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Workshop on Standards and Practices in Large-Scale Social Media Research
Held in Conjunction with ICWSM 2015

26 May, 2015 - Oxford, UK

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2015


Call for Papers


A number of recent papers have raised concerns about methodological
practices in large-scale studies of social behavior, particularly those
using social media data. Unaddressed, such concerns could call into question
much work being done by the research community. The goal of this workshop is
to encourage constructive and informed debate on these topics with the goal
of producing a body of peer-reviewed work and a working paper of
methodological recommendations for the community.


Specifically, this workshop will consider methodological issues that may
threaten the validity, reproducibility, and generalizability of large-scale
social media research studies. Submissions are invited on a range of topics


- Constraints on and opportunities for data and code sharing

- Publication practices (e.g., paper length limits, standards about
supplementary materials)

- Standards for statistical analysis

- Quantifying and accounting for platform specific biases (platform design,
user base, platform-specific behavior, platform storage policies)


Accepted papers will be included in the ICWSM 2015 proceedings.



- Derek Ruths (McGill University)

- Juergen Pfeffer (Carnegie Mellon University)


Program Committee

- Michael Corey (Facebook)

- Muhammad Imran (QCRI)

- David Lazer (Northeastern University)

- Huan Liu (Arizona State University)

- Katja Mayer (University of Vienna)

- Takis Metaxas (Wellesley College)

- Markus Strohmair (University of Koblenz)


More information:






Juergen Pfeffer, Assistant Research Professor

School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, USA




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