International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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March 30-April 2, 2008

CFP: Second International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

March 31-April 2, 2008
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Call For Papers

The rapid creation and consumption of social media content continues to drive the evolution of the Internet and the Web. Social media content now accounts for the majority of content published daily on the web.

As the space evolves, researcher and industrial practitioners find themselves at a key point for collaborating on research, implementation and deployment of a wide range of analyses and applications. The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media invites researchers in the broad field of social media analysis to submit papers for its second meeting. Following in the tradition of earlier workshops and the first meeting in Boulder, USA in 2007, we anticipate an exciting, high quality event which will bring together academic and industrial practitioners to present and to discuss new research, applications, thoughts and ideas that are shaping the future of social media analysis.

Areas of interest

The conference aims to bring together researchers from different subject areas including computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies and foster discussions about ongoing research in the following areas:

[01] Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
[02] Analyzing relationship between social media and mainstream media
[03] Centrality/influence of bloggers/blogs; ranking/relevance of blogs; web pages ranking based on blogs
[04] Data acquisition: crawling/spidering and indexing
[05] Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation
[06] Multimedia; audio/visual processing; aggregating information from different modalities
[07] Semantic analysis; cross-system and cross-media name tracking; named relations and fact extraction; discourse analysis; summarization
[08] Semantic Web; unstructured knowledge management; collaborative creation of structured knowledge
[09] Sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction
[10] Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise discovery; collaborative filtering
[11] Text categorization; topic recognition; gender/age identification
[12] Time series forecasting; measuring predictability of phenomena based on social media
[13] Trend identification/tracking
[14] Visualization
[15] New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
[16] Trust; reputation; recommendation systems

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: December 3, 2007
  • Tutorial Proposals: December 3, 2007
  • Poster/Demo Submission: January 6, 2008
  • Paper Acceptance: February 1, 2008
  • Poster/Demo Acceptance: February 8, 2008
  • Camera Ready Copies: February 15, 2008
  • Tutorials: 30 March, 2008
  • Conference: 31 March, 2008 - 2 April, 2008

People interested in participating should submit through the conference website a technical paper (up to 8 pages), poster or demo description (up to 2 pages) by the deadlines given above (Midnight PST). Each submission should indicate a list of relevant areas from the list above.


  • Eytan Adar, University of Washington
  • Matthew Hurst, Microsoft Live Labs
  • Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Natalie Glance, Google
  • Nicholas Nicholov, Umbria
  • Belle Tseng, NEC
Programme Committee (partial)
  • Lada Adamic, University of Michigan, USA
  • Navot Akiva, BuzzMetrics, USA
  • Adam Arvidsson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Michael Bauwens, P2P Foundation, Thailand
  • John Breslin, DERI, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Chris Brooks, Univ. of San Francisco, USA
  • Scott Carter, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
  • Steve Cayzer, HP Labs Bristol, UK
  • Kumar Chellapilla, Microsoft, USA
  • Lili Cheng, Microsoft USA
  • Thierry Declerck, DFKI Language Lab, Germany
  • Brian Dennis, ISX Lab, Lockheed Martin ATL, USA
  • Chris Diehl, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab, USA
  • Raymond Elferink, RayCom B.V., The Netherlands
  • Donghui Feng, ISI, Univ. of Southern California, USA
  • Kathy Gill, Univ. of Washington, USA
  • Scott Golder, HP Labs, USA
  • Sam Gosling, Univ. of Texas, USA
  • Marko Grobelnik, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Tom Gruber, RealTravel, USA
  • Michelle Gumbrecht, Stanford Univ., USA
  • John Henderson, MITRE, USA
  • Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
  • Akshay Java, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Jussi Karlgren, SICS, Sweden
  • Laura Knudsen, OSC, USA
  • Pranam Kolari, UMBC, USA
  • Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel
  • Jure Leskovec, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Cameron Marlow, Yahoo! Research, USA
  • Lluis Marquez, Univ. Poli. de Catalunya, Spain
  • Naohiro Matsumura, Osaka University, Japan
  • Rada Mihalcea, Univ. of North Texas, USA
  • Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
  • Gilad Mishne, Yahoo! USA
  • Paola Monachesi, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Tomoyuki Nanno, Google, Japan
  • Kate Niederhoffer, BuzzMetrics, USA
  • Kamal Nigam, Google, USA
  • Scott Nowson, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Jon Oberlander, Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Manabu Okumura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Livia Polyani, Powerset, USA
  • John Prager, IBM Research, USA
  • Stephan Raaijmakers, TNO ICT, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Maarten de Rijke, Univ. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Laura Ripamonti, Univ. of Milan, Italy
  • James G. Shanahan, Turn Inc., USA
  • Carlo Strapparava, ITC-irst, Italy
  • Jonathan Schler, BuzzMetrics, Israel
  • V.S. Subrahmanian, Univ. of Maryland, USA
  • Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Fernanda Viegas, IBM, USA
  • Ansgar Zerfass, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Tong Zhang, Yahoo Research, USA


  • Microsoft Live Labs
  • Klostu/BoardTracker
  • Attentio
  • BuzzLogic