6th International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens 2021)

Special Edition on Information Operation on Social Media

An ICWSM 2021 Full-Day Workshop

The social sensing workshop (started in 2015) is a multidisciplinary meeting place that brings together social scientists and computer scientists, interested in social media analysis, around research that interprets social media as measurement instruments. Social media democratized information production offering an unprecedented view into human habits, customs, culture, stances, and indeed descriptions of physical events that transpire in the world. They also give unprecedented opportunities to spread misinformation, influence opinion, distract from the truth, or advance specific agendas, hidden or overt. The potential of social media to influence populations has brought about an interest in understanding information operations; namely, coordinated efforts on social media meant to alter people’s opinions, emotions, or understanding of events. What are scientific foundations for modeling this new communication, measurement, and influence channel? How to utilize information media signals to better understand social systems, communities, and each other? How to identify and mitigate misuse of this medium? What specifically can one measure or influence, what underlying theoretical framework allows one to do so, and what applications are enabled by the endeavor?  Since measurement and influence operations are well-studied in many physical domains, what can one learn from the physical domain (e.g., from the signal processing literature) to enable novel social media analysis methods? This scope brings about new interdisciplinary research challenges and opportunities at the intersection of communication and sensing, social network analysis, information theory, data mining, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and social sciences. 

Important Dates

Paper submission: April 18th 

Notification: May 1st 

Final manuscript submission: May 5th

ICWSM21 Workshop Day: June 7th 

Submission Page

All submissions should be in English. They should be prepared as ICWSM proceeding format. All paper/abstract submission will be electronic, in PDF format. Failure to register for the workshop may disqualify the paper/abstract from inclusion in the proceedings.

To submit your paper, click here