Deadline Extension: Making Sense of Microposts (#MSM2011)

(apologies for duplicate postings)

Due to a high number of requests the submission deadline has been
extended. See new dates below, and note an abstract MUST be submitted by
the original deadline.

Submission of Abstracts: 4 March 2011
Paper Submission deadline: 14 March 2011 (extended deadline)

Note also that selected papers from the workshop will be invited to be
published in the LNCS volume "ESWC 2011 Workshop Highlights".

A best paper award is being sponsored by the WeGov project


       Workshop: Making Sense of Microposts (#MSM2011)
                     at ESWC 2011

           29/30 May 2011. Heraklion, Crete



Making Sense of Microposts: Big things come in small packages

Twitter, Facebook Like, Foursquare, and similar low-effort publishing
services significantly reduce the effort required to participate on the Web.
Enormous quantities of small user inputs are being piped into the data
streams of the Web, leading to a rate of growth never before witnessed. We
refer to such user inputs as "Microposts"; these can range from a 'check-in'
a location on a geo-social networking site, through to a status update on a
social networking platform.

The large amount of disparate, heterogeneous data that is produced requires
new techniques to glean knowledge and provide useful services and
applications sitting atop the amalgamation of the semantically rich data.

This workshop will examine, broadly:
 * information extraction and leveraging of semantics from Microposts;
 * making use of Microposts' semantics in innovative ways;
 * social studies that guide the design of appealing and usable new systems
based on this type of data, by leveraging Semantic Web technologies.

The workshop is unique in that it aims to stimulate discussions between the
Semantic Web community and researchers in other fields, particularly the
Social Sciences, to build more effective and usable tools and techniques for
their myriad of end users. The interdisciplinary approach aims to help
break down the barriers to the use of Semantic Web technologies and the
rich semantic data derived from user-generated content.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the areas below. We
especially encourage submissions from an interdisciplinary perspective,
examining the use of semantic information extracted from microposts from
both Semantic Web, Social Sciences and other perspectives.

   * Microposts and Semantic Web technologies
         o Knowledge Discovery and Information Extraction
         o Factual Inference
         o Ontology/vocabulary modelling and learning from Microposts
         o Integrating Microposts into the Web of Linked Data
   * Social/Web Science studies
         o Analysis of Micropost data patterns
         o Motivations for creating and consuming Microposts
         o Relevance of Microposts and factors that influence them
         o Community/network analysis of Micropost dynamics
         o Ethics/privacy implications of publishing and consuming
   * Context
         o Utilising context (time, location, feeling)
         o Contextual inference mechanisms
         o Social awareness streams and Online Presence
         o Event Detection
   * Applying Microposts
         o User profiling/recommendation/personalization approaches using
         o Public opinion mining
         o Trend prediction
         o Expertise finding
         o Business analysis/market scanning
         o Emergency systems
         o Urban sensing and location-based applications


  * Full papers: 12 pages
   * Short and position papers: 6 pages
   * Demos: 2 pages
   * Mock-up interfaces: 2 page description AND one of:
   - storyboard (max A3)
   - video (90 second limit)

Written submissions should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS
Publications format (see:, and should
include author names and affiliations.
Submission is via the EasyChair Conference System, at: Where a submission
includes additional material submission should be made as a single,
unencrypted zip file that includes a plain text file listing its contents.

Each submission will receive, in addition to a meta-review, at least 2 peer
reviews, with full papers up to 3 peer reviews.


Abstract Submission deadline: 4 March 2011 (new deadline)
Submission deadline:    14 March 2011 (new deadline)
Author Notification:    7 April 2011
Camera-ready deadline:    15 April 2011

Proceedings published (CEUR): 15 May 2011
Workshop - TBA: 29/30 May 2011


Facebook Group:!/home.php?sk=group_180472611974910
Twitter hashtag: #msm011


Matthew Rowe, KMi, The Open University, UK
Milan Stankovic, Hypios/University Paris-Sorbonne, France
Aba-Sah Dadzie, University of Sheffield, UK
Mariann Hardey, University of Durham, UK

A. Elizabeth Cano, University of Sheffield, UK
Alexandre Passant, DERI, Galway, Ireland
Andres Garcia-Silva, UPM, Spain
Bernhard Schandl, University of Vienna, Austria
Brian Loader, University of York, UK
Claudia Wagner, Joanneum Research, Austria
Elena Simperl, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Eric T. Meyer, Oxford Internet Institute
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France
Guillaume Ereteo, INRIA, France
Harald Sack, University of Potsdam, Germany
Harith Alani, KMi, Open University, UK
Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
John Breslin, NUIG, Ireland
Jon Hickman, Birmingham City University, UK
Mischa Tuffield, Garlik, UK
Oscar Corcho, UPM, Spain
Pablo Mendes, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
Philipe Laublet, Universite Paris-Sorbonne, France
Sofia Angeletou, KMi, The Open University, UK
Raphael Troncy, Eurecom, France
Robert Jaeschke, University of Kassel, Germany
Sergei Sizov, University of Koblenz, Germany
Shenghui Wang, Vrije University, Holland
Uldis Bojars, University of Latvia, Latvia
Victoria Uren, University of Sheffield, UK
Yves Raimond, BBC, UK
Ziqi Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK

Received on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 17:33:16 UTC