The ICWSM-12 Committee invites proposals for Workshops Day at the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-12). The Workshops Day will be held on the first day of the conference on June 4 2012 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.
Members of all segments of the social media research community are encouraged to submit proposals. To foster interaction and exchange of ideas, the workshops will be kept small, with 25–50 participants. Attendance is limited to active participants only. The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers, who are encouraged to avoid a mini-conference format that is dominated by long talks and short discussions.
Instead, the organizers should leave ample time for discussions and interaction between the participants, and should encourage the submission and presentation of position papers that discuss new research ideas.
Workshops can be a half-day or full-day in length. A half-day workshop is assumed unless you specify otherwise in your proposal.
Proposals for workshops should be no more than three (3) pages in length, and should contain the following:
Workshops are an excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and task areas, for bridging the gaps between the social science and technology fields or between subfields of social media research, for elucidating the results of exploratory research, or for critiquing existing approaches. Because workshops are intended for focused exploration of special topics, topics that are already the subject of regular meetings are not appropriate.
Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:
Workshop organizers who want to publish the papers from their workshop (or significant portions of it) will have the opportunity to do so through the AAAI Press. The Press (which retains the right of first refusal to publish) will furnish details of its program to interested organizers and authors.
ICWSM will provide logistical support, and meeting places for the workshops, and will determine the dates and times of the workshops.
ICWSM reserves the right to drop any workshop if the organizers miss the above deadlines. Workshops are not to be used as a vehicle for marketing products. A reduced workshop registration fee will be offered to ICWSM-12 technical program registrants.
Proposals must be received by December 14, 2011. Decisions about the Workshops Day program will be made by January 6, 2012. Submissions must be in PDF format and can be made via the EasyChair conference system