• John Breslin National University of Ireland, Galway
  • James Shanahan Church and Duncan Group
  • Nicole Ellison Michigan State University
  • Zeynep Tufekci University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill



Research into social media sits at the inter- section of several fields in both computing and social science, so since its inception, ICWSM has always had an interdisciplinary flavor. As you read through the program, you will see that this is reflected not just in a balance in pa- pers from several fields, but also within the contributions themselves, since many of the papers and posters demonstrate excellence in multiple areas. We believe this increasing inte- gration reflects a new level of maturity in the field: investigators have moved beyond simply applying their trusted methods to social media topics, and have started to implement the ideas and approaches that are best suited to their re- search questions.




How to Cite

Breslin, J., Shanahan, J., Ellison, N., & Tufekci, Z. (2021). Preface. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 6(1), xix-xx.