Conference venue Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Famous place : Old Library Actual venue : Bio. Med. Bld. (not in campus)
Reception venue Guinness Storehouse, west Dublin 300-deg view, 7-th floor at west Dublin
What’s ICWSM? International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media Annual conference, 6th for this year. Seems to be a conference on Twitter & other social media, few papers as to weblogs. A lot of participants from companies and labs about SNS, mass media, ads, and marketing. A major cluster = sociologists, a unique conference hosted by AAAI.
Symbolic panel discussions I Want to (Net)work With You, But I Dont Know What/Where/Who You Are Panelists from Cisco, IBM, LinkedIn & Datahug News Generation and Consumption Through Social Media Panelists from Storyful, Newswhip, Irish Times, C-SPAN & Guardian Machine learning accounts for a small portion.
Basic statistics Only single track Not high quality as the rate indicates Our presentation (can’t see any other JPN pres.) Attendees: over 330 in advanced registration (x3 of papers), half of them from USA, only 5 from Japan.
General overview Computer science << sociology Data collecting, analyses & discussions > results > performance > technical novelty Most oral presentations with high quality Especially in terms of analysis and discussions. Don’t mind theoretical soundness and novelty. 2 giants: Twitter & Facebook But, we should not rely only on the giants. The direction includes cross platform analysis.
Interesting events & efforts Town hall meeting Discussing future directions of the conference with all the participants, not only PC members. Industrial panel With powerful debaters from various industries Dataset sharing service Provides new datasets used by papers. All datasets released as openly available community resources. http://icwsm.cs.mcgill.ca
Resources All the papers presented in the main conference can be freely accessible from http://www.aaai.org/Library/ICWSM/icwsm12contents.php All the workshop papers are also free : http://www.aaai.org/Library/Workshops/workshops-library.php I gathered most tweets as to ICWSM 12, freely accessible from http://togetter.com/id/_akisato
Our presentation Creating Stories : Social Curation of Twitter Messages Curated lists = supervised corpora for analyzing microblog messages http://www.brl.ntt.co.jp/people/akisato/socialweb1.html
面白かった発表 １ The Livehoods Project: Utilizing Social Media to Understand the Dynamics of a City Won the Best Paper Award Twitterタイムラインから取れる 位置情報（tweets with geotags, 4sq etc.）から， かなり局所的な地域の特性の変化が掴める． URL: http://livehoods.org Twitter ID: @livehoods
面白かった発表 その他羅列１ Crossing Media Streams with Sentiment: Domain Adaptation in Blogs, Reviews and Twitter Sentiment analysisをTwitterだけでやるの 無理だから，reviewやblogを教師に使う． Exploring Social-Historical Ties on Location- Based Social Networks Foursquareもの．トピックと位置，両方使う． 階層Pitman-Yor過程によるモデル化
面白かった発表 その他羅列２ The Emergence of Conventions in Online Social Networks Won the Best Paper Award Twitterにおける「文法」らしきものは，基本 的にボトムアップにできあがってきたもの． それを網羅的に検証．