Marc, I enjoyed the discussion at your tutorial about NVIDIA prolonging the life of desktops through their new cards.
This is a fundamental question that bugs me a lot*. I was wondering about the validity of social science insights that were learned by analyzing social media data. We are obviously thrilled to use the huge amounts of data available online to draw sociological conclusions and learn patterns of human interactions/preferences/... - but can we really generalize those observations to social patterns in general or should we restrict our insights to *o... [read more]
How come they are not available on the accepted papers list at http://www.icwsm.org/2009/papers.shtml? Any suggestions on what is the best way to get them?
Hi Folks! As I promised I make my pictures available: http://picasaweb.google.com/darja.krushevskaja . The pictures are grouped by the day(of my visit to Seattle) and there are also a lot of my Seattle /landscape pictures, hope you don't mind. I also would love to apologize to speakers for my flash or pictures. ;) If anyone interested in picture archives just let me know and I will email them to you. I will also consider the option of uploading p... [read more]
I hope everyone will stick around for the data challenge workshop on the last day of the conference. Kevin Burton from Spinn3r will be speaking, and we'll have a wish-list discussion about data. On the subject of social media data, the TREC blog track (http://ir.dcs.gla.ac.uk/wiki/TREC-BLOG) has a brand-new dataset out this year. TREC develops data for measuring search tasks like blog finding. What's your dream dataset? Or maybe you have some dat... [read more]
for those of you thinking the beer selection yesterday was missing Guinness, I'll be probably spending some time at the Brit Arm from around 8 (I'm totally jet lagged so it will not be a long night for me). Feel free to join. The pub is walking distance from the hotel (~10min). http://www.sanjose.com/britannia-arms-downtown/
Hi everyone - Looking forward to meeting you all at ICWSM. Although I've co-authored papers in the past, I've never made it to ICWSM before. Alex Passant and I will be presenting the tutorial on the Social Semantic Web. http://socialsemanticweb.net/icwsm2010 We hope to give you a good overview of how the Semantic Web can augment and enhance social websites, including blogs, microblogs, CMSs, etc. One of our projects is called SIOC, which provides... [read more]
Looking back at ICWSM this year I noticed a few recurring themes: "Using Word Net and Wikipedia to do/improve X," "Sentiment Analysis," and "Political Analysis." What themes did you notice this year?
Hi, this is my first time in CA and I'm planning an half-day to San Francisco city. I propose you to share this experience on tuesday 19 (afternoon: san jose -> Fremont by taxi, Fremont -> San Francisco by metro (Bart)...evening/night: San Francisco -> San Jose by taxi because is the only option).
ICWSM-12 THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA 4-8 JUNE 2012: TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, IRELAND Final Call for Papers, Workshops and Tutorials ================================== Upcoming dates ---------------------- PAPER ABSTRACTS: January 13, 2012 FULL PAPERS: January 18, 2012 + TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: January 9, 2012 Papers ---------- Abstracts Due: January 13, 2012 Full Papers Due: January 18, 2012 (by midnight Pacific T... [read more]
== Call for Workshop Proposals == = Workshops at the Fifth AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media = == July 17-21, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain == === Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence === == Important Dates for Workshop Organizers == * January 7, 2011: Workshop Proposal Submission * January 18, 2011: Workshop Acceptance * March 22, 2011: Workshop Paper Submission * April 8, 2011: Workshop ... [read more]
== Call for Tutorial Proposals == = Tutorials at the Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media = == July 17-21, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain == === Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence === == Important Dates for Tutorial Organizers == * February 18, 2011: Tutorial Proposal Submission * March 4, 2011: Tutorial Acceptance * July 17, 2011: ICWSM 2011 Tutorials Day The ICWSM 2011 Committee invi... [read more]
Heard at the poster session: "I came to this conference in order to get social scientist input into my approach and ideas for future research." If there are 2 tracks next year, suggest that the conference provide some way for dataset characteristics, research questions, approaches/operationalizations, and key takeaways to be discussed meaningfully and in detail across the tracks.
I'm trying to write blog posts of the keynotes and invited talks (should have done panels too like the Government / Social Media one but didn't think of that) as it's a bit more difficult to get a good feel of what has been said when there's no paper associated with the talk - I know there'll be videolectures.net later but sometimes it's handy to skim some text :) So far, have: http://socialmedia.net/2010/05/24/bob-kraut-talks-community-design-it... [read more]
Crowdvine is probably a good place to hear everyone's thoughts and opinions on ICWSM, what it is, where it is going. Please post!
Hey! If you wonder who was presenting which paper or you are interested in posters, go ahead and find it out! http://picasaweb.google.com/darja.krushevskaja/ICWSM09# d.
What do you love about this years conference? What drives you nuts? What will bring you back next year?
We're giving away Amazon gift certificates (random drawing) to participants in our first Twitter survey: http://tr.im/UWSurvey Survey closes at midnight Pacific on Friday 22 May.
I'm co-chairing a worksop on Search in Social Media (SSM 2009) at SIGIR this coming July in Boston. Short papers are due June 16th. Call for papers is at http://ir.mathcs.emory.edu/SSM2009/
Here's a relevant event! 1st CIKM workshop on topic-sentiment analysis will be held in Hong Kong this November. Welcome to visit the workshop website. http://sites.google.com/site/tsa2009workshop
Traductor Google entender español también. Nos vemos :)
Anyone know the San Jose area? I agree with Sharon that the $185 + tax is kinda spendy. Anyone know of any other hotels that might be a bit more cost effective?
Hi Meena - let's get together at ICWSM! I'll be there Sunday night through Thursday morning. Maybe dinner with Matt and Akshay etc?
Hola Gustavo, creo que somos los dos únicos que vamos de España. Nos vemos.
The CFP is available now for the 2009 conference! http://icwsm.org/2009/cfp.shtml
Eytan: thanks for inviting authors to post their presentations to slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net) during the conference. Three authors have accepted the invitation, which seems like a very low acceptance rate for a community that studies social media. Perhaps there's a bias against participating in (i.e., only observing, analyzing, reporting on) social media among some of the researchers, but I think it would to everyone's advantage to share the knowledge beyond the sessions (especially to share the knowledge below the bottom third of the slides, that most of us who were at the conference could not even see).
I would like to invite you to send directed emails to authors to point them to SlideShare, a wonderful social media resource for sharing information about, well, sharing information.
Anyone at ICDE this week? If you plan to be there please do send me a note and we should catch up.
For those of us that had to leave a bit early, who won best paper?
Really cool pictures, thanks for covering all the events of the conference :)
Check out NPR's story about youth and privacy in online social networks: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...
Anybody else have a flight too early to catch the shuttle, and want to split a cab? My flight's at 6:15.