[Air-L] Call for workshops: ICWSM 2020, Atlanta, Georgia. Deadline for workshop proposals: Feb 1, 2020

Weller, Katrin Katrin.Weller at gesis.org
Wed Dec 18 03:45:02 PST 2019

14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

Workshop proposal submission deadline: February 1, 2020
Workshop acceptance notification: February 15, 2020
ICWSM-2020 Workshops Day: June 8, 2020
ICWSM-2020 main conference: June 8-11, 2020
See the conference website for the full list of important dates and additional calls as part of ICWSM 2020.

ICWSM-2020 invites proposals for Workshop at the 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with a selected focus -- providing an informal setting for active exchange among researchers and developers from a wide range of disciplines, including the social science and computer science. Workshops are an excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and task areas, bridging gaps between the social sciences and computing, and elucidating results of exploratory research.
Members of all segments of the social media research community are encouraged to submit proposals. To foster interaction and exchange of ideas, the workshops will be kept small, with up to 40 participants.
The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers. We encourage workshops that promote different types of activities, including challenges, games, and brainstorming and networking sessions. We discourage workshops that are structured as "mini-conferences" dominated by long talks and short discussions. Workshops should leave ample time for discussions and interaction between the participants and should also encourage the submission and presentation of position papers that discuss new research ideas.
The workshop should have the potential to attract the interest of researchers in computer science and social science. Proposals involving people of different backgrounds in the organizing committee and addressing topics at the intersection of different disciplines will have a higher chance of acceptance.
Workshop organizers who want to publish the papers from their workshop (or significant portions of it) will have the opportunity to do so through a venue TBD. For a list of last year's workshops see hhttp://www.icwsm.org/2019/program/workshop/.

Workshop proposals should include the following information:
* Proposal Content: Proposals for workshops should be no more than five (5) pages in length (10pt, single column, with reasonable margins), written in English, and should contain the following:
* A concise title: The names, affiliations, and contact information of the organizing committee. A main contact author should be specified. A typical proposal should include no more than four co-chairs.
* An indication as to whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day meeting.
* A short abstract describing the scope and main objective of the workshop. Identify the specific issues and research questions the workshop will focus on, with a brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time and for which research communities.
* A two/three paragraph description of the workshop topic and themes.
* A description of the proposed workshop format and a detailed list of proposed activities, with special emphasis on those activities that distinguish it from a mini-conference (e.g., games, brainstorming sessions, challenges, group activities).
* An approximate timeline of the activities, including submission deadlines and evaluation. Include whether you will have an early-bird deadline for submissions to allow extra time for visa applications.
* A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated and selected (invited contributions, peer review, etc.). In case a PC is needed, provide a tentative list of the members.
* Historical information about the workshop, if available. Short description of the previous editions reporting highlights and details about the approximate number of attendees and number of submissions.
* A list of other related workshops held previously at related conferences, if any (list does not have to be exhaustive), together with a brief statement on how the proposed workshop differs from or how it follows-up on work presented at previous workshops.
* A short bio for each member of the organizing committee, including a description of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals include organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.
*A tentative website address (workshop organizers will have to provide their own workshop websites).
* Please email your proposal in a single file to the workshop chairs at workshops at icwsm.org before the deadline.

For additional information please see the website (https://www.icwsm.org/2020/index.html#workshops) or contact the workshop chairs.

Looking forward to your submissions,
Stevie Chancellor, Kiran Garimella, and Katrin Weller
(ICWSM-2020 Workshop Chairs | workshops at icwsm.org)

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