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ICWSM 2013 : The 7th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media


Conference Series : International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
When Jul 8, 2013 - Jul 11, 2013
Where Boston, USA
Abstract Registration Due Feb 11, 2013
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2013
Notification Due Mar 15, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 25, 2013
Categories    social media   data mining   information retrieval

Call For Papers

The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing research that blends social science and computational approaches are especially encouraged.

Though this conference, now in its seventh year, has become one of the premier venues for social scientists and technologists to gather and discuss cutting-edge research in social media. This is largely due to a typical acceptance rate of 20% for full-length research papers published in our conference proceedings and support from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

For ICWSM-13, in addition to the usual program of contributed technical talks, posters and invited presentations, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent social scientists and technologists. Building on the success of the first workshops program since 2011 and our regular tutorials day, ICWSM-13 will also hold a workshops and tutorials day just after the main conference.


Full paper format: Full paper submissions to ICWSM are recommended to be 8 pages long, and must be at most 10 pages long, including figures and citations. The final camera-ready length (between 8-10 pages) for each full paper in the proceedings will be at the discretion of the program chairs. All papers must be follow AAAI formatting guidelines.

Poster paper format: Poster paper submissions to ICWSM must be 4 pages long, including figures and citations. All papers must be follow AAAI formatting guidelines.

Anonymity: Paper submissions to ICWSM must be anonymized.

(New in 2013) Social sciences papers with optional publication: For researchers in the social sciences who wish to submit full papers without publication in the conference proceedings, we have available the option of submitting to a new ‘social sciences’ track at ICWSM-13. While papers in this track will not published, we expect the submissions will represent high-quality, completed work. Papers accepted to this track will be full presentations, integrated with the conference, but will be published only as abstracts in the conference proceedings.


* Computational linguistics/NLP
* Text mining/data mining
* Psychology
* Sociology (including social network analysis)
* Communication
* Anthropology
* Media studies
* Visualization
* Political science
* Computational social science


* Economics
* Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models


* Weblogs, including comments
* Social networking sites
* Microblogs
* Wikis (Wikipedia)
* Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups
* Community media sites (YouTube, Flickr)


* Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
* Analyzing the relationship between social media and mainstream media
* Qualitative and quantitative studies of social media
* Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors
* Ranking/relevance of blogs and microblogs; web page ranking based on blogs and microblogs
* Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and authority discovery; collaborative filtering
* Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
* Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization
* Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction
* Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification
* Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting; measuring predictability of phenomena based on social media
* New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
* Social innovation and effecting change through social media
* Guidelines for authors submitting to ICWSM-13 can be found here.


* Abstract Submission: February 11, 2013
* Full Paper, Poster and Demo Submission: February 15, 2013 (by midnight Pacific Time)
* Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2013
* Camera Ready Due: March 25, 2013

ICWSM-13, Boston: July 8-11, 2013

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