[Humanist] 29.533 events: social media; knowledge representation

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 533.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Anatoliy" <agruzd at gmail.com>                             (79)
        Subject: CfP:: 2016 International Conference on Social Media &
                Society (#SMSociety) - London, UK - July 11-13, 2016

  [2]   From:    Ivan_José_Varzinczak <ijv at acm.org>                       (70)
        Subject: KR 2016 Doctoral Consortium

        Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2015 00:10:43 +0800
        From: "Anatoliy" <agruzd at gmail.com>
        Subject: CfP:: 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) - London, UK - July 11-13, 2016

2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)

WHEN: July 11-13, 2016
WHERE: Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Dec 23, 2015(extended!): Workshops/Tutorials/Panels
Jan 15, 2016: Full & WIP Papers
Mar 4, 2016: Poster Abstracts

Conference website: http://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/ 

Data, data everywhere. With faster computers and cheaper storage, bigger
data sets are becoming abundant. Social media is a key source of big data in
the form of user and system generated content. What do we do with all of the
social data and how do we make sense of it? How does the use of social media
platforms and the data that they generate change us, our organizations, and
our society? What are the inherent challenges and issues associated with
working with social media data? What obligations do we have as social media
researchers to protect the privacy of the users? These are just a few
questions that will be explored at the 2016 International Conference on
Social Media & Society (#SMSociety). 

Now, in its 7th year, the conference is an interdisciplinary academic
conference focusing exclusively on social media research. The conference
brings together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry
who are interested in studying and understanding social media impact and
implications on society. This year's conference offers an intensive
three-day program comprising of workshops, tutorials, paper presentations,
panel discussions, and posters covering wide-ranging topics related to
social media research.

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES: Full papers presented at the conference will be
published in the Conference Proceedings by ACM International Conference
Proceeding Series (ICPS). All accepted papers (full and WIP) will also be
invited to submit their extended papers to Special Issues of Big Data &
Society (BD&S) and American Behavioral Scientist (ABS) published by SAGE

TRAVEL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2016 ISRF Early Career Researcher Essay
Competition (http://bit.ly/sms16ISRF ) 

ORGANIZER: Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson
University, Canada

HOSTS & CO-ORGANIZERS: Big Data & Society Journal (BD&S) and the Centre for
Creative & Social Technologies (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London,


Social Media & Big Data

.         Data Visualization.         Analytics & Data Mining
.         Scalability Issues
.         APIs
.         Data Curation
.         Virality & Memes
.         Big and Small Data
.         Ethics
.         Privacy, Surveillance, & Security

Social Media Impact on Society

.         Politics
.         Journalism
.         Sports
.         Health
.         Public Administration
.         Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
.         Sharing Economy / Crowdsourcing
.         Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
.         Mobile

Theories & Methods

.         Qualitative Approaches
.         Quantitative Approaches
.         Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
.         Social Network Analysis
.         Theoretical Models

Online / Offline Communities

.         Case Studies of Online or Offline Communities
.         Trust & Credibility
.         Online Community Detection
.         Measuring Influence
.         Online Identity (Gender, Private Self/Public Self)

2016 #SMSociety Organizing Committee:

Anatoliy Gruzd & Philip Mai, Ryerson University, Canada
Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada
Dhiraj Murthy & Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2016 #SMSociety Conference Advisor:

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Canada

        Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2015 10:22:58 +0000
        From: Ivan_José_Varzinczak <ijv at acm.org>
        Subject: KR 2016 Doctoral Consortium

                         KR 2016 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM 
                            Call for Applications

                           Cape Town, South Africa
                               25-29 April 2016

The 15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and 
Reasoning (KR 2016) invites PhD students to apply for the Doctoral Consortium 


The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a student mentoring program that introduces 
students to senior researchers with similar research interests. The aims of 
the consortium are:

- to provide a forum for students to present their current research, and receive
  feedback from other students and senior researchers;

- to promote contacts among PhD students working in similar areas;

- to support students with information and advice on academic, research and
  industrial careers.
The DC is intended for PhD students who have a specific research proposal 
and some preliminary results, but who have sufficient time prior to completing 
their dissertation to benefit from the consortium experience. Preference will 
be given to students satisfying these criteria, but well-motivated applications 
from students who are at earlier or later stages of their doctoral studies will
still be considered.


Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, KR will provide registration and 
accommodation for selected students. We expect to be able to provide support for 
all Doctoral Consortium participants that volunteer to help with local organization. 
Additionally, there is dedicated NSF funding to help cover the travel costs of 
Doctoral Consortium participants from US universities.

More details on student support can be found on the KR website.

Applications must be submitted by email to the following address: kr2016dc at gmail.com

Each application must contain the following materials:

- Thesis summary. A description of the problem being addressed, your motivation for 
addressing the problem, proposed plan of research, the progress to date (what you 
have already achieved and what remains to be done), and related work. It must be 
four pages maximum in AAAI style (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php).
- Curriculum Vitae. A description of your background and relevant experience (research, 
education, employment).
- Letter of recommendation. A letter from your thesis advisor that states that he/she 
supports your participation in the DC.

- Indication of whether you request a sponsored studentship, and if so, whether you 
volunteer to help with local organization during KR, DL, and NMR.

Optionally, you can suggest 3-5 potential mentors with similar research interests as you, 
who could give you good advice on technical aspects of your work, and/or your career.
The most preferred way of submission is to combine the thesis summary and the letter of
recommendation (and, optionally, the list of suggested mentors) into a single PDF document. 
If you cannot do that, archive the documents into a single zip file. 


- 21 December 2015: Deadline for application

- 15 January 2015: Acceptance notification

- 25-29 April 2015: Doctoral consortium

For further information, please contact the Doctoral Consortium chairs:

Meghyn Bienvenu, CNRS (meghyn.bienvenu at lirmm.fr)

Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University (joolee at asu.edu)

Ivan Varzinczak - http://member.acm.org/~ijv
Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens
Université d’Artois, France

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