[Air-L] Call for Papers. Web Studies 2010, Toluca, Mexico. March 3 - 5, 2010

Ever Reyes eve.reyes at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 14:11:16 PDT 2009


WEB STUDIES: First International Congress
March 3, 4, 5, 2009. Toluca, Mexico.
Organized by: Monterrey Tech / Lab. Paragraphe / Europia
Supporters: University of Paris VIII / Journal of Mobile Multimedia


The Web may be conceived as an expansive object, an extended space
that reaches nearly every domain of life and concerns many different
scientific disciplines. This space can be described according to data
structures, visual surfaces, algorithmic processes, cultural uses,
means and venue for artistic expressions and site of human-computer
interaction. While some of these categories correspond to the specific
interests and demands of certain fields of inquiry, they also have a
practical dimension that goes beyond the confines of academic
disciplines and implies the crossing of very different perspectives.
One of the most interesting questions is indeed the way in which
practices of production and use influence and re/shape each other as
well as the tools and media themselves.

>From this general starting point, we aim at exploring the social
dimension of Web applications as well as the interaction and
co-existence of humans with artificial agents – interfaces,
algorithms, information architectures – forming socio-technical
hybrids that are increasingly difficult to dissect. And our research
tools and methods have themselves become hybrid. Mixtures of brains,
knowledge and research software make sense of the growing piles of
data; they produce new and innovative ways to explore and visualize
information and to make the Web comprehensible; and they generate
theoretical metaphors aim at understanding the space they are
operating in. The notion of Web Intelligence is therefore of
particular interest to this first edition of the Web Studies
conference. Intelligence, here, is understood in a double sense:
first, as the process of interaction that happens not only between
humans and technical systems, but also between human actors mediated
by Web platforms, the process in which knowledge is produced and
applied, information is gathered, interpreted, and used in everyday
situations. Second, as the tools and methods that help us
understanding the infinite variety that marks this online ecosystem.

The 1st international congress on Web Studies aims at providing a
venue for researchers and professionals from different backgrounds for
discussion, study, practical demonstrations, sharing, and exchange on
new developments and theories regarding the World Wide Web. The
congress therefore invites contributions from a heterogeneous set of
fields and domains such as: Web systems, computational intelligence,
human-computer interaction, digital theory, Web sociology, and well as
interactive and digital arts. We also encourage contributions from
businesses and organizations.


• Theoretical and social approaches
• Web as new medium
• Information and communication
• New uses and forms of creation
• Languages and systems
• Architecture and Cloud Computing
• Web inteligent and Semantic Web
• Web and Art, Net Art
• Visualization, 3D and interactivity


- Friday, October 16, 2009: Full Paper Submissions
- Monday, November 18, 2009: Decisions on Full Paper Submissions
- Friday, November 27, 2009: Short Paper, Poster, Workshop and Demo Submissions
- Friday, December 18, 2009: Decisions on Short Paper, Poster and Demo
- Friday, January 8, 2010: Camera Ready Submissions for all Papers


* Full papers: 5 – 15 pages. Full papers usually present extended
reports on some research results, they also constitute the result of
long-time investigation on practical or theoretical issues about the
* Short papers: 2 – 4 pages. Short papers expose ongoing research and
developments. They include first results of use and/or user
experiences. They may also introduce thinking on social aspects or
points of view to confront with further discussion.
* Posters and Demos: 1-2 pages for publication and/or print poster.
Posters are presented in print format (A3 or tabloid page) and are
also included in the proceedings. If needed, they can also be
accompanied by a short description, 1 or 2 pages. For Demos, they are
presented as posters but projected from a computer.
* Workshops: 2 hours for hands-on practice. Workshops are included in
the proceedings through documentation of academic goals, teaching
strategies and pedagogical objectives. This description is also 1 to 2
* Corporate cases: 2-page short papers and poster.

All submission must be sent through Web Studies at EasyChair. Here you
will be asked to login or regiter as new user in order to upload your
paper (accepted formats are PDF or DOC).


* Robert K. Logan, University of Toronoto, Canada
* Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
* Imad Saleh, University of Paris VIII, France


All accepted papers will be published in a book of abstracts and CD of
proceedings. Both formats will be distributed and published by Europia
Publishing, Paris.


• José F. Aldana-Montes, University of Malaga (Spain)
• Jean-Pierre Balpe, Biennale Internationale des Poètes en Val-de-Marne (France)
• Maurice Benayoun, CiTu and University of Paris I (France)
• Cherif Branki, University West of Scotland (UK)
• Amy Bruckman, Georgia Tech (USA)
• Ron Burnett, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver (Canada)
• Moraima Campbell-Dávila, Monterrey Tech at Monterrey (Mexico)
• Arcángel Constantini, Inmerso, Museo Tamayo (Mexico)
• Rogerio da Costa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (Brazil)
• Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
• Dana Diminescu, Telecom ParisTech (France)
• Abderrezak Dourari, CNPLET (Algeria)
• Fernando Gamboa-Rodríguez, UNAM (Mexico)
• Gustavo Garduño-Oropeza, Red ALYC (Mexico)
• Jesús Gutiérrez-Gómez, Monterrey Tech at Toluca (Mexico)
• Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa (Canada)
• Mohammad Essaaidi , FS- Tetouan University (Morocco)
• Jacques Ibanez-Bueno, University of Savoie, Annecy (France)
• Geun Sik Jo, INHA University (Korea)
• Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria)
• Joasia Krysa, KURATOR and University of Plymouth (UK)
• Sylvie Lelu-Merviel, Université de Valenciennes (France)
• Pierre Lévy, University of Ottawa (Canada)
• Robert K. Logan, University of Toronto (Canada)
• Alvise Mattozzi, Università IUAV di Venezia (Italy)
• Stuart Moulthrop, University of Baltimore (USA)
• Gianluca Mura, Politecnico di Milano University (Italy)
• Ryohei Nakatsu, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
• Stéphane Natkin, CNAM / ENJMIN, Ecole des Jeux en France (France)
• Fritz Laux, Reutlingen University (Germany)
• Everardo Reyes-García, Monterrey Tech at Toluca (Mexico)
• Bernhard Rieder, University of Paris VIII (France)
• Imad Saleh, University of Paris VIII (France)
• Jin G. Shon, Korea National Open University (KNOU) (South Korea)
• Mirko Tobias Schaefer, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
• Moncef Temani, Institut superieur d'informatique, Tunis (Tunisia)
• Khaldoun Zreik, University of Paris VIII (France)


Imad Saleh
General co-chairman 	
imad.saleh at univ-paris8.fr
Address: 2, rue de la Liberté. 93526 Saint-Denis Cedex 02, France
Tel: (+33) 1 49 40 67 58

Everardo Reyes-García
General co-chairman
everardo.reyes at itesm.mx
Address: Eduardo Monroy #2000. Col. San Antonio Buenavista. 50110 Toluca, Mexico
Tel: (+52) (722) 2 79 99 90 ext. 2215


Web Studies congress is a non-commercial event. The registration fee
(around 400 USD) will include transportation (hotel-campus-hotel),
lodging (5-star hotel), meals, coffee breaks, social reception, and CD
of proceedings. More information will be provided when all
parternerships are confirmed. Of course, you can always select your
own accomodation and expenses. We will let you know about the
congress-only fee.


The Tecnológico de Monterrey is a Mexican private educational
institution that was founded in 1943. At the present time it has 33
campuses distributed throughout the country, and academic centers in
Mexico and other Latin American countries; it also has international
offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Through its Virtual
University it is present all over the world, by means of learning
networks and advanced information technologies.

The vision is aimed at making Tecnológico de Monterrey the most
respected educational institution in Latin America for the leadership
of its alumni in the private, public and social sectors; the research
and technological development it carries out to contribute to a
knowledge-based economy; the generation and incubation of new business
enterprises; collaboration in the improvement of public administration
and policy; and the creation of models and innovative systems for the
sustainable development of the community.

The mission of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to prepare people of
integrity, ethical standards and a humanistic outlook who are
internationally competitive in their field and, who, at the same time,
are good citizens committed to the economic, political, social and
cultural development of their communities and the sustainable use of
natural resources.


Toluca is the state capital of Mexico State. It is the center of a
rapidly growing urban area, now the fifth largest in Mexico. It is
located 63 kilometers southwest of Mexico City and about 45 minutes by
car from its western edge. The city is the eighth largest in Mexico in

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