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CFP: Second International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
March 31-April 2, 2008
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Call For Papers

The rapid creation and consumption of social media content continues to 
drive the evolution of the Internet and the Web. Social media content 
now accounts for the majority of content published daily on the web.

As the space evolves, researcher and industrial practitioners find 
themselves at a key point for collaborating on research, implementation 
and deployment of a wide range of analyses and applications. The 
International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media invites researchers 
in the broad field of social media analysis to submit papers for its 
second meeting. Following in the tradition of earlier workshops and the 
first meeting in Boulder, USA in 2007, we anticipate an exciting, high 
quality event which will bring together academic and industrial 
practitioners to present and to discuss new research, applications, 
thoughts and ideas that are shaping the future of social media analysis.

Areas of interest

The conference aims to bring together researchers from different subject 
areas including computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, 
sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies and foster 
discussions about ongoing research in the following areas:

[01] Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social 
[02] Analyzing relationship between social media and mainstream media
[03] Centrality/influence of bloggers/blogs; ranking/relevance of blogs; 
web pages ranking based on blogs
[04] Data acquisition: crawling/spidering and indexing
[05] Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation
[06] Multimedia; audio/visual processing; aggregating information from 
different modalities
[07] Semantic analysis; cross-system and cross-media name tracking; 
named relations and fact extraction; discourse analysis; summarization
[08] Semantic Web; unstructured knowledge management; collaborative 
creation of structured knowledge
[09] Sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction
[10] Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise 
discovery; collaborative filtering
[11] Text categorization; topic recognition; gender/age identification
[12] Time series forecasting; measuring predictability of phenomena 
based on social media
[13] Trend identification/tracking
[14] Visualization
[15] New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
[16] Trust; reputation; recommendation systems

Important Dates

Paper Submission: December 3, 2007
Tutorial Proposals: December 3, 2007
Poster/Demo Submission: January 6, 2007
Paper Acceptance: February 1, 2008
Poster/Demo Acceptance: February 8, 2008
Camera Ready Copies: February 15, 2008
Tutorials: 30 March, 2008
Conference: 31 March, 2008 - 2 April, 2008


Individuals interested in participating should submit through the 
conference website a technical paper (up to 8 pages), poster or demo 
description (up to 2 pages) by the deadlines given above (Midnight PST). 
Each submission should indicate a list of relevant areas from the list 

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