[Air-L] Deadline Extension for WON 2012

Pete[r] Landwehr plandweh at cs.cmu.edu
Tue May 15 19:52:40 PDT 2012

Hey AoIR,

If any of you are doing work with language use on the web or in
digital contexts, the call for the below workshop at WebSci may be of




Call for short papers:
Words and Networks:
Language Use in Socio-Technical Networks (WON 2012)
(see http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~jdiesner/calls/WON_2012.html)

We are soliciting short papers for a workshop on research at the nexus
of text analysis and network analysis. The half-day workshop will be
held at the 2012 ACM Web Science Conference in Evanston, IL, on June

While text analysis and network analysis have evolved into mature
fields, new work emerging at their intersection enhances our
understanding of the transformative role that language can play in
networks and the relationship between information and networks. By
jointly considering text data and network data we can analyze networks
along multiple dimensions of human behavior. This has facilitated
eminent work on collective problem solving through information
propagation, language change, and the adoption of beliefs and
sentiments, to name a few areas. The overarching goal with this
workshop is to bring together people that bridge the gap between text
analysis and network analysis, and to discuss current advances and
challenges in this new field.

What and how to submit:
We welcome short papers (2-6 pages) on algorithmic, methodological and
applied empirical work that considers text data and network data. We
are also interested in computational solutions that support this
Please submit your paper via EasyChair.
Please use the Word or LaTeX templates for WebSci12 for you
submission. (http://www.websci12.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/WebSci-Proceedings-Templates-2012.zip)

Topics of interest include:

    Semantic network analysis
    Information networks
    Mental maps
    Joint utilization of natural language processing or computational
linguistics and network analysis, e.g. in the context of social media
    Evolution and change of language, trust and reputation in online
and offline settings

Important dates:
May 21: Short papers due
May 27: Acceptance notes sent out
June 08: Final version of short papers due
June 22: Workshop
June 22-24: Web Science Conference, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Jana Diesner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The iSchool/ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Web: http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~jdiesner/

David Reitter
Carnegie Mellon University, Dept. of Psychology
and Penn State, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Web: http://www.david-reitter.com

Program Committee:
Christian Baden, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Moira Burke, Facebook
Lee Giles, Penn State University
Scott Golder, Cornell University
Georg Groh, Technical University Munich
Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University
Peter Landwehr, Carnegie Mellon University
Winter Mason, Stevens Institute of Technology
Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues, University of Porto
Wouter van Atteveldt, University Amsterdam
John Yen, Penn State University

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