[Air-L] 2nd CfP: AAAI Int'l Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-15)

Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck sarita.yardi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 08:11:44 PST 2014

The 9th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-15)
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial
Intelligence (AAAI)


* Workshop Proposals Due: December 15, 2014
* Paper Abstracts Due: January 18, 2015 (by 11:59 pm AOE)
* Full Papers Due: January 23, 2015 (by 11:59 pm AOE)
* Acceptance Notification: March 9, 2015
* Conference: May 26-29, 2015 in Oxford, UK

Full paper format: Full paper submissions to ICWSM are recommended to be 8
pages long, and must be at most 10 pages long, including figures and
references. The final camera-ready length (between 8-10 pages) for each
full paper in the proceedings will be at the discretion of the program
chairs. All papers must follow AAAI formatting guidelines.

Poster and demo paper format: Poster paper submissions to ICWSM must be 4
pages long, including figures and references. Demo paper submissions to
ICWSM must be 2 pages long, including figures and references. All papers
must be follow AAAI formatting guidelines.

Anonymity: Paper submissions to ICWSM must be anonymized.

Social science track with only abstracts in the proceedings: We will be
continuing the “social science” track at ICWSM-15 following its successful
debut in 2013. This option is for researchers in social science who wish to
submit full papers without publication in the conference proceedings. While
papers in this track will not be published, we expect these submissions to
describe the same high-quality and complete work as the main track
submissions. Papers accepted to this track will be full presentations
integrated with the conference, but they will be published only as
abstracts in the conference proceedings.

* Computational approaches to social media research including
   * Natural language processing
   * Text / data mining
   * Machine learning
   * Image / multimedia processing
   * Graphics and visualization
   * Distributed computing
   * Graph theory and graphical models
   * Human-computer interaction
* Social science approaches to social media research including
   * Psychology
   * Sociology and social network analysis
   * Communication
   * Political science
   * Economics
   * Anthropology
   * Media studies and journalism
* Interdisciplinary approaches to social media research combining
computational algorithms and social science methodologies

* Weblogs (posts, comments, and/or social shares)
* Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn)
* Microblogs (e.g., Twitter, Tumblr)
* Wiki-based knowledge sharing sites (e.g., Wikipedia)
* Social news sites and websites of news media (e.g., Huffington Post)
* Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups
* Community media sites (e.g., YouTube, Flickr, Instagram)
* Social Q & A sites (e.g., Quora, Yahoo Answers)
* User reviews (e.g., Yelp, Amazon.com)
* Social curation sites (e.g., Reddit, Pinterest)
* Location-based social networks (e.g., Foursquare)

* Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
* Analysis of 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 and microblogs; web page ranking based on
* Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and
authority discovery
* Collaborative filtering
* Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
* Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and
* Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion
identification and extraction, linguistic analyses of social media behavior
* Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age
* Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting
* Measuring predictability of real world phenomena based on social media,
e.g., spanning politics, finance, and health
* New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
* Social innovation and effecting change through social media
* Social media usage on mobile devices; location, human mobility, and
* Organizational and group behavior mediated by social media; interpersonal
communication mediated by social media
* Studies of digital humanities (culture, history, arts) using social media

General Chair
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona

Local Chair
Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute

Program Co-Chairs
Meeyoung Cha, KAIST
Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge
Christian Sandvig, University of Michigan

Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Michigan

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