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Gillian Sinclair <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 3 May 2006 15:00:44 +0100
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Dear Colleagues

Second International Conference on e-Social Science
28-30 June 2006
Manchester, UK

Registration is now open for the above event with "early bird" registration available until the 21st of May and reduced rates for students.

This conference examines the impact of e-science or cyberinfrastructure on social science research and the social implications of this new technology.  Topics to be discussed at the conference include - 

Case studies of e-Social Science research methods and applications 
Enabling new sources and forms of sociological data through e-Social Science 
Infrastructure and tools for e-Social Science 
Middleware for data collection, sharing and integration 
Standards for metadata, ontologies, annotation, curation, etc. 
Usability issues in the design of research tools and middleware 
Case studies of (e-)Research and (e-) Social Science research practices 
The benefits and challenges of large scale collaborative research 
Interdisciplinary research and e-Social Science 
International collaborations in e-Social Science 
Socio-technical issues in the development of e-Research and the Grid 
Ethical issues and challenges in the collection, integration, sharing and analysis of sociological and other personal data

The conference consists of 7 one day workshops on the following topics - 

Social Science Perspectives on e-Science
e-Science and Digitisation: Methodological Infrastructure in the Arts and Humanities
e-Collaboration Workshop - Access Grid, Portals and other Virtual Research Environments for the Social Sciences
A Semantic Grid for Social Science
New Tools and Techniques for Qualitative Research: Exploring the Challenges and Pitfalls
User Requirements for Visualization in e-Social Science

There are also 37 papers, 3 keynotes and 3 panel sessions over 2 days.

Full details can be found at  Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter ( or our RSS feed for your blog to keep up to date with conference news.

Best wishes
Gillian Sinclair

Dr Gillian Sinclair
Programme Manager
ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science
University of Manchester
Dover Street Building
Dover Street
M13 9PL

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