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CFP: 2nd Int Conf on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM'08) 31 Mar 2008, Seattle

From: tim finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 23:45:14 -0400
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   CFP: 2ND INT. CONF. ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA (ICWSM'08)

                    March 31 -- April 2 2008
                  Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
                   http://www.icwsm.org/2008/

CALL FOR PAPERS

The rapid creation and consumption of social media content
continues to drive the evolution of the Internet and the
Web. Social media content now accounts for the majority of
content published daily on the web.

As the space evolves, researcher and industrial practitioners
find themselves at a key point for collaborating on research,
implementation and deployment of a wide range of analyses and
applications. The International Conference on Weblogs and
Social Media invites researchers in the broad field of social
media analysis to submit papers for its second
meeting. Following in the tradition of earlier workshops and
the first meeting in Boulder, USA in 2007, we anticipate an
exciting, high quality event which will bring together
academic and industrial practitioners to present and to
discuss new research, applications, thoughts and ideas that
are shaping the future of social media analysis.

AREAS OF INTEREST

The conference aims to bring together researchers from
different subject areas including computer science,
linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and
semantic web technologies and foster discussions about ongoing
research in the following areas:

[01] Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies
      of social media
[02] Analyzing relationship between social media and
      mainstream media
[03] Centrality/influence of bloggers/blogs; ranking/relevance
      of blogs; web pages ranking based on blogs
[04] Data acquisition: crawling/spidering and indexing
[05] Human computer interaction; social media tools;
      navigation
[06] Multimedia; audio/visual processing; aggregating
      information from different modalities
[07] Semantic analysis; cross-system and cross-media name
      tracking; named relations and fact extraction; discourse
      analysis; summarization
[08] Semantic Web; unstructured knowledge management;
      collaborative creation of structured knowledge
[09] Sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and
      extraction
[10] Social network analysis; communities identification;
      expertise discovery; collaborative filtering
[11] Text categorization; topic recognition; gender/age
      identification
[12] Time series forecasting; measuring predictability of
      phenomena based on social media
[13] Trend identification/tracking
[14] Visualization
[15] New social media applications; interfaces; interaction
      techniques
[16] Trust; reputation; recommendation systems

INVITED SPEAKERS

* Bernardo A. Huberman, HP Labs.
* David Sifry, Technorati.

TUTORIALS

* Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis,
Jan Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh.

* Graph Mining Techniques for Social Media Analysis,
Mary McGlohon & Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University.

VENUE

Hilton, Seattle, USA.

IMPORTANT DATES

  * Paper Submission: December 3, 2007
  * Tutorial Proposals: December 3, 2007
  * Poster/Demo Submission: January 6, 2007
  * Paper Acceptance: February 1, 2008
  * Poster/Demo Acceptance: February 8, 2008
  * Camera Ready Copies: February 15, 2008
  * Tutorials: 30 March, 2008
  * Conference: 31 March, 2008 - 2 April, 2008

SUBMISSION

People interested in participating should submit through the
conference website a technical paper (up to 8 pages), poster
or demo description (up to 2 pages) by the deadlines given
above (Midnight PST). Each submission should indicate a list
of relevant areas from the list above.

CHAIRS

  * Eytan Adar, University of Washington
  * Matthew Hurst, Microsoft Live Labs

CO-CHAIRS

  * Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  * Natalie Glance, Google
  * Nicolas Nicolov, Umbria
  * Belle Tseng, Yahoo


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

  * Lada Adamic, University of Michigan, USA
  * Navot Akiva, BuzzMetrics, USA
  * Adam Arvidsson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  * Michael Bauwens, P2P Foundation, Thailand
  * Bettina Berendt, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  * Bran Boguraev, IBM T,J, Watson Research Center, USA
  * John Breslin, DERI, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  * Chris Brooks, Univ. of San Francisco, USA
  * Scott Carter, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
  * Steve Cayzer, HP Labs Bristol, UK
  * Kumar Chellapilla, Microsoft, USA
  * Lili Cheng, Microsoft USA
  * Thierry Declerck, DFKI Language Lab, Germany
  * Brian Dennis, ISX Lab, Lockheed Martin ATL, USA
  * Chris Diehl, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab, USA
  * Raymond Elferink, RayCom B.V., The Netherlands
  * Donghui Feng, ISI, Univ. of Southern California, USA
  * Kathy Gill, Univ. of Washington, USA
  * Scott Golder, HP Labs, USA
  * Sam Gosling, Univ. of Texas, USA
  * Mark Greaves, Vulcan Inc., USA
  * Marko Grobelnik, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  * Tom Gruber, RealTravel, USA
  * Michelle Gumbrecht, Stanford Univ., USA
  * John Henderson, MITRE, USA
  * Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
  * Akshay Java, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  * Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  * Jussi Karlgren, SICS, Sweden
  * Laura Knudsen, OSC, USA
  * Pranam Kolari, Yahoo!, USA
  * Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel
  * Ravi Kumar, Yahoo! Research, USA
  * Kristina Lerman, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
  * Jure Leskovec, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  * Cameron Marlow, Yahoo! Research, USA
  * Lluis Marquez, Univ. Poli. de Catalunya, Spain
  * Naohiro Matsumura, Osaka University, Japan
  * Yutaka Matsuo, National Institute of AIST, Japan
  * Rada Mihalcea, Univ. of North Texas, USA
  * Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
  * Gilad Mishne, Yahoo! USA
  * Paola Monachesi, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  * Tomoyuki Nanno, Google, Japan
  * Kate Niederhoffer, BuzzMetrics, USA
  * Kamal Nigam, Google, USA
  * Scott Nowson, Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
  * Jon Oberlander, Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland
  * Manabu Okumura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  * Livia Polyani, Powerset, USA
  * John Prager, IBM Research, USA
  * Maarten de Rijke, Univ. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  * Laura Ripamonti, Univ. of Milan, Italy
  * James G. Shanahan, Turn Inc., USA
  * Carlo Strapparava, ITC-irst, Italy
  * Jonathan Schler, BuzzMetrics, Israel
  * V.S. Subrahmanian, Univ. of Maryland, USA
  * Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  * Fernanda Viegas, IBM, USA
  * Ansgar Zerfass, University of Leipzig, Germany
  * Tong Zhang, Yahoo! Research, USA

SPONSORS

  * Microsoft Live Labs
  * Klostu/BoardTracker
  * Attentio
  * BuzzLogic

ICWSM is endorsed by:

  * IW3C2 (http://www.iw3c2.org)
  * AAAI (http://www.aaai.org)

Contact: info at <5-letter-conf-acronym> dot org
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