Venue: Salamanca

Location: Salamanca, Spain

Event Date/Time: Feb 18, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 20, 2007
Registration Date: Feb 18, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Oct 09, 2006
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The mission of this conference is to publish and integrate scientific results and act catalytically to the fast developing culture of web communities. The conference invites original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies on WWW in particular the emerging role of so-called WWW-based Communities.

Domain: It is increasingly important for our culture to bring people together and to promote dynamics in professional organizations, mutual understanding, learning and harmony. Creating "virtual communities" is one major way to do this. The Web Based Communities 2007 conference aims at sharing and aggregating scientifically proven methods on how to organize and moderate WWW-based communities. These communities do not limit participants to particular locations - the international and multicultural dimension is a most challenging one. Good WWW communities undergo a continuous evolution and adapt to the changing world. The nature of these communities can be corporate, scientific, social or educational. Pragmatic questions which need to be addressed include: What software tools are the most adequate and how to use them? How to promote your community so that new members can find it? How to protect the members' privacy? How to moderate discussions and how to provide information that people can use? How to create and maintain a sense of trust and commitment among the members? In addition, sociology, education, communication and philosophy issues are addressed as the main disciplines reflected in building WWW-based communities, although critical theories on societies and post-modernism are also relevant starting points. New and imminent technologies will be discussed.

The targeted audience is scientists and members and moderators of WWW communities who feel responsible for optimizing its quality and effect.


Additional Information

* Important Dates: - Submission: 9 October 2006 - Notification to Authors: 15 December 2006 - Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 8 January 2007 - Late Registration: After 8 January 2007 - Conference: Salamanca, Spain, 18 to 20 February 2007