WebSci '16- Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science

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SESSION: Keynote addresses

Data and algorithmic bias in the web

Understanding political turbulence: the data science of politics

Why we post: the comparative anthropology of social media

Applying machine learning to ads integrity at Facebook

Large-scale analytics of dynamics of choice among discrete alternatives


Privacy and internet governance

10 years of web science

Computational social science: a bricolage of approaches

SESSION: Tutorials

Community detection: from plain to attributed complex networks

Topic model tutorial: A basic introduction on latent dirichlet allocation and extensions for web scientists

It's getting crowded!: how to use crowdsourcing effectively for web science research

Utilising online qualitative methods for web science

Likeology: modeling, predicting, and aggregating likes in social media

SESSION: Hackaton

Exploring the past of the web: alexandria & archive-it hackathon

SESSION: Behaviour

Beyond the MOOC platform: gaining insights about learners from the social web

Understanding video-ad consumption on YouTube: a measurement study on user behavior, popularity, and content properties

Teens are from mars, adults are from venus: analyzing and predicting age groups with behavioral characteristics in instagram

Because science is awesome: studying participation in a citizen science game

SESSION: Relationships and identity

Identity assurance in the UK: technical implementation and legal implications under the eIDAS regulation

Privacy and twitter in qatar: traditional values in the digital world

The social ties of immigrant communities in the United States

SESSION: Information spreading and engagement

Talking climate change via social media: communication, engagement and behaviour

#ISISisNotIslam or #DeportAllMuslims?: predicting unspoken views

Spreading the news: how can journalists gain more engagement for their tweets?

Economic value of web keyword advertising campaigns

SESSION: Conceptualization

ACROSS: A framework for multi-cultural interlinking of web taxonomies

Towards a theoretical approach for analysing music recommender systems as sociotechnical cultural intermediaries

Reconceptualizing imitation in social tagging: a reflective search model of human web interaction

Social machines in practice: solutions, stakeholders and scopes

SESSION: Digital rights and public access

A content-linking-context model for "notice-and-take-down" procedures

A manifesto for data sharing in social media research

Can we find documents in web archives without knowing their contents?

Twitter as a first draft of the present: and the challenges of preserving it for the future

SESSION: Politics and the web

Using the web to support political analysis: identifying legislative bill ideology in the chilean parliament

Quote RTs on Twitter: usage of the new feature for political discourse

Internet use, in- and exclusion in decision-making processes within political parties

Virtual caucasus on VK social networking site

SESSION: Categorization and predictions

LlamaFur: learning latent category matrix to find unexpected relations in Wikipedia

The psychology of job loss: using social media data to characterize and predict unemployment

Content attribution ignoring content

Towards detection of influential sentences affecting reputation in wikipedia

SESSION: Information spreading

Seeing the forest for the trees: new approaches to forecasting cascades

Information dissemination in heterogeneous-intent networks

Using social network analysis to predict online contributions: the impact of network diversity in cross-cultural collaboration

Anticipated shocks in online activity: response functions of attention and word-of-mouth processes

SESSION: Information gathering

Do it yourself diagnosis: a study on acquiring health-related information online

Finding diverse needles in a haystack of comments: social media exploration for news

Analyzing web archives through topic and event focused sub-collections

Using social media to reveal social and collective perspectives on music

Private and public online groups in apartment buildings of St. Petersburg


When the filter bubble bursts: collective evaluation dynamics in online communities

Educational migration from Russia to China: social network data

Modeling Twitter acceptance and use under the risk of antisocial behavior

Towards web documents quality assessment for digital humanities scholars

C3-index: revisiting author's performance measure

An impact-driven model for quality control in skewed-domain crowdsourcing tasks

Estimating domain specificity for effective crowdsourcing of link prediction and schema mapping

Discovering structure in social networks of 19th century fiction

SPENCE: a model to describe, measure and map online/offline community

The public web and the public good

The problem of identifying misogynist language on Twitter (and other online social spaces)

Between organization and community: investigating turnover intention factors of firm-sponsored open source software developers

Contextualizing bookmarks: an approach based on user context to improve organization and retrieval of bookmarks

Social media analytics for understanding inter-region interest change dynamics and their causes

Stable topic modeling for web science: granulated LDA

Behavioural role analysis for multi-faceted communication campaigns in Twitter

Understandings of togetherness online: community as a tool for social action

Keyword-based retrieval of frequent location sets in geotagged photo trails

Can we predict eat-out preference of a person from tweets?

Wisdom of the local crowd: detecting local events using social media data

A theoretical framework for online game society: the case of league of legends

Community structure and interaction dynamics through the lens of quotes

Automated question generation for quality control in human computation tasks

Assessment of rating prediction techniques under response uncertainty

Partisan framing of political debates on Twitter

Search as research practices on the web: the SaR-Web platform for cross-language engine results analysis

Detecting hashtag hijacking from Twitter

Spatiotemporal analysis of censored content on Twitter

Towards detecting media bias by utilizing user comments