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Web Studies 4

4th International Conference on Web Studies

October 30 - 31, 2023
Mexico City, Mexico


Screens: Moving, Displaying, and Disrupting the Web


The international conference on Web Studies is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific gathering that investigates the World Wide Web as an object of inquiry. It conceives the Web as an expansive entity: an extended space that reaches every domain of life. Seen from different perspectives and disciplines, the components of the Web can be seized as data structures, algorithmic processes, visual surface, cultural uses, or artistic expressions.

Web Studies was initiated in 2010; WS.1 was organized at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Toluca, Mexico). In 2018, the second edition, WS.2, took place in Paris (MSH Paris Nord), in cooperation with ACM SIGWEB. The third edition of the international conference, WS.3, was co-organized with Université de la Manouba, Tunisia, and took place online.
The fourth edition will take place at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México, in Mexico City.

Conference Proceedings

Emerging Uses of the Web in Multicultural Contexts
3rd edition of the international conference on Web Studies
Co-edited by Everardo Reyes, Mark Bernstein & Giancarlo Ruffo, 2020.
ISBN: 978-1-4503-8885-6
Available at: ACM Digital Library

Seeing Through the Web: tools, practices, and impacts.
2nd edition of the international conference on Web Studies.
Co-edited by Everardo Reyes, Mark Bernstein, Giancarlo Ruffo, & Imad Saleh.
ISBN 978-1-4503-6438-6/18/10.
Available at: ACM Digital Library


Call For Papers

WS.4 calls for contrubutions that interrogate the manners in which the web relates to screens, physical supports, and ambient/context media.

Submission Types

  • Long Papers: typically articles from 4 to 6 pages, including references.
  • Short Papers: typically articles from 2 to 3 pages, including references.
  • Posters: one-page paper.
  • Demos: one-page paper.
  • Online Exhibition: one-page paper.

Submission System

Please send your proposals via Easychair:

Submission Format

Please follow the new ACM Master Article Templates AND Publication Workflow to prepare your proposal.

Important: At this first step you are required to submit as anonymous author for peer-reviewing. That is, leave in blank the Author and Affiliation text of the template. If your proposal is accepted, you will then prepare a final version with your full name and contact details.

Please be aware that ACM has introduced a new ACM Master Article Templates and Publication Workflow. Starting March 1, 2020, all ICPS events are required to use the new workflow: The Master article templates and workflow are to be used in conjunction with the ACM e-Rights System and the ACM CCS 2012 Author Support Tool found in the ACM Digital Library.

Important notice: do not include your name at this stage of the process. All submissions that do not respect this line will be discarded from the review process.

Review Process

All submissions will follow a blind peer-review process. At least two different members of the scientific committee will review each paper. The selection criteria is based on originality, accordance to the theme and topics, scientific/technical contribution, and clarity of presentation.

Authors will receive notification of acceptance on May 26, 2023. If your paper is accepted you will be solicited to prepare the camera-ready version for its publication. The camera-ready papers shall be sent no later than July 28, 2023.



The 4th edition of Web Studies (WS.4) identifies topics in two categories:

Tools and materials

  • Algorithms for the Web
  • APIs and Web Services
  • Automatic Web Generation
  • Green Web
  • Machine/Deep Learning
  • Mobile Web
  • Software Applications for the Web
  • Web-based Programming Paradigms
  • Web-oriented Programming Languages
  • Web as Platform
  • Web Protocols

Uses and practices

  • Computational Creativity
  • Aesthetics of Web
  • Deep Web
  • Critical and Radical Web
  • Cultural Analytics
  • Data Science on the Web
  • Data Visualization for the Web
  • Online Digital Humanities
  • Political Web
  • Social Web
  • Semiotics of Web and Interfaces
  • Web Design
  • Visual and Graphical Web
  • Web, biology and natural sciences
  • Legal and Ethical issues in Web Studies

These topics are not exhaustive and can also be interrelated.


Important Dates for Authors

  • Paper Submission: April 28, 2023
  • Notification to authors: May 26, 2023
  • Camera-ready papers due : July 28, 2023
  • Early registration for authors: September 28, 2020
  • Late registration for authors: October 20, 2020
  • Congress: 30 - 31 October, 2023


General Chairs

  • Everardo Reyes (Université Paris 8, FR)
  • Mark Bernstein (Eastgate Systems, USA)
  • Giancarlo Ruffo (Università del Piemonte Orientale, IT)
  • Imad Saleh (Université Paris 8, FR)

Organizing Committee

  • Carlos Isaac González (ITESM/UNAM, MX)
  • Wendy Aguilar (IIMAS, UNAM, MX)
  • Marina Kriscautzky (DGTIC, UNAM, MX)
  • Glenn Miller (ITESM, MX)
  • Roberto Cabezas (ITESM, MX)

Scientific Committee

  • Wendy Aguilar (UNAM - IIMAS, Mexico)
  • Kristian Bankov (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria)
  • David Bihanic (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)
  • Mayra Barrera (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Inma Berlanga (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain)
  • Julia Bonaccorsi (Université Lumière Lyon 2, France)
  • Andrés Burbano (UOC Open University of Catalonia, Spain)
  • Roberto Cabezas (Centro Mexico)
  • Natalia Calderón (Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile)
  • George Caridakis (University of Aegean, Greece)
  • Dana Diminescu (Télécom ParisTech, France)
  • Johanna Drucker (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Federica Frabetti (University of Roehampton London, UK)
  • Carlos Isaac González (ITESM/UNAM, Mexico)
  • Rolando González (Runente, Mexico)
  • Jacques Ibanez-Bueno (Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France)
  • Inés Laitano (Université Paris 8, France)
  • Sarah Labelle (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III, France)

  • Horacio Larreguy (ITAM, Mexico)
  • Nohemí Lugo (Tecnológico de Monterrey - Querétaro, Mexico)
  • Cristina Marras (CNR-ILIESI, Italy)
  • Stuart Moulthrop (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA)
  • Anh Tuấn Nguyễn (HUFLIT University, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam)
  • Louis-Claude Paquin (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
  • Santiago Ortiz (Moebio Labs, USA)
  • Jussi Parikka (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Piero Polidoro (LUMSA University, Italy)
  • Vincent Puig (IRI Centre Pompidou, France)
  • Bernhard Rieder (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Isaac Rudomin (UAM Cuajimalpa, Mexico)
  • Laura Shackelford (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Mirko Tobias Schäfer (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
  • Marta Severo (Université Paris Nanterre, France)
  • Ysabel Tamayo (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina)
  • Alise Tifentale (City University of New York, USA)
  • Matteo Treleani (Université Côte d’Azur, France)
  • José Luis Vera (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico)


WS.4 will take place at Technology Development Center (CEDETEC) at Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Ciudad de México, Mexico City.

Calle del Puente #222 Col. Ejidos de Huipulco, Tlalpan, 14380, CDMX, Mexico.

Another place where activities will take place is the WS.4 Hub. A dedicated electronic space to gather on site and from different locations.

Local organizers are working on providing a list of suggested hotels and neighborhoods to stay (Coyoacan, San Ángel, Pedregal, Insurgentes Sur), but they will not take in charge occupation expenses of attendees.
A social and cultural program will be proposed to attendees that register to the congress.
In any case, please take into account that occupation may vary or increase due to national holidays dedicated to Día de los Muertos (November 1-2).



Section dedicated to the program

  • Day 01

    October 30, 2023

  • Day 02

    October 31, 2023

  • Day 03

    November 1, 2023

Keynote Speakers

Gene Kogan (NYU, USA)

Artist and programmer exploring autonomous systems, collective intelligence, generative art, and computer science.

Ricardo Celis (Plazi, USA)

Computer Science Faculty Manager at Plazi. Online education specialist, with focus on teaching software engineering and computer science.


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4th International Conference on Web Studies

WS.4 calls for contrubutions that interrogate the manners in which the web relates to screens, physical supports, and ambient/context media.

Dates and venue

October 30-31, 2023
Mexico City, Mexico