The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) is a forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media. This overall theme includes research in new perspectives in social theories, as well as computational algorithms for analyzing social media. ICWSM is a singularly fitting venue for research that blends social science and computational approaches to answer important and challenging questions about human social behavior through social media while advancing computational tools for vast and unstructured data.
ICWSM, now in its tenth year, has become one of the premier venues for computational social science, and previous years of ICWSM have featured papers, posters, and demos that draw upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. The uniqueness of the venue and the quality of submissions have contributed to a fast growth of the conference and a competitive acceptance rate around 20% for full-length research papers published in the proceedings by the Association for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). The accepted papers will be open access and have equal time for a full oral presentation. Full papers will also have the opportunity to display their paper as a poster at the venue.
For ICWSM-16, in addition to the usual program of contributed talks, posters and demos, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent scientists and technologists. Building on successes in previous years, ICWSM-16 will also hold a day of workshops and tutorials in addition to the main conference.
All ICWSM-16 authors are required to use the AAAI Author Kit to format their papers. The author kit is available at http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit16.zip.
Please note that the formatting and submission instructions in the author kit are for final, accepted papers; ICWSM submissions are anonymous, and must conform to all detailed instructions for blind review (Detailed guidelines). In addition, the copyright slug may be omitted in the initial submission phase and no copyright form is required until a paper is accepted for publication.
Detailed guidelines for authors submitting to ICWSM-16 can be found here.
Full paper format: Full paper submissions to ICWSM are recommended to be 8 pages long, and must be at most 10 pages long, including figures and references. The final camera-ready length (between 8-10 pages) for each full paper in the proceedings will be at the discretion of the program chairs. All papers must follow AAAI formatting guidelines.
Poster and demo paper format: Poster paper submissions to ICWSM must be 4 pages long, including figures and references. Demo paper submissions to ICWSM must be 2 pages long, including figures and references. All papers must follow AAAI formatting guidelines.
Anonymity: Paper submissions to ICWSM must be anonymized.
Social sciences and sociophysics papers with optional publication: We will be continuing the 'social science and sociophysics' track at ICWSM-16 following its successful debut in 2013. This option is for researchers in social science and sociophysics who wish to submit full papers without publication in the conference proceedings. While papers in this track will not be published, we expect these submissions to describe the same high-quality and complete work as the main track submissions. Papers accepted to this track will be full presentations integrated with the conference, but they will be published only as abstracts in the conference proceedings.
Ethics: We encourage the authors to obtain ethical approval for experiments with human subjects from their corresponding institutions' Internal Review Board (IRB) and demonstrate this information as part of the submission. A tick box will need ticking during the process.