The workshops will be held in the Lower Level (B2) of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. All workshops begin at 8:30 AM on June 4.
ICWSM-12 is pleased to present Workshops Day at the Sixth International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-12). The Workshops Day will be held on June 4, 2012, the day prior to the first day of the technical conference, in Dublin, Ireland. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with a selected focus - providing an informal setting for active exchange among researchers, developers and users on topics of current interest.
Full Day, June 4, 2012
Social media study and analysis brings researchers from many fields into a single setting. Even though the tasks of these researchers are varied, data visualization and analytics plays an important role. For industry and academics alike, visualization of social media data helps with hypothesis formation and supports the explanation of phenomena. The SocMedVis Workshop provides a venue to discuss how we can apply data visualization and analytic techniques to social media data.
The workshop caters to designers and consumers of interactive visualization methods to better understand the applications of these techniques to social media data for the purposes of analysis and entertainment. The workshop is open to both novel visualization techniques and applications of visualization techniques to social media data sources. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary contributions that discuss the application of visualization to social media research and how these techniques can better support user tasks in other domains.
Full Day, June 4, 2012
The recent increase of real-time data provided by users on social networking services has leveraged an importance gain of the real-time processing of social streams. Processing the streams in real-time can help enhance search engines, news media, and many other systems by feeding them with fresh knowledge about current affairs. Performing such analysis in real-time is of utmost importance for early reporting of breaking news, events, trends, and knowledge related to current affairs. However, analyzing social streams in real-time makes the task more challenging as it requires making decisions without clue of what will be next in the stream. The RAMSS workshop aims to bring together experts in the real-time analysis and mining of social streams, as well as to further develop and exchange knowledge around these tasks.
Full Day, June 4, 2012
Social media has played a key role in providing insights into people's activities, opinions and day-to-day lives. These detailed user-generated information-streams offer a unique opportunity for cities to understand and engage their citizens. The research domain of smarter cities aims to monitor disruptive events (e.g., emergencies, Olympics), analyze social behaviour, identify citizens' sentiment and understand their interactions with services. On the other side, cities can use their understanding of the citizen to foster stronger relationships with the diverse communities in their constituencies. This understanding could be applied to mobilize people on important issues such as education, health care, political engagement and community awareness. This workshop is interested in research that aims to progress both sides of this relationship, but particularly research that works towards closing the loop between the city and the citizens.
Half Day, June 4, 2012
The news media industry has recognized that there is an undeniable shift in the way content is produced, consumed and distributed, including the sharing thereof. Nowadays, there are numerous cases in which "established" news agencies and news outlets are not the first point of call for users because everybody equipped with e.g. a smartphone can capture and publish events as they unfold on a platform of their choice (e.g. on YouTube, in Facebook, via Twitter etc). For this reason, news media organizations are increasingly depending on content from and information residing in Social Networks. However, news organizations are facing one crucial question when it comes to using content from the social web: "Can I trust this source? Is the source reliable? ". The aim of this workshop is to encourage participants to discuss, share and exchange ideas and results on social media research, technologies, and applications in two essential areas: newsgathering in the social web and filtering / analyzing the available data (e.g. by relevance, reliability, accuracy etc).