#AcademiaIMFD – CALL FOR PAPERS, 10th Latin American Web Congress

Bárbara Poblete (associate researcher at the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data, at the University of Chile) is co-chair and organizer of the 10th Latin American Web Conference. LA-Web will be co-located with The Web Conference 2019, one of the most relevant international events in this area.

Below you will find more information about this Call for Papers, the conference itself and grants availability.

CALL FOR PAPERS, in conjunction with The Web Conference, for:
10th Latin American Web Congress – (LA-WEB 2019)

May 13/14, San Francisco, CA, USA

About the Conference
LA-WEB 2019 is the 10th of a series of refereed international conferences that aim to provide a venue to present, demonstrate and discuss the latest advancements in Web research that involves the Latin American Web community in its broadest sense. LA-WEB offers a great venue to show exciting new work that is mature (full papers) and work that is at an early stage and can benefit from discussion with colleagues (short papers). In this edition, LA-WEB will be co-located with The Web Conference 2019. We expect that this creates an opportunity for a synergetic atmosphere between the Latin American community and the global community of leading Web researchers.

Themes and Topics of Interest
We invite submissions of papers that describe original, unpublished, high-quality research, properly placing the work in the context of the state of the art, and clearly indicating the work’s innovative aspects and contributions to the field.

We would like to welcome high-quality contributions along the following two lines:
—>Web research that focuses on Latin American problematics or on applications to the region.
—>Innovative Web developments by Latin American researchers worldwide or by Latin American institutions.

Overall, we seek novel and exciting work in all areas of Web research including, but not limited to the following:

-Influence propagation, information diffusion, and online democracy
-Detecting, understanding, and combating disinformation and misinformation
-Fraud, spam, and malice detection
-Mitigation of abusive and discriminatory behavior
-E-commerce, E-Science, and E-government
-E-Learning and Moocs
-Humanities, arts, and culture on the Web
-Mobility and ubiquitous Web access in emerging regions
-Security, privacy, and rights management
-Social media, collaboration, and web communities
-Usability, accessibility and user interfaces
-User modeling, recommender systems and personalization
-Visualization and interaction
-Data mining, search, and analytics
-Engineering: Performance, reliability, and scalability
-Ethical issues
-Crisis informatics
-Fairness, bias, and transparency in algorithms

All submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, quality, and technical contribution. LA-WEB proceedings will be published jointly with The Web Conference proceedings.

Submission Instructions
Authors may submit full papers (max. 8 pages), or short papers (max. 4 pages) written in English. Papers must be submitted at https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?conf=laweb2019, in PDF according to the ACM format published in the ACM guidelines (www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template), selecting the generic “sigconf” sample. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded.

Availability of Grants
To facilitate the participation of researchers from Latin America in both LA-WEB and The Web Conference 2019, we are negotiating grants for covering the participation of authors with accepted papers. Grants will cover authors of papers accepted for LA-WEB to present their papers and to attend The Web Conference 2019. Each grant will typically cover expenses with economic class airline tickets, lodging and a 5 days full-pass (early-bird fee, without gala dinner).

Brazilian Authors: The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br, through the Brazilian Network Information Centre – NIC.br, will sponsor at least 8 grants for Brazilian authors.

Chilean Authors: The Chilean Network Information Centre – NIC.cl, will sponsor 2 grants for Chilean authors.

Regarding authors from other countries, we will release information on grants as they become available.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: January, 25 2019
Acceptance notification: February, 22 2019
Paper camera-ready version: March, 3 2019
LA-WEB 2019: May 13/14, 2019

Program Committee Co-Chairs and Organizers:
Barbara Poblete (DCC – UChile/IMFD, Chile)
Altigran S. da Silva (IComp/UFAM, Brasil)

Program Committee (in formation)
Alfredo Sánchez, LANIA, Mexico
Andreas Kaltenbrunner, NTENT, Spain
Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS/LIP6, France
Claudia López, USM, Chile
Claudio Gutiérrez, UChile, Chile
Débora Donato, Mix Tech, USA
Denis Parra, PUC, Chile
Diego Arroyuelo, USM, Chile
Diogo Cortiz, PUC/SP, Brazil
Edgar Chávez, CICESE, Mexico
Eduardo Graells-Garrido, UDD, Chile
Fabrizio Silvestri, Facebook, UK
Felipe Bravo-Marquez, U Waikato, NZ
Francisco Gutierrez, UChile, Chile
Gonzalo Navarro, UChile, Chile
Gustavo Rossi , UNLP, Argentina
Jorge Pérez, UChile, Chile
Juan Sequeda, Capsenta, USA
Jussara M. Almeida, UFMG Brazil
Karin Breitman, Rio Tinto, Brazil
Luciano Barbosa, UFPE, Brazil
Luis Olsina, UNLPAM, Argentina
Maria Esther Vidal, USB, Venezuela
Marcelo Mendoza, USM, Chile
Marcos Goncalves, UFMG Brazil
Mirella M. Moro, UFMG Brazil
Miriam Fernández, Open University, UK
M-Dyaa Albakour, Signal Media, UK
Omar Alonso, Microsoft, USA
Pablo Castells, UAM, Spain
Rossano Schifanella, U Turin, Italy
Ruth García-Gavilanes, Skyscanner, UK
Tanara Lauschner, UFAM, Brazil
Vanessa Peña-Araya, Inria Saclay, France
Wagner Meira Jr, UFMG, Brazil