Massive amounts of data are being generated on social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook. These data can be used to better understand people (e.g., personality traits, perceptions, and preferences) and predict their behavior (e.g., their future location or likelihood of responding to an inquiry). As a result, a deeper understanding of users and their behavior can benefit a wide range of intelligent applications, such as advertising, social recommender systems, and personalized knowledge management. These applications will also benefit individual users themselves and optimize their experience across a wide variety of domains, such as retail, healthcare, and education. Since mining and understanding user behavior from social media often requires interdisciplinary effort, including machine learning, text mining, human-computer interaction, and social science, our workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple fields to discuss the creation of deeper models of individual users by mining the content that they publish and the social networking behavior that they exhibit. On the other hand, mining user behavior from public social media data may also reveal information that users would prefer to keep private. In this workshop we will also discuss possible mechanisms that users might employ to monitor what information has been revealed about themselves on social media and obfuscate any sensitive information.
|Important Dates||Date & Location|
|Workshop paper submissions: August 8th, 2014||November 3, 2014|
|Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: August 21, 2014||Shanghai Regal International East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China|
|Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: August 31, 2014|
|Workshop date: November 3, 2014|