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The ICWSM-19 Committee invites proposals for Workshops Day at the 13th
International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-19). The
Workshops Day will be held on June 11, 2019 in Munich, Germany. Workshop
participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with a
selected focus -- providing an informal setting for active exchange among
researchers and developers from a wide range of disciplines, including the
social science and computer science. Workshops are an excellent forum for
exploring emerging approaches and task areas, bridging gaps between the
social sciences and computing, and elucidating results of exploratory

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 up to 40 participants.

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

   - The organizers encourage workshops that promote different types of
   activities, including challenges, games, and brainstorming and networking
   sessions. The organizers discourage workshops that are structured as
   mini-conferences dominated by long talks and short discussions. Workshops
   should leave ample time for discussions and interaction between the
   participants and should also 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 science. Proposals involving
   people of different backgrounds in the organizing committee and addressing
   topics at the intersection of different disciplines will have a 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. For a list of last year's workshops
Proposal Content

Proposals for workshops should be no more than five (5) pages in length
(10pt, single column, with reasonable margins), written in English, and
should contain the following:

   - A concise title
   - The names, affiliations, and contact information of the organizing
   committee. A main contact author should be specified. A typical proposal
   should include no more than four co-chairs.
   - An indication as to whether the workshop should be considered for a
   half-day or full-day meeting.
   - A short abstract describing the scope and main objective of the
   workshop. Identify the specific issues and research questions the workshop
   will focus on, with a brief discussion of why the topic is of particular
   interest at this time and for which research communities.
   - A two/three paragraph description of the workshop topic and themes.
   - A description of the proposed workshop format and a detailed list of
   proposed activities, with special emphasis on those activities that
   distinguish it from a mini-conference (e.g., games, brainstorming sessions,
   challenges, group activities).
   - An approximate timeline of the activities.
   - A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated and
   selected (invited contributions, peer review, etc.). In case a PC is
   needed, provide a tentative list of the members.
   - Historical information about the workshop, if available. Short
   description of the previous editions reporting highlights and details about
   the approximate number of attendees and number of submissions.
   - A list of other related workshops held previously at related
   conferences, if any (list does not have to be exhaustive), together with a
   brief statement on how the proposed workshop differs from or how it
   follows-up on work presented at previous workshops.
   - A short bio for each member of the organizing committee, including a
   description of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals include
   organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who
   are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.

Please email your proposal in a single file to the workshop chairs at
[log in to unmask] before the deadline. For additional information please
contact the workshop chairs at the same address.
Important Dates
(All deadlines are on 23:59:59 anywhere in the world)

   - Workshop proposal submission deadline: January 16, 2019
   - Workshop acceptance notification: January 23, 2019
   - Workshop papers submission: March 27, 2019
   - Workshop paper acceptance notification: April 10, 2019
   - Workshop final camera-ready paper due: April 17, 2019
   - ICWSM-19 Workshops Day: June 11, 2019

Workshop Chairs:

   - Jana Diesner <[log in to unmask]>
   - Robert West <[log in to unmask]>
   - Shaomei Wu <[log in to unmask]>

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