Social media like weblogs, online forums, photo and video sharing services have revolutionized our ways of sharing information and interacting with each other. For example, people can now easily upload, tag, share and find data, text and multimedia via different social media applications, forming communities of friends (or friends of friends), communities of like-minded people, communities of people who behaves similarly (say based on usage patterns), etc. Companies can now collect different types of business intelligence (e.g., product comments) non-intrusively from the blogosphere for setting their own strategies in a more dynamic fashion. The blossom of social media that grows rapidly in past few years opened up a lot of new opportunities in the market. But at the same time it creates new information and knowledge management challenges as the media continues to grow.
This workshop solicits original research work addressing fundamental computational issues on the analysis of media which are either hyperlink-structured or social structured and how related solutions and techniques can be applied throughout the information and knowledge management lifecycle (e.g., information gathering, processing, knowledge discovery, retrieval, visualization, reuse, adaptation, etc.) for social media.
Topics include (but not limited to):
Full paper submission due: July 15, 2007
All submitted papers should not be longer than 4 pages in IEEE Computer Society double column format, written in English and in pdf format. Each paper will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.
Submission has to be done on-line using the WI-IAT 2007 Cyberchair system.
The workshop proceedings, comprising all accepted papers, will be publishedby IEEE Computer Society Press. We are planning on a special issue dedicated to the workshop theme and a selected subset of the accepted workshop papers will be invited once the special issue is finalized.
William K. CHEUNG
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
University of Nottingham
For enquiry, please send email to .
PROGRAM COMMITTEE:Jafar (Iman) Adibi, Information Sciences Institute
Paolo Avesani, Fondazione Bruno Kessle
Bettina Berendt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Steve Cayzer, HP Labs Bristol
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University
Michelle L. Gregory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Georg Groh, Technischen Universität München
Andreas Harth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute
William H. Hsu, Kansas State University
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University
Kristina Lerman, Information Sciences Institute
Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia
Prasenjit Mitra, Pennsylvania State University
Wagner Meira Jr., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Gilad Mishne, Yahoo
S. Muthu Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University
Antonio Picariello, Universita` di Napoli "Federico II"
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
Akito Sakurai, Keio University
Dorée Duncan Seligmann, Avaya Labs
Susumu Shirayama, University of Tokyo
Steve Skiena, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Hikaru Yamamoto, Seikei University