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ICWSM 2020
14th International Conference on Web and Social Media
Event in series ICWSM
Dates 2020/06/01 (iCal) - 2020/06/05
Homepage: https://www.icwsm.org/2020/index.html
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Submissions: 2019/05/15
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In accordance with the current recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and the United States Government to slow the spread of the COVID-19, the physical meeting of ICWSM-2020 in Atlanta, Georgia has been cancelled. However, plans are underway to convert ICWSM-20 to a virtual meeting during the same time period of June 8-11, 2020. More information will be posted here in the next month with information on how to register and participate. Registration will be available in late April, and fees will reflect the significantly lower cost associated with the a virtual meeting, while still covering the expenses that have and will be incurred to produce a successful event for all participants. The production of the proceedings will continue as planned, and papers will be posted in the AAAI Digital Library by the time of the virtual meeting. We appreciate your patience while organizers investigate possible solutions. We will post developments as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your support of ICWSM-2020!

The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) is a forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media. This overall theme includes research in new perspectives in social theories, as well as computational algorithms for analyzing social media. ICWSM is a singularly fitting venue for research that blends social science and computational approaches to answer important and challenging questions about human social behavior through social media while advancing computational tools for vast and unstructured data.

ICWSM, now in its fourteenth year, has become one of the premier venues for computational social science, and previous years of ICWSM have featured papers, posters, and demos that draw upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. The uniqueness of the venue and the quality of submissions have contributed to a fast growth of the conference, and a competitive acceptance rate around 20% for full-length research papers published in the proceedings by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

For ICWSM-2020, in addition to the usual program of contributed talks, posters and demos, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent scientists and technologists. Building on successes in previous years, ICWSM-2020 will also hold a day of workshops and tutorials in addition to the main conference.


  • Computational approaches to social media research including
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Text / Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Image / Multimedia Processing
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • Distributed Computing
  • Graph Theory and Network Science
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Social science approaches to social media research including
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and social network analysis
  • Communication
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Anthropology
  • Media Studies and Journalism
  • Digital Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to social media research combining computational algorithms and social science methodologies


Topics Include (But Not Limited To)

  • Studies of digital humanities (culture, history, arts) using social media
  • Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
  • Analysis of the relationship between social media and mainstream media
  • Qualitative and quantitative studies of social media
  • Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors
  • Ranking/relevance of social media content and users
  • Credibility of online content
  • Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and authority discovery
  • Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
  • Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization
  • Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction, linguistic analyses of social media behavior
  • Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification
  • Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting
  • Measuring predictability of real world phenomena based on social media, e.g., spanning politics, finance, and health
  • New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
  • Engagement, motivations, incentives, and gamification.
  • Social innovation and effecting change through social media
  • Social media usage on mobile devices; location, human mobility, and behavior
  • Organizational and group behavior mediated by social media; interpersonal communication mediated by social media

Example Data Sources (Web and Social Media)

  • Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Microblogs (e.g., Twitter, Tumblr)
  • Wiki-based knowledge sharing sites (e.g., Wikipedia)
  • Social news sites and websites of news media (e.g., Huffington Post)
  • Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups
  • Community media sites (e.g., YouTube, Flickr, Instagram)
  • Social Q & A sites (e.g., Quora, Yahoo Answers)
  • User reviews (e.g., Yelp, Amazon.com)
  • Social curation sites (e.g., Reddit, Pinterest)
  • Location-based social networks (e.g., Foursquare)

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Munmun De Choudhury

PC Chair

  • Rumi Chunara
  • Aron Culotta
  • Brooke Foucault Welles

Workshop Chair

  • Stevie Chancellor
  • Kiran Garimella
  • Katrin Weller

Tutorial Chair

  • Tanushree Mitra
  • Alexandra Olteanu
  • Chenhao Tan

Data Chair

  • Fabricio Benevenuto
  • Claudia Wagner

Data & Data Challenge Chair

  • Yelena Mejova

Data Challenge Chair

  • Surya Kallumadi
  • Srijan Kumar
  • Diyi Yang

Sponsorship Chair

  • Momin Malik

Local Chair

  • Talayeh Aledavood

Social Media & Publicity Chair

  • Cody Buntain

Web Chair

  • Koustuv Saha

ICWSM Editors-in-Chief

  • Ceren Budak
  • Ingmar Weber
Facts about "ICWSM 2020"
AcronymICWSM 2020 +
End dateJune 5, 2020 +
Event in seriesICWSM +
Event typeConference +
Has coordinates33° 44' 19", -84° 21' 32"Latitude: 33.738741666667
Longitude: -84.358988888889
Has location cityAtlanta +
Has location countryCategory:USA +
Has location stateGeorgia +
Homepagehttps://www.icwsm.org/2020/index.html +
IsAEvent +
Start dateJune 1, 2020 +
Submission deadlineMay 15, 2019 +
Title14th International Conference on Web and Social Media +