ICWSM-12 Workshops

Workshops at the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social
Dublin, Ireland, June 4-8, 2012
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Workshops Overview: http://www.icwsm.org/2012/program/workshop

The ICWSM-12 Committee invites papers to the workshops accepted to the
Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
(ICWSM-12). The Workshops Day will be held at the start of the conference
on June 4 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. Workshop participants will have the
opportunity to meet and discuss issues with a selected focus on providing
an informal setting for active exchange among researchers, developers and
users on topics of current interest.

We have four exciting workshops accepted to ICWSM-2012 and we encourage
participation from the community. If you missed the deadline for ICWSM
but which is relevant to any of the workshops, then please consider
submitting your work there.

The four workshops taking place at ICWSM-2012 are:

Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis) [Full Day Workshop]
Social media study and analysis brings researchers from many fields into a
single setting. Even though the tasks of these researchers are varied,
data visualization and analytics plays an important role. For industry and
academics alike, visualization of social media data helps with hypothesis
formation and supports the explanation of phenomena.

Workshop on Real-Time Analysis and Mining of Social Streams (RAMSS) [Full
The RAMSS workshop aims to bring together experts in the real-time
analysis and mining of social streams, as well as to further develop and
exchange knowledge around these tasks. Given the novelty of the research
field, the workshop also aims to encourage attendees to build a discussion
forum to share on the current state of the research field, as well as to
propose solutions for the shortcomings.

When the City Meets the Citizen Workshop (WCMCW) [Full Day]
Much of research in social media has gone into understanding the
relationship between the city and its dwellers, and researchers have done
so by collecting and analyzing what dwellers post on social media sites.
However, these sites could be used not only to monitor citizens but also
to engage them. This workshop is interested in research that aims to
progress both sides of this relationship, but particularly research that
works towards closing the loop between the city and the citizens.

Workshop on the Potential of Social Media Tools and Data for Journalists
in the News Media Industry (SocMedNews) [Half Day]
There are numerous cases in which “established” news agencies and news
outlets are not the first point of call for users because everybody
equipped with e.g. a smartphone can capture and publish events as they
unfold on a platform of their choice (e.g. on YouTube, in Facebook, via
Twitter etc). For this reason, news media organizations are increasingly
depending on content from and information residing in Social Networks.
However, news organizations are facing one crucial question when it comes
to using content from the social web: “Can I trust this source? Is the
source reliable? ”. The aim of this workshop is to encourage participants
to discuss, share and exchange ideas and results on social media research,
technologies, and applications in two essential areas: news-gathering in
the social web and filtering / analyzing the available data (e.g. by
relevance, reliability, accuracy etc).

March 2, 2012: Workshop Paper Submission
March 16, 2012: Workshop Paper Acceptance Notification
April 2, 2012: Workshop Final Camera-Ready Paper Due
June 4, 2012: ICWSM-12 Workshops Day

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