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  • ICWSM-2021 Proceedings Cover

    Proceedings of the Fifteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
    Vol. 15 (2021)

    Edited by Ceren Budak, Meeyoung Cha, Daniele Quercia, Lexing Xie
    June 7–10, 2021, held virtually.
    Published by AAAI Press, Palo Alto, California USA
    Copyright © 2021, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
    All Rights Reserved

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-869-5

    The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) is a forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media. This overall theme includes research in new perspectives in social theories, as well as computational algorithms for analyzing social media. ICWSM is a singularly fitting venue for research that blends social science and computational approaches to answer important and challenging questions about human social behavior through social media while advancing computational tools for vast and unstructured data.

    ICWSM, now in its fifteenth year, has become one of the premier venues for computational social science, and previous years of ICWSM have featured papers, posters, and demos that draw upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. The uniqueness of the venue and the quality of submissions have contributed to a rapidly growing conference, and a competitive acceptance rate of approximately 20% for full-length research papers published in the proceedings by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

  • ICWSM-2020 Cover

    Fourteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
    Vol. 14 (2020)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-823-7
    1,014 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Fourteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-20) was held June 8-11, 2019. Although originally scheduled to be held in Atlanta Georgia, the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic caused all sessions shift to a virtual format.  The conference general chair was Munmun De Choudhury. The conference program cochairs were Rumi Chunara, Aron Culotta, and Brooke Foucault Welle. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) is a forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media. This overall theme includes research in new perspectives in social theories, as well as computational algorithms for analyzing social media. ICWSM is a singularly fitting venue for research that blends social science and computational approaches to answer important and challenging questions about human social behavior through social media while advancing computational tools for vast and unstructured data. For ICWSM-2020, in addition to the usual program of contributed talks, posters and demos, the main conference also included a selection of keynote talks from prominent scientists and technologists.

    In 2020, the conference accepted 72 full papers out of 295 papers for which final decisions were made this year, for an acceptance rate of 24 percent. The chairs carried over 67 submissions from the January 2019 cycle that submitted revisions in September, under our revise and resubmit process. The conference received 87 new submissions in September 2019 and 177 new submissions in January 2020; 19 were accepted on the first round and 54 were given invitations to revise and resubmit. The 54 papers with invitations to revise and resubmit from the January 2020 cycle do not count toward the acceptance rate statistics for this year. In the short-paper track, the conference received 53 poster submissions and accepted 12 (23%) of them, and it received 7 demo submissions and accepted 3 (43 percent) of them.

     

     

  • ICWSM-2019 Cover

    Thirteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
    Vol. 13 (2019)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-806-0
    600 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Thirteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-19) was held June 11-14, 2019 in Münich, Germany.  The conference general chair was Jürgen Pfeffer. The conference program cochairs were Ceren Budak, Yu-Ru Lin, and Fred Morstatter. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    Now in its thirteenth year, ICWSM has become one of the premier venues for computational social science, and previous years of the conference have featured papers, posters, and demos that draw upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. The diversity of research that comprises the program reflects several grand challenges in a global technology-mediated society. The uniqueness of the venue and the quality of submissions have contributed to a fast growth of the conference and a competitive acceptance rate. Papers in this proceedings were carefully reviewed by 66 senior program committee members, 117 program committee members, and 328 additional reviewers. Of the 238 papers submitted in the Full Paper Track, 51 (21.4 percent) were accepted for publication. In the short-paper track, 33 papers were submitted and 7 (21.2 percent) were accepted. Four demos were submitted and 1 (25 percent) was accepted. The dataset paper track received 17 submissions and accepted 9 (52.9 percent) of them.

  • ICWSM-2018 Cover

    Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
    Vol. 12 No. 1 (2018)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-798-8
    753 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-18) was held June 25-28, 2018 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California USA.  The conference general chair was Jeff Hancock. The conference program cochairs were Kate Starbird and Ingmar Weber. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community-driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media provides an intellectual hub and a stimulating and inspiring environment for researchers in the computational social sciences who are interested in exploring social phenomena with algorithmic methods and new kinds of data. ICWSM-18 met at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California USA. The conference received a total of 295 full paper submissions, out of which 48 were accepted for oral presentation and 30 were accepted as posters, resulting in a full paper acceptance rate of 16 percent. In addition to the full papers, ICWSM-18 also received 18 data set papers (10 accepted), 71 poster papers (18 accepted), and 10 demo submissions (3 accepted).

  • ICWSM-2017 Cover

    Eleventh International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
    Vol. 11 No. 1 (2017)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-788-9
    828 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Eleventh International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-17) was held May 15-18, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The conference general chair was Derek Ruths. The conference program cochairs were Winter Mason, Alice Marwick, and Sandra González-Bailón. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media provides an intellectual hub and a stimulating and inspiring environment for researchers in the computational social sciences who are interested in exploring social phenomena with algorithmic methods and new kinds of data. ICWSM-17 met in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The conference received a total of 372 full paper submissions including 12 data set papers (a new category for 2017), out of which 50 were accepted, yielding a full paper acceptance rate of 13.4 percent. In addition, 65 submissions were accepted as posters, and 3 submissions were accepted as demos.

  • ICWSM-2016 Cover

    Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (2016)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-758-2
    798 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-16) was held May 17-20, 2016 in Cologne, Germany.  The conference general cochairs were Krishna P. Gummadi and Markus Strohmaier. The conference program cochairs were Eric Gilbert, Michael Macy, and Claudia Wagner. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media provides an intellectual hub and a stimulating and inspiring environment for researchers in the computational social sciences who are interested in exploring social phenomena with algorithmic methods and new kinds of data. ICWSM-16 met this year in Cologne, Germany. The conference received a total of 306 full paper submissions, out of which 52 were accepted, yielding a full paper acceptance rate of 16.99 percent. In addition, 70 submissions were accepted as posters, and 4 submissions were accepted as demos.

  • ICWSM-2015 Cover

    Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
    Vol. 9 No. 1 (2015)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-733-9
    746 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-15) was held May 26-29, 2015 in Oxford, United Kingdom.  The conference general chair was Daniele Quercia. The local chair was Bernie Hogan. The conference program cochairs were Meeyoung Cha, Cecilia Mascolo, and Christian Sandvig. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    With the help of the entire community — authors, reviewers, sponsors, steering committee and conference organizers — ICWSM has evolved into the premier venue for social media research. This year there were 343 full paper submissions. Of these, 64 were accepted, an acceptance rate of 19 percent. All the accepted full papers were presented in both oral format and poster format. There were also 57 poster submissions. Of these, 37 were accepted; they appear in the proceedings as four-page summaries. There were 9 demonstration submissions. Of these, 3 were accepted; they appear in the proceedings as two-page summaries. Finally, there were 20 workshop submissions, and 7 were accepted. The workshops were held on the first day of the conference, Tuesday May 26th.

  • ICWSM-2014 Cover

    Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
    Vol. 8 No. 1 (2014)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-659-2
    688 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-14) was held June 1-4, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA.  The conference general cochairs were Eytan Adar and Paul Resnick. The conference program cochairs were Munmun De Choudhury, Bernie Hogan, and Alice Oh. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media met in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA) to discuss the latest research analyzing and leveraging this resource. There were 64 papers accepted. Some of these were presented in full-length oral format, others as lightning talks with a poster session following. There were also 18 poster submissions appearing in the proceedings as four-page papers. The posters and five demonstrations were presented at the poster session. This conference continues to provide evidence that ICWSM is maturing in its role as a premier venue for social media research.

  • ICWSM-2013 Cover

    Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
    Vol. 7 No. 1 (2013)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-610-3
    786 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-13) was held July 8-11, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA.  The conference general chair was Emre Kiciman. The conference program cochairs were Nicole B. Ellison, Bernie Hogan, Paul Resnick, and Ian Soboroff. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media met in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) to discuss the latest research analyzing and leveraging this resource. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our community, we received a record number of submissions, with a growth of 50 percent over the previous year. More than the quantity, however, the high quality of the submitted papers is the truest evidence that ICWSM is maturing in its role as a premier venue for social media research.

  • ICWSM-2012 Cover

    Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
    Vol. 6 No. 1 (2012)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-556-4
    658 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-11) was held June 4-8, 2012 in at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  The conference general chair was John G. Breslin. The conference program cochairs were Nicole B. Ellison, James G. Shanahan, and Zeynep Tufekci . The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media met in Dublin, Ireland to discuss the latest research analyzing and leveraging this resource. As you read through this proceedings, you will see that the interdisciplinary flavor of ICWSM is reflected not just in a balance in papers 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 integration 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 research questions.

     

  • ICWSM-2010 Cover

    Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
    Vol. 4 No. 1 (2010)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-445-1
    420 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media was held May 23 –26 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The conference general chair was Marti Hearst. The conference program cochairs were William Cohen and Samuel Gosling. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapid-ly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media met in Washington DC to discuss the latest research analyzing and leveraging this resource. Included are technical papers from areas such as computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia, and semantic web technologies. As with previous meetings, we brought together a wide range of researchers and industry practitioners from many disciplines providing a unique opportunity for sharing ideas and collaboration in this space.

  • ICWSM-2009 Cover

    Third International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
    Vol. 3 No. 1 (2009)

    ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
    ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
    ISBN 978-1-57735-421-5
    396 pp., references, index, illus.

    The Third International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-09) was held May 17-20, 2009 in San Jose, California, USA.  The conference general cochairs were William W. Cohen and Nicolas Nicolov. The conference program cochairs were Natalie Glance and Matthew Hurst. The conference was sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 

    The social and community driven aspects of our digital lives continue to rapidly increase, resulting in transformative behaviors and, significantly, publishing and distributing huge amounts of fascinating data. The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media meets once more in 2009 to discuss the latest research analyzing and leveraging this resource. Included are technical papers from areas such as computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia, and semantic web technologies. As with previous meetings, we bring together a wide range of researchers and industry practitioners from many disciplines providing a unique opportunity for sharing ideas and collaboration in this space.