SICSA MMI Workshop – Social Media Mining

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/05/2013
All Day

Location
University of Edinburgh


Social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube continue to share user-generated content on a massive scale. User’s attempting to find relevant information within such vast and dynamic volumes risk being overwhelmed. In response, efforts are being made to develop new tools and methods that help users make sense of – and make use of – social media sites. In this workshop we will bring together commercial and academic researchers to discuss these issues, and explore the challenges for social media mining. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

•new methods or approaches for mining social media data;
•new approaches to model users or other entities in social media;
•analytics in social media;
•evaluation methods for mining and modelling in social media;
•new visualisation approaches for social media (especially multimedia);
•new applications and demonstrations of social media mining in practice.

The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a collaboration of Scottish Universities whose goal is to develop and extend Scotland’s position as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.

Organisers
•Prof. Ayse Goker – a.s.goker@rgu.ac.uk
•Dr. Nirmalie Wiratunga – n.wiratunga@rgu.ac.uk
•Dr. Stewart Massie – s.massie@rgu.ac.uk
•Ben Horsburgh – b.horsburgh@rgu.ac.uk
•Dr. Carlos Martin – c.j.martin-dancausa@rgu.ac.uk

Programme
9:45 – 10:15 Coffee and Registration
10:15 – 10:30 Welcome from Workshop Organizers
10:30 – 11:00 Prof. Barry Smyth (University College Dublin)
11:00 – 12:15 Session 1:
– New methods or approaches for mining social media data
– New approaches to model users or other entities in social media

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00 – 13:30 Prof. Steve Schifferes (City University London – Dept. of Journalism)
13:30 – 15:00 Session 2:
– Analytics in social media
– Evaluation methods for mining and modelling in social media

15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Session 3:
– New visualisation approaches for social media (especially multimedia)
– New applications and demonstrations of social media mining in practice

17:00 – 17:30 Summary & Wrap Up
17:30 – undetermined Reception & Networking

Important dates
Submission deadline – 12th May 2013
Beginning of the workshop – 24th May 2013

Call for papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts of no more than two (2) pages. Please send your submissions to sicsa_wshop@rgu.ac.uk by 12th May 2013.

Location
The event is hosted by the Information Retrieval & Reuse research group within the Digital Technologies Theme of the IDEAS Research Institute. IDEAS is a multi-disciplinary research centre that develops novel technologies highly relevant to industry, and generates creative spaces for new forms of practice.
http://wordpressweb.comp.rgu.ac.uk/2013/04/call-for-papers-social-media-mining/

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