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ICWSM 2009 : 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media


Conference Series : International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
When May 17, 2009 - May 20, 2009
Where San Jose, California
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2009
Notification Due Feb 27, 2009
Final Version Due Mar 10, 2009
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers

3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
May 17 - 20, 2009, San Jose, California

Call for papers - 2009

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial

The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue
to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviours and,
significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating
data. The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media will
meet once more in 2009 to discuss the latest research analyzing and
leveraging this resource. As with previous meetings, we will bring
together a wide range of researchers and industry practitioners from
many disciplines providing a unique opportunity for sharing ideas and
collaboration in this space.

Disciplines which are relevant to our meeting include computer
science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia
and semantic web technologies. The following are key areas of interest:
[01] Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of
social media
[02] Analyzing relationship between social media and mainstream media
[03] Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors
both within genres and between genres of data
[04] Ranking/relevance of blogs; web page ranking based on blogs
[05] Data acquisition: crawling/spidering and indexing
[06] Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and
[07] Multimedia: tools and techniques for distribution, sharing, and
analysis of social activity with/around multimedia.
[08] Semantic analysis; cross-system and cross-media name tracking;
named relations and fact extraction; discourse analysis; summarization
[09] Semantic Web; unstructured knowledge management; collaborative
creation of structured knowledge
[10] Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis;
polarity/opinion identification and extraction
[11] Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise
and authority discovery; collaborative filtering
[12] Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age
[13] Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting;
measuring predictability of phenomena based on social media
[14] New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
[15] Trust; reputation; recommendation systems

Tutorial Proposals: December 1, 2008
Paper Submission: January 21, 2009
Poster/Demo Submission: January 21, 2009
Paper Acceptance: February 27, 2009
Poster/Demo Acceptance: February 27, 2009
Camera Ready Copies: March 10, 2009
Tutorials: May 17, 2009
Conference: May 18-20, 2009

People interested in participating should submit through the ICWSM-09
website a technical paper (up to 8 pages), poster or demo description
(up to 2 pages) by the deadlines given above (Midnight PST). Papers
must be must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see
the AAAI author instructions page at Authors must
register at the ICWSM-09 technical paper submission web site
(available by November 15, 2008). The software will assign a password,
which will enable the author to log on to submit an abstract and
paper. In order to avoid a rush at the last minute, authors are
encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
ICWSM-09 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is
under review for or has already been published or accepted for
publication in a journal or conference. This restriction does not
apply to submissions for workshops and other venues with a limited

All accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published in the
conference proceedings. At least one author must register for the
conference by the deadline for camera-ready copy submission. In
addition, the registered author must attend the conference to present
the paper in person.

All accepted papers and abstracts will be allocated eight (8) pages in
the conference proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer
copyright of their paper to AAAI.

ICWSM-09 is planning to release a large blog dataset in conjunction
with the conference. This data will include the full content and
markup of the blog post as well as extracted text. The conference
invites researchers to explore the dataset and submit their findings
as technical papers. More information will appear soon on the
conference website.

Traditionally the conference invites world renowned experts to present
tutorials and give keynote talks. These will be announced soon.

General Chairs

* William W. Cohen, Carnegie Mellon/Google
* Nicolas Nicolov, J.D.Power and Assoc., McGraw-Hill

Program Chairs

* Natalie Glance, Google
* Matthew Hurst, Live Labs, Microsoft

Data Chairs

* Ian Soboroff, NIST
* Akshay Java, UMBC

Local Chair

* Cameron Marlow, Facebook

Program Committee

* Lada Adamic, University of Michigan, USA
* Navot Akiva, Pudding Media, Israel
* Noor Ali-Hasan, Microsoft, USA
* Chris Brooks, University of San Francisco, USA
* Claire Cardie, Cornell University, USA
* Steve Cayzer, HP Labs, UK
* Lili Cheng, Microsoft, USA
* Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Germany
* Brian Dennis, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA
* Chris Diehl, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory, USA
* Joan Morris DiMicco, IBM Research, USA
* Nathan Eagle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
* Miriam Eckert, J.D. Power and Assoc., McGraw-Hill, USA
* Raymond Elferink, RayCom B.V., The Netherlands
* Andrew Fiore, University of California, Berkeley, USA
* Michael Gamon, Microsoft, USA
* Kathy E Gill, University of Washington, USA
* Scott Golder, Cornell University, USA
* Marko Grobelnik, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
* Michelle Gumbrecht, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
* John Henderson, MITRE, USA
* Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
* Steliana Ivanova, Umbria Inc., USA
* Heng Ji, The City University of New York, USA
* Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
* Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
* Jason Kessler, Indiana University, USA
* Pranam Kolari, Yahoo!, USA
* Christian Konig, Microsoft, USA
* Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
* Gueorgi Kossinets, Google, USA
* Andrea La Pietra, University of California, Berkeley, USA
* Thomas Lento, Facebook, USA
* Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California, USA
* Jure Leskovec, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Naohiro Matsumura, Osaka University, Japan
* Charles Mi, Opinmind, USA
* Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA
* Gilad Mishne, Yahoo!, USA
* Paola Monachesi, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
* Mor Naaman, Rutgers University, USA
* Kate Niederhoffer, Nielsen, USA
* Scott Nowson, Appen, Australia
* Manabu Okumura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
* Livia Polanyi, Powerset/Microsoft, USA
* John Prager, IBM Research, USA
* Stephan Raaijmakers, TNO ICT, The Netherlands
* Drago Radev, University of Michigan, USA
* Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Tamas Sarlos, Yahoo!, USA
* Jonathan Schler, Peer39, Israel
* David A. Shamma, Yahoo! Research, USA
* James G. Shanahan, USA
* Xiaolin Shi, University of Michigan, USA
* Sanjay Sood, allvoices, USA
* Ellen Spertus, Google, USA
* Siddharth Suri, Yahoo!, USA
* Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Jiang Yang, University of Michigan, USA
* Cheng Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Jun Zhang, University of Michigan, USA
* Ding Zhou, Facebook, USA

For general information regarding ICWSM-09, please write to

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