[Corpora-List] CfP: ICWSM Workshop on Social Media & Health (deadline March 27)

Yelena Mejova yelena.mejova at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 13:06:15 CET 2018

*Call for Contributions*

SOCIAL MEDIA AND HEALTH: A Focus on Methods for Linking Online and Offline Data https://sites.google.com/site/smhealth18/

Research Workshop at 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) http://www.icwsm.org/2018/ Stanford, California, USA, June 25-28, 2018

Deadline for submissions: March 27, 2018


Applying web and social media analytics to monitor, study, and perform interventions in the health domain has been an active ongoing area of research. From Google Flu Trends and its derivatives to Zika virus and vaccination rumor tracking, social media is increasingly used as an alternative or supplementary signal of health behaviors and beliefs. As with most social media research, the connection to what is happening offline is of utmost importance. Therefore we focus this installment of a social media and health workshops on methods and issues for offline comparison. The includes accuracy, representativeness, and ultimate usefulness of such data, as well as the privacy and ethical consideration in its use, exemplifying issues pertinent in many domains that intersect with social media in health and beyond such as sociology, economics and computational social science.

In this workshop, we address the question: how does data from Internet sources compare to offline phenomena (collected by traditional means such as medical records or other proxy data sources), at the individual- and population-level. Different approaches and data sources are being used, and often there are major challenges that preclude such types of comparisons. Here, we aim to discuss the latest developments in the use of social media data and offline data in health research and applications, advancing the use of social media. While much of the work in the area is happening regarding health, the topic will be of broad relevance to researchers and practitioners in sociology, demography, linguistics and economics.

We anticipate topics such as the below will be relevant: - Establishing cohorts - Validation via individual-level data - Linking data in infectious disease and well-being - Population data sources for validation - Correlation analysis and other statistical methods - Privacy, ethics, and informed consent - Longitudinal analysis of social media - Data quality issues - Challenges in comparisons - Time series comparisons - Spatial analyses - Linguistic comparisons


- Workshop papers submission: March 27, 2018 - Workshop paper acceptance notification: April 10, 2018 - ICWSM-18 Workshop Day: June 25, 2018


Keynote (TBC, see website for more details): In order to bring computer science and health research closer together, this workshop will feature a keynote talk by a Program Director from the NIH (National Institutes of Health). This will enable ICWSM attendees to learn about priorities of the NIH, and for the NIH to learn about the most recent social media research in computer science. Further agenda is TBD.


We welcome both submissions on work in progress (2-4 pages) as well as full paper submissions (6-10 pages). Page limits include figures and references. All papers must follow AAAI formatting guidelines. Note that the submitted works will *not* be included in the conference proceedings, making this a good opportunity for discussing works in progress.

Please follow the formatting guidelines of the main conference: http://www.icwsm.org/2018/submitting/guidelines/

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smhealth18


Yelena Mejova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar) Rumi Chunara (New York University, USA) Kyriaki Kalimeri (Institute of Scientific Interchange, Italy) Michael Paul (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)


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