[Air-L] Deadline approaching: DGI-Conference 2012 "Social Media & Web Science". European Afternoon on March 22nd, Düsseldorf Germany

Isabella Peters Isabella.Peters at uni-duesseldorf.de
Wed Aug 10 00:52:28 PDT 2011

*Apologies for cross-posting*


Call for Papers

DGI-Conference 2012

European Afternoon, 22 March 2012

 <http://www.dgi-info.de/CfP2012DGI-Konferenz_GB.aspx> http://www.dgi-info.de/CfP2012DGI-Konferenz_GB.aspx


*Social Media and Web Science*

*The Web as a Living Space*


Co-located with the 2nd DGI-Conference and 64. Annual Meeting

22 and 23 March 2012, Düsseldorf/Germany 

Twitter hashtag: #dgi2012

(For those of you who speak German the Call for Papers for the main DGI-Conference might also be of interest: http://www.dgd.de/CfP2012DGI-Konferenz.aspx) 


The upcoming DGI-Conference, hosted by the German Society of Information Science and Information Practice, will take place on March 22nd and 23rd in Düsseldorf, Germany. DGI-Conference continues the long tradition of annual meetings by the DGI, being held regularly since its foundation in 1948. This time, the conference topic is “Social Media & Web Science”.


While the presentations of the main conference will be held in German, it is planned to also organize a special research track in English language. This “European Afternoon” will take place on March 22nd. We would like to welcome researchers and practitioners interested in the social dimensions of Web developments and information technologies, e.g. from the fields of information science, library and documentation science, computer science, digital humanities, linguistics, psychology, political science, law and economics.


The conference will cover topics such as:


Social Media

● Collaborative and collective information services (e.g. social bookmarking, social networking, wikis) ● Information retrieval for the Social Web, social search ● Knowledge representation for the social web (social tagging and folksonomies) ● Social Semantic Web ● Social software use cases & policies (e.g. corporate social software, social media for research, in e-learning environments, in libraries) ● Enterprise 2.0: knowledge management with social media ● Social analytics, metrics for social media ● Market research and trend monitoring ● Communities of practice and user networks ● Web-economy, new business models ● Linked Data and Open Data on the Social Web


Web Science

● Characteristics and structures of communication on the Web (e.g. blogs, microblogging) ● Information literacy and didactics for information science ● Measuring information behaviour, e.g. for particular target groups ● Visualization of data structures, networks and information ● Science and the Internet: eScience, digital humanities, scientific communication, eLearning ● Game studies, serious games and browser-based games ● Digital libraries ● The digital divide, accessibility and usability of information on the Web ● Emotions on the Web ● Legal dimensions of Web usage, trust and privacy, cybercrime ● eGovernment, eGovernance & eDemocracy ● eActivism & eProtest (e.g. Guttenplag-Wiki, Wikileaks) ● Crowdsourcing (e.g. for politics, in science, in business) ● Mobile Web and location based services ● Webometrics


We particularly welcome interdisciplinary approaches for Web research!




You can submit scientific research papers of up to 36,000 characters in length (including spaces). Please use the APA style for formatting your references. Additional information and a link to a conference management tool for uploading your submission will be provided on  <http://www.dgi-info.de/CfP2012DGI-Konferenz_GB.aspx> http://www.dgi-info.de/CfP2012DGI-Konferenz_GB.aspx. Accepted papers will have to be presented during the conference and will be published in the printed conference proceedings.


Important Dates

Submission of full papers:                                                                   31.08.2011

Notification of acceptance:                                                                  21.11.2011

Submission of camera-ready (revised) versions:                                               21.12.2011


Programme Committee

Programme Chairs:

Katrin Weller & Isabella Peters (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)




Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis e.V. (DGI) / German Society of Information Science and Information Practice Windmühlstraße 3

60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Fon +49 (0)69 430313

Fax +49 (0)69 4909096

e-mail: mail at dgi-info.de



Nadja Strein


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