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Signal or Noise? Credibility and Quality Issues on the Web and Social
Media (WebQuality 2013)

Workshop to be held at the 22nd International World Wide Web
Conference (WWW 2013) in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Feb 25, 2013: Paper submission deadline
Mar 13, 2013: Notification of acceptance
Apr 3, 2013: Camera ready copy deadline
May 15, 2013: Workshop date


The Web and social media are growing both in size and complexity, as well
as playing an increasing role in our lives. Finding relevant, timely
and trustworthy content in a sea of seemingly irrelevant chatter remains
a challenging research issue. On one hand, this workshop deals with the
more blatant and malicious attempts that deteriorate web quality such as
spam, plagiarism, or various forms of abuse and ways to prevent them or
neutralize their impact on users' experience. On the other hand, it will
also provide a venue for exchanging ideas on quantifying and modeling
issues of content quality, credibility and author reputation.

The objective of the workshop is to provide the research communities
working on web quality topics with a survey of current problems and
potential solutions. It presents an opportunity for close interaction
between researchers and practitioners who may be focused on isolated
sub-areas. We also want to gather crucial feedback for the academic
community from participants representing major industry players on how web
content quality research can contribute to practice.


Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Assessing the credibility of content and people on the web and social media
* Measuring quality of web content
* Uncovering distorted and biased content
* Modeling author identity, trust, and reputation
* Role of groups and communities
* Multimedia content credibility

Fighting spam, abuse, and plagiarism on the Web and social media
* Reducing web spam
* Reducing abuses of electronic messaging systems
* Detecting abuses in internet advertising
* Uncovering plagiarism and multiple-identity issues
* Promoting cooperative behavior in social networks
* Security issues with online communication

Other topics are listed on the workshop website.

We invite two kinds of submissions: (i) research papers and (ii) practice
and experience reports. Research papers are standard academic papers
describing original research results. Practice and experience reports
describe real-world experiences deploying and/or maintaining real
systems. Research papers can be sent either as full submissions (limited to
8 pages), or short submissions (limited to 4 pages). Practice and
experience reports should be at most 4 pages long.

Papers should be in English, formatted according to the ACM style guide
and submitted via

The accepted papers will appear in ACM Digital Library.


Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University)
Carlos Castillo (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
Zoltan Gyongyi (Google Research)
Katsumi Tanaka (Kyoto University)


Ching-man Au Yeung (Huawei Noah's Ark Lab)
Andras Benczur (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
James Caverlee (Texas A&M University)
Kumar Chellapilla (Twitter)
Brian Davison (Lehigh University)
Andrew Flanagin (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Pranam Kolari (Walmart Labs)
Panagiotis Metaxas (Wellesley College)
Miriam Metzger (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Meenali Rungta (Google)
Shazia Sadiq (University of Queensland)
Masashi Toyoda (University of Tokyo)
Steve Webb (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Baoning Wu (OpenX)


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