The ICWSM-11 Committee invites proposals for Tutorials Day at the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-12). The Tutorials Day will be held on *June 4, 2012* in Dublin, Ireland. Anyone interested in presenting a tutorial at ICWSM-12 should submit a proposal to the 2012 Tutorials Chair (via EasyChair Submission).
The Tutorials Day provides an opportunity for junior and senior researchers to explore exciting advances in methods for capture, analysis and visualization of online data. The tutorials will provide an opportunity for cross-disciplinary engagement and a deeper understanding of new tools and techniques than can be gleaned from short presentations. The analysis of social media is rapidly advancing, and these tutorials will help us to keep abreast of developments as we learn from each other. Former Tutorials Days have been highly successful and we expect a similar attendance and interest in tutorials this year.
ICWSM is seeking proposals for advanced tutorials on cutting edge topics related to the analysis and understanding of social media. We are casting a wide net and are looking for topics in both the social and technical sciences.
Each tutorial should provide either an in depth look at an emerging technique or software package or a broad summary of an important direction in the field. In-depth tutorials could focus, for example, on NLP, software for visualization, social network analysis, text analysis, qualitative inquiry, analysis with grid computing, field experiments, among others.
Examples of broad summaries of the field could include an overview of semantic web techniques, an overview of social capital and social media, introduction to network analysis, lessons learned from social psychology and so forth.
We encourage researchers to consider unique and novel tutorials that will advance and enlighten. We will favor tutorials that embed collaborative approaches and interactivity above tutorials that provide a day long lecture. We will work with successful applicants to ensure that infrastructure, software and online materials requirements are fully met. Tutors will be compensated.
The tutorials proposal should be shorter than 4 single spaced 10pt pages, and should include the following:
Submissions must be in PDF format and can be made via the EasyChair conference system. Presubmission questions can be sent to the chair (Bernie Hogan) at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org