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SocMedVis 2012 : Workshop on Social Media Visualization


When Jun 4, 2012 - Jun 4, 2012
Where Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2012
Notification Due Mar 20, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 2, 2012
Categories    social media   visualization

Call For Papers

Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis) at the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM'12)

Social media study and analysis brings researchers from many fields into a single setting. Even though the tasks of these researchers are varied, data visualization and analytics plays an important role. For industry and academics alike, visualization of social media data helps with hypothesis formation and supports the explanation of phenomena.

The Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis) will be held in conjunction with the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM'12) in Dublin on 4th June 2012. The workshop is a venue for presentation of research and applications of visualization of social media data.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and industry practitioners interested in visual and interactive techniques for social media analysis to discuss their potential application to the social sciences, humanities, and industry. We solicit contributions that discuss novel techniques and applications of visualization and visual analytics approaches to social media data sources.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: 2nd March 2012
Notification: 16th March 2012
Paper Camera-Ready Deadline: 2nd April 2012
Early registration for ICWSM'12: 6th April 2012
Workshop: 4th June 2012
We invite research, application, and position papers on the topic of visualization and social media. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Visual Analysis of Evolving Social Media Data
Interactive Techniques for Sentiment Analysis and Brand Perception
Visualization of Memes and Trends in Social Media
Visualization of Social Media for Media Studies
Social Media in Social Sciences and Humanities
Data Mining and Machine Learning in Social Media
Visual Analytics of Social Media in Industry
Formal Evaluation Techniques in Social Media
Systems and Languages for Social Media Analytics
Methodologies and Processes for Social Media Analysis
Collaborative Analysis of Text Corpora
Real-Time Visualization of Social Media Data
Visualization and Visual Text Analytics in Social Media
Visualization and Visual Analytics of Social Media Networks
Studies of Analytic Work on Social Media
Representations of Uncertainty in Text Analytics

Papers are limited to 4 pages in length and should have a visualization or visual analytics component to them. Papers must be formatted according to AAAI guidelines. Papers in PDF format must be submitted using EasyChair by 2nd March 2012. A subset of the accepted papers will be invited for oral presentation at the workshop and will appear in the ICWSM'12 workshop proceedings. All other accepted papers will be presented as posters during the poster session or interactive demo session.

The program will also include a madness session at the beginning of the workshop to allow anyone attending the workshop to briefly introduce themselves, their work, and state their positions and goals related to the scope of the workshop. If you are planning to attend the workshop you are welcome to send an email to conference organizers to ensure a slot in the madness session by 2nd April 2012.

We also plan to host a panel of researchers in social sciences and humanities and industrial researchers of varied perspectives on the application of visualization to academic disciplines and industry where visualization is needed to understand social media data.

For more information please visit the workshop web page at or email

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