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Conference Keynote Speakers

  • Andrew Tomkins

    Engineering Director, Google+

    Talk Title: Social Networking and Google+: A Historical Perspective

  • Lada Adamic

    Associate Professor, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: The Information Life of Social

  • Robin Dunbar

    University of Oxford; Originator of Dunbar's Number

    Talk Title: Why Facebook Won't Get You Any More Friends

  • Igor Perisic

    Senior Director of Engineering, LinkedIn

    Talk Title: Dynamics of Social Networking Following the Jobs Ecosystem

Conference Invited Speakers

  • Fabrizio Sestini

    Scientific Officer, FIRE, European Commission

    Talk Title: Collective Awareness Platforms for Social Innovation

Workshop Invited Speakers

Industry Event

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The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines of 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 computational approaches are especially encouraged.

Though this conference is just in its sixth year, 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 published in our conference proceedings and support from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

For ICWSM-12, in addition to the usual program of contributed technical talks, posters and invited presentations, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent social scientists and technologists. Building on the success of the first workshops program in 2011 and our regular tutorials day, ICWSM-12 will also hold a workshops and tutorials day just before the main conference.


Platinum Sponsor

Science Foundation Ireland

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Google   Bing   Meet in Ireland   Fáilte Ireland Tawlk

Bronze Sponsor

Yahoo! Research   Dejan SEO   Knoesis   IBM   Church and Duncan Group Inc.

Supported By

  • AAAI
  • DERI, NUI Galway