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!).
* Computational Linguistics/NLP
* Text Mining/Data Mining
* Sociology (including Social Network Analysis)
* Anthropology, Communications, Media Studies
* Political Science
* Computational Social Science
* Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models
* Weblogs, including comments
* Social Networking Sites
* Wikis (wikipedia)
* Forums, usenet
* 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; 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
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.
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]