Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
17-21 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain


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ICWSM-11 Video Lectures are available here

ICWSM-11, will be held on July 17-21, 2011 in Barcelona (Spain) and will be collocated with IJCAI-11. The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines in computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing research that blends social science and technology are especially encouraged.

Though this conference is relatively new, it has become one of the premier venues for social scientists and technologists to gather and discuss cutting-edge research in Social Media. This is largely due to a typical acceptance rate of 20% for full-length research papers and support from Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

For ICWSM-11, in addition to the usual program of contributed technical talks, tutorials and invited presentations, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent social scientists and technologists. This year, for the first time, we will be expanding our workshop program and are planning an additional workshop day in addition to the usual tutorial and main conference. We have a received a number of exciting workshop proposals already and are looking forward to receiving many more. Also, since we will be collocating with IJCAI-11 there will be opportunities to connect with people in that community both formally and informally (joint social event is in the planning!).

Keynote and Invited Speakers


Google Engineering

Microsoft Research/Bing

Yahoo Research

Church and Duncan Group, Inc.

University of Michigan School of Information

Find more about sponsoring ICWSM-11 over here