International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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March 30-April 2, 2008

ICWSM 2008 Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference please contact (see info below).

Microsoft Corp.
It's really quite simple: we believe that the Internet is as important as the Industrial Revolution or the Renaissance. Our mission is to help realize this vision by advancing the state-of-the-art in Internet products and technology. We are scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs with a passion for building and understanding complex things, but with an eye towards simplicity. And above all else, we aspire to bring together the online community to make the world a better place.

Google Inc.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google's automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its vast online index.

TNO Information and Communication Technology is a unique centre of innovation in the Netherlands. We help companies, government bodies and (semi-)public organisations to realise successful innovations in ICT. Value creation for clients is our priority, and our added value lies in the combination of innovative strength and in-depth knowledge. Our approach to innovation is integrated and practical. Where necessary, we also focus on user-friendliness, financial aspects, and business processes. We support the implementation process by carrying out technical and market trials. We are also specialists in innovation strategy and policy. For more information please visit

Visible Technologies
Visible Technologies empowers companies to track, analyze and participate in consumer generated media to drive their business forward. Its innovative TruCast platform is the industry's first complete solution for social media analysis and participation. Visible Technologies also helps brands and individuals manage and protect their online reputations with its powerful TruView search engine solution. For more information, go to or visit the blog

Nielsen Online
Nielsen Online, a service of The Nielsen Company, is a "start-up" with ten years of history in delivering innovative solutions to clients. Formed by the combination of Nielsen//NetRatings and Nielsen BuzzMetrics, Nielsen Online provides independent measurement and analysis of online audiences, advertising, video, blogs, consumer-generated media, word of mouth, commerce and consumer behavior.

Attentio SA is an emerging market intelligence company operating from Brussels, the defacto capital of Europe. Our central location enables us to support corporate and SME clients throughout Europe. Attentio's Brand Dashboard is used to monitor and analyze social media such as blogs to provide comprehensive real-time insight into consumer behaviour and attitudes.

SentiMetrix, Inc. offers an innovative framework to measure sentiments or opinions expressed in the electronic media (such as news, blogs, newsgroups) worldwide. Based on the award-winning OASYS technology, it combines data gathering with sophisticated entity extraction and real time text analytics to track opinions expressed about the topics that matter to you, in the sources that you are interested in, in the time frame you want.

BuzzLogic's mission is to unlock the power of influence with applications that help players across the social media ecosystem business, online publishers and the individuals creating influential content themselves reap the rewards.

BoardTracker - an innovative forum search engine and message boards tracking and alerts system, providing relevant, real time data, quickly and efficiently thus ensuring you never miss an important discussion no matter where or when it is posted. Serving both individuals and organizations interested in following the online conversation (consumer generated media), BoardTracker enables you to tap into the wealth of knowledge and information hidden in the numerous diverse communities across the boardscape.

School of Information, University of Michigan
The School of Information at the University of Michigan is a graduate school that educates the next generation of information professionals and creates knowledge that connects people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. It offers a Ph.D. in Information and a Master of Science in Information (MSI) with specializations in archives, HCI, social computing, LIS, info analysis and retrieval, information policy, incentive-centered design, community informatics, preservation of information, and more!

SezWho is a distributed context, rating and reputation service for blogs, forums, wikis and other social sites.

Videolectures.Net provides open access to high quality video lectures presented by distinguished scholars and scientists at prominent events like conferences, summer schools and workshops. Videolectures.Net was created by the Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Europe in early 2002.


Sponsorship Program

The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media 2008 will be held in Seattle, USA on March 31 st - April 2nd, with a day of tutorials on March 30th. The conference is the second event, building on the success of the 2007 meeting held in Boulder, USA which attracted a diverse set of speakers from academia and industry. Once more, we plan on involving sponsors in the conference. Sponsorship will bring attention to your company's involvment in the growing social media space/web 2.0 and also provide an opportunity for you to support the premier research event for this field. The mix of attendees makes this also an ideal time to engage in recruiting activities and to give demos of your applications and services.

The benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Logo/text on web site,
  • Logo/text in proceedings,
  • Logo prominantly displayed at event on all days,
  • Logo on conference poster and other advertising (AI magazine),
  • Acknowledgements in mailings
  • Reduced registration for 1 participant.
  • Recruiting/demo table.

In addition, sponsorship at or above the 5k level will bring additional benefits:

  • Reduced registration for additional participant.
  • Logo on bag
  • Additional opportunities open to discussion