Friday, June 06, 2008

Webology: Call for Papers (a Special Issue), Folksonomies, the Web and Search Engines

Webology: Call for Papers (a Special Issue), Folksonomies, the Web and Search Engines

Background and Significance:
Folksonomy is a user-generated system that allows users to tag their favorite web resources with their chosen natural-language words or phrases. These tags can be used to classify web resources and to express users’ preferences. Folksonomy may be generated and shared collaboratively by the creators and consumers of web content.

Contributions to this Special Issue (Volume 5, Number 3) should address Folksonomies, Taxonomies, Knowledge Organizartion, the Web and Search Engines. Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Folksonomies
- Taxonomies
- Search engines
- Information retrieval
- Social bookmarking
- Social tagging
- Social classification
- Social softwares
- Social networks
- Social indexing
- Collaborative tagging
- Controlled vocabulary
- Knowledge organization
- Knowledge management
- The role of the folksonomy in information retrieval

The topics above are not a comprehensive list of all possible topics for this Special Issue. Submissions to this Special Issue should address the topics above (as well as other related topics).

Submissions should follow the Author Guidelines of Webology avilable at: .

All Submissions will be acknowledged and then refereed by at least 2 reviewers. Authors should indicate that the submission is intended for the Special Issue on Folksonomies, the Web and Search Engines, in the accompanying cover letter.

All submissions must be in English, and should represent the original work of the authors. Improved versions of papers previously published in conference proceedings are welcome, provided that no copyright limitations exist. Submissions must be made electronically via e-mail to the Guest Editor (sending a CC: copy to the Editor-in-Chief). The manuscript should be included as an attachment in MS-Word.

E-mail address for submission: Louise.Spiteri at
Alternative e-mail address for submission: CC: Nouruzi at

Important Dates:
August 15, 2008: Deadline for submission of papers. All submissions are due to the Guest Editor.
September 15, 2008: Notification to authors.
September 30, 2008: Special Issue is published.

Guest Editor of the Special Issue:
Dr. Louise Spiteri
School of Information Management
Dalhousie University

Call for Papers: —

Best regards,
Alireza Noruzi, PhD
Editor-in-Chief of Webology
~ The great aim of Open Access journals is knowledge sharing. ~