3rd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents (SMUC 2011)

3rd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents (SMUC 2011)
28th October 2011 | Glasgow, UK
Held in conjunction with the 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011) http://www.cikm2011.org/ 

Important dates
* Paper submission: 24 June 2011
* Notification of acceptance: 29 July 2011
* Camera-ready: 19 August 2011
* SMUC 2011 workshop: 28 October 2011

Nowadays, the huge amount and variety of user generated contents available in the Web open a wide range of opportunities to enhance information retrieval and e-commerce applications. Opinions and reviews about products, annotations and bookmarks on multimedia resources, and friend relations in social networks are just a few examples of personal information sources to be exploited in order to both improve the user’s experience and increase the companies’ revenues in online search and commerce activities. As in its previous editions, SMUC 2011 aims at becoming a major international forum for researchers and practitioners from several information and knowledge management areas, such as text/data mining, information extraction, and information retrieval/filtering, which focus their work on user-generated contents in Social Media. For SMUC workshop, we identify four main research themes into which the above research problems can be categorized: Searching in Social Media, Mining Social Media, Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis, and Multimedia Processing and Retrieval. For all of them, we are interested in developing and testing intelligent systems and applications, involving innovative research from the fields of user modeling, personalization, recommendation, information visualization, and business intelligence, to name a few. Different research lines, backgrounds, perspectives and degrees of expertise will be present at the workshop, and thus very interesting multidisciplinary discussions, collaborations and work synergies between the workshop attendees are expected as one of the main outcomes of the event. 

Topics of interest 
SMUC workshop represents a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners that work on knowledge extraction, management and exploitation in Social Media, and belong to different, but complementary fields such as Web (content/structure/usage) mining, information retrieval, opinion mining and sentiment analysis, user modeling, personalization and recommendation, and multimedia processing and retrieval. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Searching in Social Media – Search algorithms for Social Media – Social search algorithms – Social ranking – Multi-entity search – Multifaceted search – Multilingual information retrieval – Decentralized, distributed and high performance algorithms – Architectures, scalability and efficiency
* Mining Social Media – Knowledge discovery in Social Media – Named entity extraction – Social network analysis/mining – Community detection and evolution – Collaborative tagging analysis/mining – Topic detection and trend discovery – Influence, trust and privacy analysis – Spamming, phishing and vandalism detection – Detection of cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, cyber-pedophilia – Multimedia information extraction – Music processing and analysis – Cross-lingual and cross-domain text mining – Similarity models/measurements for named entities and users
* Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis – Opinion extraction – Opinion classification – Opinion summarization and visualization – Opinion leader and climate opinion identification – Opinion flame – Irony detection in opinion mining – Disruptive and deceptive opinion spam – Plagiarism detection of duplicate or near-duplicate opinions – Wish analysis – Temporal sentiment analysis – Cross-lingual and cross-domain sentiment analysis – Blog analysis – Micro-blog mining – Product review analysis
* Multimedia processing and retrieval in Social Media – Multimedia information extraction in social media – Multimedia retrieval – Multimodal retrieval – Audio and music processing – Video (clip) analysis – User context-based multimedia retrieval – Combined content and context-based extraction and retrieval – User interfaces for multimedia retrieval – Detection of cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, cyber-pedophilia
* Intelligent systems & applications in Social Media – User modeling and personalization – Recommender systems – Semantic Social Media – Market analysis – Plagiarism detection – Information visualization – Cross-lingual and cross-domain social systems – Business Intelligence applications (direct marketing, branding, …) – Applications into e-commerce

Organizing Committee 
* Iván Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
* Francisco M. Carrero, BrainSINS & Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
* José C. Cortizo, BrainSINS & Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
* Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
* José A. Troyano, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain 

Contact information 
Contact e-mail: smuc2011@easychair.org


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UUID (Universal Usability and Interaction Design) SIG at Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia.
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