*Apologies for cross posting*

Dear List members

I am pleased to announce the call for papers for the 1st International
Conference on e-Social Science to be held in Manchester, UK on the 22nd -
24th of June 2005.

The conference will bring together social scientists, computer scientists,
Grid developers and data service providers and will aim to meet the
challenge of realising the full potential for e-social science.  Topics of
interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

 Case studies of e-Social Science in practice
 Enhancing existing research methods or facilitating novel research
 Studies of (e-)Science and (e-)Social Science research practices
 The benefits and challenges of large scale collaborative research
 e-Social Science and the relationship between theoretically and
empirically driven research
 New sources and forms of social data
 Standards for metadata, ontologies, annotation, curation, etc.
 Ethical issues and challenges in the collection, integration,
sharing and analysis of social data
 Socio-technical issues in the development of e-Social Science
 Middleware for data collection, sharing and integration
 Tools for data mining, visualisation, modelling and collaborative
 Usability issues in tools and middleware

Further information including important dates can be found on our website

Best wishes
Prof. Rob Procter, Research Director
Dr Gillian Sinclair

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

Tel: 0161 275 1380
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Website: http://www.ncess.ac.uk
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