SoMeRA 2015: 2nd International Workshop on Social Media Retrieval and Analysis

in conjunction with the
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2015)

Date: Nov 14, 2015
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Room: Imperial

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The International Workshop on Social Media Retrieval and Analysis (SoMeRA) is targeted at presenting cutting edge research on all topics of retrieval, recommendation, browsing, and data mining in social media, as well as on the analysis of user’s multifaceted traces in social media. In particular, novel methods and ideas that address challenges such as large quantity and noisiness of user-generated multimedia data, user biases, cold-start problem, or integrating contextual aspects into retrieval and recommendation techniques are highly welcome. The workshop will further foster the exchange of ideas between different communities, in particular it aims at better connecting the multimedia information retrieval and recommender systems communities with the data mining community.


2015-09-29: Program and room announced.
2015-08-29: Submission of camera-ready versions due Septemer 10, 2015.
2015-07-17: Deadline extension to August 2, 2015.
2015-05-08: Tentative list of program committee members online.
2015-04-01: First version of SoMeRA 2015 web page launched.


08.30 - 08:45 Opening and Welcome
8:45 - 10:00 Paper Session (each talk: 20 mins presentation + 5 mins discussion):
Martin Pichl, Eva Zangerle, and Günther Specht - "Towards a Context-Aware Music Recommendation Approach: What is Hidden in the Playlist Name?"
Markus Schedl - "Towards Personalizing Classical Music Recommendations"
Mochamad Ibrahim, Omar Abdillah, Alfan Farizki Wicaksono, and Mirna Adriani - "Political Sentiment Analysis for Predicting Presidential Election Results in A Twitter Nation"
10.00 - 10.15 Coffee break
10.15 - 12.20 Paper Session (each talk: 20 mins presentation + 5 mins discussion):
Yagmur Gizem Cinar, Susana Zoghbi, and Marie-Francine Moens - "Inferring User Interests on Social Media From Text and Images"
Kuan-Hsi Chen, Yuh-Jyh Hu, and Tyne Liang - "A Two-Stage Learning Method for Response Prediction"
Paulo R. Cavalin, Luis G. Moyano, and Pedro P. Miranda - "A Multiple Classifier System for Classifying Life Events on Social Media"
Shatha Jaradat, Nima Dokoohaki, and Mihhail Matskin - "OLLDA: A Supervised and Dynamic Topic Mining Framework in Twitter"
Ge Zhou, Lu Yu, Chu-Xu Zhang, Chuang Liu, Zi-Ke Zhang, and Jianlin Zhang - "A novel approach for generating personalized mention list on micro-blogging system"   
12:20 - 12.30 Wrap-up and final remarks

 Call for Papers

Social media are fundamentally changing the way how we communicate and discover knowledge. Nowadays, people create, share, and consume a huge number of multimedia material on the web and in particular on social platforms. Consequently, the amount of user-generated data (including content and contextual information of the users) has been spiraling during the past few years.  The faster the growth of these corpora, the harder it gets for the individual to find the media documents which satisfy a particular need for information and knowledge. When it comes to multimedia material in particular, the users might also exhibit an entertainment need, which may involve aspects of novelty, serendipity, familiarity, or popularity. However, current retrieval, recommendation, and browsing techniques often fall short to deal with multimodal user-generated data (including audio, image, video, text, and contextual data), in particular on a larger scale.
Satisfying the information or entertainment need of users requires a comprehensive understanding of them, which can be gained to some extent by means of social media analysis and mining. Correspondingly, user models built from this knowledge will improve retrieval in social media, going far beyond text-based search which is still the most common paradigm. The gained knowledge also enables intelligently informed and enriched applications in various media domains.

SoMeRA 2015 solicits regular technical papers of up to 6 pages following the IEEE author guidelines as well as short papers of up to 2 pages. Regular papers will be presented in an oral session. Short papers will be presented in a demo/poster session. Submissions must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two Program Committee members. The review process will be double-blind. Therefore, authors must conceal their identity (no author names, no affiliations, no acknowledgment of sponsors, no direct references to previous work).

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Important Dates

Paper submission
August 2, 2015 July 20, 2015 (23:59, anywhere on earth)
Notification September 1, 2015
Submission of camera-ready version September 10, 2015

Workshop Committee

Organizers / Program Chairs

Program Committee (confirmed, to be extended)

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Jialie Shen
Singapore Management University, Singapore
E-Mail: jlshen [at] smu [dot] edu [dot] sg

Markus Schedl

Department of Computational Perception
Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz
E-Mail: markus [dot] schedl [at] jku [dot] at

Peter Knees
Department of Computational Perception
Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz
E-Mail: peter [dot] knees [at] jku [dot] at

last edited by ms on Sep 30, 2015