Making Sense of Microposts (#Microposts2015)

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Social Sciences Track

To foster greater collaboration between Computer Science and the Social Sciences, and continue to encourage contribution from the latter domain to improve on 'Making Sense of Microposts', we have a special track dedicated to Social Science papers at #Microposts2015.

Topics of Interest

The special Social Sciences track at #Microposts2015 will focus on topics including, but not exclusive to, first:

  • Collective awareness
  • Education & citizen empowerment, data journalism
  • Civil action, media & politics
  • Political and polemical aspects of Microposts
  • Ethics, legal and privacy issues
  • Psychological profiles and psychological aspects of Micropost-based interactions
  • Cultural, generational and regional differences in access and use
  • Inequality in access and use of digital, social media
  • Emerging social and communication dynamics resulting from Micropost-based services

Additionally, the topics for the main track include topics of interest to the Social Sciences community, regarding obtaining understanding about, discovering the knowledge content of, add application of Micropost data.

Award Sponsor:



  • Full papers: 4 pages
  • Extended abstracts and position papers: 2 pages

Further detail on the submissions page


  • Submission deadline: *07 Feb 2015*
  • Acceptance notification: 25 Feb 2015
  • Camera-ready (hard) deadline: 12 Mar 2015

Registration Info:

  • Early bird registration: 1 Mar 2015
  • Workshop - 18/19 May 2015 (open to all)

Further detail on the WWW'2015 site


A prize of € 250, generously sponsored by GESIS, will be awarded to the best submission. GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, is the largest service and infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany. By teaming up with GESIS to support the Social Sciences track, the #Microposts workshop organisers wish to highlight the role of interdisciplinary approaches for better understanding of the users behind social media and Microposts.

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Track Chairs

Katrin Weller, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

Danica Radovanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Programme Committee

Gholam R. Amin, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Julie Birkholz, CHEGG, Ghent University, Belgium
Tim Davies, University of Southampton, UK
Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Tech, USA
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, UK
Fabio Giglietto, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
Simon Hegelich, Universität Siegen, Germany
Kim Holmberg, University of Turku, Finland
Athina Karatzogianni, University of Leicester, UK
José M. Morales del Castillo, El Colegio de México, Mexico
Raquel Recuero, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Brazil
Bianca C. Reisdorf, University of Leicester, UK
Luca Rossi, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy
Victoria Uren, Aston Business School, UK
Saskia Vanmanen, The Open University, UK
Alistair Willis, The Open University, UK
Taha Yasseri, Oxford Internet Institute, UK

Download the CfP

Contact workshop organisers or track chairs

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