Workshop: "Computing with Communities and Content:
Bringing Together Analysis of Social Interaction Data and Text Mining"
Important Dates (all midnight, Central European Time)
- May 6: Paper Submission Deadline
- May 27: Acceptance decisions sent out
- July 1: Submission of Camera Ready version
This workshop will be held at the INFORMATIK 2011 Conference, October 4-7, 2011, at the TU Berlin. For details on the conference see the conference webpage.
Call for Papers (same content as on this webpage)
We are soliciting submissions for a workshop dedicated to research at the nexus of computer science, text analysis, and organization/ network science that jointly considers the following two types of data:
- Information produced or processed by communities and
- Additional behavioral trace data from these communities.
Motivation and Impact:
Work on the joint consideration of communities and content by researchers from multiple fields has developed into an important and upcoming specialization, and has lead to relevant application-oriented innovations. Advances in natural language processing enable the efficient assessment of large quantities of text data and the extraction of information about socio-technical systems from corpora. Meanwhile, advances in organization and network science facilitate the examination of not just the relations between social agents, but also the consideration of their knowledge, interests and opinions. Taken together, these advances allow us to take into account multiple types of human behavior – who individuals and groups interact with and what they communicate - for analysis. This approach allows us to move beyond the reduction of information to the fact, frequency or likelihood of links between agents. This approach can lead to a better and more comprehensive understanding of the interplay and co-evolution of communities and information.
Who should submit?
The overarching goal with this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss cutting edge work on computing with communities and content. We solicit innovative, interdisciplinary and high quality contributions that address algorithmic, methodological and empirical questions in a computationally rigorous fashion.
Besides academic research papers, we explicitly also invite:
- Contributions from the private sector, e.g. case studies from the field.
- Presentations of novel technologies that are freely available to researchers.
Topics of Interest:
We are looking for papers from a diverse set of computationally minded contributors on the following topics:
- Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Analysis, and Sentiment Analysis as it relates to analysis of data from interaction in communities.
- Algorithms, methods and empirical findings for analyzing information produced or processed in communities and graph data, e.g. e-learning systems, communication networks, and online collaboration systems.
- Empirical studies that use computational methods and tools to address substantial questions about communication and information use in communities.
- Bibliometrics and Scientometrics.
Paper Format, Requirements, Submission and Review Process
- We solicit original papers which have not been published elsewhere.
- Language: English.
- Length: 3500 to 7000 words (7000 words are approximately 14 pages in LNI format).
- Format and guidelines: follow the norms defined for the Lecture Notes in Informatics. From this page, you can access the author guidelines, copyright regulations, and templates for LaTeX and MS Word.
- Review process: double blind.
- Submission: please use EasyChair. More details on that at the workshop webpage.
- Accepted papers will be published in the "Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI)", which are published as Open Access.
- We can only accept papers if at least one of the authors registers for the INFORMATIK 2011 conference and will present the research at the workshop.
- Kathleen M. Carley, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
- Kai Fischbach, University of Cologne, Germany
Andera Gadeib, CEO, Dialego AG, Aachen, Germany
Peter Gloor, MIT, Boston, USA
Hagen Habicht, Leipzig Graduate School Management, Germany
Michael Koch, University of the Armed Forces, Munich, Germany
Kathrin Moeslein, University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
- Johann Schlichter, Technical University Munich, Germany
Matthias Trier, University of Amsterdam
Thomas Zorbach, CEO vm people, Berlin