CALL FOR WORKSHOPS FOR THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA (ICWSM)
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 research.
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
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 see http://www.icwsm.org/2018/program/workshop/.
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
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.
(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