Call For Workshops

Link to the accepted workshops:

Call for Workshops for the Eighth Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo)

Seattle, Washington, USA November 14 – 17

The SocInfo 2016 Committee invites proposals for Workshops Day at the Eighth International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2016). The Workshops Day will be held on Monday, 14 November, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The purpose of a workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants from academia, industry, government and other related parties to present and discuss novel ideas on current and emerging topics relevant to social informatics.  Workshops are an excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and task areas, for bridging the gaps between the social science and technology fields or between subfields of social media research, for elucidating the results of exploratory research, or for critiquing existing approaches. Workshops typically include proceedings, presentations, posters, invited talks, panel discussion or other means at the discretion of the organizers.

Members of all segments of the social informatics research community are encouraged to submit proposals. To foster interaction and exchange of ideas, the workshops will be in kept small, with 20-40 participants

Important Dates

(All deadlines are 23:59:59 Pacific Time)

  • Workshop proposal submission deadline: July 1, 2016
  • Workshop acceptance notification: July 14, 2016
  • Workshop papers submission: August 27, 2016
  • Workshop paper acceptance notification: September 27, 2016
  • Workshop final camera-ready paper due: October 14, 2016
  • SocInfo 2016 Workshops Day: November 14, 2016


Organizers of accepted workshop proposals are expected to announce the workshop and disseminate call for papers, maintain the workshop website, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They are also expected to prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the main conference. Workshop organizers may choose to form organizing or program committees aiming to accomplish these tasks successfully.

Note: At the organizers request, workshop papers may be included as a supplement to the main SocInfo proceedings. However, workshop organizers may also set up any archived publication mechanism that best suits their workshop.

Ideal workshop submissions will have the potential to attract the interest of researchers in computer science and social/organizational sciences. Proposals involving people of different backgrounds in the organizing committee and addressing topics at the intersection of different disciplines are encouraged.

Proposal Content

Proposals for workshops should be no more than four (4) pages in length (10pt, single column, with reasonable margins), written in English, and should contain the following:

  • A concise title
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of the organizing committee. A main contact person should be specified. A typical proposal should include no more than four co-chairs.
  • An indication as to whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day meeting.
  • A short abstract describing the scope and main objective of the workshop. It should identify the specific issues and research questions the workshop will focus on, with a brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time and for which research communities.
  • A two/three paragraph description of the workshop topic and themes.
  • A list/description of any potential invited speakers, panels, or other activities.
  • A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated and selected (invited contributions, peer review, etc.). In case a PC is needed, provide a tentative list of the members.
  • Historical information about the workshop, when available. Short description of the previous editions reporting highlights and details about the approximate number of attendees and number of submissions.
  • A list of other related workshops held previously at related conferences, if any, together with a brief statement on how the proposed workshop differs from or how it follows-up on work presented at previous workshops.
  • A short bio (one paragraph) for each member of the organizing committee, including a description of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals include organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.

Please email your proposal in a single file to the workshop chairs before the deadline. For additional information please contact the workshop chairs at the same address.

Workshop Chairs

  • Tim Weninger (
  • Emilio Zagheni (