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Covid19 updates.

Considering the current circumstances, the impact of the pandemic and ongoing travel bans, organizers of SocInfo2020 are moving forward with the assumption that SocInfo2020 will be a hybrid of in-person and online conference or a fully online conference probably in the originally scheduled dates of October 6-9, 2020. The exact format and schedule will be announced in due course. We will also announce a revised registration structure taking into account the new format of the conference for online participants.

Details of all the exact format of the conference will be announced later. Meanwhile, please get behind SocInfo2020, support Social Informatics research, and consider submitting your work to the conference.

Accepted papers

Authors Paper title
Pavlos Paraskevopoulos, Chiara Boldrini, Andrea Passarella and Marco Conti Dynamics of scientific collaboration networks due to academic migrations
Grégoire Burel, Tracie Farrell, Prashant Khare and Harith Alani Co-Spread of Misinformation and Fact-Checking Content during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Saransh Khandelwal and Aurobinda Routray Coverage and Evolution of Cancer and its Risk Factors - A quantitative study with Social Signals and Web-Data
Thilini Wijesiriwardene, Hale Inan, Ugur Kursuncu, Manas Gaur, Valerie L. Shalin, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Amit Sheth and I. Budak Arpinar ALONE: A Dataset for Toxic Behavior among Adolescents on Twitter
Yichen Wang, Shuo Zhang, Xu Han and Qin Lv Jump on the Bandwagon? - Characterizing Bandwagon Phenomenon in Online NBA Fan Communities
Kilian Ollivier, Chiara Boldrini, Andrea Passarella and Marco Conti Structural invariants in individuals language use: the "ego network" of words
Ryohei Hisano, Hiroshi Iyetomi and Takayuki Mizuno Identifying the Hierarchical Influence Structure Behind Smart Sanctions Using Network Analysis
Arthur Capozzi, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Yelena Mejova, Corrado Monti, Andre Panisson and Daniela Paolotti Facebook Ads: Politics of Migration in Italy
Seungbae Kim and Jinyoung Han Detecting Engagement Bots on Social Influencer Marketing
Lushi Chen, Walid Magdy, Heather Whalley and Maria Klara Wolters It’s Not Just About Sad Songs: The Effect of Depression on Posting Lyrics and Quotes
Sumin Han, Kinam Park and Dongman Lee Discovering Daily POI Exploitation using a LTECell Tower Access Trace in Urban Environment
Guanyi Mou and Kyumin Lee Malicious Bot Detection in Online Social Networks: Arming Handcrafted Features with Deep Learning
Michael Bailey, Theresa Kuchler, Dominic Russel, Bogdan State and Johannes Stroebel The Determinants of Social Connectedness in Europe
Gabriel Peres Nobre, Carlos Henrique Gomes Ferreira and Jussara Marques de Almeida Beyond Groups: Uncovering Dynamic Communities on the WhatsApp Network of Information Dissemination
Negar Mokhberian, Andres Abeliuk and Kristina Lerman Moral Framing and Ideological Bias of News
Chereen Shurafa, Kareem Darwish and Wajdi Zaghouani Political Framing: US COVID19 Blame Game
Gal Shahaf, Ehud Shapiro and Nimrod Talmon Genuine Personal Identifiers and Mutual Sureties for Sybil-Resilient Community Growth
Elizaveta Sivak and Ivan Smirnov Measuring adolescents well - being: correspondence of naïve digital traces to survey data
Divi Galih Prasetyo Putri, Marco Viviani and Gabriella Pasi Social Search and Task-related Relevance Dimensions in Microblogging Sites
Aman Tyagi, Anjalie Field, Priyank Lathwal, Yulia Tsvetkov and Kathleen M. Carley A Computational Analysis of Polarization on Indian and Pakistani Social Media
Isabelle van der Vegt and Bennett Kleinberg Women worry about family, men about the economy: Gender differences in emotional responses to COVID-19
Philipp Koncar and Denis Helic Employee Satisfaction in Online Reviews
Nikolaos Lykousas, Fran Casino and Constantinos Patsakis Inside the x-rated world of "premium" social media accounts
Rahul Goel and Rajesh Sharma Understanding The MeToo Movement Through The Lens Of The Twitter
Xinchen Yu, Shashidhar Reddy Daida, Jeremy Boy and Lingzi Hong The Effect of Structural Affinity on the Diffusion of a Transnational Online Movement: the Case of #MeToo
Boxuan Li, Martin Carrington and Peter Marbach Stable Community Structures and Social Exclusion
Gaurav Koley, Jayati Deshmukh and Srinath Srinivasa Social Capital as Engagement and Belief Revision
Jeewoo Yoon, Jungseock Joo, Eunil Park and Jinyoung Han Classifying Leadership Domains with Facial Attributes
Yelena Mejova and Víctor Suarez-Lledó Impact of Online Health Awareness Campaign: Case of National Eating Disorders Association
Helen Senefonte, Gabriel Frizzo, Myriam Delgado, Ricardo Luders, Daniel Silver and Thiago Silva Regional Influences on Tourists Mobility Through the Lens of Social Sensing
Mohamed Barbouch, Frank W. Takes and Suzan Verberne Combining Language Models and Network Features for Relevance-based Tweet Classification
Hamdy Mubarak, Ahmed Abdelali, Sabit Hassan and Kareem Darwish Spam Detection on Arabic Twitter
Alessandra Urbinati, Kyriaki Kalimeri, Alessandro Rosina, Andrea Bonanomi, Ciro Cattuto and Daniela Paolotti Young Adult Unemployment Through the Lens of Social Media: Italy as a Case Study

Accepted posters

Authors Poster
Alexander Subbotin and Samin Aref Brain Drain and Brain Gain in Russia Analyzing International Mobility of Researchers by Discipline using Scopus Bibliometric Data
Galo Castillo-López, Pablo Estrada, Ángel Encalada, Marcelo Ortiz-Villavicencio, Juan Carlos García and Carmen Vaca Analyzing Global and Local News Differences in Latin America
Kanay Gupta, Avinash Tulasi, Omkar Gurjar, Sathvik Sanjeev Buggana, Paras Mehan, Arun Balaji Buduru and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru Who Won it Online? A comparative study of 2019 Indian General Elections on Twitter
Ayesha Enayat and Gita Sukthankar A Transfer Learning Approach for Dialogue Act Classification of GitHub Issue Comments
Aito Ueno, Masahito Kumano and Masahiro Kimura Analyzing Predictability of Previous and Next Activity Places in Cyber and Physical Spaces
Nozomi Okano and Akira Ishii Two Dimensional Opinion Dynamics Approach for Conflicts in Society
Saurabh Gupta, Anant Agarwal, Suryatej Reddy Vyalla, Arun Balaji Buduru and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru #IVoted to #IGotPwned: Studying Voter Privacy Leaks in Indian Lok Sabha Elections on Twitter
Aleksandra Urman, Mykola Makhortykh and Roberto Ulloa Auditing search engines: the case of the 2020 US presidential election campaign
Atom Sonoda, Yoshifumi Seki and Fujio Toriumi Popularity Diversity vs. Content Diversity: Analyzing User Engagement in News Application
Ziwen Chen Novelty in Digital Subculture: Novelty Emergence and Response in Online Fanfiction Communities
Felix Labelle, Mingjun Duan, Artidoro Pagnoni, Anjalie Field, Alan Black and Yulia Tsvetkov Ideological Bias in News on Anti-Government Protests
Simon Odrowski and Andreas Hamm Analyzing parliamentary questions – a political science application of a new topic modelling approach
Meixing Dong, Xueming Xu, Yiwei Zhang and Rada Mihalcea Room to Grow: Understanding Factors Behind Volitional Personal Change Using Social Media
Takumi Omae, Masashi Toyoda and Sho Cho Analyzing Political Polarization on Microblogs with Social Network Segregation and Users’ Political Leanings

The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2020) is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers from the computational and social sciences to help fill the gap between the two communities. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum to help practitioners from the two disciplines define common research objectives and explore methodologies. The organizers welcome a broad range of contributions, from those that apply methods from the social sciences to the study of socio-technical systems, to the application of computational methods to the study of complex social processes and the use of social concepts in the design of information systems.

SocInfo2020 offers an opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge between the two communities by soliciting presentations of original research papers and experience-based case studies in computer science, sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics, linguistics, artificial intelligence, social network analysis, and other disciplines that can shed light on the open questions in the growing field of computational social science.

SocInfo2020 will also offer keynote talks and invited talks that will be tailored to enhance the collaboration between the two research cultures in an era when social interactions are ubiquitous and span offline, online and augmented reality worlds.

Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • New theories, methods and objectives in computational social science
  • Computational models of social phenomena, including behavior modeling
  • Dynamics of social collaborative systems
  • Social network analysis and mining
  • Mining big social data
  • Social influence and social contagions
  • Web mining and its social interpretations
  • Quantifying offline phenomena through online data
  • Rich representations of social ties
  • Security, privacy, trust, reputation, and incentive issues
  • Opinion mining and social media analytics
  • Credibility of online content
  • Health informatics
  • Social media and health behaviors
  • Algorithms and protocols inspired by human societies
  • Equity in social and information systems
  • Social choice mechanisms in the e-society
  • Social applications of the semantic Web
  • Social psychology and personality
  • Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)
  • Impact of technology on socio-economic, security, defense aspects
  • Urban informatics
  • Forecasting of social phenomena
  • Socio-economic systems and applications
  • Collective intelligence and social cognition
  • Ethics of computational research on human behavior
  • Science and technology studies approaches to computational social science
  • Digital and Computational Demography
Event detail

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