International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2011)

Thursday, October 6, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, October 8, 2011 (All day)

Singapore, October 6-8, 2011

*** Early Registration by September 10, 2011 ***

http://www.sis.smu.edu.sg/SocInfo2011
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The Third International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2011)
will be held in Singapore, a major hub in the Asia Pacific region well
known for its multi-racial and multi-cultural society.  The mission of
SocInfo2011 is to make the conference a premier venue for both social
and computer scientists to exchange the latest research ideas that
better integrate scholars from the two disciplines. The conference
program will reflect this in the keynote talks, tutorials, workshops
and paper sessions addressing emerging topics which attract
interdisciplinary research attention.

SocInfo2011 is hosted by the Singapore Management University and is
supported by the National University of Singapore and Nanyang
Technological University.  The conference also receives support from
the International Communication Association (ICA) and Singapore
Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF).  The conference sponsors
include AFOSR, AOARD and Lee Foundation.

SocInfo2011 offers both serious research exchanges in its keynote
talks, invited talks and paper presentations.  The program also
includes a symposium on social dynamics in online gaming, two
tutorials, poster presentations and demos.  In addition, there will be
a social program that covers reception, banquet and a short heritage
tour for participants to know one another better and to appreciate the
local culture and delicacies.  With a good combination of work and
fun, SocInfo2011 hopes to foster collaboration among the social
informatics researchers as well as to demonstrate the relevance of
their research to a wider community.

The online registration of SocInfo2011 is now open. The early-bird
full and student registration fees are *** S$500 and S$300 ***
respectively.
 Due to limited capacity, we strongly encourage early registrations
at: http://www.sis.smu.edu.sg/SocInfo2011/registration.html
The early registration deadline is *10 September 2011*.


The program highlights include:

Keynotes
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Digital Media and The Relational Revolution in Social Science
by Professor Michael Macy, Cornell University

Using Web Science to Understand and Enable 21st Century
Multidimensional Networks
by Professor Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

Data Mining as a Key Enabler of Computational Social Science
by Professor Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota

Predicting Market Movements: From Breaking News to Emerging Social Media
by Professor Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona

Invited Talks
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Learning Information Diffusion Models from Observation and Its
Application to Behavior Analysis
by Professor Hiroshi Motoda, AFOSR/AOARD and Osaka University

Analysis of Twitter Unfollow: How Often do People Unfollow in Twitter and Why?
by Professor Sue B. Moon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Invited Talks for Symposium on Social Dynamics in Online Gaming
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Understanding Player Behaviors from Real-Time Strategy (RTS) Game
Data: A Starcraft II case study
by Aek Palakorn Achananuparp, Singapore Management University

Defining the World "Social" in Gaming
by Dominic Chai, Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab

Analyzing "Fun" in Social Games
by Roberto Dillon, Digipen Institute of Technology-Singapore


Tutorials
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From Computational to Human Trust: Problems, Methods and Applications
of Trust Management
by Professor Adam Wierzbicki, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information
Technology

Text Analytics for Social Research
by Professor Stuart W. Shulman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

More information about the program can be found at the conference website.


Learn more at http://www.sis.smu.edu.sg/SocInfo2011
 

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