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XII Workshop on Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction on the Social Web (WAIHCWS'21)

The twelfth edition of the Workshop on Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for the Social Web (WAIHCWS’21) focuses on the theme: Evaluation of the User eXperience (UX) in social networks (Evaluation of the User eXperience (UX) in social networks). The event aims to bring discussions about different approaches, methodologies, and practices to measure the UX of the different profiles of social network users. We encourage submissions of papers that discuss: the interpersonal UX, the interaction and usability UX, the credibility UX, and the accessibility UX. Inter or transdisciplinary works with the human and social sciences in the mentioned contexts are also encouraged in this edition of WAIHCWS.

The theme represents an opportunity for researchers and users of social networks to report their experiences, their opinions on improvements, affirm positive and negative points, in addition to contributing to studies of new trends for social networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Methods and techniques for evaluating User eXperience (UX) on social networks;
– Evaluation of interpersonal interactions through social networks;
– Textual interpretation mechanisms to measure positive or negative hedonic feelings;
– Approaches and techniques to combat fake news on social networks, especially in the context of COVID-19;
– Sentiment analysis and polarization in social networks;
– Hate speech on social media;
– Monitoring misinformation and bots on social networks;
– Online education, interaction in virtual learning environments and social networks;
– Computational methods in Digital Humanities;
– Interfaces and Interaction Devices in Creative Computing;
– Digital platforms for popular participation and electronic democracy;
– Design and evaluation methods that consider social issues and human values;
– Mobility, ubiquity, and reflex in human interaction;
– Theories and mechanisms to encourage user participation and collaboration;
– Factors, characteristics and measures of success in social software and in software ecosystem platforms;
– Cultural, ownership, emotional, affective aspects and the encouragement of sustainable behavior;
– Communication, collaboration, and sharing;
– Auditability, trust, and reputation in social networks;
– Ethics in design (design, development, evaluation) and use of computational solutions;
– Identity, privacy and security on social networks;
– Usability and accessibility on social networks;
– Memory, legacy, and property in social software;
– Use of social knowledge;
– Use of social networks and social media by software teams;
– Knowledge management and organizational learning combined with technical, human, social, and organizational aspects in software development.
– Sustainability on the Web and in Computing.

We abide by the ACM Code of Ethics. We expect that all submissions, underlying research, and behavior during the review process and conference comply with the principles and responsibilities outlined by the code.

We invite works at all stages of development, describing research results, empirical results, applied systems, and proposals that address aspects of the Social Web with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction. Positions and theoretically based discussions on the topics of interest are also welcome.

Submissions must be written in English or Portuguese, with a limit of 8 (eight) pages (including figures, tables, diagrams, references, and attachments), following the template for SBC papers. Submissions must include unpublished results.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the event, which will be made available online at SBC Open Lib (SOL), the SBC digital content portal, in series Proceedings of the Workshop on Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for the Social Web, ISSN 2596-0296. All articles will be indexed with DOI. 

Submissions must be anonymous. Authors should submit electronic versions of their paper, such as PDF files, through the JEMS system.

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two researchers in the field. In case of disparity and inconsistency between opinions, a third researcher will be invited to carry out the evaluation. A meta-review process may also support the final coordination decision. If the submission is accepted, the authors should consider the reviewers’ comments to prepare the final version of the paper.

Paper presentations during the event will be made via pre-recorded videos, hosted on the conference platform, and later archived on the IHC 2021 channel on YouTube. However, the discussions will be synchronous. Hence, the participation of at least one of the authors in the session is mandatory.

The track coordination will send emails to the authors specifying the details, including the maximum length, video submission format, and other points relevant to the track.

The Resources and Accessibility page presents resources that can be useful in preparing videos, including slide and recording templates using OBS Studio. When preparing the presentation video, follow the recommendations available in: How can I make my pre-recorded presentation more accessible? (available in Portuguese only). Note that due to the virtual format of the IHC 2021, the ability for attendees to understand presentations using only vision or audio is now a requirement. Therefore, all presentations must include subtitles. We have prepared a tutorial to help you with the subtitling process.

To have your paper published, at least one of the authors of accepted papers must register at IHC 2021 and present the work during the workshop – which this year will take place in a virtual mode, with the format, tools and time to be defined by the coordination. The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the event, which will be made available online at SBC Open Lib (SOL), the SBC digital content portal, in series Proceedings of the Workshop on Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for the Social Web, ISSN 2596-0296.

Other information about the WAIHCWS can be found on the workshop website, available through the link

Andre Freire (Universidade Federal de Lavras)
Anna Beatriz Marques (Universidade Federal do Ceará)
Bruna Rodrigues da Cunha (Federal Institute of Sao Paulo)
Caroline Queiroz Santos (Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri)
Celso Alberto Saibel Santos (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo)
Clodis Boscarioli (Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná)
Cristiano Maciel (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso)
Daniel Lucrédio (Universidade Federal de São Carlos)
Daniel Paiva (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
Diogo Cortiz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo)
Ecivaldo Matos (Universidade Federal da Bahia)
Eduardo Tanaka (Eldorado Research Institute)
Emanuel Coutinho (Universidade Federal do Ceará)
Emerson Paraiso (Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana)
George Valença (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco)
Heitor Costa (Federal University of Lavras)
Ingrid Monteiro (Universidade Federal do Ceará)
Isabela Gasparini (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina)
Ivaldir Junior (Universidade de Pernambuco)
Jair Leite (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Jonice Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
José Maria David (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
Kamila Rodrigues (Universidade de São Paulo)
Luciana Salgado (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
Marcelle Mota (Universidade Federal do Pará)
Marcelo Pimenta (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Marcos Seruffo (Universidade Federal do Para)
Maria da Graca Campos Pimentel (Universidade de Sao Paulo)
Roberto Pereira (Universidade Federal do Paraná)
Rodrigo Bonacin (Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer)
Rodrigo Santos (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)
Sandra Avil (University of Campinas)
Soraia Prietch (Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis)
Taís Oliveira (Universidade Federal do ABC)
Thiago Henrique Silva (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná)
Vagner Santana (IBM Research)
Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto (Universidade Federal de Goiás
Vania Almeida Neris (Universidade Federal de São Carlos)
Vinicius Pereira (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso)

Submission deadline: 08/19/21 (it was 07/25)

Notification of results: 09/22/21 (it was 08/25)

Final version and registration: 09/29/21 (it was 09/12)

Workshop Date: 10/18/21