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 THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)
is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the
disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication, and the
social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding
of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing
research that blends social science and computational approaches are
especially encouraged.

***Please note a new option for social science papers below (new for 2013).


UPCOMING DEADLINES
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Abstracts for Papers, Posters, and Demos Due: February 11, 2013
Full Papers, Posters, and Demos Due: February 15, 2013
http://www.icwsm.org/2013/submitting/call-for-papers/
http://www.icwsm.org/2013/submitting/demos/

Workshop Proposals Due: January 9, 2013
http://www.icwsm.org/2013/submitting/workshops/

Tutorials Due: January 15, 2013
http://www.icwsm.org/2013/submitting/tutorials/


PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE
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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 citations. 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 be follow AAAI formatting guidelines.

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

Anonymity: Paper submissions to ICWSM must be anonymized.

***(New in 2013) Social sciences papers with optional publication: For
researchers in the social sciences who wish to submit full papers
without publication in the conference proceedings, we have available
the option of submitting to a new ‘social sciences’ track at ICWSM-13.
While papers in this track will not published, we expect the
submissions will represent high-quality, completed work. Papers
accepted to this track will be full presentations, integrated with the
conference, but will be published only as abstracts in the conference
proceedings.


DISCIPLINES
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Computational linguistics/NLP
Text mining/data mining
Psychology
Sociology (including social network analysis)
Communication
Anthropology
Media studies
Visualization
Political science
Computational social science
HCI
Economics
Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models


TOPICS INCLUDE
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Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
Analyzing 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
blogs and microblogs
Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and
authority discovery; collaborative filtering
Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization
Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion
identification and extraction
Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age
identification
Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting; measuring
predictability of phenomena based on social media
New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
Social innovation and effecting change through social media


ORGANISATION
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General Chair
Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research

Program Co-Chairs
Nicole Ellison, Michigan State University
Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute
Paul Resnick, University of Michigan
Ian Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Data Chair
Derek Ruths, McGill University

Demos Co-Chairs
Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Microsoft Research
Karrie Karahalios, UIUC

Social Media / Publicity Chair
Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck, University of Michigan

Tutorials Co-Chair
Lee Humphreys, Cornell University
Raquel Recuero, Universidade Católica De Pelotas
Winter Mason, Stevens Institute

Workshops Chair
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona

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