Call for Tutorials

★ ACCEPTED TUTORIALS ★

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015
Proposal Submission Email: websci2016tutorials@googlegroups.com
Notification of acceptance: December 10, 2015
Tutorials will be held on 22 May 2016 in Hannover, Germany.

WebSci is seeking proposals for tutorials about tools, techniques, and research methodologies that allow Web Scientists to analyze and understand phenomena on the Web. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the WebSci community, consisting of experts in Computer Science, Social Science and Engineering, we specifically aim for tutorials which either introduce technical topics, methods and tools to a non-technical audience or present social science methods and theories to a more technical audience. Tutorials may provide, for instance, an in depth look at an emerging technique, method or software package or a broad summary of an important direction in the field. The tutorial format will be entirely determined by the tutorial organizers. We will favor tutorials embed hands-on experiences, collaborative approaches, and interactivity above tutorials that provide only frontal lectures. We are looking for contributions from experts from different disciplines such as social science, computer science, physics and economics.

PROPOSAL CONTENT AND FORMAT

Proposals for tutorials should be no more than four (4) pages in length (10pt, single column, with reasonable margins), written in English, and should include the following:

  • Tutorial title and summary. A short description (500 words max) of the scope main objective of the tutorial that will be published on the main WebSci website.
    Names, affiliations, emails, and personal websites of the tutorial organizers. A main contact author should be specified. A typical proposal should include no more than four co-organizers.
  • Duration. The tutorial duration can range between two hours to the full day, depending on the type of activities scheduled. The Tutorial Chair might conditionally accept a proposal and suggest a different duration to best fit the organization of the whole event.
  • Tutorial schedule and activities. A description of the proposed tutorial format, a schedule of the proposed activities (e.g., presentations, interactive sessions) along with a *detailed* description for each of them. The tutor(s) for each activity should be specified as well.
  • Target audience, prerequisites and outcomes. A description of the target audience, the prerequisite skill set for the attendee as well as a list of goals for the tutor to accomplish by the end of the tutorial.
  • Expected number of attendees. This is required for logistics planning.
  • Material available on the tutorial website. The organizers of accepted tutorials are encouraged to set up on their own a web page containing all the information for the tutorial attendees before the tutorial day. The proposal should contain a detailed list of the material that will be made available on the website.
  • Precedent [when available]: If the authors of the proposal have organized other tutorials in the past, pointers to the relevant material (e.g., slides, videos, web pages, code) should be provided.
  • Special requirements [when needed]: A list of equipment and that needs to be made available by conference organizers (other than wifi, a projector, and a regular workshop room setup).

Submissions must be in PDF to the submission email (websci2016tutorials@googlegroups.com). Pre-submission questions can be sent to the chair at the following address: claudia.wagner@gesis.org

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The full conference fee will be waived to the tutorial organizers.

IMPORTANT DATES

(ALL DEADLINES ARE ON 23:59:59 HAWAII STANDARD TIME)
Tutorials proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2015
Tutorials acceptance notification: December 10, 2015
Tutorial sites and materials online: February 1, 2016
WebSci Tutorials Day: 22 May, 2016

Tutorial Chair: Claudia Wagner (GESIS & Univ. Koblenz-Landau)