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SIDEWAYS 2015 : International Workshop on Social Media World Sensors


When Sep 1, 2015 - Sep 1, 2015
Where Cyprus
Submission Deadline Jun 12, 2015
Notification Due Jul 10, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 20, 2015
Categories    social media analysis   social network analysis   topic detection   data mining

Call For Papers

*** LAST UPDATE *** The deadline has been extended from june 12th to June 19th!!

*** SPECIAL ISSUE *** The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit papers for a dedicated special issue of the Springer International Journal on Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM).

Nowadays, social platforms have become the most popular communication system all over the world. In fact, due to the short format of messages and the accessibility of these systems, users tend to shift from traditional communication tools (such as blogs, web sites and mailing lists) to social network for various purposes. Billions of messages are appearing daily in these services such as Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc. The authors of these messages share content about their private life, exchanging opinions on a variety of topics and discussing a wide range of information news.

In light of this, the number of active users is estimated to 1 billion worldwide, which makes these systems the fastest- growing web sites in the world. Even if these system cannot represent an alternative to the authoritative information media, considering the number of its users and the impressive response time of their contributions, they represent a sort of real-time news sensor that can also predate the best newspapers in informing the web community about the emerging topics and trends. In fact, the most important information media always need a certain amount of time to react to a news event; i.e. professional journalists require time, collaborators and/or technology support to provide a professional report. However a user can easily report, in few characters, what is happening in front of the user’s eyes, without any concern about the readers or the writing style. These aspects make social services the most powerful sensor for events detection and automatic news generation. The aim of this workshop is to ask researchers to enter into such view, by studying how Social platforms can be used in a real-time scenario to detect emerging events and enrich them with contextual information like categorization, named entities and relationships with other events and sources of information.

* Submissions:

The Workshop Proceedings will be published in the ACM Hypertext Extended Proceedings.

We welcome original research papers that present novel research ideas and we encourage submissions of greenhouse work, which present early stages of cutting-edge research and development. Position papers regarding work on the beginning and industry papers are also welcome.

Papers submitted should be at most 6 pages long, and must be submitted in PDF format according to the ACM proceedings format. Authors shall submit their papers electronically via EasyChair (link to the submission page) before the due date in PDF format. The proceedings of all Hypertext workshops will also be published in ACM Digital Library.

* Organizers:
Mario Cataldi - Université Paris 8, France
Luigi Di Caro - Department of Computer Science – University of Turin, Italy
Claudio Schifanella - RAI – Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, Turin, Italy

* Topics include (but are not limited to):
Social Media Analytics Social Network Analysis
Topics and Trends Modeling
Topics and Trends Extraction
Data Mining on Social Media data
Social Media Ontology Learning
Big Data and Social Media
Social Media as Social Sensors
Cultural Analysis of Social Media
Information Retrieval and Social Media
Natural Language Processing
User Interfaces
Visualization of Social Media data
Community Detection
Social Media applications
Privacy and Social Media

* PC Members
Luca Aiello - Yahoo! Labs, Spain
Andrea Ballatore - Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Iván Cantador - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Federica Cena - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
Martin Chorley - School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, Wales
Emilio Ferrara -School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Simon Harper - University of Manchester, England
Dino Ienco - Irstea, UMR TETIS, Montpellier, France
Séamus Lawless - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Emmanuel Malherbe - Multiposting, France
Rosa Meo - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
Ruggero G. Pensa - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
Rossano Schifanella - Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
Thomas Steiner - Google, USA
Luca Vignaroli - RAI – Centre for Research and Technological Innovation, Turin, Italy

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