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2nd Workshop on Social Aspects of the Web (SAW 2008)
in conjunction with
11th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2008)

Innsbruck, Austria
May 5, 6 or 7, 2008


Deadline for submissions: January 12, 2008


In recent years, the Web has moved from a simple one-way communication channel
extending traditional media, to a complex "peer-to-peer" communication space
with a blurred author/audience distinction and new ways to create, share and
use knowledge in a social way.
This change of paradigm is currently profoundly transforming most areas of our
life: our interactions with other people, our relationships, ways of gathering
informations, ways of developing social norms, opinions, attitudes and even
legal aspects as well as ways of working and doing business.
It also raises a strong need for theoretical, empirical and applied studies
related to how people may interact on the Web, how they actually do so and what
new possibilities and challenges are emerging in the social, business and
technology dimensions.

The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together to
explore the issues and challenges related to social aspects of the Web. We want
to facilitate discussion on topics including theoretical, empirical and applied
studies related to:


* Users in the social Web
* User identity/identities on the Web
* Activity patterns
* Privacy / intimacy in the social Web
* Psychological aspects of acting in the social Web
* Analysis and reduction of the socio-technical gap in social software
* Communities on the Web
* User roles, leadership and interactions
* Conflicts and their resolution
* Social norms and their enforcement
* Trust and reputation in communities
* Relations of on-line and off-line communities
* Social discourse and decision-taking on the Web
* Large-scale social Web mining and empirical studies
* Social network analysis
* Associations mining from social network
* Large-scale behaviour patterns and anomalies' mining
* Moods' / opinions' / social problems' analysis
* Experts finding on the social Web
* Mining formal semantics from social sources
* Methodologies of Web-based social macro and micro studies
* Social Web and business
* Social Web as a source of business information
* Social Web as a business communication channel
* Business models for social software and services
* Specific types of social software on the Web (bookmarking, social networks
* Use cases and best practices
* Applications of Web-based social software
* Social software architectures
* Social software on the Semantic Web
* Strategies for bootstrapping social software systems and bypassing the
critical mass problem
* Social software in information processing and retrieval
* Social software in collaborative maintenance of content and data


* Long papers: max. 5000 words
* Work-in-progress rep.: max. 2500 words
* Position papers: max. 2500 words
* Demo papers: max. 2500 words

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template
available from

Submission system is available on-line at

The proceedings will be published jointly with proceedings of other BIS
workshops as a book or CD with ISBN number, and on-line at CEUR workshop
proceedings publication service (open content).
Extended version of selected papers submitted to the workshop will be published
as special issue of International Journal on WWW/Internet
(, ISSN: 1645-7641).

All authors of accepted papers as well as other participants will be asked to
read accepted papers abtracts before the workshop (papers will be available
on-line in advance) to facilitate discussion. The workshop will consist in two
parts: first (more formal) devoted to presentation and discussion of accepted
papers and second (less formal) devoted to discussion of several issues related
to present and future of the social Web.
Workshop participants will be also invited to take part in the BIS conference
and topically related BIS workshops on Mashups, Enterprise Mashups, and
Lightweight Composition on the Web (M&LCW 2008) and Advances in Accessing the
Deep Web (ADW 2008).

* January 12, 2008 - submission deadline for papers
* February 12, 2008 - notification of acceptance/rejection
* March 12, 2008 - submission of final papers
* May 5, 6 or 7, 2008 - the workshop


* Poznan University of Economics, Departament of Information Systems


* Dominik Flejter
* Tomasz Kaczmarek
* Marek Kowalkiewicz


* Krisztian Balog, Univeristy of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
* Simone Braun, FZI Kralsruhe, Germany
* John Breslin, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Tanguy Coenen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada
* Davide Eynard, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Andrew T. Fiore, University of California, Berkeley, the USA
* Dominik Flejter, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Tomasz Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research Brisbane, Australia
* Sebastian Kruk, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
* Katharina Siorpaes, STI, University of Innsbruck, Austria
* Marcin Sydow, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
* Jie Tang, Tshingua Univeristy, China
* Celine van Damme, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Valentin Zacharias, FZI Kralsruhe, Germany


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Added by dflejter on December 4, 2007



Typo in the title! "Ascpects" ยป "Aspects".