Vol. 6 No. 1 (2012): Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
ISSN 2334-0770 (Online)
ISSN 2162-3449 (Print)
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.