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        1.    Nicolas Nicolov, Intl. Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

Message 1: Intl. Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Date: 05-Mar-2008
From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolasumbrialistens.com>
Subject: Intl. Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
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Intl. Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Short Title: ICWSM-2008

Date: 30-Mar-2008 - 02-Apr-2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Contact: Nicolas Nicolov
Contact Email: infoicwsm.org
Meeting URL: http://www.icwsm.org
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media provides a
forum for researchers and industrial practitioners to present and to
discuss new research, applications, thoughts and ideas that are
shaping the future of social media analysis. Social media content now
accounts for the majority of content published daily on the web. As
the space evolves, researcher and industrial practitioners find
themselves at a key point for collaborating on research,
implementation and deployment of a wide range of analyses and

Advance registration until Fri, March 7

The conference consists of a half day of tutorials (Sunday, March 30,
2008) and two and half days of an exciting technical program (Monday,
March 31 - April 2nd). We will also be hosting two evening receptions
(Monday and Tuesday evenings).

We are also happy to announce that for the first time, ICWSM will be
organized by AAAI.

Conference registration is now open at

Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to support some travel support to
students and encourage students to submit an application.


Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis
Jan Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh

Graph Mining Techniques for Social Media Analysis
Mary McGlohon and Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University School of
Computer Science

Invited Speakers

Bernardo Huberman, Senior Fellow, HP Labs
Brad Fitzpatrick, LiveJournal Founder
David Sifry, Technorati Founder

Technical Papers

The following 20 full papers (25% acceptance) will be presented:

Wikipedian Self-Governance in Action: Motivating the Policy Lens

Link-PLSA-LDA: A new unsupervised model for topics and influence of blogs

Polling the Blogosphere: a Rule-Based Approach to Belief Classification

Document Representation and Query Expansion Models for Blog Recommendation

Space Planning for Online Community

A Large-Scale Study of MySpace: Observations and Implications for Online Social

Competing to Share Expertise: the Taskcn Knowledge Sharing Community

What Elements of an Online Social Networking Profile Predict Target-Rater
Agreement in Personality?

Exploring Social Media Scenarios for the Television

Spontaneous Inference of Personality Traits from Online Profiles

The Politics of Sourcing: A Study of Journalistic Practices in the Blogosphere

A Social Network Based Approach to Personalized Recommendation of Participatory
Media Content

The Psychology of Word Use in Depression Forums in English and in Spanish

Thin Slices of Online Profile Attributes

Recovering Implicit Thread Structure in Newsgroup Style Conversations

On TREC Blog Track

Wikipedia as an Ontology for Describing Documents

BLEWS: Using Blogs to Provide Context for News Articles

International Sentiment Analysis for News and Blogs

Finding the Influencers and the Consumer Insights

An additional 35+ posters and demos will be presented at a poster reception,
more information at http://www.icwsm.org/2008/program.shtml


We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors

Visible Technologies
Nielsen Online



Eytan Adar, University of Washington
Matthew Hurst, Microsoft Live Labs


Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Natalie Glance, Google
Nicolas Nicolov, Umbria
Belle Tseng, Yahoo

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