[Call for Papers] SocMedVis 2013 : The 2nd Workshop on Social Media Visualization

Call For Papers

The 2nd Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis) at the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM’13)

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.

The 2nd Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis) will be held in conjunction with the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM’13) in Boston, USA on 11th July 2013. The workshop is a venue for presentation of research and applications of visualization of social media data.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and industry practitioners interested in visual and interactive techniques for social media analysis to discuss their potential application to the social sciences, humanities, and industry. We solicit contributions that discuss novel techniques and applications of visualization and visual analytics approaches to social media data sources.

Important Dates
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Paper Submission Deadline: 18th March 2013
Paper Notification: 26th March 2013
Paper Camera-Ready Deadline: 1st April 2013
Early registration for ICWSM’13: 10th May 2013
Final registration for ICWSM’13: 7th June 2013
Workshop: 11th July 2013

Topics
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We invite research, application, and position papers on the topic of visualization and social media. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Visualization of Social Media Networks and Text
Interactive Techniques for Sentiment Analysis and Brand Perception
Visualization of Memes and Trends in Social Media
Visualization Aesthetics and Social Media
Formal Evaluation Techniques in Social Media (Benchmarking, User Studies, and others)
Systems and Languages for Social Media Analytics
Collaborative Analysis of Text Corpora
Real-Time Visualization of Social Media Data
Representations of Uncertainty in Text Analytics
Applications and Position Papers on Social Media Visualization

Submissions
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Papers are limited to 4 pages in length and should have a visualization or visual analytics component to them. Papers must be formatted according to AAAI guidelines. Papers in PDF format must be submitted by 18th March 2013. A subset of the accepted papers will be invited for oral presentation at the workshop and will appear in the ICWSM’13 workshop proceedings. All other accepted papers will be presented as posters during the poster session or interactive demo session.

We also plan to host a panel of researchers in social sciences and humanities and industrial researchers of varied perspectives on the application of visualization to academic disciplines and industry where visualization is needed to understand social media data.

For more information please visit the workshop web page at http://socmedvis.swansea.ac.uk.