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The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) is delighted to announce the establishment of a new award, the ICWSM Adamic-Glance Distinguished Young Researcher Award, on the occasion of 15th anniversary of the AAAI ICWSM conference. This annual award will be presented to a young researcher who has distinguished themself through innovative research in the area of computational social science in the early stage of their independent research career. The award is named after Lada Adamic and Natalie Glance, two outstanding researchers who have made significant contributions ICWSM in particular and computational social science in general. The ICWSM research community at large has greatly impacted this field, through identifying the connections between online digital behaviors and critical societal questions and issues. From misinformation and fake news to how we can use social media and social networks to gain insight into political polarization, mental health, and social movements, the range of topics addressed by the community is continuously expanding. We want to recognize and celebrate the young researchers who are making these contributions today.


For complete information about the nomination process and eligibility, please see https://www.icwsm.org/2021/index.html#awards

Nominations are due May 20, 2021.




The ICWSM Awards Committee

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Juergen Pfeffer

Professor of Computational Social Science & Big Data

Technical University of Munich / Bavarian School of Public Policy




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