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Call for Papers: The 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-13)

December 21st, 2012 by

The 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-13)
Boston, MA, July 8-11, 2013

The International AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)
is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the
disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication, and the
social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding
of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing
research that blends social science and computational approaches are
especially encouraged.


Paper Submission Guidelines

Full paper format: Full paper submissions to ICWSM are recommended to
be 8 pages long, and must be at most 10 pages long, including figures
and citations. The final camera-ready length (between 8-10 pages) for
each full paper in the proceedings will be at the discretion of the
program chairs. All papers must be follow AAAI formatting guidelines.

Poster paper format: Poster paper submissions to ICWSM must be 4 pages
long, including figures and citations. All papers must be follow AAAI
formatting guidelines.

Anonymity: Paper submissions to ICWSM must be anonymized.

(New in 2013) Social sciences papers with optional publication: For
researchers in the social sciences who wish to submit full papers
without publication in the conference proceedings, we have available
the option of submitting to a new ‘social sciences’ track at ICWSM-13.
While papers in this track will not published, we expect the
submissions will represent high-quality, completed work. Papers
accepted to this track will be full presentations, integrated with the
conference, but will be published only as abstracts in the conference


  • Computational linguistics/NLP
  • Text mining/data mining
  • Psychology
  • Sociology (including social network analysis)
  • Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Media studies
  • Visualization
  • Political science
  • Computational social science
  • HCI
  • Economics
  • Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models


  • Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
  • Analyzing the relationship between social media and mainstream media
  • Qualitative and quantitative studies of social media
  • Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors
  • Ranking/relevance of blogs and microblogs; web page ranking based on
  • blogs and microblogs
  • Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and
  • authority discovery; collaborative filtering
  • Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
  • Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization
  • Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion
  • identification and extraction
  • Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification
  • Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting; measuring
  • predictability of phenomena based on social media
  • New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
  • Social innovation and effecting change through social media


General Chair

Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research

Program Co-Chairs

Nicole Ellison, Michigan State University
Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute
Paul Resnick, University of Michigan
Ian Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Data Chair

Derek Ruths, McGill University

Demos Co-Chairs

Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Microsoft Research
Karrie Karahalios, UIUC

Social Media / Publicity Chair

Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck, University of Michigan

Tutorials Co-Chair

Lee Humphreys, Cornell University
Raquel Recuero, Universidade Católica De Pelotas
Winter Mason, Stevens Institute

Workshops Chair

Daniele Quercia, Yahoo! Labs Barcelona