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Sofus Macskássy <[log in to unmask]>
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Workshops at the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social
Dublin, Ireland, June 4-8, 2012

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 14, 2011.

The ICWSM-12 Committee invites proposals for Workshops Day at the Sixth
International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-12).  The
Workshops Day will be held at the start of the conference on June 4 2012 in
Dublin, Ireland.  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet
and discuss issues with a selected focus on providing an informal setting
for active exchange among researchers, developers and users on topics of
current interest.

Members of all segments of the social media research community are
encouraged to submit proposals. To foster interaction and exchange of
ideas, the workshops will be kept small, with 25-50 participants.
 Attendance is limited to active participants only. The format of workshops
will be determined by their organizers, who are encouraged to avoid a
mini-conference format that is dominated by long talks and short

Instead, the organizers should leave ample time for discussions and
interaction between the participants, and should encourage the submission
and presentation of position papers that discuss new research ideas.

Workshops can be a half-day or full-day in length.  A half-day workshop is
assumed unless you specify otherwise in your proposal.

Proposals for workshops should be no more than three (3) pages in length,
and should contain the following:
  * A description of the workshop topic. Identify the specific issues and
research questions the workshop will focus on.
  * A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this
  * A list of related workshops held previously at related conferences and
a brief statement on how the proposed workshop differs from or how it
follows-up on work presented at previous workshops.
  * A brief description of the proposed workshop format, regarding the mix
of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general
  * An indication as to whether the workshop should be considered for a
half-day or full-day meeting.
  * The names and full contact information (email and postal addresses, fax
and phone numbers) of the organizing committee  three or four people
knowledgeable in the field  and short descriptions of their relevant
expertise. (Please specify main contact.) Strong proposals include
organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who
are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.
  * A list of potential attendees.

Workshops are an excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and task
areas, for bridging the gaps between the social science and technology
fields or between subfields of social media research, for elucidating the
results of exploratory research, or for critiquing existing approaches.
Because workshops are intended for focused exploration of special topics,
topics that are already the subject of regular meetings are not appropriate.

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

  * Producing a call for submissions/participation. The call for papers is
due January 13, 2012; due to the short turnaround time, you should create a
draft in tandem with your proposal.  Organizers are responsible for
additional publicity such as distributing the call to relevant newsgroups
and electronic mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences from
outside the ICWSM community. Organizers are encouraged to maintain their
own web site.
  * Selecting participants.  Workshop attendance is by invitation of the
organizers. Selection of attendees will be made by the organizers on the
basis of submissions due March 2, 2012.  Workshop organizers will need to
provide ICWSM-12 with a preliminary list of the participants on April 2,
  * Coordinating the production of the workshop papers and abstracts.  AAAI
coordinates the collection, production, and distribution of the technical
reports or working notes for the workshops.  Workshop papers and abstracts
must be received by AAAI no later than April 2, 2012, and volumes are
limited to a total of 200 pages.

Workshop organizers who want to publish the papers from their workshop (or
significant portions of it) will have the opportunity to do so through the
AAAI Press. The Press (which retains the right of first refusal to publish)
will furnish details of its program to interested organizers and authors.
 To facilitate this, paper submissions to workshops should follow the same
AAAI format as the main conference.

ICWSM will provide logistical support, and meeting places for the
workshops, and will determine the dates and times of the workshops.

ICWSM reserves the right to drop any workshop if the organizers miss the
above deadlines.
Workshops are not to be used as a vehicle for marketing products. A reduced
workshop registration fee will be offered to ICWSM-12 technical program

Proposals must be received by December 14, 2011. Decisions about the
Workshops Day program will be made by January 6, 2012. Submissions must be
in PDF format and can be made via the EasyChair conference system at:

December 14, 2011: Workshop Proposal Submission
January 6, 2012: Workshop Acceptance
March 2, 2012: Workshop Paper Submission
March 16, 2012: Workshop Paper Acceptance Notification
April 2, 2012: Workshop Final Camera-Ready Paper Due
June 4, 2012: ICWSM-12 Workshops Day

Sofus A. Macskassy
Workshops Chair, ICWSM-2012

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