Reports of the Workshops Held at the 2018 International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media


  • Managing Editor AAAI
  • Jisun An Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Rumi Chunara New York University
  • David J. Crandall Indiana University
  • Darian Frajberg Politecnico di Milano
  • Megan French Stanford University
  • Bernard J. Jansen Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Juhi Kulshrestha GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Yelena Mejova Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Daniel M. Romero University of Michigan
  • Joni Salminen Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Amit Sharma Microsoft Research India
  • Amit Sheth Wright State University
  • Chenhao Tan University of Colorado Boulder
  • Samuel Hardman Taylor Cornell University
  • Sanjaya Wijeratne Wright State University



The Workshop Program of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s 12th International Conference on Web and Social Media (AAAI-18) was held at Stanford University, Stanford, California USA, on Monday, June 25, 2018. There were fourteen workshops in the program: Algorithmic Personalization and News: Risks and Opportunities; Beyond Online Data: Tackling Challenging Social Science Questions; Bridging the Gaps: Social Media, Use and Well-Being; Chatbot; Data-Driven Personas and Human-Driven Analytics: Automating Customer Insights in the Era of Social Media;  Designed Data for Bridging the Lab and the Field: Tools, Methods, and Challenges in Social Media Experiments; Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media; Event Analytics Using Social Media Data; Exploring Ethical Trade-Offs in Social Media Research; Making Sense of Online Data for Population Research; News and Public Opinion; Social Media and Health: A Focus on Methods for Linking Online and Offline Data; Social Web for Environmental and Ecological Monitoring and The ICWSM Science Slam. Workshops were held on the first day of the conference. Workshop participants met and discussed issues with a selected focus — providing an informal setting for active exchange among researchers, developers, and users on topics of current interest. Organizers from nine of the  workshops submitted reports, which are reproduced in this report. Brief summaries of the other five workshops have been reproduced from their website descriptions.




How to Cite

Editor, M., An, J., Chunara, R., Crandall, D. J., Frajberg, D., French, M., Jansen, B. J., Kulshrestha, J., Mejova, Y., Romero, D. M., Salminen, J., Sharma, A., Sheth, A., Tan, C., Taylor, S. H., & Wijeratne, S. (2018). Reports of the Workshops Held at the 2018 International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. AI Magazine, 39(4), 36-44.



Workshop Reports