ICWSM 2014 will be held in Ann Arbor, MI in June of 2014. Click here for our new website.

An open letter to the community has been posted here.
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Program is now available here.

The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a unique forum bringing together researchers working at the nexus of computer science and the social sciences, with work drawing upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology and communication. 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.

This conference, now in its seventh year, 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-13, 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-13 will also hold a workshops and tutorials day just after 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


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MSR   Bing  

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

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