41. Jahrestagung, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Berlin

Workshop: "Computing with Communities and Content:
Bringing Together Analysis of Social Interaction Data and Text Mining"

Important Dates (all midnight, Central European Time)

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)

Workshop Description

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:

  1. Information produced or processed by communities and
  2. 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:

Topics of Interest:
We are looking for papers from a diverse set of computationally minded contributors on the following topics:  

Paper Format, Requirements, Submission and Review Process


Program Committee