CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on Machine Learning for Trend and Weak Signal Detection in Social Networks and Social Media

The objective of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners from different disciplines to meet, exchange and discuss issues, research results and practical applications regarding trend and weak signal detection in social networks. This workshop is also a good chance for participants to develop their network and to cooperate with others.

This workshop will take place on February 27-28, 2020 at Toulouse, France. More information at https://www.irit.fr/twsdetection/

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission of papers: January 12 January 30, 2020
  • Notification to authors: February 3 February 14, 2020 
  • Deadline for camera ready papers: February 15 February 21, 2020
  • Workshop: February 27-28, 2020

TOPICS

This workshop invites submissions covering the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Trend detection, analysis and tracking
  • Topic identification and event detection
  • Weak signal detection
  • Information / opinion / knowledge spread and modelling
  • Misinformation and misbehavior analysis and detection
  • Information quality in social network
  • Community detection, expertise and authority discovery
  • Social influence, recommendation and media
  • Behavior analysis in social networks
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Crime detection and investigation
  • Network visualization and modeling
  • Data mining and machine learning
  • Real-world case studies
  • Ongoing projects based on social media and/or social networks.

SUBMISSION

All submissions must be written in English, in PDF format and compliant with the LNCS standard (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). We invite all contributions on theory, experimentation and practice in form of several types of communications:

  • Long papers: up to 12 pages.
  • Short papers: up to 7 pages.
  • Extended abstracts: up to 2 pages.

While long papers (up to 12 pages including references) present complete original research works, short papers (up to 7 pages including references) describe significant studies that are still in progress, narrower in scope or have weaker empirical validation that expected for long papers.  Extended abstract (up to 2 pages including references) could be an application demonstration, a project description or existing studies already published in a top level conference or journal.

Submissions will be refereed through single blind peer reviews. During submission, you may select either a “Full/Short Paper” or an “Extended abstract” publication.  The proceedings will be published online through CEUR-WS. All papers should be submitted electronically through Easychair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtwd2020. Selected papers while extended will be submitted to the Information journal for a special issue (www.mdpi.com/journal/information).

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

  • Thi Bich Ngoc Hoang, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), UMR5505 CNRS, France
  • Pascal Marchand, Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales (LERASS), l’Université Paul Sabatier, France
  • Béatrice Milard, Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires (LISST) Toulouse, France
  • Josiane Mothe, IRIT, UMR5505 CNRS, INSPE-UT2, Université de Toulouse, France
  • Md Zia Ullah, IRIT, UMR5505 CNRS, France