1st International Workshop on Social Media

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Monday, 19 October 2009 to Saturday, 24 October 2009
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 5 July 2009



ACM SIGMM 1st International Workshop on Social Media (WSM2009)

in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2009

Oct. 19-24, 2009, Beijing, P.R. China


Submission deadline: 5 July, 2009
Notification date: 17 July, 2009
Camera ready date: 24 July, 2009
Workshop date: 23 October, 2009


Recent years have witnessed a growing number of user-centric multimedia applications, especially with the popularity of web 2.0. Examples include Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, fotocommunity.com, etc. The emerging applications on social web and social networks have produced a new type of multimedia content, termed as "social media" here as it is created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies for sharing via the web. With social media, web images, videos and audios are generally accompanied b! y rich contextual information, such as, tag, category, title, metadata , comments, and viewer ratings, etc. Massive emerging social media data offer new opportunities for resolving the long-standing challenges in multimedia understanding, e.g., the semantic gap issue. This new media also introduces many challenging and new research problems and as well as many exciting real-world applications (e.g. social image search, social group recommendation, etc.). This workshop solicits novel contributions on various aspects of social media research. Workshop papers will elaborate related theory, methodology, algorithms and issues associated to social media content creation, manipulation, content analysis, storage, search, learning, and mining.

The workshop is open to any research topic related to social media. Specifically, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Theory and methodology for modeling of social media
* Social context-based media content analysis
* Web driven media creation
* Collaborative filtering and ! recommendation systems for social media
* Organization, indexing and navigation of multimedia content
* Behavior analysis in social media networks
* Multi-modality fusion for heterogeneous social media content
* Interactive/collaborative image, video and audio search in web environment
* Machine learning and data mining methods for social media content
* Large scale image, video and audio classification with social contextual cues
* Image, video and audio recommendation in social networks
* Social media-based advertisement
* Social network enablement via media
* Privacy and security issues in social media (e.g. media watermarking)


Each submission should be up to 8 pages (additional pages can be approved upon request) in English and must follow the standard ACM style guidelines. At the conclusion of the workshop, we will announce the best paper award. The best paper selection criteria will include both techni! cal reviews and quality of oral presentation.


Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Steven C.H. Hoi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jiebo Luo, Kodak Research Labs, USA

Rong Jin, Michigan State University, USA
Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Dong Xu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore