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The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), now in its seventh year, is a premier venue for social scientists and computer scientists to gather and discuss cutting-edge research in social media, with work drawing upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology and communication. ICWSM will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA on July 8th-10th, 2013 with tutorials and workshops following on July 11th, 2013.

Registration is now open! Early bird registration is available through May 10th: http://www.icwsm.org/2013/attending/registration/

AAAI has reserved a block of rooms at reduced conference rates at five nearby hotels, as well as on-campus accommodations at MIT: http://www.icwsm.org/2013/attending/accommodation/

The conference program is available here http://www.icwsm.org/2013/program/program/: Session topics include Health, Political Polarization, Self-censorship and Disinhibition, Gender and Social Media, and many others.

This year ICWSM features two exciting keynotes:

David Lazer of Northeastern University will talk about the “The challenges and opportunities in bridging computer science and social science in studying social media.”

 Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg of Google will talk about “Visualizing Social Weather and Climate.”

ICWSM will also offer tutorials and workshops focused on topics related to social media analysis, data collection methods, crisis response, citizen science, online social network analysis, behavioral mining, social computing in the workforce, social media visualization, and personality recognition.

Come join us in Boston this July!

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