Call for papers


Over the last few years, and particularly recently, news and enetrtainment areas have seen a signi cant shift in the way content is produced, consumed, and shared. For example, in many cases, news are generated and shared by users before they become available by official news sources. Traditional news providers increasingly depend on social media as an information source. In the entertainment domain, social media have been successfully used for promoting events, and sharing related experiences, and for prediction, among others. In addition, many traditional entertainment applications are becoming socialized, in the sense that new social media features are now part of their core (e.g., sharing of playlists or music listening, etc.).

We welcome contributions on various aspects of news and entertainment social media applications including papers on related theory, methodology, algorithms and issues. We also welcome position papers and interesting applications and demos.

Topics of interest

  • Data mining and information extraction from large-scale social media related to news and entertainment
  • Real-time aspects, efficient implementations and architecturesin news and entertainment applications
  • Integration of professional and social media sources in news and entertainment
  • Psychological, sociological, and cultural factors in consumption and production of news and entertainment
  • News discovery and serendipity through social media
  • Information visualization
  • Business models and business needs of social media in news and entertainment services
  • Case studies including large-scale data analysis of important news and cultural events
  • Novel systems and applications in news and entertainment


  • 1 February 2012: Paper Submission Extended deadline: 7 February 2012
  • 28 February 2012: Notification of acceptance
  • 16 March 2012: Camera Ready paper
  • 16 April 2012: Workshop

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