The social sensing workshop (started in 2015) is a multidisciplinary meeting place that brings together social scientists, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and other disciplines 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, change beliefs, distract from truth, or advance specific agendas, hidden or overt. The potential of social media to influence populations has brought about interest in understanding human belief dynamics and their relation to social media influence, whether by means of benign information sharing or coordination to alter people’s opinions, emotions, behaviors, or understanding of events. What are the scientific foundations for modeling social media as a 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, management systems, or process control) to enable novel social media analysis methods? This scope brings about new interdisciplinary research challenges and opportunities at the intersection of communication, sensing, social network analysis, information theory, data mining, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, cognitive models, and social sciences.
March 27, 2022April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022April 24, 2022
Camera‐ready paper due:
April 17, 2022May 3, 2022
ICWSM‐2022 Workshops Day: June 6, 2022
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.
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