[Air-L] CIKM Workshop CFP - Politics, Elections & Data

adshaw at berkeley.edu adshaw at berkeley.edu
Tue May 22 11:39:39 PDT 2012


Hello AoIR folks,

Below is a call for papers for a workshop taking place at CIKM 2012. Please
circulate it widely!

Thanks,
Aaron





CALL FOR PAPERS****

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POLITICS, ELECTIONS AND DATA (PLEAD)****

CIKM'12 Workshop****

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Maui Hawaii, USA****

November 2, 2012 (tentative)****

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June 29, 2012 Papers submission Deadline****

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http://research.yahoo.com/workshops/plead2012/****

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= Politics, Elections and Data =****

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What is the role of the internet in politics and during campaigns and what
is the role of large amounts of user data in all of this?****

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In the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign the Democrats were far more
successful than the Republicans in utilizing online media for mobilization,
co-ordination and fundraising. For the first time, social media and the
Internet played a fundamental role in political campaigns. However,
technical research in this area has been surprisingly limited and
fragmented.****

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The goal of this 1-day workshop, taking place right before the U.S.
presidential elections, is to bring together researchers working at the
intersection of social network analysis, computational social science and
political science, to share and discuss their ideas in a common forum; and
to inspire further developments in this growing, fascinating field of
computational political science.****

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= The Workshop Topics =****

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* Classifying users according to political leaning****

* Classifying web queries and web pages according to political leaning****

* Discovering political topics from search logs and social media data****

* Describing and quantifying political campaigns and their effect on online
media****

* Influence of political fact checking (e.g. Politifact) on rumor spreading*
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* Visualizing political issues and other socio-economic controversies****

* Applying sentiment analysis to find positive/negative aspects of issues***
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* Quantifying the effects of a "Daily Me" in political search and content***
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* Prediction markets for election prediction****

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The workshop will include Filippo Menczer as a keynote speaker, a panel
discussion with scientists and media experts, as well as presentations of
accepted contributions. The schedule will provide time for both organized
and open discussion.****

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= Submission Guidelines = ****

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Papers should be no longer than 8 pages (2-column), including all
references, figures and appendices. Shorter papers describing work in
progress are explicitly encouraged, though there is no separate short paper
track. Please submit your papers through CIKM's CMT Site (
https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/CIKM2012/Default.aspx). You'll find the
workshop listed as one of CIKM's "tracks".****

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Submissions should follow the ACM SIG proceedings format, Option 2 (
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates/).****

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All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please
ensure that any special fonts used are included in the submitted documents.
All papers must be original and must not have been published or under
review elsewhere.****

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= Important Dates =****

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June 29, 2012 Papers submission Deadline****

August 3, 2012 Notification of acceptance****

August 19, 2012        Camera-ready submission****

Nov 2, 2012    Workshop date (tentative)****

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All due dates are defined in terms of times before 11:59pm, Hawaii time
(i.e., GMT - 10 hours) of the due date.****

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The 1-day workshop will take place during October 29 - November 2 but the
exact date still needs to be confirmed.****

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= Organizers =****

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Workshop chairs:****

Ingmar Weber, Yahoo! Research, Spain****

Ana-Maria Popescu, Yahoo! Labs, USA****

Marco Pennacchiotti, Yahoo! Labs, USA****

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PC members:****

Guillaume Bouchard, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France****

Erik Borra, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands****

Miles Efron, University of Illinois, USA****

Michael Gamon, Microsoft Research, USA****

Daniel Gayo-Avello, University of Oviedo, Spain****

Noriko Hara, Indiana Unversity, USA****

Matthew Hindman, George Washington University, USA****

Meena Nagarajan, IBM Research, USA****

Maya Ramanath, IIT Delhi, India****

Alan Ritter, University of Washington, USA****

Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands****

Aaron Shaw, UC Berkeley, USA****

Junehwa Song, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South
Korea****

Gerhard Weikum, Max Planck Institut Informatik, Germany****

Alex Yates, Temple University, USA****


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