CfP: ICML 2010 Workshop on Social Analytics

Call For Papers
Social Analytics: Learning from human interactions
Workshop held at the 27th International Conference
on Machine Learning (ICML 2010)
Haifa, Israel: June 25, 2010

Our social interactions are often made by electronic means, and are
thus recorded in accessible formats. This opens a range of
possibilities for studying human interactions from data such as social
network sites on the web and cell phone communications. These tasks
usually involve massive amount of data (billions of records) that is
often quite noisy and even corrupted. Social and artificial networks
suggest new challenges in modeling machine learning problems as there
are strong spatial and temporal correlations.
In this workshop we will hear researchers from academia and industry
share their insights about the theory and applications of social
analytics. Our focus will be on graph mining and predictive tools that
can be used in this area. We will also consider different applications
from recommender systems, marketing, search, network optimization and
other emerging areas.
Our goal is to bring people from different fields, ranging from
computer science to marketing, from both academia and industry, to
foster a discussion on the different approaches people have taken to
the study of social phenomena. A successful workshop will introduce
people to the tools and data available for social research in various
communities. A primary goal of the workshop is to create a set of
common theoretical problems to work on and to solicit data from
companies to facilitate common research challenges.

Invited Speakers (confirmed)
Jure Lescovec (Stanford University)
Amit Amil Nanavati (IBM)
Duncan Watts (Yahoo!)

We are awaiting for confirmation from several additional speakers.

Submission Instructions
If you would like to present at this workshop, please send an email
no later than 23st May, specifying:
– Title
– Authors and affiliations
– A short paper – Length should be no more than 2000 words
or PDF format)

Dates & Deadlines
May 16th: Abstract Submission
May 25th: Acceptance Notification

Organizing Committee
Shie Mannor
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion, Israel
Yossi Richter
IBM Research Haifa Lab, Haifa, Israel
Elad Yom-Tov
IBM Research Haifa Lab, Haifa, Israel
Kirill Dyagilev
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion, Israel