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MIS2 @ WSDM 2018 : Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web workshop


When Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 9, 2018
Where Los Angeles
Submission Deadline Nov 20, 2017
Notification Due Dec 14, 2017
Final Version Due Jan 1, 2018
Categories    data mining   cybersecurity   machine learning   web mining

Call For Papers

MIS2 workshop is colocated with WSDM 2018. It will be held on February 9, 2018, at Los Angeles, CA.

Web is a space for all where people interact with each other and anyone can read, publish, and share content. While this has led to several groundbreaking benefits, it is also a breeding ground for misbehavior and misinformation. Anyone can reach thousands of people on the web instantaneously, say whatever they want, whenever they want, and yet be shielded by anonymity. This has led to increase of misbehavior and misinformation, such as harassment, scams, spread of propaganda, hate speech, fake reviews, and many more. Study of this topic has become important among researchers across many subfields of the computational and social sciences, such as social network analysis, cybersecurity, human–computer interaction, linguistics, natural language processing, social psychology, sociology, political science, and cognitive science.

MIS2 is an interdisciplinary venue that invites researchers and practitioners that work on studying misbehavior and misinformation on the web. Web includes social media, e-commerce platforms, collaborative and knowledge-based platforms (e.g., wikis and question-answer platforms like Quora, StackOverflow, etc.), computer mediated communications, both p2p (e.g., email, text chat, video chat, etc.) and broadcasting (e.g., notice boards, discussion boards, video broadcasts), online games, crowdsourcing platforms, and many more.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- misbehavior and threat on the web, such as spam, trolling, scam, fraud, bots, coordinated attacks, cyberbullying, sockpuppets, propaganda, extremism, hate speech, flashing, and others.
- false information on the web: fake reviews, fake news, rumors, fabricated images, videos, and others.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- empirical measurement of characteristics
- measuring real world and online impact
- deception in misinformation and misbehavior
- reputation manipulation
- measuring economic, ideological, and other rationale behind creation
- rationale behind spread and success
- targets or victims of misbehavior and misinformation
- effect of echo chambers, personalization, confirmation bias, and other socio-psychological and technological phenomenon
- detection methods using network, text, behavior, image, video, and audio analysis
- adversarial analysis of misbehavior and misinformation
- prevention and mitigation techniques, tools, and countermeasures
- theoretical and/or empirical modeling of spread and contagion
- visualizing creation and/or spread
- ethics, privacy, fairness, and biases in current tools and techniques
- case studies

Papers should be 2 to 8 pages long, will be published on the workshop webpage, and will not be considered archival for resubmission purposes to future venues. Authors whose papers are accepted to the workshop will have the opportunity to present their research in oral presentation and participate in a poster session.
We explicitly encourage the submission of preliminary work in the form of extended abstracts (2 pages).

Best Paper Awards: Best paper awards will be given to papers submitted to the workshop.

Submission Instructions:
All papers will be peer reviewed.
We encourage submissions of the following types, but not limited to:
- Novel research papers
- Demo papers
- Survey papers
- Comparison papers of existing methods and tools
- Work-in-progress papers
- Extended abstracts
- Relevant work that has been previously published
- Work that will be presented at the main conference of WSDM 2018

Format: Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the new ACM format published in ACM guidelines, selecting the generic "sigconf" sample. Submissions should be 2 to 8 pages long. No need to anonymize your submission.
Submission Link: Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:

Submission dates:
Paper submission: Nov 27, 2017
Author notification: Dec 14, 2017
Camera-ready deadline: Jan 1, 2018

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