Call for papers

We invite research papers and position statements on topics related to how news published on the web find their audience. For instance, papers on how people come across news serendipitously while performing online social-networking activities, or contributions on how social-media platforms have expanded the ways in which people share news. The relevant topics of interest for SNOW include but are not limited to:

  • summarization, exploration, and visualization of news content
  • information retrieval in news collections
  • personalized news recommendation
  • tracking of news evolution
  • modeling of news readers
  • modeling of news propagation on social networks
  • studying the interplay between news and web-usage data (web search, clicks, etc.)
  • studying the interplay between news and social-media data
  • mining news comments
  • citizen journalism and wiki-news
  • platforms and services for computational journalism
  • news and mobile computing

The major criteria for the selection process of papers will be their potential to generate discussion and influence future research directions.

In the spirit of the workshop theme, the acceptance of papers will be conditioned to the submission of a blog entry (that will be eventually posted on the workshop website) describing the research carried out in a non-technical style. The purpose is to reach outside the computer-science community and make the latest results on computer-based journalism known to a broader audience.

Position and research papers should not exceed 4 and 8 pages, respectively, double column, including figures, tables and references in the standard ACM conference format. Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere, and must be submitted electronically in printable PDF format (other formats will be rejected). We will give preference to position papers, although we plan to accept research papers that might be controversial or have a high potential for generating discussion.

Paper submission is single blind and will be handled via EasyChair. We will tentatively invite the best submissions to extend their papers in order to be published on a special issue of a journal.

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The call has been published on SIG-IRList, WikiCFP, DBWorldKDnuggets.