Conference Program

June 1st, Sunday: Tutorials and BoF sessions

June 2nd
June 3rd
June 4th
9:00-9:15 9:00-9:15
Opening Remarks
Plenary IV: Brokerage and Altruism
Plenary VIII: Big data, big issues
9:15-10:00 9:15-10:30
Opening Keynote
10:15-10:30 10:15-10:30
Lightning III
Lightning VI
10:30-11:00 10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
11:00-11:40 11:00-11:50
Plenary I: Social behavior and attitudes
Plenary V: Revisiting networks and their fundamentals
11:40-11:50 11:40-12:30
Plenary IX: Friends, Trust, and Polarization
11:50-12:00 11:50-12:30
Lightning I
Lightning IV
12:30-2:00 12:30-2:00
2:00-3:00 2:00-3:15
Plenary II: When social meets urban
Plenary VI: Health and wellness
Lightning VII
3:00-3:15 3:00-4:00
Spotlight III
3:15-3:30 3:15-3:30
Lightning II
Lightning V
3:30-4:00 3:30-4:15
Spotlight I
Spotlight II
4:00-4:15 4:00-4:30
Coffee Break
4:15-4:30 4:15-4:45 
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
4:30-4:45 4:30-5:45
Closing Keynote
4:45-5:45 4:45-6:00
Plenary III: You are what you speak
Plenary VII: The new social spectacle
5:45-6:00 5:45-6:00
Closing Remarks
Opening Reception
Poster/Demo Session

Sunday, June 1, North Quad


Birds-of-a-Feather sessions

Monday, June 2, Michigan Union

9:00 - 9:15:Opening Remarks

09:15 - 10:30: Opening Keynote

10:30 - 11: Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:50: Plenary Session I
Social behavior and attitudes

Session Chair: Winter Mason

48: Modeling User Attitude toward Controversial Topics in Online Social Media
Huiji Gao, Jalal Mahmud, Jilin Chen, Jeffrey Nichols and Michelle Zhou

91: How Community Feedback Shapes User Behavior
Justin Cheng, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Jure Leskovec

11:50 – 12:30: Lightning Session I

Each lightning session includes a short five-minute slide presentation by each presenter. Posters will be presented in the Spotlight Session at 3:30pm.

Session Chair: Winter Mason

45: Emoticons and Phrases: Status Symbols in Social Media
Simo Tchokni, Diarmuid ó Séaghdha and Daniele Quercia

88: Glaucus: Exploiting the Wisdom of Crowds for Location-Based Queries in Mobile Environments
Minsoo Choy, Jae-Gil Lee, Gahgene Gweon and Daehoon Kim

132: When Politicians Talk: Assessing Online Conversational Practices of Political Parties on Twitter
Haiko Lietz, Claudia Wagner, Arnim Bleier and Markus Strohmaier

202: CrisisLex: A Lexicon for Collecting and Filtering Microblogged Communications in Crises
Alexandra Olteanu, Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz and Sarah Vieweg

25: Predicting Successful Memes using Network and Community Structure
Lilian Weng, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Filippo Menczer

164: Rumor Cascades in Social Networks
Adrien Friggeri, Dean Eckles and Lada Adamic

271: Where Businesses Thrive: Predicting the Impact of the Olympic Games on Local Retailers through Location-based Services Data
Petko Georgiev, Anastasios Noulas and Cecilia Mascolo

441: On Hyper-Locality: Performances of Place in Social Media
Nadav Hochman, Lev Manovich and Mehrdad Yazdani

12:30 - 2:00: Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:15: Plenary Session II
When social meets urban

Session Chair: Mor Naaman

222: Lightweight Contextual Ranking of City Pictures: Urban Sociology to the Rescue
Vinícius Zambaldi, João Paulo Pesce, Daniele Quercia and Virgilio Almeida

229: You are What you Eat (and Drink): Identifying Cultural Boundaries by Analyzing Food & Drink Habits in Foursquare
Thiago Silva, Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo, Jussara Almeida, Mirco Musolesi and Antonio Loureiro

368: A Tale of Cities: Urban Biases in Volunteered Geographic Information
Brent Hecht and Monica Stephens

3:15-3:30: Lightning Session II

Each lightning session includes a short five-minute slide presentation by each presenter. Posters will be presented in the Spotlight Session at 3:30pm.

Session Chair: Mor Naaman

38: Time-Aware Latent Concept Expansion for Microblog Search
Taiki Miyanishi, Kazuhiro Seki and Kuniaki Uehara

265: SAGE: A Parsimonious Rule-based Model for Sentiment Analysis of Social Media Text
C.J. Hutto and Eric Gilbert

323: Adaptive Method for Following Dynamic Topics on Twitter
Walid Magdy and Tamer Elsayed

124: Keep Your Friends Close and Your Facebook Friends Closer: A Multiplex Network Approach to the Analysis of Offline and Online Social Ties
Desislava Hristova, Mirco Musolesi and Cecilia Mascolo

3:30 - 4:15: Spotlight Session I

The 11 posters from Lightning Sessions 1 and 2 will be presented during this session.

4:15 - 4:45: Coffee Break

4:45 - 6:00: Plenary Session III
You are what you speak

Session Chair: Jalal Mahmud

261: Understanding Loneliness in Social Awareness Streams: Expressions and Responses
Funda Kivran-Swaine, Mor Naaman, Jeremy Ting, Rannie Teodoro and Jed Brubaker

290: Gender Asymmetries in Reality and Fiction: The Bechdel Test of Social Media
David Garcia, Ingmar Weber and Venkata Garimella

365: Our grief is unspeakable: Automatically measuring the community impact of a tragedy
Kimberly Glasgow, Clay Fink and Jordan Boyd-Graber

6:00 – 8:00: Opening Reception, Michigan Art Museum

Tuesday, June 3, Michigan Union

9 - 10:15: Plenary Session IV
Brokerage and Altruism

Session Chair: Eytan Bakshy

61: How to Ask for a Favor: A Case Study on the Success of Altruistic Requests
Tim Althoff, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Dan Jurafsky

419: Altruism, Favor Trading, and Fundraising in Online Social Networks: A Field Experiment with an Online Giving Community
Clarence Wardell, Ragan Petrie and Marco Castillo

428: Broke and Buying Rides: Adolescent Girls and Social Media Brokering
Aimee Rickman and Christian Sandvig

10:15 - 10:30: Lightning Session III

Each lightning session includes a short five-minute slide presentation by each presenter. Posters will be presented in the Spotlight Session at 3:30pm.

Session Chair: Eytan Bakshy

1: Scalable Social Analytics for Live Viral Event Prediction
Puneet Jain, Justin Manweiler, Arup Acharya and Romit Roy Choudhury

16: Event Detection via Communication Pattern Analysis
Flavio Chierichetti, Jon Kleinberg, Ravi Kumar, Mohammad Mahdian and Sandeep Pandey

219: EmotionWatch: Visualizing Fine-Grained Emotions in Event-Related Tweets
Renato Kempter, Valentina Sintsova, Claudiu Musat and Pearl Pu

10:30 - 11: Coffee Break

11 - 11:50: Plenary Session V
Revisiting networks and their fundamentals

Session Chair: John Breslin

68: Quantifying Information Overload in Social Media and its Impact on Social Contagions
Manuel Gomez Rodriguez, Krishna Gummadi and Bernhard Schoelkopf

401: Network Weirdness: Exploring the Origins of Network Paradoxes
Farshad Kooti, Nathan Hodas and Kristina Lerman

11:50 - 12:30: Lightning Session IV

Each lightning session includes a short five-minute slide presentation by each presenter. Posters will be presented in the Spotlight Session at 3:30pm.

Session Chair: John Breslin

15: Great Question! Question Quality in Community Q&A
Sujith Ravi, Bo Pang, Vibhor Rastogi and Ravi Kumar

65: Identifying "purchase intent" from social posts
Vineet Gupta, Devesh Varshney, Harsh Jhamtani, Deepam Kedia and Shweta Karwa

125: Exploring the Relationship between Membership Turnover and Productivity in Online Communities
Xiangju Qin, Padraig Cunningham and Michael Salter-Townshend

131: Why Won't Aliens Talk to Us? Content and Community Dynamics in Online Citizen Science
Markus Luczak-Roesch, Ramine Tinati, Elena Simperl, Max Van Kleek, Robert Simpson and Nigel Shadbolt

263: Working with Friends: Unveiling Working Affinity Features from Facebook Data
Douglas Castilho, Pedro Melo, Daniele Quercia and Fabrício Benevenuto

345: Discussion Graphs: Putting Social Media Analysis in Context
Emre Kiciman, Scott Counts, Michael Gamon, Munmun De Choudhury and Bo Thiesson

356: User-created groups in health forums: What makes them special?
V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran, Yang Liu, Qiaozhu Mei, Kai Zheng and David Hanauer

221: Link and Triadic Closure Delay: Temporal Metrics for Social Network Dynamics
Matteo Zignani, Sabrina Gaito, Gian Paolo Rossi, Xiaohan Zhao, Haitao Zheng and Ben Y. Zhao

12:30 - 2: Lunch

2 - 3:15: Plenary Session VI
Health and wellness

Session Chair: Ingmar Weber

21: Accessing Social Support and Overcoming Judgment on Social Media among Parents of Children with Special Needs
Tawfiq Ammari, Meredith Morris and Sarita Schoenebeck

117: Mental Health Discourse on reddit: Self-disclosure, Social Support, and Anonymity
Munmun De Choudhury and Sushovan De

305: Stacked Generalization to Predict Adolescent Distress
Karthik Dinakar, Henry Lieberman, Emily Weinstein and Robert Selman

3:15 - 3:30: Lightning Session V

Each lightning session includes a short five-minute slide presentation by each presenter. Posters will be presented in the Spotlight Session at 3:30pm.

Session Chair: Ingmar Weber

314: Personalized Recommendation of Twitter Lists using Content and Network Information
Vineeth Rakesh, Dilpreet Singh, Bhanukiran Vinzamuri and Chandan K. Reddy

347: More than Liking and Bookmarking? Towards Understanding Twitter Favouriting Behaviour
Florian Meier, David Elsweiler and Max Wilson

414: Predicting User Replying Behavior on a Large Online Dating Site
Peng Xia, Jiang Hua, Xiaodong Wang, Cindy Chen and Benyuan Liu

3:30 - 4:15: Spotlight Session II

The posters from Lightning Sessions 3, 4, and 5 will be presented during this session.

4:15 - 4:45 Coffee Break

4:45 - 6:00: Plenary Session VII
The new social spectacle

Session Chair: Daniele Quercia

244: Linguistic Reflections of Student Engagement in Massive Open Online Courses
Miaomiao Wen, Diyi Yang and Carolyn Rose

259: Creating and Sharing Records of Multiplayer Online Game Play: Practices and Attitudes
Frank Shipman and Catherine Marshall

344: Of Pins and Tweets: Investigating how users behave across image- and text-based social networks
Raphael Ottoni, Diego de Las Casas, João Paulo Pesce, Wagner Meira Jr, Christo Wilson, Alan Mislove and Virgílio Augusto Fernandes de Almeida

6:00 - 8:00 Poster/Demo Session

Wednesday, June 4, Rackham Auditorium (note location change)

9:00 - 10:15: Plenary Session VIII
Big data, big issues

Session Chair: Emre Kiciman

388: Big Questions for Social Media Big Data: Representativeness, Validity and Other Methodological Pitfalls
Zeynep Tufekci

393: The tweets they are a-changin': Evolution of Twitter users and behavior
Yabing Liu, Chloe Kliman-Silver and Alan Mislove

422: Efficient Filtering on Hidden Document Streams
Eduardo Ruiz, Vagelis Hristidis and Panos Ipeirotis

10:15 - 10:30: Lightning Session VI

Each lightning session includes a short five-minute slide presentation by each presenter. Posters will be presented in the Spotlight Session at 3:00pm.

Session Chair: Emre Kiciman

22: Early Adopters of Twitter and Google+: Validation of a Theoretical Model of Early Adopter Personality and Social Network Site Influence
Theodore Lynn, Laurent Muzellec and Barbara Caemmerer

84: Get Back! You Don't Know Me Like That: The Social Mediation of Fact Checking Interventions in Twitter Conversations
Drew Margolin, Brian Keegan, Aniko Hannak and Ingmar Weber

267: Audience-Aware Credibility: From Understanding Audience to Establishing a Credible Blog
Soo Young Rieh, Grace Youngjoo Jeon, Ji Yeon Yang and Clifford Lampe

10:30 - 11: Coffee Break

11 - 11:40: Townhall

11:40 - 12:30: Plenary Session IX
Friends, Trust, and Polarization

Session Chair: Bernie Hogan

163: Counting on Friends: Cues to Trustworthiness in Facebook Profiles
Catalina Toma

218: Web Personalization and Opinion Polarization
Michael Mäs and Lukas Bischofberger

12:30 - 2: Lunch

2:00 - 3:00: Lightning Session VII

Each lightning session includes a short five-minute slide presentation by each presenter. Posters will be presented in the Spotlight Session at 3:00pm.

Session Chair: Munmun De Choudhury

245: Write Like I Write: Herding in the Language of Online Reviews
Loizos Michael and Jahna Otterbacher

34: Personalizing Forum Search using Multidimensional Random Walks
Gayatree Ganu and Amélie Marian

122: On Modeling Brand Preferences in Item Adoptions
Minh-Duc Luu, Ee-Peng Lim and Freddy Chong Tat Chua

162: The Dark Side of Micro-Task Marketplaces: Characterizing Fiverr and Automatically Detecting Crowdturfing
Kyumin Lee, Steve Webb and Hancheng Ge

250: The Call of the Crowd: Event Participation in Location-based Social Services
Petko Georgiev, Anastasios Noulas and Cecilia Mascolo

292: Critical Mass of What? Exploring Community Growth in WikiProjects
Jacob Solomon and Rick Wash

302: Quantifying Political Polarity Based on Bipartite Opinion Networks
Leman Akoglu

319: Coding Together at Scale: GitHub as a Collaborative Social Network
Antonio Lima, Luca Rossi and Mirco Musolesi

332: On Understanding Divergence of Online Social Group Discussion
Hemant Purohit, Yiye Ruan, David Fuhry, Srinivasan Parthasarathy and Amit Sheth

462: Memory-Efficient Fast Shortest Path Estimation in Large Social Networks
Volodymyr Floreskul, Konstantin Tretyakov and Marlon Dumas

3:00 - 4:00: Spotlight Session III

The posters from Lightning Sessions 6 and 7 will be presented during this session.

4:00 - 4:30: Coffee Break

4:30 - 5:45: Closing Keynote

5:45 - 6:00: Closing Remarks