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Eser Kandogan <[log in to unmask]>
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis)
at the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM'13)

11th July 2013, Boston, USA
http://socmedvis.swansea.ac.uk

Social media study and analysis brings researchers from many fields into a
single setting. Even though the tasks of these researchers are varied, data
visualization and analytics plays an important role. For industry and
academics alike, visualization of social media data helps with hypothesis
formation and supports the explanation of phenomena.

The 2nd Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis) will be held in
conjunction with the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social
Media (ICWSM'13) in Boston, USA on 11th July 2013. The workshop is a venue
for presentation of research and applications of visualization of social
media data.
The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and industry
practitioners interested in visual and interactive techniques for social
media analysis to discuss their potential application to the social
sciences, humanities, and industry. We solicit contributions that discuss
novel techniques and applications of visualization and visual analytics
approaches to social media data sources.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: 18th March 2013
Paper Notification: 26th March 2013
Paper Camera-Ready Deadline: 1st April 2013
Early registration for ICWSM'13: 10th May 2013
FInal registration for ICWSM'13: 7th June 2013
Workshop: 11th July 2013

Topics
We invite research, application, and position papers on the topic of
visualization and social media. Topics of interest include but are not
limited to:
Visual Analysis of Evolving Social Media Data
Interactive Techniques for Sentiment Analysis and Brand Perception
Visualization of Memes and Trends in Social Media
Visualization of Social Media for Media Studies
Social Media in Social Sciences and Humanities
Data Mining and Machine Learning in Social Media
Visual Analytics of Social Media in Industry
Formal Evaluation Techniques in Social Media
Systems and Languages for Social Media Analytics
Methodologies and Processes for Social Media Analysis
Collaborative Analysis of Text Corpora
Real-Time Visualization of Social Media Data
Visualization and Visual Text Analytics in Social Media
Visualization and Visual Analytics of Social Media Networks
Studies of Analytic Work on Social Media
Representations of Uncertainty in Text Analytics

Submissions
Papers are limited to 4 pages in length and should have a visualization or
visual analytics component to them. Papers must be formatted according to
AAAI guidelines. Papers in PDF format must be submitted using EasyChair by
18th March 2013. A subset of the accepted papers will be invited for oral
presentation at the workshop and will appear in the ICWSM'13 workshop
proceedings. All other accepted papers will be presented as posters during
the poster session or interactive demo session.

We also plan to host a panel of researchers in social sciences and
humanities and industrial researchers of varied perspectives on the
application of visualization to academic disciplines and industry where
visualization is needed to understand social media data.

For more information please visit the workshop web page at
http://socmedvis.swansea.ac.uk.
Regards,

Daniel Archambault, Swansea University, [log in to unmask]
Eser Kandogan, IBM Research, [log in to unmask]
Martin Harrigan, Betapond, [log in to unmask]
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