ICWSM-2019 Technical Program

The ICWSM-2019 technical program will be held at the Kolpinghaus in Munich, June 12-14. Each author has been allotted 18 minutes for oral presentations, including 3 minutes for Q&A.

Wednesday, June 12
Thursday, June 13
Friday, June 14

Wednesday, June 12

8:45 - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks: General Chair + PC Co-Chairs, ICWSM-2019

9:00 - 10:00 AM Keynote Address: Lada Adamic
Reflections of Social Networks

10:00 - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Paper Session I: Science of Hate

  • Race, Ethnicity and National Origin-based Discrimination in Social Media and Hate Crimes Across 100 U.S. Cities
    Kunal Relia, Zhengyi Li, Stephanie H Cook, Rumi Chunara
  • "I just want to feel safe": A Diary Study of Safety Perceptions on Social Media
    Elissa M Redmiles, Jessica Bodford, Lindsay Blackwell
  • Thou shalt not hate: Countering online hate speech
    Binny Mathew, Punyajoy Saha, Hardik Tharad, Subham Rajgaria, Prajwal Singhania, Suman Kalyan Maity, Pawan Goyal, Animesh Mukherjee
  • The Use of Deep Learning Distributed Representations in the Identification of Abusive Text
    Hao Chen, Susan McKeever, Sarah Jane Delany
  • Self-Disclosure of Bullying Experiences and Social Support in Avatar Communication: Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communications
    Masanori Takano, Takaaki Tsunoda
  • Linguistic Cues to Deception: Identifying Political Trolls on Social Media
    Aseel Addawood, Adam Badawy, Kristina Lerman, Emilio Ferrara

12:20 - 1:40 PM
Hosted Lunch

1:40 - 2:34 PM
Paper Session II: Wikipedia

  • Participation of New Editors After Times of Shock on Wikipedia
    Ark Fangzhou Zhang, Ruihan Wang, Eric Blohm, Ceren Budak, Lionel Peter Robert Jr., Daniel M. Romero
  • Uncertainty During New Disease Outbreaks in Wikipedia
    Reham Al Tamime, Richard Giordano, Wendy Hall
  • Eliciting New Wikipedia Users' Interests via Automatically Mined Questionnaires: For a Warm Welcome, Not a Cold Start
    Ramtin Yazdanian, Leila Zia, Jonathan T Morgan, Bahodir Mansurov, Robert West

2:34 - 3:28 PM
Paper Session III: Text

  • PhAITV: A Phrase Author Interaction Topic Viewpoint Model for the Summarization of Reasons Expressed by Polarized Stances
    Amine Trabelsi, Osmar R. Zaiane
  • Adapting Sequence to Sequence models for Text Normalization in Social Media
    Ismini Lourentzou, Kabir Manghnani, ChengXiang Zhai
  • SENPAI: Supporting Exploratory Text Analysis through Semantic & Syntactic Pattern Inspection
    Mattia Samory, Tanushree Mitra

3:28 - 3:58 PM
Coffee Break

3:58 - 5:10 PM
Paper Session IV: Gender

  • Using platform signals for distinguishing discourses: The case of Men's Rights and Men's Liberation on Reddit
    Jack LaViolette, Bernie Hogan
  • Gender Differences in the Global Music Industry: Evidence from MusicBrainz and The Echo Nest
    Yixue Wang, Emoke Agnes-Horvat
  • "Woman-Metal-White vs Man-Dress-Shorts": Combining Social, Temporal and Image Signals to Understand Popularity of Pinterest Fashion Boards
    Suman Kalyan Maity, Anshit Chaudhary, Animesh Mukherjee
  • Contextual Affective Analysis:A Case Study of People Portrayals in Online #MeToo Stories
    Anjalie Field, Gayatri Bhat, Yulia Tsvetkov

5:10 - 6:04 PM
Paper Session V: Professions

  • On the Migration of Researchers across Scientific Domains
    Soumajit Pramanik, Surya Teja Gora, Ravi Sundaram, Niloy Ganguly, Bivas Mitra
  • More Than Money: Correlation Among Worker Demographics, Motivations, and Participation in Online Labor Markets
    Wei-Chu Chen, Siddharth Suri, Mary L. Gray
  • Measuring Professional Skill Development in U.S. Cities Using Internet Search Queries
    Shagun Jhaver, Justin Cranshaw, Scott Counts

6:04 - 6:30 PM
ICWSM'2020 Presentation

7:30 - 9:30 PM
ICWSM-2019 Opening Reception
at Augustiner Keller, Arnulfstr. 52 - 80335 Munich.

Thursday, June 13

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Keynote Address: Deen Freelon
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Post-API Social Media Research: A Trip to the Twilight Zone

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:12 AM
Paper Session VI: Journalism

  • Detecting Journalism in the Age of Social Media: Three Experiments in Classifying Journalists on Twitter
    Li Zeng, Dharma Dailey, Owla Mohamed, Kate Starbird, Emma S. Spiro
  • Rating Reliability and Bias in News Articles: Does AI Assistance Help Everyone?
    Benjamin D. Horne, Dorit Nevo, John O'Donovan, Jin-Hee Cho, Sibel Adali
  • The News We Like Are Not the News We Visit: News Categories Popularity in Usage Data
    Zied Ben Houidi, Giuseppe Scavo, Stefano Traverso, Renata Teixeira, Marco Mellia, Soumen Ganguly
  • View, Like, Comment, Post: Analyzing User Engagement by Topic at 4 Levels Across 5 Social Media Platforms for 53 News Organizations
    Kholoud Khalil Aldous, Jisun An, Bernard J Jansen

11:12 AM - 12:12 PM

Open Data Panel:Open Data is here to stay

The challenges and benefits of FAIR and OPEN data in web and social media research

EU research funding follows the premise “as open as possible as closed as necessary”, therefore open access to publications as well as the sharing of data (when possible) is now mandatory in all main research funding instruments. National funding bodies around the world also start adopting similar policies, and already experiment with open data mandates. Whereas benefits and challenges are mainly discussed in the STEM fields, social sciences and the respective branches of data science have to establish not only an understanding of the specificities of the social domain, but also foster attention and knowledge of ethical and legal implications of opening data in such a way that it benefits both the science and helps tackling societal challenges. This is of particular importance after the many scandals and data breaches in social media. Only recently Social Science One launched a partnership with Facebook to define novel ways of data exchange between industry and academia. Therefore, this panel discussion will focus on benefits and challenges of opening and sharing research data at the crossroads of science, policy, innovation and society. The following questions will lead the discussion: How to best guarantee findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR) data on the one hand, while taking best care of data protection and privacy legislation on the other? How can we balance the advancement of good science, research integrity, reproducibility while also considering commercial and corporate interests as well as societal interests? How could the exchange of knowledge between industry, science and media be best organized? How could opening up data become an asset to commercial strategies? What infrastructures and regulations would be needed? What options of open web and social media data are there and how can we assure their quality and fairness?
Members: Axel Bruns (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Katharina Kinder-Kurlada (GESIS - Secure Data Center, Germany), Christin Schäfer (ACSPlus; German Data Ethics Commission)
Moderator: Katja Mayer (University of Vienna, Austria)

12:12 - 1:30 PM
Hosted Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 PM
Keynote Address: Kristina Lerman
(USC Information Sciences Institute)
Learning from Biased Data

2:30 - 3:24 PM
Paper Session VII: It's All Fake

  • TOmCAT: Target-Oriented Crowd Review ATtacks and Countermeasures
    Parisa Kaghazgaran, Majid Alfifi, James Caverlee
  • Different Spirals of Sameness: A Study of Content Sharing in Mainstream and Alternative Media
    Benjamin D. Horne, Jeppe Nørregaard, Sibel Adali
  • Detecting Social Bots on Facebook in an Information Veracity Context
    Giovanni C Santia, Munif Ishad Mujib, Jake Ryland Williams

3:24 - 3:54 PM
Coffee Break

3:54 - 5:24 PM
Paper Session VIII: User Generated Content

  • Hot Streaks on Social Media
    Kiran Garimella, Robert West
  • Environmental Changes and the Dynamics of Musical Identity
    Samuel Frederick Way, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Aaron Clauset
  • Measuring the Importance of User-Generated Content to Search Engines
    Nicholas Vincent, Isaac Johnson, Patrick Sheehan, Brent Hecht
  • Fairness in Proprietary Image Tagging Algorithms: A Cross-Platform Audit on People Images
    Kyriakos Kyriakou, Pinar Barlas, Styliani Kleanthous Loizou,Jahna Otterbacher
  • Filtered Food and Nofilter Landscapes in Online Photography: The Role of Content and Visual Effects in Photo Engagement
    Saeideh Bakhshi, Lyndon Kennedy, Eric Gilbert, David A. Shamma

5:24 - 5:39 PM

5:39 - 7:00 PM
ICWSM-2019 Poster Session

  • Explaining Multimodal Deceptive News Prediction Models
    Svitlana Volkova, Ellyn Ayton, Dustin L Arendt, Zhuanyi Huang, Brian Hutchinson
  • To interpret or not to interpret PCA? This is our question
    Dan Vilenchik, Barak Yichye, Maor Abutbul
  • Demographic Differentials in Facebook Usage around the World
    Sofia Gil-Clavel, Emilio Zagheni
  • Dumping the Closet Skeletons Online: Exploring the Guilty Information Disclosure Behavior on Social Media
    Yukun YANG, Yeman Huang
  • Understanding Cross-Cultural Visual Food Tastes with Online Recipe Platforms
    Qing Zhang, Christoph Trattner, Bernd Ludwig, David Elsweiler
  • From "Welcome New Gabbers" to the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: The Evolution of Gab
    Reid McIlroy-Young, Ashton Anderson
  • A Co-Training Model with Label Propagation on a Bipartite Graph to Identify Online Users with Disabilities
    Xing Yu, Sunandan Chakraborty, Erin Brady
  • The Effects of Discussion Self-Selection on Knowledge Sharing in Online Discussions
    Xiaoyun Huang, Yla Tausczik
  • A General Methodology to Quantify Biases in Natural Language Data
    Jiawei Chen, Anbang Xu, Zhe Liu, Yufan Guo, Xiaotong Liu, Yingbei Tong, John M. Carroll, Rama Akkiraju
  • "Trust me, I have a Ph.D.": The Effects of Exposing Offline Status in Online Communities
    Kunwoo Park, Haewoon Kwak, Hyunho Song, Prof Meeyoung Cha
  • Communal quirks and circlejerks: A taxonomy of processes contributing to insularity in online communities
    Ms Kimberley R Allison, Kay Bussey
  • Analyzing the Effects of Location-based Service for Mobility Pattern and Location Prediction
    Keiichi Ochiai, Yusuke Fukazawa, Wataru Yamada, Hiroyuki Manabe, Yutaka Matsuo
  • Diffusion of Scientific Articles across Online Media
    Igor Zakhlebin, Emoke Agnes Horvat
  • Phans, Stans, and Cishets: Self-Presentation Effects on Content Propagation in Tumblr
    Michael Miller Yoder, Qinlan Shen, Alexander Coda, Yunseok Jang, Yale Song, Kapil Thadani, Carolyn Rosé
  • Media Bias Characterization in Brazilian Presidential Elections
    Allan Sales, Leandro Balby Marinho Marinho, Adriano Veloso
  • "And We Will Fight For Our Race!" A Measurement Study of Genetic Testing Conversations on Reddit and 4chan
    Alexandros Mittos, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro
  • Social Synchrony in Online Social Networks and its Application in Event Detection from Twitter Data
    Nirmal Kumar Sivaraman, Sakthi Balan Muthiah, Pushkal Agarwal, Lokesh Todwal Todwal
  • Unsupervised User Stance Detection on Twitter
    Kareem Darwish, Michaël Aupetit, Peter Stefanov, Preslav IVANOV Nakov
  • The invisible hands of peer-production: Using attractor dynamics to understand the effectiveness of self-organization in Wiki work
    Martina Balestra, Ofer Arazy, Jonathan Butner
  • REST: A thread embedding approach for identifying and classifying user-specified information in security forums
    Joobin Gharibshah, Evangelos E. Papalexakis, Michalis Faloutsos
  • Call For Democracy: Comparative Analysis of Online Petition Signing in Two Sister Platforms
    Pablo Aragón, Dr Scott A. Hale, Chico Q. Camargo, Helen Margetts, Taha Yasseri, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Vicenç Gómez
  • WhatsApp Monitor: A Fact-Checking System for WhatsApp
    Philipe de Freitas Melo, Johnnatan Messias, Gustavo Jota Resende, Kiran Garimella, Jussara M. Almeida, Fabricio Benevenuto
Dataset Papers
  • WikiLinkGraphs: A complete, longitudinal and multi-language dataset of the Wikipedia link networks
    Cristian Consonni, David Laniado, Alberto Montresor
  • Shouting Into The Void: A Database of The Alternative Social Media Platform Gab
    Gabriel Fair, Ryan Wesslen
  • News Sharing Users Behaviour on Twitter: A Comprehensive Data Collection of News Articles and Social Interactions
    Giovanni Brena, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Marco Di Giovanni, Francesco Pierri, Giorgia Ramponi
  • Mastodon Content Warnings :Inappropriate Contents in a Microblogging Platform
    Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri, Alessia Galdeman, Sabrina Gaito, Gian Paolo Rossi
  • FA-KES: A Fake News Dataset around the Syrian War
    Fatima K. Abu Salem, Roaa Al Feel, Shady Elbassuoni, Mohamad Jaber, May Farah
  • NELA-GT-2018: A Large Multi-Labelled News Dataset for the Study of Misinformation in News Articles
    Jeppe Nørregaard, Benjamin D. Horne, Sibel Adali
  • Sharing emotions at scale: The Vent dataset
    Nikolaos Lykousas, Constantinos Patsakis, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Vicenç Gómez
  • Social B(eye)as: Human and machine descriptions of people images
    Pinar Barlas, Kyriakos Kyriakou, Styliani Kleanthous, Jahna Otterbacher
  • Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Dataset: A Complete Cartography for 300 Language Editions
    Marc Miquel-Ribé, David Laniado

Friday, June 14

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Keynote Address: Markus Strohmaier
(RWTH Aachen University & GESIS)
Inequalities in Social Networks

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:48 AM
Paper Session IX: Extremism and Polarization

  • Political Discussions in Homogeneous and Cross-Cutting Communication Spaces
    Jisun An, Haewoon Kwak, Oliver Posegga, Andreas Jungherr
  • Bias Misperceived: The Role of Partisanship and Misinformation in YouTube Comment Moderation
    Shan Jiang, Ronald E Robertson, Christo Wilson
  • Analyzing the Traits and Anomalies of Political Discussions on Reddit
    Anna Guimarães, Oana Balalau, Erisa Terolli, Gerhard Weikum
  • A Large-Scale Study of ISIS Social Media Strategy: Community Size, Collective Influence, and Behavioral Impact
    Majid Alfifi, Parisa Kaghazgaran, James Caverlee, Fred Morstatter
  • Detecting Potential Warning Behaviors of Ideological Radicalization in an Alt-Right Subreddit
    Ted Grover, Gloria Mark
  • Polarized, Together: Comparing Partisan Support for Trump's Tweets Using Survey and Platform-based Measures
    Kenneth Joseph, Briony Swire-Thompson, Hannah Masuga, Matthew A. Baum, David Lazer

11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Hosted Lunch + Town Hall Meeting (12:15 PM)

1:20 - 2:50 PM
Paper Session X: Community

  • Extracting Inter-community Conflicts in Reddit
    Srayan Datta, Eytan Adar
  • Who should be the captain this week? Leveraging inferred diversity-enhanced crowd wisdom for Fantasy Premier League prediction
    Shreyansh Bhatt, Keke Chen, Valerie L. Shalin, Amit P. Sheth, Brandon Minnery
  • A Generative Model for Discovering Action-Based Roles and Community Role Compositions on Community Question Answering Platforms
    Chase Geigle, Himel Dev, Hari Sundaram, ChengXiang Zhai
  • The Willingness of Crowds: Cohort Disclosure Preferences for Personally Identifying Information
    Vincent Marmion, David E. Millard, Enrico H. Gerding, Sarah V. Stevenage
  • Empirical Analysis of the Relation between Community Structure and Cascading Retweet Diffusion
    Sho Tsugawa

2:50 - 3:26 PM
Paper Session XI: Cultures and Citizenship

  • Tweeting MPs: Digital Engagement between Citizens and Members of Parliament in the UK
    Pushkal Agarwal, Nishanth Sastry, Edward Wood
  • Smart, Responsible, and Upper Caste Only: Measuring Caste Attitudes through Large-Scale Analysis of Matrimonial Profiles
    Ashwin Rajadesingan, Ramaswami Mahalingam, David Jurgens

3:26 - 3:56 PM
Coffee Break

3:56 - 4:32 PM
Paper Session XI: Cultures and Citizenship (Part II)

  • Studying Cultural Differences in Emoji Usage across the East and the West
    Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Mingyang Li, Lyle H. Ungar
  • Using Search Queries to Understand Health Information Needs in Africa
    Rediet Abebe, Shawndra Hill, Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, Peter M. Small, Andrew Schwartz

4:32 - 6:02 PM
Paper Session XII: Psychosocial

  • What Twitter Profile and Posted Images Reveal about Depression and Anxiety
    Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, Johannes C. Eichstaedt, Lyle H. Ungar
  • Multimodal Social Media Analysis for Gang Violence Prevention
    Philipp Blandfort, Desmond Upton Patton, William R. Frey, Svebor Karaman, Surabhi Bhargava, Fei-Tzin Lee, Siddharth Varia, Chris Kedzie, Michael B. Gaskell, Rossano Schifanella, Kathleen McKeown, Shih-Fu Chang
  • Understanding and Measuring Psychological Stress using Social Media
    Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Anneke Buffone, Kokil Jaidka, Johannes C. Eichstaedt, Lyle H. Ungar
  • The Language of Dialogue is Complex
    Alexander Roberston, Luca Maria Aiello, Daniele Quercia
  • A Social Media Study on the Effects of Psychiatric Medication Use
    Koustuv Saha, Benjamin Sugar, John Torous, Bruno Abrahao, Emre Kiciman, Munmun De Choudhury

6:02 - 6:15 PM
Closing Remarks: General Chair, ICWSM-2019