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ICWSM 2009
3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Event in series ICWSM
Dates 2009/05/17 (iCal) - 2009/05/20
Homepage: www.icwsm.org/2009
Location: San Jose, California, USA
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Important dates
Posters: 2009/01/21
Demos: 2009/01/21
Submissions: 2009/01/21
Notification: 2009/02/27
Camera ready due: 2009/03/10
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The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviours and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media will meet once more in 2009 to discuss the latest research analyzing and leveraging this resource. As with previous meetings, we will bring together a wide range of researchers and industry practitioners from many disciplines providing a unique opportunity for sharing ideas and collaboration in this space.

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence


Disciplines which are relevant to our meeting include computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies. The following are key areas of interest:

  • [01] Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
  • [02] Analyzing relationship between social media and mainstream media
  • [03] Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors both within genres and between genres of data
  • [04] Ranking/relevance of blogs; web page ranking based on blogs
  • [05] Data acquisition: crawling/spidering and indexing
  • [06] Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization
  • [07] Multimedia: tools and techniques for distribution, sharing, and analysis of social activity with/around multimedia.
  • [08] Semantic analysis; cross-system and cross-media name tracking; named relations and fact extraction; discourse analysis; summarization
  • [09] Semantic Web; unstructured knowledge management; collaborative creation of structured knowledge
  • [10] Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction
  • [11] Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and authority discovery; collaborative filtering
  • [12] Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification
  • [13] Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting; measuring predictability of phenomena based on social media
  • [14] New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
  • [15] Trust; reputation; recommendation systems

Important dates

  • Tutorial Proposals: December 1, 2008
  • Paper Submission: January 21, 2009
  • Poster/Demo Submission: January 21, 2009
  • Paper Acceptance: February 27, 2009
  • Poster/Demo Acceptance: February 27, 2009
  • Camera Ready Copies: March 10, 2009
  • Tutorials: May 17, 2009
  • Conference: May 18-20, 2009


People interested in participating should submit through the ICWSM-09 website a technical paper (up to 8 pages), poster or demo description (up to 2 pages) by the deadlines given above (Midnight PST). Papers must be must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the AAAI author instructions page at http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php). Authors must register at the ICWSM-09 technical paper submission web site (available by November 15, 2008). The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on to submit an abstract and paper. In order to avoid a rush at the last minute, authors are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals ICWSM-09 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or conference. This restriction does not apply to submissions for workshops and other venues with a limited audience.


All accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. At least one author must register for the conference by the deadline for camera-ready copy submission. In addition, the registered author must attend the conference to present the paper in person.


All accepted papers and abstracts will be allocated eight (8) pages in the conference proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI.


ICWSM-09 is planning to release a large blog dataset in conjunction with the conference. This data will include the full content and markup of the blog post as well as extracted text. The conference invites researchers to explore the dataset and submit their findings as technical papers. More information will appear soon on the conference website.


Traditionally the conference invites world renowned experts to present tutorials and give keynote talks. These will be announced soon.


Facts about "ICWSM 2009"
AcronymICWSM 2009 +
Camera ready dueMarch 10, 2009 +
Demo deadlineJanuary 21, 2009 +
End dateMay 20, 2009 +
Event in seriesICWSM +
Event typeConference +
Has OC memberIan Soboroff + and Akshay Java +
Has PC memberLada Adamic +, Navot Akiva +, Noor Ali-Hasan +, Bettina Berendt +, Chris Brooks +, Claire Cardie +, Steve Cayzer +, Lili Cheng +, Maarten de Rijke +, Thierry Declerck +, Brian Dennis +, Chris Diehl +, Joan Morris DiMicco +, Nathan Eagle +, Miriam Eckert +, Raymond Elferink +, Andrew Fiore +, Michael Gamon +, Kathy E Gill +, Scott Golder +, Marko Grobelnik +, Michelle Gumbrecht +, John Henderson +, Nancy Ide +, Steliana Ivanova +, Heng Ji +, Anupam Joshi +, Jussi Karlgren +, Jason Kessler +, Pranam Kolari +, Christian Konig +, Moshe Koppel +, Gueorgi Kossinets +, Andrea La Pietra +, Thomas Lento +, Kristina Lerman +, Jure Leskovec +, Naohiro Matsumura +, Charles Mi +, Rada Mihalcea +, Gilad Mishne +, Paola Monachesi +, Mor Naaman +, Kate Niederhoffer +, Scott Nowson +, Manabu Okumura +, Livia Polanyi +, John Prager +, Stephan Raaijmakers +, Drago Radev +, Laura Ripamonti +, Tamas Sarlos +, Jonathan Schler +, David A. Shamma +, James G. Shanahan +, Xiaolin Shi +, Sanjay Sood +, Ellen Spertus +, Siddharth Suri +, Hideaki Takeda +, Jiang Yang +, Cheng Zhai +, Jun Zhang + and Ding Zhou +
Has coordinates37° 20' 10", -121° 53' 26"Latitude: 37.336191666667
Longitude: -121.89058333333
Has general chairWilliam W. Cohen + and Nicolas Nicolov +
Has local chairCameron Marlow +
Has location citySan Jose +
Has location countryCategory:USA +
Has location stateCalifornia +
Has program chairNatalie Glance + and Matthew Hurst +
Homepagehttp://www.icwsm.org/2009 +
IsAEvent +
NotificationFebruary 27, 2009 +
Poster deadlineJanuary 21, 2009 +
Start dateMay 17, 2009 +
Submission deadlineJanuary 21, 2009 +
Title3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media +