Lyon, France
23 - 27 April 2018

Web and Society

We invite research contributions to the Web and Society track at the 27th edition of The Web Conference (WWW2018), to be held April 23-27, 2018 in Lyon, France (

The Web deeply impacts societies world-wide. The Web constitutes a platform that facilitates as well as changes the way that societies work. The Web has been established as an instrument for sensing what is happening within and between societies and societal groups. And, finally, the Web raises the need to reflect which values societies need to pursue and how to pursue them in an increasingly digitized world.

We encourage submissions in all areas that concern the interaction of Web and Society or Societies. We appreciate algorithmic and system approaches, as well as data studies.

Example topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational social science
  • Data-driven political science
  • Digital democracy
  • Humanities, arts and culture on the Web
  • Smart cities
  • Ethical issues in data analysis and Web systems
  • Methods and analyses of algorithmic accountability
  • Reproducibility in computational social science research
  • Social machines
  • Building and evaluating socio-technical systems
  • Online opinion dynamics
  • Trust and reputation
  • Temporal and spatial now-casting
  • Sensing of people, animal and things
  • Abusive language online
  • Algorithmic fairness and bias correction
  • Filter bubbles and online polarization
  • Fake news and their implications
  • Novel digital data and/or computational analyses for addressing societal challenges

We appreciate if papers clarify how their approach relates to the interaction between Web and Society. We encourage interdisciplinary research approaches involving sociology, psychology, communication and media sciences, political sciences, or others. Papers should clarify how they have treated the ethical dimension of their research.

Track Chairs:

  • Steffen Staab (Universität Koblenz-Landau & University of Southampton)
  • Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)

Contact: www2018-web-and-society (at)

Program Committee:

  • Lada Adamic (Facebook Inc, USA)
  • Virgilio Almeida (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Kristen Altenburger (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jisun An (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar)
  • Timothy Baldwin (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Pablo Barberá (New York University, USA)
  • Payam Barnaghi (University of Surrey, UK)
  • Christian Bauckhage (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)
  • George Berry (Cornell University, Department of Sociology, USA)
  • Peter Burnap (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Leslie Carr (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Meeyoung Cha (KAIST & Facebook, South Korea)
  • Allison Chaney (Princeton University, USA)
  • Lu Chen (LinkedIn, USA)
  • Munmun De Choudhury (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jana Diesner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Laura Dietz (University of New Hampshire, USA)
  • Ying Ding (Indiana University, USA)
  • Miriam Fernandez (Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK)
  • Emilio Ferrara (University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute, USA)
  • Alessandro Flammini (Indian University, USA)
  • David Garcia (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Jennifer Golbeck (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
  • Dan Goldwasser (Purdue University, USA)
  • Bruno Gonçalves (New York University, USA)
  • Przemyslaw Grabowicz (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), Germany)
  • Scott Hale (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Aniko Hannak (Central European University, Hungary)
  • Claudia Hauff (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Conor Hayes (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)
  • Shawndra Hill (Microsoft, USA)
  • Andreas Hotho (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
  • Geert-Jan Houben (TU Delft, Netherlands)
  • Alejandro Jaimes (Aicure, USA)
  • Wagner Meira Jr. (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner (Eurecat – Tecnology Centre of Catalonia, Spain)
  • Mark Keane (UCD Dublin, Ireland)
  • Brian Keegan (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany)
  • Olessia Koltsova (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
  • Haewoon Kwak (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar)
  • David Laniado (Eurecat, Spain)
  • Dongwon Lee (Penn State University, USA)
  • Markus Luczak-Roesch (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Momin Malik (CMU, USA)
  • Drew Margolin (Cornell University, USA)
  • Kevin Munger (NYU, USA)
  • Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S and University of Hannover, Germany)
  • Laura Nelson (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Alexandra Olteanu (IBM Research, USA)
  • Elisa Omodei (Rovira i Virgili University, Spain)
  • Paolo Parigi (Stanford University, USA)
  • Isabella Peters (ZBW, Germany)
  • Juergen Pfeffer (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Tobias Preis (University of Warwick, UK)
  • Hemant Purohit (George Mason University, USA)
  • Miriam Redi (Bell Labs, UK)
  • Camille Roth (CNRS, France)
  • Padmini Srinivasan (The University of Iowa, USA)
  • Gerd Stumme (University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Dario Taraborelli (Wikimedia Foundation, USA)
  • Milena Tsvetkova (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Lyle Ungar (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Onur Varol (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Claudia Wagner (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany)
  • Katrin Weller (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany)
  • Taha Yasseri (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK)

Important dates:

  • Research tracks abstracts submission deadline : 26 October 2017
  • Research tracks full papers submission deadline : 31 October 2017
  • Research tracks acceptance notification : 22 December 2017
  • Research tracks papers final version due : 14 February 2018

All submission deadlines are at 9:00pm HAST.

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