via José Carlos Cortizo Pérez
CALL FOR PAPERS
1st International Workshop on Mining Social Media
Workshop at CAEPIA 2009 (http://www.lsi.us.es/caepia09)
November 9, 2009, Sevilla, Spain
Submission deadline: July 31, 2009
Social Media are technological tools that allow users sharing and discuss information. Most Social Media are Internet based applications that manage textual information, as blogs (Blogger, Wordpress), microblogging (Twitter, Pownce), wikis (Wikipedia), forums, or Social Networks (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn). But there also exist other Social Media Internet applications where users share more than text, as photo sharing tools (Flickr, Picasa), video sharing (YouTube, Vimeo), livecasting (Ustream), or audio and music sharing (last.fm, ccMixter, FreeSound). More recent Social Media includes virtual worlds (Second Life), online gaming (World of Warcraft, WarHammer Online), game sharing (Miniclip.com) and Mobile Social Media like Nomad Social Networks where users share their current position in the Real World.
Social Media have been able to shift the way information is generated and consumed. At first, information was generated by one person and “consumed” by many people, but now the information is generated by many people and consumed by many people, changing the needs in information access and management. It is also noticeable that Social Media applications manage huge quantities of users and data: Facebook and MySpace manage between 100 and 150 million users, it is estimated that 1 million blog posts are generated each day, microblogging services like Twitter generates 3 million messages each day, YouTube manages more that 150.000 million videos, etc. All these points make clear that Social Media is an excellent application field for data miners.
* William W. Cohen (Carnegie Mellon University)
The Industry Panel features panelists from several Social Media companies, who will give their vision about needs, opportunities and current solutions of Data Mining and related techniques to real Social Media solutions. Up to date, Strands (http://www.strands.com) and Tuenti (http://www.tuenti.com) have confirmed their presence in this panel.
Further details on the website.