Web Studies

First International Congress on Web Studies. March 3 to 5. Monterrey Tech, Toluca, Mexico.

Congress program     Art exhibition     Workshops     Registro

News roll

Proceedings are now available: download as: PDF [16.1 Mb]

Download program: download the program in PDF: Hi-Res [3.8 Mb] or Low-Res [233 Kb.]

Mark Bernstein at Web Studies:

we are glad to announce the keynote address by Mark Bernstein, founder and Chief Scientist of Eastgate Systems. M. Bernstein is a pioneer of hypertext, he is the designer of the tool Tinderbox and recently published Reading Hypertext, a new anthology of the best papers about the future of reading. The keynote of Mark Bernstein will be held at Auditorium 3, Thursday March 4, 10:00 hrs.

NRHM: the New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia supports Web Studies.

Extended CFP: we are extending the CFP for short-papers, demos, workshops and corporate cases. The new due date is January 10, 2010.

Partnering hotel: our suggested hotel is Holiday Inn Express & Suites, which offers special rates starting at 79 USD including: transportation, buffet breakfast, evening cocktail, unlimited WiFi and more. Check Registration and Venue for details.

Registration: we have got funds to offer scholarships to all participants. This means that there is no registration fee for this edition. Accepted papers include publishing, congress, workshops, CD of proceedings, coffee breaks, and shuttle to/from the official hotel

Art exhibition: the art exhibition will be held in association with Kurator, UK. It consists on the exhibition "After the Net" (previously presented in Valencia, Spain and Plymouth, UK) and a call for Net Art works.

Keynote speakers: we are glad to announce our keynote speakers:

Robert Logan Dr. Robert K. Logan
University of Toronto, Canada
Imad Saleh Dr. Imad Saleh
University of Paris VIII, France


Overview and Call for papers

The Web may be conceived as an expansive object, an extended space that reaches nearly every domain of life and concerns many different scientific disciplines. This space can be described according to data structures, visual surfaces, algorithmic processes, cultural uses, means and venue for artistic expressions and site of human-computer interaction. While some of these categories correspond to the specific interests and demands of certain fields of inquiry, they also have a practical dimension that goes beyond the confines of academic disciplines and implies the crossing of very different perspectives. One of the most interesting questions is indeed the way in which practices of production and use influence and re/shape each other as well as the tools and media themselves.

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 – interfaces, algorithms, information architectures – 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.



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