Social Media Analytics RISE project to start in 2019

RISE_SMA forms an interdisciplinary, international network combining excellent scholars and practitioners to enable vigorous knowledge sharing and to develop solutions for contemporary challenges for Social Media Analytics (SMA). From Leiden, Michael Emmerich, Suzan Verberne and Frank Takes are involved. It is the result of a EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research…

IC²S² in Amsterdam in July 2019

The International Conference on Computational Social Science, abbreviated IC²S² 2019, will be held at the University of Amsterdam from July 17 to 20, 2019.  Eelke Heemskerk and I are, together with many other organizers, extremely enthusiastic and excited about bringing this large conference to the Netherlands. More information will follow soon!

Special issue on Social Network Mining

Elsevier’s Information Processing and Management Journal will feature a special issue on Social Network Mining. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018. Please consider submitting your original work on social network mining to this special issue. More information can be found at the special issue’s website.

Workshop on Social Influence & Actionable Insights from Social Networks @IJCAI 2018

The Joint International Workshop on Social Influence Analysis and Mining Actionable Insights from Social Networks (SocInf/MAISoN 2018) will take place in July 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop is part of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018), which in turn is this year part of the Federated AI…

AlphaGo movie screening on March 8

On March 8, there will be an exclusive movie screening of the award-winning documentary AlphaGo. The program starts at 15:30 in lecture room 1 of the Science Campus (Gorlaeus Building, Einsteinweg 55, Leiden). The movie is made available to LIACS by Google, and apart from (Alpha)Go, provides relevant insight in…