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International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

The "International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media" will take place in Ireland,Dublin on 4 Jun 2012.

April 26, 2012 - PRLog -- The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing research that blends social science and computational approaches are especially encouraged.

Though this conference is just in its sixth year, it has become one of the premier venues for social scientists and technologists to gather and discuss cutting-edge research in social media. This is largely due to a typical acceptance rate of 20% for full-length research papers published in our conference proceedings and support from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

For ICWSM-12, in addition to the usual program of contributed technical talks, posters and invited presentations, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent social scientists and technologists. Building on the success of the first workshops program in 2011 and our regular tutorials day, ICWSM-12 will also hold a workshops and tutorials day just before the main conference.


Computational linguistics/NLP
Text mining/data mining
Sociology (including social network analysis)
Media studies
Political science
Computational social science
Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models


Weblogs, including comments
Social networking sites
Wikis (Wikipedia)
Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups
Community media sites (YouTube, Flickr)


Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
Analyzing the relationship between social media and mainstream media
Qualitative and quantitative studies of social media
Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors
Ranking/relevance of blogs and microblogs; web page ranking based on blogs and microblogs
Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and authority discovery; collaborative filtering
Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization
Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction
Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification
Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting; measuring predictability of phenomena based on social media
New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
Social innovation and effecting change through social media

Get more info and register online for the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media at http://itevent.net/international-aaai-conference-on-weblo...


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