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Call for Papers – ICWSM 2010 – Washington, D.C. May 23-26

Here is the Call for Papers for the

Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-10)
May 23-26, 2010
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Tutorial Proposals: December 1, 2009
Paper Submission: January 8, 2010
Poster/Demo Submission: January 8, 2010

Paper Acceptance: March 3, 2010
Poster/Demo Acceptance: March 3, 2010
Workshop Submission: March 1, 2010
Camera Ready Copies: March 12, 2010

Featuring a keynote by:
Professor Bob Kraut
, CMU,
on “Designing Online Communities from Theory

Professor Michael Kearns, Computer and Information Science,
Univ. of Pennsylvania,
on “Behavioral Experiments in Strategic Networks”

Speakers in Special Sessions:
– Nicole Ellison, Dept. of Telecommunication,
Information Studies and Media, Michigan State Univ.
– James Pennebaker, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Texas, Austin
– S. Craig Watkins, Dept. of Radio, TV and Film, Univ. of Texas, Austin- Don Burke, CIA Directorate of Science and Technology, Intellipedia
– Haym Hirsh, National Science Foundation IIS Division Director
– Macon Phillips, U.S. White House, Head of New Media

Tutorial Speakers will include:
– Jake Hofman, Yahoo! Research,
“Large-scale social media analytics with Hadoop”

– Cindy Chung and James Pennebaker, Univ. Texas,
“Using LIWC to uncover social psychology in social media”

More specifically, ICWSM welcomes submissions from researchers in a number of disciplines:
– Computational Linguistics/NLP
– Text Mining/Data Mining/Machine Learning
– Psychology
– Sociology (including Social Network Analysis)
– Anthropology, Communications, Media Studies
– Visualization
– Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models

Submissions are welcome that study a broad array of types social data, including:
– Weblogs, including comments
– Social Networking Sites
– Microblogs
– Wikis (wikipedia)
– Forums, usenet
– Community media sites: youtube, flickr

Technical topics of interest include:
– 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; web page ranking based on blogs
– 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

People interested in participating should submit through the ICWSM-10 website a technical paper (up to 8 pages, not including references),poster or demo description (up to 4 pages) by the deadlines given above (Midnight PST). Papers must be must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the AAAI author instructions page at Details for the submission procedure will appear at the conference website:

All accepted papers and abstracts will be allocated eight (8) pages in the conference proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI.

ICWSM-10 will once again hold a data challenge featuring a freely-available dataset and a half-day workshop at the conference. Details will be posted on the conference website.


For general information regarding ICWSM-10, please write to icws… More details about the CFP and the conference will appear on the website over time.

Program Chairs:
William Cohen, CMU Computer Science
Samuel Gosling, U Texas Dept of Psychology

General Chair:
Marti Hearst, UC Berkeley School of Information

Senior Program Committee Members:
Lada Adamic, Univ. of Michigan
danah boyd, Microsoft Research
Claire Cardie, Cornell Univ.
Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Chris Diehl, Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Nicole Ellison, Dept of Telecommunication, Information Studies, Michigan State University
Lise Getoor, Univ. of Maryland
Jure Leskovec, Stanford Univ.
Winter Mason, Yahoo! Research
Kate Neiderhoffer, Dachis Corporation
Eugene Agichtein, Emory Univ.
Cindy Chung, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Scott Counts, Microsoft Research
Tim Finin, UMBC
Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Yahoo! Research
Kristina Lerman, ISI-USC
Jure Leskovec
Winter Mason
Gilad Mishne, Yahoo! Labs
Bo Pang, Yahoo! Research
Marc Smith, Connected Action Consulting Group

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