mapping and governing the online world


monte vérita - ascona - june 16-21, 2024

submission procedure for papers

Researchers who would like to present a paper are invited to submit their paper online until January 15, 2024 at
The conference only considers papers that have not been published or accepted for publication at the date of submission. Acceptance decisions will be announced in mid-February 2024. While all accepted papers will be made available to all participants on June 1, 2024, there is no conference proceedings or publication requirement for the conference. Researchers who would like to attend the conference without giving a presentation are welcome to register at

submission procedure for working groups

In addition to regular paper presentations, we will also host a track of dedicated workshops to discuss topics of interest to the broader community. We invite proposals to organize a working groups that focuses on a specific topic during the conference. Potential topics may include accessing and analyzing web data, building research infrastructure, overcoming disciplinary boundaries, or other topics of general interest. Each working group will be headed by one or more scholars, who will be in charge of ensuring the working group accomplishes its goals during the conference. 

There will be two 90-minute slots during the conference for working group members to convene and discuss their topic of choice. On the last day of the conference, the working group will present its results to the plenary. Working group are encouraged to present (at the end of the conference or shortly thereafter) a short doc-ument that summarizes the main challenges the working group decided to focus on and proposes a roadmap to address and overcome these challenges. Such document can hopefully contribute to building an interdisci-plinary community on how to map and govern the online world. 

Working group submissions should outline on one page the main challenges the working group would focus on and a potential roadmap on how to address and overcome them. If the proposal is accepted, the researcher in charge of the submission will be expected to lead the discussions in that working group. When the conference program is released, all conference participants are than encouraged to join a working group during the conference.

Researchers who would like to organize a working group are invited to submit their proposal online until January 15, 2024, at Acceptance decisions will be announced in mid-February 2024.