s theme Inequalities in the Face of Concurrent Crises. WebSci’23 will therefore have paper sessions on the full range of Web Science topics, approaching the theme from different perspectives – from Online Communities and Digital Analytics and Language and Emotions to sessions on Politics and Ideology, Harmful and Problematic Behavior, and Misinformation and Misperceptions. Over the coming weeks, we will present the individual paper sessions in more detail.
For this and everything else #WebSci23, keep an eye on the hashtag on social media.