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DGI-Conference 2012: European Afternoon, 22. March 2012

Call for Papers

64. DGI Annual Meeting and 2nd DGI-Conference "Social Media and Web Science - The Web as a living space"

22 to 23 March 2012, Düsseldorf/Germany



The upcoming DGI Conference, hosted by the German Society of Information Science and Information Practice, will take place on March 22nd and 23rd in Düsseldorf, Germany. DGI Conference continues the long tradition of annual meetings by the DGI, being held regularly since its foundation in 1948. This time, the conference topic is “Social Media & Web Science”.

While the presentations of the main conference will be held in German, it is planned to also organize a special research track in English language. This “European Afternoon” will take place on March 22nd. We would like to welcome researchers and practitioners interested in the social dimensions of Web developments and information technologies, e.g. from the fields of information science, library and documentation science, computer science, digital humanities, linguistics, psychology, political science, law and economics.


The conference will cover topics such as:

Social Media

• Collaborative and collective information services (e.g. social bookmarking, social networking, wikis)
• Information retrieval for the Social Web, social search
• Knowledge representation for the social web (social tagging and folksonomies)
• Social Semantic Web
• Social software use cases & policies (e.g. corporate social software, social media for research, in e-learning environments, in libraries)
• Enterprise 2.0: knowledge management with social media
• Social analytics, metrics for social media
• Market research and trend monitoring
• Communities of practice and user networks
• Web-economy, new business models
• Linked Data snd Open Data on the Social Web


Web Science

• Characteristics and structures of communication on the Web (e.g. blogs, microblogging)
• Information literacy and didactics for information science
• Measuring information behaviour, e.g. for particular target groups
• Visualization of data structures, networks and information
• Science and the Internet: eScience, digital humanities, scientific communication, eLearning
• Game studies, serious games and browser-based Games
• Digital libraries
• The digital divide, accessibility and usability of information on the Web
• Emotions on the Web
• Legal dimensions of Web usage, trust and privacy, cybercrime
• eGovernment, eGovernance & eDemocracy
• eActivism & eProtest (e.g. Guttenplag-Wiki, Wikileaks)
• Crowdsourcing (e.g. for politics, in science, in business)
• Mobile Web and location based services
• Webometrics

We particularly welcome interdisciplinary approaches for Web research!


You can submit scientific research papers of up to 36,000 characters in length (including spaces). Please use the APA style for formatting your references. Accepted papers will have to be presented during the conference and will be published in the printed conference proceedings.



Please submit your paper by Easychair.


Important Dates: extention of submission deadline


Submission of full papers:                                                       new:    15.09.2011


Notification of acceptance:                                                      21.11.2011


Submission of camera-ready (revised) versions:                      21.12.2011

Programme Committee

Programme Chairs:  Katrin Weller & Isabella Peters (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)


Programme Committee members / reviewers

Anne Bein, Swets Information Services
Michael Beurskens, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Christoph Bieber, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Ingo Blees, Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF)
Stephan Büttner, Fachhochschule Potsdam
Michael Dreusicke, Paux Technologes GmbH
Karsten Ehms, Siemens
Matthias Fank, Fachhochschule Köln
Michael Fanning, Online Consultants International GmbH
Jens Fauldrath, Telekom
Michael Fellmann, Universität Osnabrück
Stefan Geißler , TEMIS
Ursula Georgy, Fachhochschule Köln
Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Michael Granitzer, Know-Center Graz
Joachim Griesbaum, Universität Hildesheim
Rainer Hammwöhner, Universität Regensburg
Stefanie Haustein, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Isabell Held, Deutsche Bank AG / DB Research
Lambert Heller, TIB Hannover
Nadine Höchstötter, Webscout
Karin Holste-Flinsbach, Stauffenberg Berufsschule
Heinz Ulrich Hoppe, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Andreas Hotho, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Dirk Lewandowski, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
Philipp Mayr, GESIS Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften / Hochschule Darmstadt
Thomas Meyer, Deutsche Bank AG / DB Research
Michael Nentwich, Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung Wien
Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Cornelius Puschmann, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Wolf Rauch, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Alexander Richter, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Marc Rittberger, Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF)
Christian Schlögl, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Jan Schmidt, Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung Hamburg
Michael Schöttner, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Rolf Schulmeister, Universität Hamburg
Wolfgang Semar, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Chur
Matthias Staab, Sanofi-Aventis
Wolfgang G. Stock, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Alexander Stocker, Joanneum Research
Markus Strohmaier, Technische Universität Graz
Stefan Thalmann, Universität Innsbruck
Klaus Tochtermann, Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (ZBW)
Gerhard Vowe, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Christian Wolff, Universität Regensburg
Christa Womser-Hacker, Universität Hildesheim





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