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Sideways - 2016 : 2nd International Workshop on Social Media World Sensors


When May 24, 2016 - May 24, 2016
Where Portoroz
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2016
Notification Due Mar 10, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2016
Categories    social media   data mining   social networks   topic extraction

Call For Papers



Nowadays, social platforms have become the most popular communication system all over the world. In fact, due to the short format of messages and the accessibility of these systems, users tend to shift from traditional communication tools (such as blogs, web sites and mailing lists) to social network for various purposes. Billions of messages are appearing daily in these services such as Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc. The authors of these messages share content about their private life, exchanging opinions on a variety of topics and discussing a wide range of information news.


In light of this, the number of active users is estimated to 1 billion worldwide, which makes these systems the fastest- growing web sites in the world. Even if these system cannot represent an alternative to the authoritative information media, considering the number of its users and the impressive response time of their contributions, they represent a sort of real-time news sensor that can also predate the best newspapers in informing the web community about the emerging topics and trends. In fact, the most important information media always need a certain amount of time to react to a news event; i.e. professional journalists require time, collaborators and/or technology support to provide a professional report. However a user can easily report, in few characters, what is happening in front of the user’s eyes, without any concern about the readers or the writing style. These aspects make social services the most powerful sensor for events detection and automatic news generation. The aim of this workshop is to ask researchers to enter into such view, by studying how Social platforms can be used in a real-time scenario to detect emerging events and enrich them with contextual information like categorization, named entities and relationships with other events and sources of information.


Social Media Analytics Social Network Analysis
Topics and Trends Modeling
Topics and Trends Extraction
Data Mining on Social Media data
Social Media Ontology Learning
Big Data and Social Media
Social Media as Social Sensors
Cultural Analysis of Social Media
Information Retrieval and Social Media
Natural Language Processing
User Interfaces
Visualization of Social Media data
Community Detection
Social Media applications
Privacy and Social Media


- Paper submission: 19th February 2016
- Notification to authors: 10th March, 2016
- Camera-ready: 20th March, 2016
- Workshop date: 24th May 2016


The Workshop Proceedings will be published in the LREC Proceedings.

We welcome original research papers that present novel research ideas and we encourage submissions of greenhouse work, which present early stages of cutting-edge research and development. Position papers regarding work on the beginning and industry papers are also welcome.

-- Submissions formats --

Papers submitted should be at most 6 pages long for full research paper and 4 pages for short papers ( position and research-in-progress papers).
They must be submitted in PDF format according to the LREC proceedings format.
Authors shall submit their papers electronically via EasyChair (link to the submission page) before the due date in PDF format.
All accepted papers will be included in the Extended Proceedings of LREC 2016.

Please apply Classification categories and terms. The templates include space and instructions for this indexing.
The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit papers for a dedicated special issue of the Springer International Journal Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM).
The presentation of any paper accepted in the workshop requires that at least one of the authors must be registered to the conference.


- Mario Cataldi - Université Paris 8, France
- Luigi Di Caro - Department of Computer Science – University of Turin, Italy
- Claudio Schifanella - RAI – Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, Turin, Italy

-- Program commitee (to be confirmed) --
- Luca Aiello - Yahoo! Labs, Spain
- Andrea Ballatore - Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- Iván Cantador - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
- Federica Cena - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
- Martin Chorley - School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, Wales
- Emilio Ferrara -School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
- Simon Harper - University of Manchester, England
- Dino Ienco - Irstea, UMR TETIS, Montpellier, France
- Séamus Lawless - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Emmanuel Malherbe - Multiposting, France
- Rosa Meo - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
- Ruggero G. Pensa - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
- Rossano Schifanella - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
- Thomas Steiner - Google, USA
- Luca Vignaroli - RAI – Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, Turin, Italy

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