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SMUC 2010 : 2nd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents


When Oct 30, 2010 - Oct 30, 2010
Where Toronto
Submission Deadline Jul 9, 2010
Notification Due Jul 30, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2010
Categories    social media   information retrieval   data mining   opinion mining

Call For Papers


SMUC2010: 2nd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents
Workshop at CIKM 2010 (
October 30, 2010, Toronto, Canada
Submission deadline: [Extended] July 9, 2010

SMUC10 aims to become a forum for researchers from several Information and Knowledge Management areas like data/text mining, information retrieval, semantics, etc. that apply their work into the fields of Social Media and Opinion/Sentiment Analysis where the main goal is to process user generated contents.

User generated content provides an excellent scenario to apply the metaphor of mining any kind of information. In a social media context, users create a huge amount of data where we can look for valuable nuggets of knowledge by applying several search techniques (information retrieval) or mining techniques (data mining, text mining, web mining, opinion mining, etc.). In this kind of data we can find both structured information (ratings, tags, links, etc.) and unstructured information (text, audio, video, etc.), and we must learn to combine existing techniques in order to take advantage of this heterogeneity while extracting useful knowledge.


SMUC10 workshop is an extraordinary place where to present on-going works that exploit Social Media and/or use Opinion Mining technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

A) Mining Social Media

Social networks analysis/mining
Tagging analysis/mining
Link and graphs analysis/mining
Community detection and evolution
Influence, trust and privacy analysis
Topic detection and trend discovery
Spamming and phishing detection
Wikipedia/Social Media vandalism
Social media monitoring/analysis

B) Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis

Opinion extraction, classification, summarization and visualization
Blogs analysis
Opinion flame
Temporal sentiment analysis
Cross-lingual/cross-domain sentiment analysis
Irony detection in opinion mining
Wish analysis
Product review analysis

C) Search in Social Media

Novel social search algorithms
Social ranking
Multi-entity/Multifaceted search
Multilingual and/or multimedia IR for Social Media
User Modeling and Personalization in Social Media
Architectures, scalability and efficiency

D) Other Social Intelligent Systems

Recommender systems
Semantic Social Media
Plagiarism detection
Market analysis
Cross-lingual/cross-domain social intelligent systems
Business Intelligence Applications (direct marketing, branding, etc.)


* Submission: [Extended] 9 July, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: 30 July, 2010
* Camera Ready: 15 August, 2010
* Workshop: 30 October, 2010


Each contribution should not exceed the length of 8 pages, and must be prepared following ACM camera-ready template:

All papers must be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please ensure that any special fonts used are included in the submitted documents. Please use the following link to submit your paper: Easychair Submission System for SMUC 2010

The workshop proceedings will be published as Eproceedings by the same publisher that publishes the CIKM main conference proceedings, and will be in the same CD that contains the CIKM'10 main conference Eproceedings.

We are actually on conversations with a couple of journals to organize a special issue with extended versions of selected papers. The information about this special issue will be published on the workshop's website.


* Jose C. Cortizo, BrainSins / European University of Madrid, Spain (contact person,
* Francisco M. Carrero, BrainSins / European University of Madrid, Spain
* Ivan Cantador, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
* Jose A. Troyano, University of Seville, Spain
* Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia, Spain


[To be completed]

* Ahmed Abbasi (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)
* Nitin Agarwal (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)
* Enrique Amigo (National University of Distance Education, Spain)
* Ching-Man Au Yeung (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan)
* Alexandra Balahur (University of Alicante, Spain)
* Alberto Barron (Technical University of Valencia, Spain)
* Dominik Benz (University of Kassel, Germany)
* Pushpak Bhattacharyya (IIT Bombay, India)
* Erik Cambria (University of Stirling, Scotland)
* David Carmel (IBM Research, Israel)
* Pablo Castells (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)
* Meeyoung Cha (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
* Fermin Cruz (University of Seville, Spain)
* Victor Diaz (University of Seville, Spain)
* Viet Ha-Thuc (University of Iowa, USA)
* Akshay Java (MSN Microsoft, USA)
* Ralf Klamma (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
* Zornitsa Kozareva (Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, USA)
* Hady W. Lauw (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
* Luis Martin (BrainSins, Spain)
* Patricio Martinez-Barco (University of Alicante, Spain)
* Andres Montoyo (University of Alicante, Spain)
* Claudiu C. Musat (Politechnical University of Bucharest, Romania)
* Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante, Spain)
* Manos Papagelis (University of Toronto, Canada)
* Victor Peinado (National University of Distance Education, Spain)
* Isabella Peters (University of Duesseldorf, Germany)
* Martin Potthast (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
* Antonio Reyes (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
* Horacio Rodriguez (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
* Efstathios Stamatatos (University of Aegean, Greece)
* Benno Stein (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
* Ralf Steinberger (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
* Markus Strohmaier (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
* Jie Tang (Tsinghua University, China)
* Jordi Turmo (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
* Luis Alfonso Ureña (University of Jaen, Spain)

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