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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   【CFP-SWSM'2011】SIGIR 2011 Workshop on Social Web Search and Mining
Email:   gongjibing_(on)_gmail.com
Date received:   31 Mar 2011
Deadline:   01 May 2011
Start date:   28 Jul 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS SIGIR 2011 Workshop on Social Web Search and Mining SWSM 2011 SWSM 2011 will take place in Beijing, China on July 28, 2011 during the 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR conference. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss ideas related to searching and mining the social Web, with a special focus on the analysis of user generated content during human crises (e.g., earthquakes, terrorist attacks, etc.). Overview The ubiquitous nature of Web-enabled devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, enables people to participate and interact with each other in various Web communities. Examples of such communities include forums, newsgroups, blogs, microblogs, bookmarking services, photo sharing platforms, and location-based services. Hence, the rapidly evolving social Web provides a platform for communication, information sharing, and collaboration. A vast amount of heterogeneous data (composed of e.g., text, photos, video, links) has been generated by the users of various social communities, which offers an unprecedented opportunity for studying novel theories and technologies for social Web search and mining. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussing and exploring social media topics related to Web search and information retrieval, Web mining, social network analysis, semantic Web, natural language processing, and computational advertising. In addition to paper presentations, we will solicit invited talks and a panel that will stress the interdisciplinary challenges of social search and mining. Special Theme Social Web Search and Mining under Crisis Natural and man-made disasters are particularly important classes of events that are of interest to affected populations, governments, disaster response teams, and aid organizations. Information about such events can be gathered from various sources. While traditional news sources provide authoritative disaster information, self-publishing media such as blogs, Facebook, and Twitter can contribute immediate, personalized eye-witness information. However, there are many challenges involved when dealing with such data sources, especially when time is of the essence, as is often the case with human crises. Information is often incomplete, contradictory, fictitious, and changing. As a result, information is the least organized when users need it most. To highlight the importance of this emerging area, "Social Web Search and Mining Under Crisis" will serve as the workshop's special theme. Along these lines, the workshop seeks submissions that leverage news, social media, and user generated content to predict, analyze, understand, and help cope with events related to human crises, such as earthquakes, campus shootings, hurricanes, influenza pandemics, terrorist attacks, and oil spills. Novel applications, methods, and use of real-world data sets are particularly encouraged. A special session during the workshop will be devoted to papers that directly address the theme. Topics of Interest welcome papers in all areas of social Web search and data mining, especially those that address the special theme or are inter-disciplinary in nature. Examples of relevant topics include: # Search and mining algorithms for large-scale social networks # Real-time social search and mining infrastructures # Microblog (e.g., Twitter, QQ, Jaiku) search and mining # Search across heterogeneous user generated content # Content aggregation, summarization, and reasoning across multiple data streams # Personalized search for social interactions # Credibility and provenance of social Web content # Computational advertising for user generated content # Cross-media search and mining of user generated content # Collaborative filtering and recommender systems # Community detection and network evolution analysis # Sentiment analysis/opinion mining # Social network analysis and social influence analysis # Spam detection of social media # Geospatial and temporal analysis of social media # Applications of social search and mining Important Dates * Submission deadline: May 1st, 2011 * Notification date: June 1st, 2011 * Camera ready: June 14th, 2011 * Workshop: July 28, 2011 Content Guidelines Papers should be no more than 10 pages total in length, where up to 8 pages (including appendices, if any) are used for the content of the paper and the final two pages are used only for references. All submissions must be prepared using the ACM camera-ready template (available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). Authors are required to submit their papers electronically in PDF format. The submission site URL will be available on our website shortly. All submissions should clearly present the author information including the names of the authors, the affiliations and the emails. Organizing Committee * Fernando Diaz, Yahoo! Labs, USA * Eduard Hovy, University of California, USA * Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong * Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China * Donald Metzler, University of Southern California, USA * Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium * Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China * Lei Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia, China ATT00001 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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