4th International Conference on e-Social Science

Date: June 18th-20th, 2008
Place: Manchester, UK
Language: English

Initial Announcement and Call for Submissions

The aim of the conference on e-Social Science is to bring together leading international representatives of the social science, e-Infrastructure/ cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities in order to improve mutual awareness, harmonize understanding and instigate coordinated activities to accelerate research, development and deployment of powerful, new research methods and tools for the social sciences and beyond.

We invite contributions from members of the social science, e-Infrastructure/cyberinfrastructure and e-Research communities with experience of, or interests in:

1) exploring, developing, and applying new
methods, practices, and tools afforded by new infrastructure technologies - such as the Grid and Web 2.0 - in order to further social science research; and

2) studying issues impacting on the wider take-up of e-Research.

Submission categories include: full and short papers, posters, demos, workshops, tutorials and panels.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

Case studies of the application of e-Social Science research methods to substantive social science problems

Advances in tools and techniques for quantitative and qualitative e-Social Science, including statistical analysis, simulation, data mining, text mining, social network analysis and collaborative environments

Enabling new sources and forms of sociological data through e-Social Science, including ethical issues and challenges in the collection, integration, sharing and analysis of sociological and other personal data he e-Research technical roadmap, including grids, web 2.0 and their future (co-evolution)

Important Deadlines:

Paper abstracts: January 25th, 2008.
Workshop, tutorial and panel outlines: February 22nd, 2008.
Poster and demo abstracts: March 21st, 2008.
Submission instructions will appear on the conference web site in December.

Authors will be informed of the programme committee