COOL 2014

30 Dec 2013

Do you plan to visit South Korea for WWW 2014? I’m co-organizing a workshop called COOL (Connecting Online & Offline Life) and would like to encourage everyone who is interested in the intersections between online and offline life to submit a paper! I think it will be a cool place to talk about how two worlds (on/off) interact. We have Twitter feed and Facebook page, in addition to the official web page.

The deadline is January 24th, 2014 and here is the call for papers:

The cross-fertilization of social and technical systems research is rapidly expanding: new fields of research, such as computational social science, data science, data-driven urban research and anthropology, are emerging and the big social data is revolutionizing many classical disciplines.

This workshop represents an effort toward melding these communities to trigger new collaborations and delineate future challenges.

Topics of interest

Particular attention will be devoted, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Studying offline (real-world) human activities using online data
  • Comparing social interactions on the web with offline ones
  • Urban research and geo-social studies using web and social data
  • Harnessing online data to understand and predict offline phenomena
  • Studying human behaviors using online games
  • Personal analytics and online sharing behaviors
  • Social movements and the web
  • Politics online and offline
  • Crime on the web and crimes using the web


  • Workshop paper deadlines: Jan 24, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
  • Workshop paper notifications: Feb 4, 2014
  • Workshop paper final copy hard deadline: Feb 12, 2014

Paper submission

The authors will submit original research paper occupying up to 6 pages. The paper must be written in English, and formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format.

Participants are invited to submit their papers via the EasyChair system at the following link:

Submissions must include the following information: title, list of authors with affiliations, abstract and full paper attachment. Accepted format is PDF only.

Papers will be selected based on their originality, quality and appropriateness to the event. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 members of the program committee. The review process is single-blind peer review (reviewers are anonymous, but authors are not).

Paper publication

All papers accepted in the workshop will appear in the WWW 2014 Conference proceedings and will be published through the ACM Digital Library.

Invitation to a special issue

The best contributions will be considered for an invitation in extended version in the thematic series “Collective behaviors and Networks” published on EPJ Data Science (Springer).