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Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of unpublished, original work of not more than 3 pages in length to AHM 2010 themes and workshops, using single spaced 10 point size on A4 pages - including 2 pages of text and (optionally) 1 page of figures and tables. Authors should submit abstracts satisfying the Formatting Guidelines as a PDF file using the AHM 2010 Abstract Submission system, which is now accessible via the Abstract Submission page.

Submission to Themes
Authors are asked to submit to one of the following Themes or as a 'general paper':

  • Theme 1: Infrastructures, Systems and Tools for e-Research
  • Theme 2: Algorithms and Data Structures for e-Research
  • Theme 3: Applications of e-Research
  • Theme 4: Foundations of e-Science/e-Research
  • Theme 5: Organisation, Trust, Security and Validation
  • Theme 6: Sharing, Collaboration and Interfaces for e-Research

Detailed descriptions of these themes can be found under Abstracts, Themes.

This year, we would especially like to encourage industry collaborators to engage fully in the conference (we will shortly be including information on the website detailing Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities), including contributing to papers.

As in previous years, authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (after AHM 2010) to be considered for inclusion in a special edition of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.  It should be noted that conference proceedings will not be published.

Submission to Workshops
Authors can submit abstracts to workshops.  Please click on the links provided to navigate to the workshop websites for further information:

  • Security and Privacy in Collaborative Working ( - led by Pete Burnap
  • Research Clouds:  Hype or Reality? ( - led by Lee Gillam
  • Workshop on Trends, Issues and Challenges in Future High-End Computing ( - led by Lutz Schubert
  • Enhancing Community Intelligence for e-Science ( - led by Alex Voss
  • Software Sustainability:  Stories and Strategies ( - led by Neil Chue Hong

As with the themes, submission to workshops will be in the form of extended abstracts - please see the formatting guidelines and submission pages for further details (please note that you must indicate which workshop you are submitting to on the top of your abstract).  Workshop abstracts will also be considered for publication as full papers in Phil Trans A.

Dave De Roure will be leading a BoF at AHM 2010 titled Digital Social Research Challenges (website available shortly). In order to submit to the BoF, you must send your abstract directly to Dave De Roure.  These abstracts will also be under consideration for publication as full papers in Phil Trans A.  Please see the website, once it is live, for further details.

The following workshop will also be held at AHM 2010 but in a different format to the above workshops, as a panel discussion, and hence abstracts for formal presentation will not be accepted: 

  • The Social Shaping of Technology?  Upgrading e-Science Scenarios for Understanding Socio-Technical Change ( - led by Tim Webmoor.  Please see the website for further details.

Programme Committee Decisions
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Programme Committee and categorised as one of the following:

  • Invitation to submit a full paper for possible inclusion in the Phil Trans A Special Issue and inclusion as a presentation.
  • Inclusion as a presentation only.
  • Inclusion as a poster only.
  • Not suitable for inclusion.

Important Dates:

7 June 2010 - The deadline for abstract submission was extended from 24 May to 7 June.  The call for abstracts is now closed.
23 July 2010 - Decisions to authors.