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SMANE 2012 : Workshop on Social Media Applications in News and Entertainment


When Apr 16, 2012 - Apr 16, 2012
Where Lyon, France
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2012
Categories    social media

Call For Papers

*Call for Papers*

Intl. Workshop on Social Media Applications
in News and Entertainment (SMANE 2012)
in conjunction with World Wide Web 2012 Conference
Lyon, April 16, 2012

*Aims and Scope*
The aim of this workshop is to encourage discussion and sharing of ideas and research results on social media research, techniques, and applications, in two crucial areas: News and Entertainment. The workshop offers an opportunity to promote interdisciplinary research and exchange of ideas in these areas, not only between industry and academia, but also between different fields (e.g., computer science, journalism, psychology, sociology, economics, history, cultural anthropology, business, etc.). These two application areas have received the most impact from social media technologies, and yet, there are many technical and social challenges.

SMANE 2012 is accepting proposals addressing some of the serious research challenges we face in developing new methodologies, including data mining and information extraction from large-scale unstructured social data, real-time aspects, local vs. global events and news discovery, aggregation of information from heterogeneous sources, propagation of information within social networks, and information visualization, among others. We are also interested in understanding how different technical approaches can be used to enhance our understanding of user behavior in social media, and in particular within the specified contexts.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Data mining and information extraction from large-scale social media related to news and entertainment
* Real-time aspects, efficient implementations and architectures in news and entertainment applications
* Integration of professional and social media sources in news and entertainment
* Psychological, sociological, and cultural factors in consumption and production of news and entertainment
* News discovery and serendipity through social media
* Information visualization
* Business models and business needs of social media in news and entertainment services
* Case studies including large-scale data analysis of important news and cultural events
* Novel systems and applications in news and entertainment

*Paper Submission*
We welcome contributions on various aspects of news and entertainment social media applications including papers on related theory, methodology, algorithms and issues. We also welcome position papers and interesting applications and demos.
The papers should follow the same format as the WWW2012 Conference proceedings (ACM SIG format). All research, applications and position papers should be up to 6 pages maximum. For submission please use the SMANE2012 Easychair page ( For more information:

*Important Dates*
- 1 February 2012: Paper Submission
- 28 February 2012: Notification of acceptance
- 16 March 2012: Camera Ready paper
- 16 April 2012: Workshop

Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH-Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap & EPFL, Switzerland
Jochen Spangenberg, Deutsche Welle, Germany

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