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GCI4WebSci 2022 @ WebSci'22

The 1st GCI4WebSci workshop is co-located with WebSci'22


  • April 9, 2022: Workshop Paper Due Date
  • Submission site: Please upload your submissions via EasyChair.
  • April 23, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
  • May 12, 2022: Camera-ready papers due
  • GCI4WebSci 2022 Workshop at ACL, June 26-29, 2022, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Submission Types & Requirements[edit]

GCI4WebSci 2022 will be open for submissions: of short papers. Review versions of short papers may have up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited pages for references. Final versions of short papers may have up to five (5) pages, plus unlimited pages for acknowledgments and references. Please follow ACL guidelines and templates:

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The GCI4WebSci workshop focuses on the relationship between web science and General Collective Intelligence or GCI, an emerging science predicted to significantly increase the general problem-solving ability of groups, where that general problem-solving ability is defined through Human-Centric Functional Modeling. As a model for the general problem-solving ability of groups, it is hypothesized that there are some problems groups simply aren't intelligent enough to reliably solve without GCI, including the problem of understanding they aren't intelligent enough. One set of such problems is involved in ensuring software platforms address user needs more than they exploit users. These are problems related to the need to decentralize identity management[1], the need to decentralize process management, and the need to decentralize data management. These problems are thus deeply related to web science and next generation technologies like web 3.0, given its goals to provide pervasive decentralization. This decentralization is in turn is also deeply related with General Collective Intelligence because it requires a system able to solve any problem of decentralization in general in a way that is collectively optimal for the entire group of users. A system that is able to address any collective optimization problem in general is one definition of a General Collective Intelligence.

This workshop explores both GCI and the patterns through which GCI might be leveraged to solve any problem of achieving radically increased collective user impact, including social impact [2][3] through the large-scale socio-technical systems that web science is concerned with, such as the World Wide Web .

GCI4WebSci 2022 will be particularly interested in work that explores questions relevant to the intersection of collective intelligence and any technologies relevant to web science:

Other active areas of research include, but are not limited to:

Program Committee[edit]

 * To Be Announced
   Dr. Naseem Saba


  Andy E. Williams, Nobeah Foundation
  Roberto Casadei, Università di Bologna, Italy
 (To Be Announced)

Dual submission policy[edit]

Papers may NOT be submitted to the GCI4WebSci 2022 workshop if they are or will be concurrently submitted to another meeting or publication.

  1. ^ Williams, A. E. (2022, March 17). Towards a Semantic Identity in Decentralized Identity Management. Retrieved from
  2. ^ Williams, A. E. (2022, March 2). Increasing the Societal Impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with General Collective Intelligence.
  3. ^ Williams, A. E. (2022, February 27). Using Models to Capture Patterns for Radically Increasing Social Impact.