Re: E-social Science Conference

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Fri Jan 07 2005 - 21:26:53 PST

So, are you planning to give a paper?

On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 21:31:13 +0100, Melissa Lemons
<> wrote:
> A friend forwarded this to me and I thought it might be of interest to
> some folks on XMCA.
> Melissa
> The closing date for submissions to the First
> International Conference on e-Social Science to be held in Manchester,
> UK
> is the 1st of Feb 2005.
> A reminder of the call for papers is included below but please also
> check
> our website for details of the updated Programme Committee. Details of
> how to submit online will be announced soon on our website.
> I hope to see you in Manchester this summer.
> Best wishes
> Dr Gillian Sinclair
> Programme Manager
> ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS)
> University of Manchester
> Dover Street Building
> Dover Street
> Manchester
> UK
> M13 9PL
> Tel: 0161 275 1380
> Email:
> Website:
> News mailing list:
> 1st International Conference on e-Social Science
> Manchester
> June 22-24, 2005
> Initial Announcement and Call for Submissions
> Overview
> The vision of the 'Grid' first emerged as a solution to the highly
> specialised computing infrastructure requirements of particle physics.
> The
> past five years, however, have seen the Grid's potential recognised by
> the
> wider scientific research community and the emergence of new forms of
> research practice now encapsulated in the notion of 'e-Research'.
> Now, members of the social science research community in the UK and
> elsewhere are beginning to explore how they can use the Grid and the
> prospects for 'e-Social Science'. This year, for example, has seen the
> creation in the UK of the National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS).
> The opportunities presented by the Grid for social science research are
> numerous and intriguing. The Grid will make it possible for new
> computational tools to be brought to bear on a diverse range of social
> science research problems; it will make established social science
> datasets more readily accessible, easier to integrate and to share; it
> will make feasible the collection and curation of new kinds of data on
> an
> unprecedented scale. Beyond enhancing existing research methods,
> however,
> e-Social Science also brings with it the prospect of articulating a
> radically new research agenda and encouraging the formation of new forms
> of research community.
> Realising the full potential for e-Social Science will be a major
> challenge and calls for a major collaborative effort from social
> scientists and Grid technologists. As a contribution to meeting this
> challenge, NCeSS is very pleased to announce the first international
> conference on e-Social Science.
> We invite contributions from members of the social science and Grid
> research communities with experience of - or interests in - exploring,
> developing and applying e-Social Science research methods, practices,
> tools and technologies.
> Submission categories include: full and short papers, posters, workshops
> and tutorials.
> Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
> * Case studies of e-Social Science in practice
> * Studies of (e-)Research and (e-)Social Science research practices
> * The benefits and challenges of large scale collaborative research
> * Enhancing existing social science research methods through e-
> Social Science
> * Innovation in research methods through e-Social Science
> * Socio-technical issues in the development of e-Social Science
> research methods
> * Ethical issues and challenges in the collection, integration,
> sharing and analysis of sociological data
> * New sources and forms of sociological data
> * Standards for metadata, ontologies, annotation, curation, etc.
> * Middleware for data collection, sharing and integration
> * Tools for data mining, visualisation, analysis, modelling and
> collaborative research
> * Understanding requirements for research tools and middleware
> Submission requirements for full and short papers, posters
> Authors are requested to submit an abstract of approximately 1000-1500
> words.
> Please indicate the category of your submission: full paper, short paper
> or poster and include the contact details of the main author on a
> separate
> sheet.
> Submissions will be subject to independent review and a final decision
> will be made by the conference programme committee. Authors of
> submissions
> not accepted as full papers may be invited to submit a short paper or
> poster instead.
> Accepted full and short papers will be published in the conference
> proceedings.
> Formats for the camera-ready copies of full and short papers, and
> posters
> will be available for download from the conference web site in February
> 2005.
> Submission requirements for workshop and tutorials
> Workshop and tutorial organisers are requested to submit a one page
> outline of the topic, format, likely audience, special requirements.
> Deadlines and submission instructions
> Paper and poster abstracts, workshop and tutorial outlines: February
> 1st,
> 2005.
> Submission instructions will appear on the conference web site in
> January.
> Authors will be informed of the programme committee's decision on March
> 14th, 2005.

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