April 29, 2019 — Full paper, short paper, and 1-page abstracts submission deadline.
April 30, 2019 — Workshop proposal submission deadline.
May 20, 2019 — Workshop acceptance notification.
July 1, 2019 — Notification of acceptance.
July 29, 2019 — Camera-ready version.
September 13, 2019 — Early-bird and cut-off registration.
November 18, 2019 — Workshop and Tutorial day.
November 19-21, 2019 — Main conference dates.

All the deadlines are at 23:59:59 Hawaii Time.

  • April 15, 2019 (ext. to April 29, 2019) Full paper, short paper & 1-page abstracts submission deadline
  • April 30, 2019 Workshop and Tutorial proposal submission deadline
  • May 20, 2019 Workshop acceptance notification
  • June 1, 2019 Tutorial acceptance notification
  • July 1, 2019 Notification
    of acceptance
  • July 29, 2019 Camera-ready
    version
  • Sep. 13, 2019 Early-bird and cut-off registration
  • Nov. 18, 2019 Workshop and Tutorial day
  • Nov. 19–21, 2019 Main conference dates

About

Mission

We are delighted to welcome the 11th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2019) in Doha, Qatar, on November 18–21, 2019.

SocInfo is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. To that end, we are inviting interdisciplinary papers, on applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of social computing and information systems, on applying computational algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies that consider social context.

Sponsors


Adam Wierzbicki, PJIIT, Poland
Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona, US
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University, US
Anwitaman Datta, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Michael Macy, Cornell University, US
Sue B. Moon, KAIST, Korea
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Andreas Ernst, University of Kassel, Germany
Andreas Flache, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Dirk Helbing, ETH, Switzerland
Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Luca Maria Aielleo, Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK
Daniel Anthony McFarland, University of Stanford, US

Calls for participation

Call for papers

The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo19) 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.

SocInfo19 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.

SocInfo19 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
Information about Submission

We solicit submission of three types of contribution:

  • Full papers: should not exceed 12 pages (excluding references and any appendix), to be presented orally;
  • Short papers: should not exceed 6 pages (excluding references and any appendix), to be presented orally;
  • Abstracts: should be 1 page (excluding references), to be presented as posters;

Submissions will be reviewed through a double-blind review process (names of the authors invisible). To ensure a thorough and fair review process, this year’s conference will rely on a two-tier review process and we will enforce strict review guidelines to provide even higher-quality feedback to authors. To further incentivize useful and detailed feedback to authors, contributions of best reviewers will be rewarded with special mentions.

As in previous years, accepted papers will appear in Springer's Lecture Note Series in Computer Science. We will also allow accepted papers to be presented without publication in the conference proceedings, if the authors choose to do so. Some of the full paper submissions may be accepted as short papers after review by the Program Committee. A small set of particularly high quality and important papers will be selected for journal publication.

Submission Procedures

Original manuscripts should be submitted in English in pdf format through Easychair.

All the deadlines are at 23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth Time.

Formatting and anonymization. Because SocInfo will publish proceedings, manuscripts should be formatted according to Springer LNCS paper formatting guidelines.
Please ensure that you have anonymized the pdf file for you submission by removing all author names and affiliations and any other information in the manuscript which can be used to identify the author(s).

Conflicts of interests. Some program committee members may have a potential conflict of interest that can prevent them from evaluating you fairly (e.g. they are your colleagues or colleagues of your co-authors). Please declare conflict of interest and provide a brief explanation.
Please check the list of our 175 program committee members and mark any conflicts of interest using the instructions provided below.
If you are making a new submission, after the submission is made you will be asked to mark conflicts of interests.
For existing submissions, you should access the submission and click on "Declare Conflicts".

Call for workshops

The SocInfo’19 Committee invites proposals for the Workshops Day of the conference. All workshops will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the Hilton Hotel (which is the same venue as the main conference).

Workshops should provide participants an opportunity to discuss issues with a selected focus. They can address conceptual, methodological, or practical topics that are of interest to members of the social informatics community, including those from computer science, information science, social science, and computational social science disciplines. To foster interaction and exchange of ideas, all workshops will be kept small, with up to a maximum of 40 participants. Although workshop organizers will be provided flexibility in terms of the format of their workshop, we discourage organizing workshops as mini-conferences dominated by long talks and short discussions. Instead, we encourage organizers to create workshop plans incorporating different types of activities, such as, for example, games, brainstorming sessions, or opportunities for networking. We particularly encourage workshop themes that promote interdisciplinary discussion and provide the opportunity for those working in different fields represented at Social Informatics, including developers and practitioners, to participate.

Proposal review

The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers. The workshop chairs will review each submission and select those with the highest scores on originality, interdisciplinarity, coherence with the conference aims, and ability to attract an audience.

Important Dates
  • Workshop proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Workshop acceptance notification: May 20, 2019

All the deadlines are at 23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth Time.

Submission E-mail: socinfo2019workshops@googlegroups.com

Please email your proposal in a single pdf file to the workshop chairs at socinfo2019workshops@googlegroups.com before the deadline. For additional information please contact the workshop chairs at the same address.

Proposal content Proposals for workshops should be no more than 5 pages in length (10pt, single column, with reasonable margins), written in English, and should contain the following:
  • A concise title.
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of the organizers. The main contact author should be specified. A typical proposal should include no more than four co-chairs.
  • Proposed duration of the workshop – half or full day (3-4 hours or 6-7 hours).
  • A short abstract describing the scope and main objective/goal of the workshop. Identify the specific issues and/or research questions the workshop will focus on, with a brief discussion of (1) why the workshop topic is important; (2) why the workshop is timely; and (3) how it is relevant to social informatics.
  • A two/three paragraph description of the workshop topic and themes.
  • A description of the proposed workshop format and a detailed list of proposed activities, with special emphasis on those activities that distinguish it from a mini-conference (e.g., tutorials, breakout discussions, games, brainstorming sessions, challenges, group activities).
  • An approximate timeline of the activities.
  • A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated and selected (invited contributions, peer review, etc.). In case a PC is needed, provide a tentative list of the members. An indication of the maximum number of participants and a description of when workshop submissions will be selected: by the time of registration, by some predefined criteria or else.
  • Historical information about the workshop, if available. Short description of the previous editions reporting highlights and details about the approximate number of attendees and number of submissions.
  • A list of other related workshops held previously at related conferences, if any (list does not have to be exhaustive), together with a brief statement on how the proposed workshop differs from or how it follows-up on work presented at previous workshops.
  • A short bio for each member of the organizing committee, including a description of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals include organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.
  • A list of the equipment and supplies needed to run the workshop.
  • Additionally, we encourage workshop organizers to create web-based resources for their workshops so that advertising, submission, and organization can be handled online.
Workshop Chairs:
  • Ridhi Kashyap, University of Oxford, UK
  • Minsu Park, Cornell University, USA

Call for tutorials

The SocInfo’19 Committee invites proposals for the Tutorials Day of the conference. All tutorials will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2019, at West Bay Hilton, Doha.

Tutorials will cover computational social science topics consistent with the subject area of the SocInfo conference.

Tutorials will generally be half a day, however based on proposed schedules and activities, a full day tutorial may be warranted. Tutorial chairs may suggest lengths based on proposed scope.

Important Dates
  • Tutorial proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Tutorial acceptance notification: June 1, 2019

All the deadlines are at 23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth Time.

Submission E-mail: socinfo2019tutorials@googlegroups.com

Please email your proposal in a single pdf file to the tutorial chairs at socinfo2019tutorials@googlegroups.com before the deadline. For additional information please contact the tutorial chairs at the same address.

Proposal format
  • Tutorial title and short summary: including motivation for the topic, relevance to the conference and specific objectives/outcomes for the tutorial (300 words).
  • Names, affiliation(s) and contact information for organizer(s).
  • Schedule and activities: including pointers to any sample code/slides/etc. that the organizers have used previously that would be applicable, and detailed description of any activities.
  • Precedent (if applicable): a list of previous tutorials at SocInfo or related conferences, and a brief description of how the proposed tutorial builds on or differs from them.
  • Requirements/equipment: a list of what will be required (e.g. wifi, projector, room with no tables, etc.).
  • Capacity: estimate about the number of attendees (or range) for which this tutorial would be suitable.
  • Audience: target attendees, any pre-requisite background.
Tutorial Chairs:
  • Bogdan State, Facebook, USA
  • Rumi Chunara, New York University, USA

Publications

Traditionally papers have been published in Springer’s Lecture Note Series in Computer Science.

More details will follow later.

Speakers

Programme

Nov. 18, 2019 (Workshops & Tutorials)
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-10:15 Qamar 1: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Techniques for User Studies
Qamar 2: Bias, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Propaganda in Online News and in Social Media
Johara: Social Media Analysis in the Arab World
Azara: Computational methods and data sources for migration research in the digital era
10:15-10:45 Coffee
10:45-12:30 Qamar 1: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Techniques for User Studies
Qamar 2: Bias, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Propaganda in Online News and in Social Media
Johara: Social Media Analysis in the Arab World
Azara: Computational methods and data sources for migration research in the digital era
12:30-13:30 Lunch (Mawasem Restaurant)
13:30-15:15 Qamar 1: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Techniques for User Studies
Qamar 2: Bias, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Propaganda in Online News and in Social Media
Johara: Social Informatics for Social Good
15:15-15:45 Coffee
15:45-17:30 Qamar 1: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Techniques for User Studies
Qamar 2: Bias, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Propaganda in Online News and in Social Media
Johara: Social Informatics for Social Good
Nov. 19, 2019 (Day 1)
8:00-8:40 Registration
8:40-9:00 Opening/Welcome
9:00-9:15 Qatar National Research Fund presentation
9:15-10:15 Keynote Speaker: Francesco Billari
10:15-10:45 Coffee
10:50-12:15 Session 1: Demography, Society & Culture
Jisun An and Haewoon Kwak. Gender and Racial Diversity in Advertisements on Social Media
Samin Aref, Emilio Zagheni and Jevin West. The demography of the peripatetic scientist: Evidence on highly mobile scholars from Web of Science
Daniel Ciganda and Angelo Lorenti. Using Simulated Reproductive History Data to Re-think the Relationship Between Education and Fertility
MeiXing Dong, David Jurgens, Carmen Banea and Rada Mihalcea. Perceptions of social roles across cultures
12:15-13:40 Lunch (Mawasem Restaurant)
13:45-15:30 Session 2: Invited Migration Panel
Guy Abel (Shanghai University, China)
Mapping gender-disaggregated migration movements at subnational scales in and between low- and middle-income countries
James Raymer (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
China and India’s international migration flows within Asia Pacific: Insights from indirect estimation for the period 2000 to 2015
Elin Charles-Edwards (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Cross-national comparisons of internal migration in Asia: Results from IMAGE Asia
Victoria Prieto (University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay)
A field-based learning experience on sampling immigrants in a South-South migration-receiving country
Nathan Welch (University of Washington, Seattle, US)
Estimating and Forecasting Migration for All Pairs of Countries with a Pseudo-Bayes Approach
15:30-16:10 Coffee
16:15-17:00 Invited Speaker: Luca Maria Aiello
17:00-17:45 Lightning talks
Nov. 20, 2019 (Day 2)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:15 Keynote Speaker: Katy Börner
10:15-10:45 Coffee
10:50-12:25 Session 3: Politics and Society
Eric Sanders and Antal van Den Bosch. A Longitudinal Study on Twitter-Based Forecasting of Five Dutch National Elections
Dina Sawaly, Wajdi Zaghouani and David Kaufer. A Digital Analysis Of Sheikha Moza's Public Statements
Kareem Darwish: Quantifying Polarization on Twitter: the Kavanaugh Nomination
short paper: Sopan Khosla, Niyati Chhaya, Milind Srivastava, Shivam Jindal and Oindrila Saha: Do events change opinions on social media? A case study of the 2016 US Presidential Debates
short paper: Philipp Darius and Fabian Stephany: "Hashjacking the Debate: Polarization Strategies of Germany's political far-right on Twitter
12:25-13:40 Lunch (Mawasem Restaurant)
13:45-15:10 Session 4: Social Media & UGC I
Youssef Al Hariri, Walid Magdy and Maria Wolters. Arabs and Atheism: Religious Discussions in the Arab Twittersphere
Steven Wilson, Yiting Shen and Rada Mihalcea. Measuring Personal Values in Cross-Cultural User-Generated Content
Megan Squire: Understanding Gray Networks Using Social Media Trace Data
Kholoud Aldous, Jisun An and Bernard Jansen: Predicting Audience Engagement Across Social Media Platforms in the News Domain
15:10-15:55 Coffee
16:00-16:45 Invited Speaker: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
16:45-17:45 Poster Session with Snacks
Nov. 21, 2019 (Day 3)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:15 Keynote Speaker: Emre Kiciman
10:15-10:45 Coffee
10:50-12:20 Session 5: Social Media & UGC II
Binny Mathew, Ritam Dutt, Suman Kalyan Maity, Pawan Goyal and Animesh Mukherjee. Deep Dive into Anonymity: Large Scale Analysis of Quora Questions
Selina Cho and Joss Wright. Into the Dark: A Case Study of Banned Darknet Drug Forums
short paper: Hamdy Mubarak and Kareem Darwish. Arabic Offensive Language Classification on Twitter
short paper: Abeer Aldayel and Walid Magdy. Assessing Sentiment of the Expressed Stance on Social Media
short paper: Kholoud Aldous, Jisun An and Bernard Jansen: Stylistic Features Usage: Similarities and Differences Using Multiple Social Networks
12:20-13:40 Lunch (Mawasem Restaurant)
13:45-15:10 Session 6: Inequality & Bias
Cameron Lai and Markus Luczak-Roesch. You can't see what you can't see: Experimental evidence for how much relevant information may be missed due to Google's Web search personalisation
Firman Firmansyah and Jason Jones. Did the Black Panther movie make Blacks blacker? Examining black racial identity on Twitter before and after the Black Panther movie release
Eunseo Choi and Emoke-Agnes Horvat. Similar but different? Airbnb’s reputation system and gender differences among guests:Evidence from Big Data and controlled experiments
Arjumand Younus, M. Atif Qureshi and Michael O'Mahony. Housing in Affluent vs. Deprived Areas: An Analysis of Online Housing Advertisements in Dublin
15:10-15:55 Coffee
16:00-16:45 Invited Speaker: Aniko Hannak
16:45-17:30 Invited Speaker: Yelena Mejova
17:30-17:45 Closing Remarks and SocInfo 2020 Presentation

Workshops

Full-day workshop (from 08:30 to 17:30)
Location: Qamar 2

Recent years have seen the rise of social media, which have enabled people to virtually share information with a large number of users without regulation or quality control. On the bright side, this has given an opportunity to anyone to become a content creator, and has also enabled a much faster information dissemination. However, it has also opened the door for malicious users, including automated bots, to spread disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda much faster, enabling them to easily reach audience at a scale that was never possible before. This has given rise to the proliferation of false information that is typically created either (a) to attract network traffic and gain financially from showing online advertisements, e.g., as is the case of clickbait, or (b) to affect individual people's beliefs, and ultimately to influence major events such as political elections. There are strong indications that false information was weaponized at an unprecedented scale during the 2016 U.S. and the 2018 Brazilian presidential campaigns, among many others. The workshop aims to bring together researchers from both academy and industry to discuss Bias, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Propaganda in Online News and in Social Media.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bias
  • Bots
  • Check-worthiness
  • Claim extraction
  • Claim source detection
  • Clickbait
  • Deep fakes
  • Disinformation
  • Echo chambers
  • Fact-checking
  • Fake reviews
  • Harassment/bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Hyper-partisanship
  • Misinformation
  • Offensive language
  • Polarization
  • Propaganda identification/analysis
  • Seminar users
  • Source reliability
  • Stance detection
  • Supporting evidence retrieval
  • Trolls
  • Trust
  • Truth

Preslav Nakov, Giovanni da San Martino, Jisun An, Haewoon Kwak
Qatar Computing Research Institute,
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Banu Akdenizli
Northwestern University, Qatar

Alberto Barron-Cedeno
Università di Bologna

Marc O. Jones
Hamad bin Khalifa University

Grant Franklin Totten
Aljazeera

Half-day workshop (from 08:30 to 12:30)
Location: Johara

In recent years, social media network mediums have revolutionized the way people communicate, particularly in the Arab World. The adoption of social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, is not only high in Arabic speaking countries, such platforms have been credited with playing a major role in the Arab Spring. In this workshop we encourage researchers to contribute their recent research works that: showcase recent advances in Arabic Natural Language Processing as they relate to social media; and highlight specific phenomena that characterize Arabic social media. The workshop aims to break barriers to using technologies to address research questions related to social sciences research in the Arabic speaking world. The Arabic speaking region expands from the Middle East to North Africa covering a wide area with distinct geographies, ethnicities, governments and more. These features add unique and interesting complexities to social and sociological studies of the region.

The main workshop topics include:

  • Challenges of Arabic social media processing;
  • Opinion mining, Sentiment analysis and social media analytics of the Arabic language;
  • Credibility of online Arabic content;
  • Annotated corpora and resources for the Arabic language in social media;
  • Basic core technologies for Arabic in Social Media.

Wajdi Zaghouani
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Walid Magdy
University of Edinburgh

Ahmed Abdelali, Hamdy Mubarak, Kareem Darwish
Qatar Computing Research Institute,
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Houda Bouamor
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Half-day workshop (from 08:30 to 12:30)
Location: Azara

Migration plays a central role in population processes, and represents an increasingly important component of social, economic, health, and political change across the globe. However, despite its growing importance, migration data remain expensive, difficult to collect, and burdened by inconsistencies due to the definitions used by different organizations. On the other hand, the spread of internet and online social networks may provide unprecedented opportunities for studying global population dynamics, offering, for instance, new data sources for studying demographic processes such as migration. The goal of this workshop is hence to facilitate a conversation about improving migration data collection and developing new modeling approaches by bringing together social scientists interested in the estimation of internal and international migration flows with data scientists and statisticians who are familiar with strategies for inferring information on migration from new forms of digital data and with modeling approaches for integrating different data sources.

The workshop will try to address questions such as:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of different kinds of migration data?
  • How can we combine official statistics from different countries to produce estimates of national and international migration?
  • What are the biases in migration research from internet and social media data? How can new data be used to help improve migration theory and inference?
  • Can we produce migration estimates for shorter time periods?
  • Can we synthesize survey data and digital records to better predict migration?

Emanuele Del Fava, Emilio Zagheni
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Half-day workshop (from 13:30 to 17:30)
Location: Johara

New data sources and computer science methods are quickly becoming more and more central to meeting challenges in social innovation, international development and humanitarian aid. The importance of data science for social good in particular, has been recently recognized as a key strategic priority by UN agencies, NGOs, research centers worldwide as well as funders. Data from digital platforms (e.g., mobile phone data and smartphone apps, online social social media, financial transaction and purchase records) open a new window to gain insights into social behaviors as they relate to welfare, (in)equality, health-related outcomes, demography, socio-cultural integration and much more. Bringing to bear the knowledge and methods of the Social Informatics community on such issues is a timely opportunity for impact and relevance. This workshop aims at stimulating discussion around these opportunities with a focus that includes, but is not limited to, the following broad domains included under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

  • Humanitarian aid
  • Gender gaps
  • Public health, access to health, nutrition
  • Migrations and internal displacement
  • Education and skill gaps
  • Unemployment
  • Inequality and poverty
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Model interpretability and algorithmic fairness in support of better decision making
  • Impact measurement of programs for social good

Ciro Cattuto
ISI Foundation

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis
UN Global Pulse

Tutorials

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Techniques for User Studies
Full-day tutorial (from 08:30 to 17:30)
Location: Qamar 1

Understanding users of information systems is of critical importance in many fields. While some insights can be gleaned from data scraping and collection from online sources, these user data methods have limitations, including bias and explicit actions. A good alternative and supplemental data collection technique are laboratory user studies, which can a standalone method of user data collection or used in conjunction with other data collection approaches. However, collecting quantitative and qualitative data during laboratory user studies is fraught with difficulties and challenges. In this tutorial, we will highlight these changes and methods to overcome them. This tutorial will present motivations for conducting a user study, approaches for the design of user studies, IRB processes, data collection techniques, and data analysis methods, including transcripts and eye tracking. We aim to make the tutorial as hands-on as possible. As such, we believe the tutorial will be of great interest and benefit to the conference attendees.

Soon-gyo Jung, Joni Salminen, Jim Jansen
Qatar Computing Research Institute,
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Posters

You have to bring your poster printed out on A1 format. We will provide the equipment to hang up your poster.

Recommend poster size is A1 in portrait mode. In case portrait mode is not possible, a horizontal poster in B2 is also acceptable.
A1 594 x 841 mm 23.4 x 33.1 in
B2 500 x 707 mm 19.7 x 27.8 in

In general, posters combine textual and graphical representation of your work. The idea is to explain in easy-accessible way your results to the audience. During the poster session time you are expected to stay close to your poster to address questions and explain in a verbal way your ideas to other participants.


Lightning Talks

Each presenter will have a maximum of 120 seconds to introduce their work using a maximum of two slides. The presenters should finish within 120 seconds, otherwise a buzzer sound will stop them.

To be included in the lightning talk session, please send your slides to aref@demogr.mpg.de by Friday 15 November. Please make sure that the presenter's name and title of the poster appear on both slides. The preferred format for the slides is pdf. The pptx format is also acceptable.

The slides from all lightning talk presenters will be merged together and copied on the conference computer before the conference starts. You cannot bring your lightning talk slides on a USB drive because of time limitations.


Accepted Papers

Oral Presentations

Quantifying Polarization on Twitter: the Kavanaugh Nomination
Kareem Darwish

Understanding "Gray" Networks Using Social Media Trace Data
Megan Squire

Predicting Audience Engagement Across Social Media Platforms in the News Domain
Kholoud Aldous, Jisun An and Bernard Jansen

Stylistic Features Usage: Similarities and Differences Using Multiple Social Networks
Kholoud Aldous, Jisun An and Bernard Jansen

Do events change opinions on social media? A case study of the 2016 US Presidential Debates
Sopan Khosla, Niyati Chhaya, Milind Srivastava, Shivam Jindal and Oindrila Saha

"Hashjacking" the Debate: Polarisation strategies of Germany’s political far-right on Twitter
Philipp Darius and Fabian Stephany

Similar but different? Airbnb's reputation system and gender differences among guests: Evidence from Big Data and controlled experiments
Eunseo Choi and Emoke-Agnes Horvat

Deep Dive into Anonymity: Large Scale Analysis of Quora Questions
Binny Mathew, Ritam Dutt, Suman Kalyan Maity, Pawan Goyal and Animesh Mukherjee

Gender and Racial Diversity in Commercial Brands' Advertising Images on Social Media
Jisun An and Haewoon Kwak

Measuring Personal Values in Cross-Cultural User-Generated Content
Steven Wilson, Yiting Shen and Rada Mihalcea

Arabic Offensive Language Classification on Twitter
Hamdy Mubarak and Kareem Darwish

Illicit Trust: A Case Study on Banned Darknet Drug Forums
Selina Cho and Joss Wright

Arabs and Atheism: Religious Discussions in the Arab Twittersphere
Youssef Al Hariri, Walid Magdy and Maria Wolters

A Digital Analysis Of Sheikha Moza's Public Statements
Dina Sawaly, Wajdi Zaghouani and David Kaufer

Did the Black Panther movie make Blacks blacker? Examining black racial identity on Twitter before and after the Black Panther movie release
Firman Firmansyah and Jason Jones

You can't see what you can't see: Experimental evidence for how much relevant information may be missed due to Google's Web search personalisation
Cameron Lai and Markus Luczak-Roesch

A Longitudinal Study on Twitter-Based Forecasting of Five Dutch National Elections
Eric Sanders and Antal van Den Bosch

Housing in Affluent vs. Deprived Areas: An Analysis of Online Housing Advertisements in Dublin
Arjumand Younus, M. Atif Qureshi and Michael O'Mahony

Perceptions of social roles across cultures
MeiXing Dong, David Jurgens, Carmen Banea and Rada Mihalcea

The demography of the peripatetic researcher: Evidence on highly mobile scholars from the Web of Science
Samin Aref, Emilio Zagheni and Jevin West

Using Simulated Reproductive History Data to Re-think the Relationship Between Education and Fertility
Daniel Ciganda and Angelo Lorenti

Assessing Sentiment of the Expressed Stance on Social Media
Abeer Aldayel and Walid Magdy


Poster Presentations

On The Popularity of Arabic News Articles
Sejeong Kwon, Sofiane Abbar and Bernard Jansen

Gender, Language and Content Variance of the GCC Region Tweets
Hamda Al-Boinin, Wajdi Zaghouani and David Kaufer

The Shapley-Shubik Power Index in Complex Network
Takayuki Mizuno, Shohei Doi and Shuhei Kurizaki

Resonance Structure of Online Flaming: Epicenter of Information Diffusion
Kohei Koyama, Kimitaka Asatani, Takeshi Sakaki and Ichiro Sakata

Embedding-based Qualitative Analysis of Polarization in Turkey
Mücahid Kutlu, Kareem Darwish, Cansin Bayrak, Ammar Rashed and Tamer Elsayed

Is User's Centrality Related to Hardness of Location Estimation?
Shiori Hironaka, Mitsuo Yoshida and Kyoji Umemura

Political Geography of Jakarta: The Spatial Pattern of Jakarta 2004-2017 Election
Ardian Maulana and Hokky Situngkir

JobLex: A Lexico-Semantic Knowledgebase of Occupational Information Descriptors
Koustuv Saha, Manikanta D Reddy and Munmun De Choudhury

Maximizing Social Influence with Time Constraints using Evolutionary Algorithm
Radosław Michalski and Michał Weskida

Advancing Sexual Health Education For Young African Adults In The Digital: Lessons Learned from the SHYAdults Network
Emmanuel Olamijuwon and Clifford Odimegwu

Analyzing political polarization and legislative effectiveness through partitioning networks of U.S. congress legislators
Samin Aref and Zachary Neal

Indicator of the Number of Stores and Facilities Suitable for Urban Population Using Scaling Exponents
Takaaki Ohnishi, Takayuki Mizuno and Tsutomu Watanabe

How correct is it to treat missing data as a valid category in social research? The case of decision trees
Svetlana Zhuchkova and Aleksei Rotmistrov

Investigating Multi-Community Cross-Posting Behavior of Users in Reddit
Hind Almerekhi, Haewoon Kwak and Bernard Jansen

Online Privacy Paradox and Social Networks: The Context of Qatar
Bayan Saleh El-Taweel and Wajdi Zaghouani

Emojis Usage on Social Media: The Case of Generation X and Generation Y
Asma Al-Kuwari, Wajdi Zaghouani and Marc Jones

Predicting the Topical Stance of Media and Popular Twitter Users
Peter Stefanov, Kareem Darwish, Ivan Koychev and Preslav Nakov

Intergenerational Experience of Genital Mutilation: Can Artificial Intelligence be Used to Identify Mothers who may Mutilate their Daughters?
Emmanuel Olamijuwon, Olaide Ojoniyi, Clifford Odimegwu and Jeremiah Olamijuwon

Self-Representations on Dating Apps: the case of Tinder in Russia
Anton Boichenko

Emotional pulse of schools
Ivan Smirnov


Organizers

Organizing Committee

Programme Committee

Senior PC members

  • Luca Maria Aiello
    Nokia Bell Labs
  • Samin Aref
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Ciro Cattuto
    ISI Foundation
  • Daniel Ciganda
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Dennis Feehan
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Miriam Fernandez
    Knowledge Media Institute
  • Fabian Flöck
    GESIS Cologne
  • Kiran Garimella
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • André Grow
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Alex Hanna
    Google Cloud
  • Denis Helic
    Graz University of Technology
  • Kenneth Joseph
    University at Buffalo
  • Fariba Karimi
    GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Ridhi Kashyap
    University of Oxford
  • Emre Kiciman
    Microsoft Research AI
  • Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda
    GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Ryota Kobayashi
    National Institute of Informatics
  • Kiran Lakkaraju
    Sandia National Laboratories
  • Florian Lemmerich
    RWTH Aachen University
  • Bruno Lepri
    MobS Lab - Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Kristina Lerman
    University of Southern California
  • Elisabeth Lex
    Graz University of Technology
  • Walid Magdy
    The University of Edinburgh
  • Eric Malmi
    Google
  • Afra Mashhadi
    UN Global Pulse
  • Yelena Mejova
    ISI Foundation
  • Kevin Munger
    Princeton Center for the Study of Democratic Politics
  • Zachary Neal
    Michigan State University
  • Wolfgang Nejdl
    Leibniz University Hannover
  • Weike Pan
    Shenzhen University
  • Marco Pellegrini
    Institute for Informatics and Telematics of C.N.R.
  • Jason Radford
    University of Chicago
  • Miriam Redi
    Wikimedia Foundation
  • Timothy Riffe
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Blaine Robbins
    New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Daniel Romero
    University of Michigan
  • Alex Rutherford
    Scalable Cooperation (MIT Media Lab)
  • Diego Saez-Trumper
    Wikimedia
  • Kavé Salamatian
    Polytech’Annecy Chambéry
  • Michael Schultz
    Northwestern University
  • Steffen Staab
    Institut WeST, University Koblenz-Landau
  • Bogdan State
    Stanford University
  • Rochelle Terman
    University of Chicago
  • Devesh Tiwari
    Northeastern University
  • Christoph Trattner
    University of Bergen
  • Katrin Weller
    GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences


  • Palakorn Achananuparp
    Living Analytics Research Centre - Singapore Management University
  • Thomas Ågotnes
    University of Bergen
  • Wei Ai
    University of Michigan
  • Diego Alburez
    Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research
  • Hamed Alhoori
    Northern Illinois University
  • Kristen Altenburger
    Stanford University
  • Tawfiq Ammari
    University of Michigan
  • Pablo Aragón
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Mossaab Bagdouri
    Walmart eCommerce
  • Ebrahim Bagheri
    Ryerson University
  • Vladimir Barash
    Graphika, Inc
  • Dominik Batorski
    University of Warsaw
  • Martin Becker
    University of Würzburg
  • George Berry
    Cornell University
  • Ginestra Bianconi
    Queen Mary University of London
  • Livio Bioglio
    University of Turin
  • Jim Blomo
    SigOpt
  • Svetlana Bodrunova
    St. Petersburg State University
  • Ludovico Boratto
    Eurecat
  • Ulrik Brandes
    ETH Zurich
  • Cody Buntain
    SMaPP Lab - New York University
  • Colin Campbell
    Washington College
  • Leslie Carr
    University of Southampton
  • Claudio Castellano
    Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, (ISC-CNR) and Dipartimento di Fisica, "Sapienza" Universita' di Roma
  • Fabio Celli
    Gruppo Maggioli
  • Nina Cesare
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation - University of Washington
  • Stevie Chancellor
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Charalampos Chelmis
    University at Albany State University of New York
  • Yi-Shin Chen
    National Tsing Hua University
  • Dimitris Christopoulos
    Modul University Vienna & Edinburgh
  • Taejoong Chung
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • David Corney
    Full Fact
  • Denzil Correa
    Bayer Pharma R&D
  • Michele Coscia
    IT University of Copenhagen
  • Andrew Crooks
    George Mason University
  • Ángel Cuevas
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Rubn Cuevas
    Telematics Engineering Departement, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Tiago Cunha
    University of Michigan
  • Thomas Davidson
    Cornell University
  • Emiliano De Cristofaro
    University College London
  • Emanuele Del Fava
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Jana Diesner
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Djellel Difallah
    New York University Center for Data Science
  • Sofia Dokuka
    National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Victor M Eguiluz
    Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas - Universitat de les Illes Balears)
  • Motahhare Eslami
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Reza Farahbakhsh
    Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom SudParis
  • Katayoun Farrahi
    University of Southampton
  • Vanessa Frias-Martinez
    University of Maryland
  • Gerhard Fuchs
    University of Stuttgart
  • Sabrina Gaito
    University of Milan
  • Peng Gao
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Floriana Gargiulo
    GEMASS - CNRS and University of Paris Sorbonne
  • Sofia Gil-Clavel
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Maria Glenski
    University of Notre Dame
  • Jessica Godwin
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Kwang-Il Goh
    Korea University
  • Christophe Guéret
    Accenture Labs
  • Francesco Gullo
    UniCredit
  • Pritam Gundecha
    IBM Research, Almaden
  • Mohammed Hasanuzzaman
    ADAPT Centre, Dublin
  • Tuan-Anh Hoang
    L3S Research Center, Leibniz University of Hanover
  • Kim Holmberg
    University of Turku
  • Christopher Homan
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Geert-Jan Houben
    Delft University of Technology
  • Yuheng Hu
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Dmitry Ignatov
    National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Adam Jatowt
    Kyoto University
  • Marco Alberto Javarone
    School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Coventry University, UK
  • Hang-Hyun Jo
    Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
  • Kazuhiro Kazama
    Wakayama University
  • Styliani Kleanthous
    University of Cyprus
  • Andreas Koch
    University of Salzburg
  • Sergei Koltcov
    National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Hemank Lamba
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Renaud Lambiotte
    University of Oxford
  • Walter Lamendola
    University of Denver
  • Georgios Lappas
    Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Western Macedonia
  • Yanina Ledovaya
    Saint Petersburg University
  • Deok-Sun Lee
    Inha University
  • Xiao Ma
    Cornell Tech
  • Matteo Magnani
    Uppsala University
  • Matteo Manca
    Eurecat (Technological Center of Catalunya)
  • Lydia Manikonda
    Arizona State University
  • Gianluca Manzo
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Emanuele Massaro
    Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne
  • Naoki Masuda
    University of Bristol
  • Hisashi Miyamori
    Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Jose Moreno
    Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
  • Tsuyoshi Murata
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Shinsuke Nakajima
    Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Keiichi Nakata
    University of Reading
  • Mirco Nanni
    KDD-Lab, The "Alessandro Faedo" Institute of Information Science and Technologies
  • Daniela Negraia
    Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research
  • Alexandra Nenko
    National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Finn Årup Nielsen
    Technical University of Denmark
  • Carlos Nunes Silva
    Universidade de Lisboa
  • Jason Nurse
    University of Kent
  • Symeon Papadopoulos
    Information Technologies Institute
  • Luca Pappalardo
    Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa and KDD-Lab, The "Alessandro Faedo" Institute of Information Science and Technologies
  • Sergei Pashakhin
    National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Leto Peel
    Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • María Pereda
    Universidad Politcnica de Madrid
  • Hemant Purohit
    George Mason University
  • Muhammad Atif Qureshi
    ADAPT Centre, Dublin
  • Giancarlo Ruffo
    Universita' di Torino
  • Mostafa Salehi
    University of Tehran
  • Piotr Sapiezynski
    Northeastern University
  • Kazutoshi Sasahara
    Nagoya University
  • Michael Schaub
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rossano Schifanella
    University of Turin
  • Frank Schweitzer
    ETH Zurich
  • Rok Sosic
    Stanford University
  • Srinath Srinivasa
    International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
  • Pål Sundsøy
    Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Xian Teng
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Michele Tizzoni
    ISI Foundation
  • Klaus G. Troitzsch
    University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Charalampos Tsourakakis
    Harvard University
  • Onur Varol
    Northeastern University
  • Wenbo Wang
    Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University
  • Sanjaya Wijeratne
    Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University
  • Joss Wright
    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Kevin S. Xu
    University of Toledo
  • Elena Yagunova
    St. Petersburg State University
  • Hirozumi Yamaguchi
    Osaka University
  • Jie Yang
    Amazon Research
  • Arjumand Younus
    Insight Center for Data Analytics, University College Dublin
  • Nicholas Jing Yuan
    Huawei Technologies
  • Yang Zhang
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
  • Arkaitz Zubiaga
    Queen Mary University of London


Registration & Visa

Registration

 

Early bird registration fees
(by 13th September)

Normal registration fee
(by 11th November)

On-site registration fee

 

Student

Regular

Student

Regular

Student

Regular

for 4 days

260 USD (946 QAR)

325 USD (1183 QAR)

310 USD (1128 QAR)

400 USD (1456 QAR)

400 USD (1456 QAR)

475 USD (1729 QAR)

for one day

90 USD (327 QAR)

120 USD (436 QAR)

120 USD (436 QAR)

150 USD (546 QAR)

150 USD (546 QAR)

200 USD (728 QAR)

Click Here For Online Registration

4-day fee includes the lunches, coffee breaks, and the conference banquet, except the 1-day fee that includes the lunch and coffee breaks only.

Cut-off registration: September 13, 2019 (extended). This means that at least one paper author should register before September 13, 2019 for the paper to be published.

Normal registration fee is applied between September 14 and November 11, 2019.

Students will be required to submit proof of student status. The detailed instruction will follow later.

Payment Methods

By card online

This is the preferred method of payment.

All fees for the conference registration can be paid by card online clear of all bank charges.

To complete your registration, please click.

By manual charging of the credit card

It is also possible to pay by credit card manually.

To complete your registration, please fill the following authorization form and send it to info@qanect.com

By bank transfers

When you make an international wire transfer you can choose who pays the transfer charges.

Please make sure that you pay all transfer charges.

Beneficiary bank details for payments in QAR
  • Address: P.O. Box 3232, Grand Hamad Avenue, Doha, Qatar
  • Beneficiary: QANECT MARKETING LLC.
  • Beneficiary Bank: COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR
  • Beneficiary Bank A/c No.: 4010583305001
  • SWIFT Code: CBQAQAQA
  • IBAN Number: QA18CBQA000000004010583305001

For any inquiries or questions regarding the registration, please contact us at  socinforeg@qcri.org

Visa

Thanks to a host of visa facilitation measures, Qatar is now the most open country in the Middle East. Visitors from all around the world can now enter Qatar either visa free, or by filling out simple online applications, depending on the passport they carry. Visitors are asked to respect local customs and traditions.

Citizens of the 80 approved countries can obtain a Tourist Visa upon arrival. This visa can also be issued online prior to travel.

Venue and Accommodation

Getting to Doha

by plane

Doha is served by the Hamad International Airport. From the Hamad Airport terminal, we recommend you to follow the "Taxi" sign in the arrival hall and get one of the offical taxi (in blue color). These taxi are safe and not expensive. The price should be less than 100QR and around 50-70QR if you stay near the conference venue.

Workshop and Tutorial Venue

All workshops and tutorials will be held at Hilton Hotel.

Main Conference Venue

Conference will take place in Hilton Hotel.

Accommodation

Special rates for participants are available at Hilton: You can get the rooms at the rate of 500 QAR (approximately US $137) single 550 QAR (approximately US $151) double including bed and breakfast on standard rooms. If you intend to reserve a room at the Hilton, we strongly recommend booking as soon as possible by using this link.

The following hotels are near the conference venue: