International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Spain

Deadline: 31 January 2011
Open to: researchers and students interested in the topic
Dates and Venue: 17-21 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain
Allowance: a limited number of student awards to help cover the cost of travel, subsistence, and registration

The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines in 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 technology are especially encouraged.

Though this conference is relatively new, it 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 and support from Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

For ICWSM-11, in addition to the usual program of contributed technical talks, tutorials and invited presentations, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent social scientists and technologists. This year, for the first time, we will be expanding our workshop program and are planning an additional workshop day in addition to the usual tutorial and main conference. We have a received a number of exciting workshop proposals already and are looking forward to receiving many more. Also, since we will be collocating with IJCAI (for more details on IJCAI-11 see here) there will be opportunities to connect with people in that community both formally and informally (joint social event is in the planning!).

Disciplines

* Computational Linguistics/NLP
* Text Mining/Data Mining
* Psychology
* Sociology (including Social Network Analysis)
* Anthropology, Communications, Media Studies
* Visualization
* Political Science
* Computational Social Science
* HCI
* Economics
* Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models

Media

* Weblogs, including comments
* Social Networking Sites
* Microblogs
* Wikis (wikipedia)
* Forums, usenet
* Community media sites: youtube, flickr

Topics Include

* 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; web page ranking based on blogs
* 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

Student Awards

We will be providing a limited number of student awards to help cover the cost of travel, subsistence, and registration to the ICWSM-11 conference. Details will be posted on the conference website.

Application Process

Authors must register at the ICWSM-11 web-based technical paper submission site. 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, and well in advance of the January 31 abstract deadline.

# Abstract Submission: January 31, 2011
# Full Paper Submission: February 7, 2011 (by 9:00 AM Pacific Time)

For general information regarding ICWSM-11, please write to [email protected]

The official webpage.

2 thoughts on “International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Spain

  1. To conference organizer,

    I just caught hold of this website on facebook and weblogs. I am currently doing a research on netizen's social and political participation on Facebook. another research is on diasporica communication on FAcebook. I understand that the deadline for paper submission is way past, but just wonder if I could squeeze through a paper now? i have a paper ready. please let me know asap. thanks!

    Lisa

    1. Dear Lisa,

      Please note that Mladiinfo does not give scholarships or any financial support, but only informs about different opportunities. Click on the direct link to the official page above to apply for the program.

      Best,

      Kristina,
      Mladiinfo

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