Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Important dates

  • Workshop/Tutorial proposal submission: Dec 2, 2023, FRI, FEBRUARY 09 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
  • Workshop/Tutorial proposal notification: Dec 16, 2023, FRI, FEBRUARY 16 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
  • Workshop & Tutorials Day: May 21, 2024

Note that all submission deadlines are end-of-day in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.

Overview and Purpose

We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials at the ACM Web Science Conference 2024 (WebSci’24). The conference will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from May 21 to 24, 2024, and serve as center stage for the special theme: “Reflecting on Web, AI, and Society”. Workshops will take place on May 21, 2024, during the first day of the conference.

The ACM Web Science Conference 2024 will feature co-located workshops and tutorials to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research. Contributions may stem from a variety of disciplines, for instance (but not limited to) Computer Science, Sociology, Digital Humanities, and Computational Social Science. Researchers and practitioners studying the complex and plural impact of the Web and AI on society and vice versa can engage in discussions on relevant topics (including but not limited to those mentioned in the CfP for the main conference program). WebSci’24 workshops/tutorials may address any topic relevant to the global Web Science community, e.g., questions of basic research as well as applied research, Web-related practices, new methodologies, emerging application areas, privacy, ethics, sustainability, or innovations. Each workshop/tutorial should strive to generate ideas that can give the community a fresh or synthesized perspective on the topic or suggest promising directions for future work. For instance, how can the Web science community develop methods, tools, or frameworks to help us responsibly navigate the age of generative AI? How can we build resilience against the spread of misinformation and disinformation in the age of LLMs? The tutorials could cover a wide variety of Web Science approaches and methods. If you are working in an emerging area in the broad landscape of Web Science research, do consider contributing or participating.

Submission Guidelines

Submission System: Submissions should be sent to workshops@iris.uni-stuttgart.de.

Format & Length: All workshop proposals should adopt the current ACM SIG Conference proceedings template (acmart.cls). Please submit papers as PDF files using the ACM template, either in Microsoft Word format (available here under “Word Authors”) or with the ACM LaTeX template on the Overleaf platform, available here. In particular, please ensure you are using the two-column version of the appropriate template. Submission must be as a single PDF file: 4 (four) pages in length, including references.

Structure: Workshop/Tutorial proposals should conform to the following structure:

  • A title and an acronym for the workshop/tutorial
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of ALL organizers
  • Proposed duration of the workshop/tutorial – half or full-day (please specify your flexibility where applicable)
  • A statement of the workshop/tutorial objectives (including the motivation, relevance, and desired outcomes)
  • An outline of the proposed workshop/tutorial format, discussing the planned activities (where applicable) such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, breakout sessions, discussion sessions, etc.
  • A brief description of the workshop/tutorial audience and the expected number of submissions/participants
  • If the workshop/tutorial was held before, when applicable, please share details on the venues and dates, number of participants, format, number of submissions, and number of accepted papers, and indicate how the proposed edition will differ from earlier editions
  • A short bio of the organizers, including a description of their relevant qualifications and past experience in organizing workshops/tutorials or similar gatherings

Review Process & Next Steps

The workshop and tutorial chairs, in consultation with the general chairs, will create a carefully curated list of workshops with an aim to reflect the needs and desires of the Web Science community at large. Please note that we might propose modifications and augmentations, such as suggesting that workshops be shortened or combined where appropriate. The workshops/tutorials ought to address timely topics and phenomena; therefore, it depends on the year which topics are considered particularly relevant and interesting. Workshop/tutorial series or follow-up workshops/tutorials from those in previous conferences will be given special consideration but are not automatically accepted. Space in the program and technical limitations will also influence the number and form of the selected workshops and tutorials.

  • Once accepted, organizers are responsible for publicizing the workshop/tutorial and soliciting potential participants.
  • Depending on the format of the workshop/tutorial, organizers may decide to cap the number of attendees.
  • Workshop/tutorial organizers solicit participants for their workshop through their Call for Participation, which is posted to the Web Science 2024 website and includes a link to the workshop’s public website. The workshop organizers determine the submission format.
  • The workshop organizers will review submissions using their own criteria (not set by the Workshop Chairs or the Web Science PC).

Workshops/Tutorials Chairs

Ujwal Gadiraju (Technical University Delft)
Raphael Heiberger (University of Stuttgart)

For any questions and queries regarding the workshops/tutorials, please contact the chairs at workshops@iris.uni-stuttgart.de.