[Elsnet-list] Paper Deadline for Dataset Workshop at the Social Media Conference (ICWSM-2009)

Nicolov, Nicolas Nicolas_Nicolov at jdpa.com
Fri Jan 30 02:28:43 CET 2009

ICWSM-2009 Data Challenge Workshop

May 20, 2009
San Jose, Calif., USA
in conjunction with the 3rd AAAI
Int. Conf. on Weblogs and Social Media


Deadline: March 1st, 2009

The ICWSM 2009 Spinn3r blog dataset is a collection of 44 million blog posts made between August 1st and October 1st, 2008, and collected by Spinn3r.com. This dataset is freely available to researchers under a liberal data usage agreement. To date there have been 183 downloads of this new dataset.

Authors are invited to submit papers to a data challenge workshop to be held on the last day of ICWSM 2009. This workshop will feature research papers as well as a wide-ranging discussion of data issues facing the social media research community. Potential research topics include:

* Link analysis;
* Social network extraction;
* Clustering and topic identification;
* Tracing the evolution of news;
* Blog search and filtering;
* Psychological, sociological, ethnographic, or personality-based studies;
* Analysis of influence among bloggers;
* Blog summarization and discourse analysis.

You should feel free to explore any aspect of the data that you feel would be of interest to the ICWSM community. An award will be presented at ICWSM for the best paper using the dataset.


Papers may be submitted online at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwsm09dcw. Submissions may be up to 8 pages in length, must be in PDF format, and must follow the ICWSM formatting guidelines. The deadline for the workshop submissions is March 1st, 2009.


* Ian Soboroff, NIST
* Akshay Java, Live Labs, Microsoft

Best wishes
Nicolas (ICWSM co-chair -- www.icwsm.org)
Dr Nicolas Nicolov
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