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ICWSM 2014 : The 8th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Conference Series : International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
 
Link: http://www.icwsm.org/2014/
 
When Jun 2, 2014 - Jun 4, 2014
Where Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jan 15, 2014
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2014
Notification Due Mar 10, 2014
Categories    social media   weblogs   data mining   information retrieval
 

Call For Papers

THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum bringing together researchers working at the nexus of computer science and the social sciences, with work drawing upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology and communication. 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.

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-14, 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 in 2011 and our regular tutorials day, ICWSM-13 will also hold a workshops and tutorials day just after the main conference.

DISCIPLINES
Computational approaches to social media research including
Natural language processing
Text / data mining
Machine learning
Image / multimedia processing
Graphics and visualization
Distributed computing
Graph theory and graphical models
Human-computer interaction
Social science approaches to social media research including
Psychology
Sociology and social network analysis
Communication
Political science
Economics
Anthropology
Media studies and journalism
Interdisciplinary approaches to social media research combining computational algorithms and social science methodologies

MEDIA
Weblogs (posts, comments, and/or social shares)
Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn)
Microblogs (e.g., Twitter, Tumblr)
Wiki-based knowledge sharing sites (e.g., Wikipedia)
Social news sites and websites of news media (e.g., Huffington Post)
Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups
Community media sites (e.g., YouTube, Flickr, Instagram)
Social Q & A sites (e.g., Quora, Yahoo Answers)
User reviews (e.g., Yelp, Amazon.com)
Social curation sites (e.g., Reddit, Pinterest)
Location-based social networks (e.g., Foursquare)

TOPICS INCLUDE
Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
Analysis of 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 weblogs
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, linguistic analyses of social media behavior
Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification
Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting
Measuring predictability of real world phenomena based on social media, e.g., spanning politics, finance, and health
New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
Social innovation and effecting change through social media
Social media usage on mobile devices; location, human mobility, and behavior
Organizational and group behavior mediated by social media; interpersonal communication mediated by social media
Studies of digital humanities (culture, history, arts) using social media

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