Deadline for submissions: May 16, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii time)
Notification of acceptance: May 26, 2015
Submission of revised papers: June 20, 2015
WebSci15 Conference dates: June 28 to July 1, 2015
Workshop date: June 29, 2015
Early bird registration for WebSci15: May 28, 2015
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
We welcome submissions (in form of extended abstracts) for the 1st #FAIL! workshop on “Things that didn’t work out in social media research – and what we can learn from them”. Researchers from all disciplines who study social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, reddit, blogs, etc.) and/or social media users are invited to share their experiences with the research community. Often research in this broad and quickly changing field requires exploration of new approaches – and not all of them are successful right from the start. We are looking for examples of approaches from all phases of the research process (e.g. data collection, data processing, data analysis, data sharing, also including administrative tasks, research ethics and legal challenges) that did not work out as expected. The aim is to help other researchers learn from these failed approaches.
Submissions should therefore clearly adress the following questions:
- What did the authors try to achieve – and what went wrong?
- What can others learn from this approach?
- What would the authors do differently in the future?
All submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Criteria for acceptance include:
- usefulness of the described case as lesson learned for the research community,
- clarity of presentation,
- complexity of the problem.
Submissions should be extended abstracts of 1,000 to 2,000 words (including references and footnotes). Sumbissions must be made as PDF files. There are no specific formatting guidelines for submissions – the authors should try to make their case as clear as possible and consider the questions outlined above. However, in case of acceptance authors may be asked to re-format their submission according to a unified template (so that the abstracts can be shared on this Website).
Submissions will be made via EasyChair.
Please remove all author identifying information from the submission to ensure blind review.
PRESENTATION & PUBLICATION
Selected submissions will be presented as short talks during the #FAIL! Workshop at WebSci15. Based on submissions from several workshops we may also invite selected authors to contribute an updated version of their work for an edited collection in the future (check our homepage for upcoming information). In the meantime, we aim at sharing the workshop papers via this website or other publication channels (e.g. figshare).
At least one author per accepted submission will have to be present at WebSci15 to give a presentation at the first #FAIL! workshop. A registration fee will apply for conference attendance, please check the main conference website for updates on registration processes and fees.