#Microposts2016 second call for late-breaking work and work in progress


    the 6th Making Sense of Microposts Workshop (#Microposts2016)
at WWW 2016


11th Apr 2016


The #Microposts2016 second call for late-breaking work and work in progress
is to encourage participants to submit position papers and short reports on
new and on-going research, provocative discussions about Micropost
generation and (re)use.


2nd call for papers - Main & Social Sciences Tracks:
rolling deadline up to ***18 Mar 2016***

Workshop: ***11 Apr 2016***

THEME: Big things come in small packages
Microposts – "information published on the Web that is small in size and
requires minimal effort to publish" – remain a popular means for
communicating information. Microposts include tweets; social network
endorsement on Instagram; check-ins via Facebook and Foursquare, pins on
Pinterest; links to brief, pre-recorded and streaming video via Snapchat
and Meerkat.
Microblogging apps for the ubiquitous smartphone and other small, personal
devices, which support capturing photos and short videos, allow these to
accompany text or serve in themselves as the Micropost. Services such as
those provided by WhatsApp, Viber, Snapchat, LINE and Saya, piggybacking on
SMS/MMS and augmented with social media features, are also growing in
popularity, especially in emerging markets where the Internet is often
accessible mainly via mobile networks. Individual Microposts typically
focus on a single thought, message or theme, often written on the go or in
the moment, as events transpire. Collectively, however, Microposts
 comprise a very large amount of heterogeneous data – a source of valued,
collective intelligence about a range of topics that may be mined for a
variety of end uses.

The #Microposts workshops aim to continue to provide a forum to enable
discussion across fields outside pure Computer Science, especially
Computational Social Science, and hence, improve understanding of the
social and cultural phenomena that influence the publication and reuse of
Microposts; to assess different approaches to gleaning the information


Papers will focus on topics including, but not exclusive to, the three
areas below:

    MAKING SENSE/UNDERSTAND – focusing on the human in Micropost data
generation and analysis, we encourage submissions that look at
understanding how situation and context drive individual and collective
generation of Microposts, whether targeted at the general public, a
specific person or other entity, e.g. a ruling government or a cause. We
particularly encourage interdisciplinary work and that driven by research
in Social & Computational Science and Information and Web Sciences, that
lead to deeper understanding of Micropost content, and how this content
influences the contribution of Micropost data to, among others:
- Collective awareness
- Education & citizen empowerment, data & citizen journalism
- Civil action, media & politics
- Digital & media literacy regarding Micropost data
- Political and polemical aspects of Microposts
- Conflicts and crises
- Ethics, legal and privacy issues
- Psychological profiling and psychological aspects of Micropost-based
- Cultural, generational and regional differences in access and use of
- Humans as sensors
- Impact of effortless posting and wearable devices on communication
    - Cultural, generational and regional differences in access and use
    - Inequality in access and use of digital, social media
    - Emerging social and communication dynamics resulting from
Micropost-based services
    - Critical reflections on big data
    - Linguistics & Microposts

    DISCOVER – The extraction of information content from Microposts and
subsequent analysis contribute to the discovery of patterns and trends in
the data. This information is key to further knowledge discovery and
application, using a number of approaches including:
- Emergent semantics
- Data mining from Microposts
- Opinion mining, sentiment and sentic analysis
- Network analysis and community detection
- Influence detection and social contagion modelling
- Prediction approaches
- Linking Microposts into the Web of Linked Data (i.e. entity extraction
and URI disambiguation)

    APPLY – Applications papers and case studies describing systems that
make use of Micropost data. This includes tools developed to support the
generation and sharing of Microposts using a variety of devices and media,
piggybacking where necessary on other communication methods, including
SMS/MMS and even radio. Areas of interest include:
- Collective intelligence, user profiling, personalisation & recommendation
- Business analytics & market intelligence with particular attention to big
- Event & topic detection and tendency tracking
- Microposts as a second screen to television, large screens and stages at
public events
- Geo-localised, Micropost-based services
- Public consensus & citizen participation
- Security, emergency response & health
- Linking social and physical signals for, e.g., crowd tracking
- Identification and use of geo-location information embedded in or
attached to Microposts
- Increasing importance of multilingual and non-English Microposts


We aim to start with a keynote address, followed by regular paper
presentations, short presentations for position papers and late-breaking
work and brief overviews of selected submissions to the Challenge. We will
hold a poster and demo session to trigger further, in-depth interaction
between workshop participants. The workshop will close with the
presentation of awards.


   Late-breaking work & Work in Progress: 2-4 pages
   Position papers: 2-4 pages
   Demos: 3 pages
   Posters: 2 pages

All written submissions should be prepared according to the ACM SIG
Proceedings Template (see
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates), should include
author names and affiliations, and 3-5 author-selected keywords. Where a
submission includes additional material submission this should be made as a
single, unencrypted zip file that includes a plain text file listing its

Submission is via EasyChair, at:

Each submission will be peer reviewed.

We aim to publish the #Microposts2016 proceedings as a single volume
containing all tracks, via CEUR. The same publication conditions however
apply as for other workshop proceedings included in the WWW conference
"Any paper published by the ACM, IEEE, etc. which can be properly cited
constitutes research which must be considered in judging the novelty of a
WWW submission, whether the published paper was in a conference, journal,
or workshop. Therefore, any paper previously published as part of a WWW
workshop must be referenced and suitably extended with new content to
qualify as a new submission to the Research Track at the WWW conference."

Note this caveat does not apply to late-breaking work or extended abstracts
submitted to the special Social Sciences track summarising or discussing
previously published work or presenting position statements.


Rolling deadline: up to ***18 Mar 2016***
Camera-ready (hard) deadline (Main & Social Sciences tracks): 01 Apr 2016

(all deadlines 23:59 Hawaii Time)

Workshop - 11 Apr 2016 (registration open to all)


E-mail: microposts2016@easychair.org

Twitter persona: @Microposts2016
Twitter hashtag: #Microposts2016

W3C Microposts Community Group: http://www.w3.org/community/microposts


A. Elizabeth Cano, KMi, The Open University, UK
Daniel Preoţiuc-Pietro, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Danica Radovanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Aba-Sah Dadzie, KMi, The Open University, UK

Milan Stankovic, Sépage & STIH / Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

Program Committee

Nikolaos Aletras, Amazon, UK
Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari, Italy
Julie Birkholz, CHEGG, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Marco A. Casanova, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro,
Óscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Guillaume Erétéo, Vigiglobe, France
Miriam Fernandez, KMi, The Open University, UK
Lucie Flekova, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Anna Lisa Gentile, University of Sheffield, UK
Dirk Hovy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Mathieu Lacage, Alcméon, France
Maria Liakata, Warwick University, UK
Vasileios Lampos, University College London, UK
Yelena Mejova, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
José M. Morales del Castillo, El Colegio de México, Mexico
Fabrizio Orlandi, University of Bonn, Germany
Bernardo Pereira Nunes, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Harald Sack, HPI, University of Potsdam, Germany
Bernhard Schandl, mySugr GmbH, Austria
Victoria Uren, Aston Business School, UK
Andrea Varga, The University of Sheffield, UK
Svitlana Volkova, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Alistair Willis, The Open University, UK
Wei Xu, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ziqi Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK


Katrin Weller, GESIS, Germany

Program Committee

Gholam R. Amin, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Julie Birkholz, CHEGG, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Jordan Carpenter, University of Pennsylvania, USA
A. Seza Doğruöz, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Fabio Giglietto, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
Athina Karatzogianni, University of Leicester, UK
José M. Morales del Castillo, El Colegio de México, Mexico
Raquel Recuero, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Brazil
Luca Rossi, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
Victoria Uren, Aston Business School, UK
Alistair Willis, The Open University, UK


Giuseppe Rizzo, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Marieke van Erp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Program Committee

Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada
Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari, Italy
David Corney, Signal Media, UK
Grégoire Burel, KMi, Open University, UK
Milan Dojchinovski, Leipzig University, Germany / ​CTU in Prague, Czech
Guillaume Erétéo, Vigiglobe, France
Anna Lisa Gentile, The University of Sheffield, UK
José M. Morales del Castillo, El Colegio de México, Mexico
Bernardo Pereira Nunes, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Giles Reger, The University of Manchester, UK
Irina Temnikova, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Victoria Uren, Aston University, UK


Best Paper - Main Track
Award: £500 sponsored by the MK:Smart project ( http://www.mksmart.org )

Best Paper - Social Science Track
Award: €300 sponsored by GESIS, Germany ( http://www.gesis.org )

Best Submission - NEEL Challenge
Award sponsored by FREME ( http://www.freme-project.eu )

WWBP - the World Well-Being Project ( http://wwbp.org )
EDSA - the European Data Science Academy ( http://edsa-project.eu )


Received on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:10:29 UTC