We (researchers from Stanford University, University of Notre Dame, and
Snap Inc.) are organizing a *workshop on online misbehavior and
The deadline for submissions is *Nov 27, 2017.*
More details are given below.
Please consider submitting!
MIS2: Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web workshop, Los
Angeles, February 9, 2018
The workshop MIS2: Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web will be
held in conjunction with WSDM 2018 on February 9, 2018 at Los Angeles, CA,
Please visit the following web for more details about the workshop:
The website for WSDM 2018 is: http://www.wsdm-conference.org/2018/
========================== Introduction ==============================
MIS2 is an interdisciplinary workshop that invites contributions from
researchers and practitioners who study misbehavior and misinformation on
the web. Web includes: social media, e-commerce platforms, collaborative
and knowledge-based platforms (e.g., Wiki* and question-answer platforms
like Quora, StackOverflow, etc.), computer mediated communications, both
p2p (e.g., email, text chat, video chat, etc.) and broadcasting (e.g.,
notice boards, discussion boards, video broadcasts), online gaming
platforms, online transactions platforms (e.g., credit card,
cryptocurrency, etc.), crowdsourcing platforms, and many more types of
========= Areas of interest include, but are not limited to ==========
1. Misbehavior and threat on the web, such as spam, trolling, scam, fraud,
bots, coordinated attacks, cyberbullying, harassment, sybils, sockpuppets,
propaganda, extremism, hate speech, flashing, and others.
2. False information on the web: fake reviews, fake news, rumors, hoaxes,
fabricated images, videos, and others.
========= Topics of interest include, but are not limited to =========
1. Empirical characterization of false information/misbehavior
2. Measuring real world and online impact
3. Deception in misinformation and misbehavior
4. Reputation manipulation
5. Measuring economic, ideological, and other rationale behind creation
6. Rationale behind spread and success
7. Targets or victims of misbehavior and misinformation
8. Effect of echo chambers, personalization, confirmation bias, and other
socio-psychological and technological phenomenon
9. Detection methods using graphs, text, behavior, image, video, and audio
10. Adversarial analysis of misbehavior and misinformation
11. Prevention and mitigation techniques, tools, and countermeasures
12. Theoretical and/or empirical modeling of spread
13. Visualizing spread
14. Anonymity, security, and privacy aspects of data collection
15. Usable security in misbehavior detection
16. Ethics, privacy, fairness, and biases in current tools and techniques
17. Case studies
Papers should be 2 to 8 pages long, will be published on the workshop
webpage, and will not be considered archival for resubmission purposes to
future venues. Authors whose papers are accepted to the workshop will have
the opportunity to present their research in oral presentation and
participate in a poster session.
We explicitly encourage the submission of preliminary work in the form of
extended abstracts (2 pages).
============================= Key Dates =============================
Paper submission deadline: November 27, 2017
Author Notification: December 14, 2017
Camera Ready Due: January 1, 2018
Workshop date: February 9, 2018
====================== Submission Instructions ======================
All papers will be peer reviewed.
We encourage submissions of the following types, but not limited to:
1. Novel research papers
2. Demo papers
3. Survey papers
4. Comparison papers of existing methods and tools
5. Work-in-progress papers
6. Extended abstracts
7. Relevant work that has been previously published
8. Work that will be presented at the main conference of WSDM 2018
Format: Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the new ACM format
published in ACM guidelines, selecting the generic "sigconf" sample.
Submissions should be 1 to 8 pages long. No need to anonymize your
submission. The paper is not considered archival for resubmission purposes
to future venues.
Submission Link: Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair:
======================= Contact Information ==========================
You may email Srijan Kumar at [hidden email] for any queries.
Computer Science, Stanford University
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