The 2024 reviewing process will be similar to that of the 2023 process. However, based on feedback at the 2023 Town Hall, the 2024 PC Chairs have implemented a new, required Paper Checklist section. All papers accepted to ICWSM'24 will be required to have this section.. Papers to be considered for publication in the ICWSM proceedings, and presentation at the ICWSM-2024 conference, must be submitted by one of the three submission deadlines listed above. Authors who receive the "Accept" recommendation will have the opportunity to respond to reviewer suggestions by making minor edits when preparing the camera-ready version. Authors who receive the "Revise and Resubmit" recommendation will have the opportunity to address reviewer suggestions and resubmit an improved manuscript in the next submission deadline.
Authors who receive "Revise and Resubmit" in January 2024 will likely be presenting during the 2025 conference if their papers get accepted during the next submission round. Papers accepted to this track will be presented as full-length presentations at the ICWSM-2024 conference and they will be published as journal articles in the ICWSM proceedings.
See the full submission guidelines for more information.
We will be continuing the 'social science and sociophysics' track at ICWSM-2024 following its successful debut in 2013. This option is for researchers in social science and sociophysics who wish to submit works without publication in the conference proceedings. While papers in this track will not be published, we expect these submissions to describe the same high-quality and complete work as the main track submissions. Papers accepted to this track will be presented either as full-length or poster presentations integrated with the conference, and their abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers submitted to this track will be reviewed through the same reviewing process as full papers.
Kokil Jaidka, Agnes Horvat, Daniel Romero, and Ancsa Hannak
(ICWSM-2024 PC Chairs | firstname.lastname@example.org )
Poster papers must be no longer than 5 pages, with page 5 containing nothing but references, and demo descriptions must be no longer than 3 pages, with page 3 containing nothing but references, and all must be submitted by the deadlines given above.
The reviewing process for posters and demos will follow the same pattern as in previous years. Submissions will either be accepted or rejected. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to respond to reviewer suggestions by making minor edits when preparing the camera-ready version. Poster and demo papers will not have a revise and resubmit phase. For submission guidelines, please refer to the guidelines .
Kiran Garimella, Miriam Redi, Robert West
(ICWSM-2023 PC Chairs | email@example.com )
Dataset Paper Format:
Dataset paper submissions must be between 2-10 pages long and will be part of the full proceedings. All papers must follow the AAAI formatting guidelines. For submission guidelines, please refer to the guidelines. We also request that authors submit a small sample of the dataset (maximum of 10MB, in csv, txt, json, or other readable formats) to aid the reviewers. This should be submitted as supplementary material on the Precision Conference system. The submissions must comprise two parts: (i) a dataset or group of datasets, and (ii) the metadata describing the content, quality, structure, potential uses of the dataset(s), and the methodology employed for data collection. Furthermore, descriptive statistics may be included in the metadata, however, more sophisticated analyses should be part of a regular paper submission. The review will be single blind, and all datasets must be identified and uploaded at the time of submission.
Datasets and metadata must be published using a dataset sharing service (e.g. Zenodo , datorium , dataverse , or any other dataset sharing services that index your dataset and metadata and increase the re-findability of the data) that provides a DOI for the dataset, which should be included in the dataset paper submission. Ethical considerations must be discussed. Authors are encouraged to:
Michael Sirivianos, Francielle Vargas, Siqi Wu, and Kokil Jaidka
(ICWSM-2023 Data Chairs | firstname.lastname@example.org )
Email proposals in a single file to the workshop chairs at email@example.com before the deadline.
The ICWSM-2024 Committee invites proposals for Workshops Day at the 18th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-2024). The Workshops Day will be held on June 3rd, 2024. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with a selected focus -- providing an informal setting for active exchange among researchers and developers from a wide range of disciplines, including social science and computer science. Workshops are an excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and task areas, bridging gaps between the social sciences and computing, and elucidating results of exploratory research.
Members 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 up to 40 participants.
The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers. The two main criteria for the selection of the workshops will be 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 workshop proceedings by the AAAI Press. For a list of last year's workshops see here.
Proposals for workshops should be no more than five (5) pages in length (10pt, single column, with reasonable margins), written in English, and should contain the following:
Please try to use the AAAI Author Kit to format your submission, which is available here. Your proposal should be emailed in a single file to the workshop chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org the deadline. For additional information please contact the workshop chairs at the same address.
Maria Antoniak, Anjalie Field
(ICWSM-2024 Workshop Chairs | email@example.com )
Tutorial submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
ICWSM-2024 invites proposals for Tutorials Day at the 18th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). ICWSM-2024 is seeking proposals for tutorials on topics related to the computational analysis and understanding of social phenomena in the following formats:
We welcome tutorials of various lengths (1, 2, 4, or up to 8 hours). We are looking for contributions from experts in both the social and computational sciences, in industry, academia, and beyond. For a list of tutorials from previous years, we encourage you to visit the tutorials page for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,2022, and 2023. We especially encourage applications from first-time proposers and scholars with research communities beyond ICWSM.
The format will be entirely determined by the tutorial organizers—i.e., you! Proposals will be selected for inclusion considering the following criteria:
Proposals of tutorials presented at past events are allowed, although novelty is a plus. The tutorial chairs may also reach out to potential tutorial presenters about a change in format length depending on expected increased interest or capacity constraints.
Proposals for tutorials should be no more than three (3) pages in length. Proposal submissions should include the following information:
If you have questions on any of the submission requirements or for presubmission feedback/questions, please reach out to the tutorial chairs (Joshua Uyheng, Indira Sen, and Carlos Toxtli) at the address email@example.com.
Joshua Uyheng, Indira Sen, and Carlos Toxtli
(ICWSM-2023 Tutorial Chairs | firstname.lastname@example.org )
The Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media (JQD:DM), rapidly becoming one of the leading outlets for descriptive quantitative work in the social sciences, is hosting a special section that will provide authors with the opportunity to share their work with the community surrounding The International AAAI Conference on the Web and Social Media (ICWSM), a premier outlet for computational social science research. This section aims to build bridges between various scholarly communities engaging in the study of digital media, broadly construed.
Authors of accepted papers will have their work published in JQD:DM, and will present the work at ICWSM’s annual conference in June 2024. Submissions are welcome from all, and are especially encouraged from scholars outside the ICWSM community, with the intent of bringing together communities interested in descriptive work in the social and computational sciences. We are seeking a broad range of submissions with regard to topic and methodology; the primary criterion is that the work must provide descriptive insight into digital media. Note that JQD:DM explicitly does not accept papers that make causal claims. Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) in the JQD:DM format are required, due May 15.
LOIs and questions should be sent to the Special Section Editors at email@example.com. Other important dates can be found below:
Thank you, and looking forward to your submissions!
Dr. Jason Jeffrey Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Institute for Advanced Computation Science, Stony Brook University
Dr. Sarah Shugars, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Rutgers University
Dr. Yini Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo
Format : All papers must be submitted as high-resolution PDF files, formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style, for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts (available templates: AAAI 2023 Author Kit on Overleaf or AAAI 2024 Author Kit.zip [Word | LaTeX]). . Full papers are recommended to be 8 pages long, and must be at most 11 pages long, including references, but excluding a mandatory “Paper Checklist” section (see below), appendices, etc. Revision papers and final camera-ready full papers can be up to 12 pages. Dataset papers must be no longer than 10 pages, Poster papers must be no longer than 4 pages, and Demo descriptions must be no longer than 2 pages. No source files (Word or LaTeX) are required at the time of submission for review; only the PDF file is permitted. Finally, the copyright slug may be omitted in the initial submission phase, and no copyright form is required until a paper is accepted for publication.
Anonymity : ICWSM-2024 review is double-blind. Therefore, please anonymize your submission: do not put the author names or affiliations at the start of the paper, and do not include funding or other acknowledgments in papers submitted for review. References to authors' own prior relevant work should be included, but should not specify that this is the authors' own work. It is up to the authors' discretion how much to further modify the body of the paper to preserve anonymity. The requirement for anonymity does not extend outside of the review process, e.g. the authors can decide how widely to distribute their papers on the Web. Even in cases where the author's identity is known to a reviewer, the double-blind process will serve as a symbolic reminder of the importance of evaluating the submitted work on its own merits without regard to authors' reputation. Note that 2-page demo submissions and the dataset paper submissions, and only these, are exempt from the anonymization requirement as they often contain system URLs or URLs to data sharing services.
Language : All submissions must be in English.
Revisions : Papers that were previously submitted to ICWSM and received a "Revise and Resubmit " decision should be accompanied by a copy of the previous reviews and an author response statement. The response statement may be in any format, but many reviewers appreciate a response that begins with an overall summary and then includes a table, with each row containing a reviewer comment in the left cell, and author's response in the right cell. The response cell may explain why no changes were made, or may describe changes and direct the reviewer to a particular page, section, or figure, where the revised content appears. At the discretion of the Senior PC member handling the paper, the revised version may be sent back to some or all of the original reviewers for comment and evaluation, and may also be sent to additional reviewers.
new REQUIRED Ethics Guidelines: In order to provide a balanced perspective, authors are required to include a statement about the potential broader impact of their work and ethical considerations. Drawing on feedback from the 2023 ICWSM Town Hall and approaches used in other conferences, the 2024 ICWSM Program Committee Chairs have developed a new checklist-based approach for the Ethics section of ICWSM papers submitted for the. All papers should communicate the known or anticipated consequences of research via the paper checklist available as an Overleaf document , and a PDF format , which should come at the end of the submission, after the references and any appendices. This completed and unaltered (i.e. no questions removed) checklist should come as the first section after the references of the paper. Authors may supplement this Paper Checklist (in the same section of the paper) with a brief discussion that expands on answers to the checklist where it is necessary to do so. Note that this section does not count towards the page limit, and that papers without such a statement will be desk-rejected.
Disclosure of funding and competing interests: Authors are required to provide an explicit disclosure of funding (financial activities supporting the submitted work) and competing interests (related financial activities outside the submitted work) that could result in conflicts of interest, in a section (e.g., “Acknowledgments”) that should be added to the camera-ready version of accepted papers, but not in the version submitted for review (in order to maintain author anonymity). Furthermore, authors are required to read the AAAI code of conduct and ethics guidelines ; submitting to ICWSM implies that the authors agree to abide by these rules.
Resubmission: Authors will need to declare if a previous version of their submission was rejected at any peer-reviewed venue, and, if so, summarize the changes made in the current version and include the original review. Authors of rejected papers from ICWSM may revise and submit their revised papers after 6 months of the date of the last decision, but not before. For example, papers submitted in the January round can be resubmitted to the September round (6 months after the decision in March) but not the May round. This decision was made to avoid paper rejections due to lack of time for revisions and to discourage authors from submitting papers that are not ready.
new Policy on Authorship: ICWSM'24 will adopt the following subsection of ACM's new policy on authorship, restated here: Generative AI tools and technologies, such as ChatGPT, may not be listed as authors of an ACM published Work. The use of generative AI tools and technologies to create content is permitted but must be fully disclosed in the Work. For example, the authors could include the following statement in the Acknowledgements section of the Work: ChatGPT was utilized to generate sections of this Work, including text, tables, graphs, code, data, citations, etc. If you are uncertain about the need to disclose the use of a particular tool, err on the side of caution, and include a disclosure in the Acknowledgements section of the Work. Basic word processing systems that recommend and insert replacement text, perform spelling or grammar checks and corrections, or systems that do language translations are to be considered exceptions to this disclosure requirement and are generally permitted and need not be disclosed in the Work.
Researchers who wish to submit full papers without publication in the conference proceedings, may designate their submission as 'social sciences and sociophysics (not for publication)'. Submissions must adhere to the formatting and content guidelines above. They will be reviewed according to the same process and criteria as all other full paper submissions. While we will not accept previously published papers, papers submitted as social sciences and sociophysics (not for publication) may be under review concurrently at a journal. Papers accepted to this track will be full presentations, integrated with the conference, but will be published only as abstracts in the ICWSM conference proceedings.
Submissions originally designated as not for publication cannot be converted at the end to publication in the ICWSM conference proceedings, because that would provide a mechanism enabling simultaneous consideration of the same paper for publication in two venues. Researchers who do wish to publish their papers in the ICWSM proceedings should submit to the regular track. All submitted papers, whether targeted for publication or not, will be judged according to the same acceptance criteria.
ICWSM-2024 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or conference. This restriction does not apply to submissions for non-archival workshops.
While we will not accept previously published papers, papers submitted as social sciences and sociophysics (not for publication) may be under review concurrently at a journal.
If duplicate submissions are identified during the review process then:
Authors will be contacted about how to register for the conference. General registration for this year’s conference will open soon. Stay tuned!
All accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings, except for those submitted to the 'social sciences and sociophysics (not for publication)'; only abstracts will be published for those. Though initial submissions of full papers must not exceed 11 pages, full papers accepted for publication will be allocated up to twelve (12) pages in the conference proceedings to facilitate authors in addressing comments raised by the reviewers. Authors will be required to transfer copyright to AAAI.
ICWSM provides a service for hosting datasets pertaining to research presented at the conference. Authors of accepted papers will be encouraged to share the datasets on which their papers are based, while adhering to the terms and conditions of the data provider. Of these datasets, one will be selected for an award which will be based on the quality, scope, and timeliness of each dataset. More information will be available on our website.
ICWSM is seeking partner researchers for its new ICWSM-Global Initiative, which aims to increase not just submission and attendance by researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), but also to facilitate new social connections between the ICWSM community and a more global, diverse, and inclusive population.
ICWSM suffers from a common malady experienced by many academic conferences:
a dearth of papers from researchers in underserved communities and in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC),
colloquially known as “The Global South.” For ICWSM specifically,
this paucity is problematic, since many of the problems we study are global in nature.
For example, rising threats of online misinformation commonly studied in the US also have also arisen in India,
and the widely discussed threats of AI supplanting and/or furthering inequality in the US also have global consequences,
e.g. in Kenya . These problems are under study by researchers, journalists, and many other stakeholders in LMICs,
and ICWSM would greatly benefit from their experiences, perspectives, and voices. To this end, ICWSM-Global is
actively soliciting proposals from researchers in the following areas:
Unlike programs like PhD symposia, ICWSM-Global encourages researchers in general–not only students–to participate in ICWSM. Through this initiative, researchers from LMIC-based institutions will be partnered with senior members of the ICWSM community who have volunteered to help forge connections and shepherd research into a successful ICWSM publication. ICWSM-Global will also provide financial support for these LMIC-based research partners to attend a “brainstorming” workshop at ICWSM 2024 in Buffalo, New York. If selected for the program, research partners will be matched with a senior ICWSM member with related background/interests who will guide the partner in developing a paper to be submitted to ICWSM. Submitted papers will be subject to the same rigorous standards as typical ICWSM papers, but handled via a special, fast-track review process handled via a program committee lead by experienced Senior Program Committee members. Papers submitted to the fast-track deadline will be subject to the same Revise-and-Resubmit process as typical ICWSM papers, ICWSM-Global participants’ in-person attendance to ICWSM 2024 will be covered regardless of their submission’s outcome.
It is expected that there will be 4-6 accepted participants, who will each receive up to $5,000 towards travel expenses and other expenses.
How to apply:
Eligibility: ICWSM-Global’s core objective is to introduce new members to the ICWSM community and build bridges to underserved communities whose voices need to be heard. Consequently, ICWSM-Global applicants should be new to the ICWSM community, having not previously attended ICWSM. The ICWSM-Global initiative is intended to support researchers currently engaged at organizations that are public or private institutions of higher education or non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is the conduct of research or science education activities. As financial resources remain one of the premier barriers to attending ICWSM, ICWSM-Global is covering potential partners’ travel and accommodation costs for attendance in 2024. Ideal candidates should have substantial need for this financial support. As such, potential partners should be from an institution located in a low- or middle-income country (see http://oe.cd/dac-list-oda-recipients for a list). This point is not a hard requirement, as partners from other underserved communities (e.g., historically black colleges and universities or similar institutions) may be eligible as well.