Call for Abstracts on eScience for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Call for Abstracts on eScience for the Humanities and Social Sciences for the IEEE eScience conference in Amsterdam is now open:

In the humanities and social sciences, there is a growing adoption of digital technologies for conducting research. The digitalization of traditional collections and the proliferation of born-digital resources has led to an unprecedented wealth of data. A new type of scholarship has emerged where humanities and social science researchers take advantage of eScience technologies to find new ways to understand the world around us. For example, in history, law, archeology, literature, forensics research, and anthropology.

This track provides a forum where scholars can showcase their novel eScience technologies for research in the humanities or social sciences, or previously existing eScience technologies which have found new applications in these domains.

Topics of interest

We invite abstracts for oral presentations on innovative research on applying and developing data and compute intensive technologies and methods the humanities and social sciences. In this session both contributions from domain science and from computer and data sciences are welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Enabling humanities and social science studies through application of eScience.
  • eScience tools developed to meet the needs of humanities and social sciences scholarship.
  • Data issues in humanities and social sciences: privacy, copyright, heterogeneity, scarcity, interpretability, and other issues particular to these domains.
  • Challenges encountered in adopting eScience in the humanities and social sciences: tool criticism, expertise development, etc.
  • Future of eScience in Humanities and Social Sciences: best practices, software sustainability, scientific reproducibility, FAIR data, etc.

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted abstract attends the conference.

Key Dates 

Abstract submission deadline (no extension): Friday 25 May 23:59 (AoE)
Notification of acceptance: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Early bird registration deadline: Friday 31 August 2018
Camera-ready abstracts: Monday 17 September 2018
IEEE eScience Conference: Tuesday 29 October – Thursday 1 November 2018

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an abstract limited to one page including figures and tables, excluding references. The IEEE  8.5 × 11 manuscript guidelines should be used. Note that the templates are for multiple pages, whereas this call for abstracts is limited to one page. Templates are available from:

Contributions should be submitted in PDF format to easychair:


Claes de Vreese (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Carlos Martinez-Ortiz (Netherlands eScience Center, The Netherlands)

Program Committee

Natali Helberger (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 
Ernesto Priani (UNAM, Mexico)
Martin Riedl (IMS, Stuttgart, Germany)​
Asko Nivala (University of Turku, Finland)
Wouter van Attenveldt (VU, The Netherlands)