The 11th edition of the Workshop on Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for the Social Web (WAIHCWS'20) focuses on the theme: Digital well-being and the healthy use of technologies. The event aims to bring discussions about studies towards a more informative, reliable, fair, transparent and democratic Web. We encourage submissions of papers that discuss techniques for combating dissemination of fake news on social networks - especially in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as methods and tools for interaction in virtual work and learning environments. Inter or transdisciplinary works with human and social sciences in the mentioned contexts are also encouraged in this edition of WAIHCWS.

The theme represents an opportunity to analyze the advances achieved so far and the challenges that still need to be overcome in the Social Web by considering the new technologies, the new ways of interaction and information dissemination, and the current moment of social distance due the pandemic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Sentiment analysis and polarization in social networks;
  • Hate speech on social media;
  • Data journalism and fake news in politics and health;
  • Monitoring misinformation and bots on social networks;
  • Remote digital literacy and literacy;
  • Online education and interaction in virtual learning and work environments;
  • Computational methods in Digital Humanities;
  • Interfaces and Interaction Devices in Creative Computing;
  • Analysis and simulation of epidemic dissemination models;
  • Approaches and techniques to combat fake news in health, especially in the context of COVID-19;
  • Digital platforms for popular participation and electronic democracy;
  • AI bias and algorithmic discrimination;
  • Design and evaluation methods that consider social issues and human values;
  • Context sharing in social software and solutions to promote social interaction;
  • 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;
  • Usability and accessibility;
  • 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.

  • Submissions

    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.

    Submissions must be anonymous. Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper through the JEMS system. 

    Review Process

    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


    Presentation and Publication

    To have your paper published, at least one of the authors of accepted papers must register at IHC 2020 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.


    Important dates

    • Submission deadline: 22/07/2020 09/08/2020 15/08/2020

    • Notification of results: 24/08/2020 18/09/2020

    • Submission of camera-ready: 04/09/2020 03/10/2020

    Other information about the WAIHCWS can be found on the workshop website, available through the link https://www.ufmt.br/waihcws20/index.html


    • Kamila Rios Rodrigues (ICMC/USP)

    • Lívia Ruback (UFRRJ)