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CALL FOR WORKSHOPS FOR THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON
WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA (ICWSM)
OXFORD, UK, MAY 26 - 29

Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2014
Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwsm15workshops

The ICWSM-15 Committee invites proposals for Workshops Day at the
Ninth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
(ICWSM-15). The Workshops Day will be held on 26 May, 2015 in Oxford,
UK. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and
discuss issues with a selected focus — providing an informal setting
for active exchange among social scientists, computer scientists, and
other researchers, developers and PhD students. Workshops are an
excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and task areas, for
bridging the gaps between the social science and technology fields or
between subfields of social media research, for elucidating the
results of exploratory research, or for critiquing existing
approaches.

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 25–50 participants.
Attendance is limited to active participants only.

The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers. The
two main criteria for the selection of the workshops will be the
following:

Workshop should not be structured as mini-conferences dominated by
long talks and short discussions. Instead, the organizers are
encouraged to promote different types of activities including
challenges, games, brainstorming and networking sessions. Also,
workshops should leave ample time for discussions and interaction
between the participants, and should 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/organizational sciences.
Proposals involving people of different backgrounds in the organizing
committee and addressing topics at the intersection of different
disciplines will have 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 workshop proceedings by the AAAI Press.




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Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Michigan
http://yardi.people.si.umich.edu/

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