Call for Papers

The 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-12)

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

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.


  • Computational linguistics/NLP
  • Text mining/data mining
  • Psychology
  • Sociology (including social network analysis)
  • Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Media studies
  • Visualization
  • Political science
  • Computational social science
  • HCI
  • Economics
  • Graph theory, concrete analysis and simulation of graphical models


  • Weblogs, including comments
  • Social networking sites
  • Microblogs
  • Wikis (Wikipedia)
  • Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups
  • Community media sites (YouTube, Flickr)

Topics Include

  • Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
  • Analyzing the relationship between social media and mainstream media
  • Qualitative and quantitative studies of social media
  • Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors
  • Ranking/relevance of blogs and microblogs; web page ranking based on blogs and microblogs
  • Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and authority discovery; collaborative filtering
  • Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
  • Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization
  • Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion identification and extraction
  • Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age identification
  • Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting; measuring predictability of phenomena based on social media
  • New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
  • Social innovation and effecting change through social media

Guidelines for authors submitting to ICWSM-12 can be found here.

Important Dates


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