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SNOW 2014

posted Nov 19, 2013, 9:54 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos

Call for Papers

Second Workshop on Social News On the Web

Co-located with WWW 2014 in Seoul, Korea.

Website: www.snow-workshop.org/2014

Facebook: www.facebook.com/snowworkshop14

Twitter: @snow_workshop

The workshop provides a forum for presenting novel ideas and discussing future directions in the emerging areas of news search, news mining, and news recommendation. It especially focuses on the interplay between news content, generated by professional journalists, and social-media content, generated by millions of users in real-time and subject to social-media dynamics.

We also invite contributions on modeling and leveraging user feedback related to news content, as well as contributions on mining news comments. Furthermore, we invite contributions on the more ambitious topics of citizen journalism and computational journalism. The former studies how citizens can collaborate to collect information, synthesize, edit, verify, and produce their own news stories in a wiki-type paradigm. The latter investigates the use of analysis of web data by professional journalists as an integral part of the news creation process.

Topics of interest:

The relevant topics of interest for SNOW include but are not limited to:

  • Summarization, exploration, and visualization of news
  • News content verification
  • Information retrieval in news collections
  • Personalized news recommendation
  • Detection of breaking news and events from social streams
  • Tracking of news evolution
  • Modeling of news readers
  • Modeling of news propagation on social networks
  • Modeling trust and authority of news sources
  • Retrieval and mining of multimedia objects related to news
  • Multimedia geotagging and geographical mining related to news
  • Studying the interplay between news and web-usage data
  • Studying the interplay between news and social-media data
  • Mining news comments, sentiment and opinion
  • Citizen journalism and wiki-news
  • Platforms and services for computational journalism
  • News and mobile computing

The major criteria for the selection process of papers will be their potential to generate discussion and influence future research directions.

Deadlines 

    Paper submission deadline: Jan 14, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

    Paper notifications: Jan 24, 2014

    Camera-ready version deadline: Feb 12, 2014

Paper submission

Two different types of contributions will be considered:

  •  Full research papers (8 pages max)
  •  Position papers (4 pages max)

In the spirit of the workshop theme, the acceptance of papers will be conditioned to the submission of a blog entry (that will be eventually posted on the workshop website) describing the research carried out in a non-technical style. The purpose is to reach outside the computer-science community and make the latest results on computer-based journalism known to a broader audience.

The papers should be formatted using the standard ACM conference format, with a two-column layout and must be submitted electronically in printable PDF format. Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere

Paper submission is single blind and will be handled via EasyChair. We will tentatively invite the best submissions to extend their papers in order to be published on a special issue of a journal. 

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