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End of the Road

All good things come to an end, eventually. SocInfo 2014 is now over. Thanks to all the participants to this year’s edition. The conference was a success because of the contribution of the 220+ participants during the four days. See you next year in Beijing!
Unofficial Proceedings (preprints) of all conference and workshop papers are available here.

 

Awards

Best Paper Award

  • Bogdan State, Paolo Parigi. “Disenchanting the World: The Impact of Technology on Relationships” – 1000€ prize

Best Paper Nominees

  • Noah Askin, Michael Mauskapf. “Cultural Attributes and their Influence on Consumption Patterns in Popular Music”
  • Aditi Gupta, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Carlos Castillo, Patrick Meier. “TweetCred: Real-Time Credibility Assessment of Content on Twitter”
  • Bogdan State, Paolo Parigi. “Disenchanting the World: The Impact of Technology on Relationships”
  • Oskar Jarczyk, Blazej Gruszka, Szymon Jaroszewicz, Leszek Bukowski, Adam Wierzbicki. “GitHub projects. Quality analysis of Open-Source Software”
  • Katja Neureiter, Christiane Moser and Manfred Tscheligi. “Look into my eyes & see, what you mean to me. Social Presence as source for Social Capital”
  • Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Sonya Dal Cin. “From “I love you babe” to “leave me alone” – Romantic Relationship Breakups on Twitter”

Best Presentation Awards (tie)

  • Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, Sonya Dal Cin. “From “I love you babe” to “leave me alone” – Romantic Relationship Breakups on Twitter”
  • Noah Askin, Michael Mauskapf. “Cultural Attributes and their Influence on Consumption Patterns in Popular Music”

Best Reviewer Awards (tie)

  • Drew Margolin – Cornell University – 1000€ prize
  • George Valkanas – University of Athens – 1000€ prize

Best Reviewer Nominees

  • Yong-Yeol Ahn – Indiana University
  • Drew Margolin – Cornell University
  • Axel Schulz – TU Darmstadt
  • Bart Thomee – Yahoo Labs
  • George Valkanas – University of Athens

Special Mentions for Recognition of Excellence in Reviewing

  • Yong-Yeol Ahn – Induana University
  • Rense Corten – Utrecht University
  • Fabian Flock – GESIS, University of Koblenz
  • Ruth Garcia – Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Maria Giatsoglou – Aristotele University
  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner- Barcelona Media
  • Nicolas Kourtellis – Yahoo Labs
  • Janette Lehmann – Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Matteo Magnani – Uppsala University
  • Drew Margolin – Cornell University
  • Diego Saez-Trumper – Yahoo Labs
  • Axel Schulz – TU Darmstadt
  • Bart Thomee – Yahoo Labs
  • George Valkanas – University of Athens
  • Sarah Vieweg – QCRI

 

Welcome to SocInfo 2014

We are delighted to welcome the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014) to Barcelona, Spain, from November 10th to November 13th.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.

 

This year’s special purpose of the conference is to to bridge the gap between the social sciences and computer science. We see the challenges of this as at least twofold. On the one hand, social scientific research is still largely overlooked and under-utilized in computational arenas. On the other, social scientists seldom take advantage of computational instruments and  the richness of online-generated data. Our ambition is to make SocInfo a conference that is equally attractive to computer scientists and social scientists by putting emphasis on the methodology needed in the field of computational social science to reach long-term research objectives. We envision SocInfo as a venue that attracts open minded researchers who relax the methodological boundaries between informatics and social sciences so to identify common tools, research questions, and goals.

 

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