Web Studies: 1st international congress (Web Studies 2010)
Venue: Monterrey Tech Campus Toluca
|Event Date/Time: Mar 03, 2010||End Date/Time: Mar 05, 2010|
|Registration Date: Feb 19, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Jan 08, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Oct 16, 2009|
|Paper Submission Date: Oct 16, 2009|
From this general starting point, we aim at exploring the social dimension of Web applications as well as the interaction and co-existence of humans with artificial agents â€“ interfaces, algorithms, information architectures â€“ forming socio-technical hybrids that are increasingly difficult to dissect. And our research tools and methods have themselves become hybrid. Mixtures of brains, knowledge and research software make sense of the growing piles of data; they produce new and innovative ways to explore and visualize information and to make the Web comprehensible; and they generate theoretical metaphors aim at understanding the space they are operating in. The notion of Web Intelligence is therefore of particular interest to this first edition of the Web Studies conference. Intelligence, here, is understood in a double sense: first, as the process of interaction that happens not only between humans and technical systems, but also between human actors mediated by Web platforms, the process in which knowledge is produced and applied, information is gathered, interpreted, and used in everyday situations. Second, as the tools and methods that help us understanding the infinite variety that marks this online ecosystem.
The 1st international congress on Web Studies aims at providing a venue for researchers and professionals from different backgrounds for discussion, study, practical demonstrations, sharing, and exchange on new developments and theories regarding the World Wide Web. The congress therefore invites contributions from a heterogeneous set of fields and domains such as: Web systems, computational intelligence, human-computer interaction, digital theory, Web sociology, and well as interactive and digital arts. We also encourage contributions from businesses and organizations.