Paper sessions

All awards are listed below next to the relevant papers. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Link for access to PDFs of the papers, the video presentations and Zoom Webinars – requires password

Paper Session 1: Identity and Privacy

Session Chair: Steffen Staab

  1. Analysing Privacy Leakage of Life Events on Twitter
    Dilara Keküllüoğlu, Walid Magdy and Kami Vaniea
  2. User Identity Linkage in Social Media Using Linguistic and Social Interaction Features
    Despoina Chatzakou, Juan Soler-Company, Theodora Tsikrika, Leo Wanner, Stefanos Vrochidis and Ioannis Kompatsiaris
  3. An Automated Pipeline for Character and Relationship Extraction from Readers’ Literary Book Reviews on
    Shadi Shahsavari, Ehsan Ebrahimzadeh, Behnam Shahbazi, Misagh Falahi, Pavan Holur, Roja Bandari, Timothy Tangherlini and Vwani Roychowdhury

Paper Session 2: Web Infrastructure – Bias, Use, and Manipulation

Session Chair: Ricardo Baeza-Yates

  1. How India Censors the Web
    Kushagra Singh, Gurshabad Grover and Varun Bansal
  2. What a Tangled Web We Weave: Understanding the Interconnectedness of the Third Party Cookie Ecosystem
    Xuehui Hu and Nishanth Sastry
  3. How Biased is the Population of Facebook Users? Comparing the Demographics of Facebook Users with Census Data to Generate Correction Factors
    Filipe Ribeiro, Fabrício Benevenuto and Emilio Zagheni
  4. Is There Personalization in Twitter Search? A Study on polarized opinions about the Brazilian Welfare Reform
    Jonatas Santos, Sean Siqueira, Bernardo Nunes, Pedro Balestrassi and Fabrício Pereira

Paper Session 3: Networks

Session Chair: Stuart Middleton

  1. Joint Local and Global Sequence Modeling in Temporal Correlation Networks for Trending Topic Detection
    Kai Shu, Liangda Li, Suhang Wang, Yunhong Zhou and Huan Liu
  2. HPRA: Hyperedge Prediction using Resource Allocation
    Tarun Kumar, Darwin K, Srinivasan Parthasarathy and Balaraman Ravindran
  3. Preference-driven Control over Incompleteness of Knowledge Graph Query Answers
    Till Affeldt, Stephan Mennicke and Wolf-Tilo Balke
  4. Blogger or President? Exploitation of Patterns in Entity Type Graphs for Representative Entity Type Classification
    Amit Kumar, Govind Govind, Céline Alec and Marc Spaniol
  5. Exploring Low-degree Nodes First Accelerates Network Exploration
    Stefania Costantini, Pasquale De Meo, Angelo Giorgianni, Valentina Migliorato, Alessandro Provetti and Federico Salvia
  6. Cores matter? An analysis of graph decomposition effects on influence maximization problems
    Antonio Caliò, Andrea Tagarelli and Francesco Bonchi

Paper Session 4: AI – History and Trust

Session Chair: Anita Lavorgna

  1. AI 2000: A Decade of Artificial Intelligence
    Zhou Shao, Zhenting Sheng, Yuxiao Dong, Sha Yuan, Jie Tang and Yongli Wang
  2. Misplaced Trust: Measuring the Interference of Machine Learning in Human Decision-Making
    Harini Suresh, Natalie Lao and Ilaria Liccardi
  3. Scholarly Social Machines: A Web Science Perspective on our Knowledge Infrastructure
    Best Video Presentation Award Honorable Mention
    David De Roure and Pip Willcox
  4. International Scientific Collaboration in Artificial Intelligence: An Analysis based on Web Data
    Sha Yuan, Zhou Shao, Yangxiao Liang, Jie Tang and Wendy Hall

Paper Session 5: Politics

Session Chair: Clare Hooper

  1. Roots of Trumpism: Homophily and Social Feedback in Donald Trump Support on Reddit
    Best Paper Award Honorable Mention
    Joan Massachs, Corrado Monti, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales and Francesco Bonchi
  2. Dancing to the partisan beat: A first analysis of political communication on TikTok
    Best Student Paper Award Runner Up and Best Video Presentation Award
    Juan Carlos Medina Serrano, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos and Simon Hegelich
  3. Unveiling Community Dynamics on Instagram Political Network
    Carlos Henrique Gomes Ferreira, Fabricio Murai, Ana Paula Couto da Silva, Jussara Marques de Almeida, Martino Trevisan, Luca Vassio, Idilio Drago and Marco Mellia
  4. Comparing Audience Appreciation to Fact-Checking Across Political Communities on Reddit
    Best Student Paper Award
    Deven Parekh, Drew Margolin and Derek Ruths

Paper Session 6: Text: Topics, and Trends

Session Chair: David De Roure

  1. On the use of Jargon and Word Embeddings to Explore Culture within the Reddit’s Manosphere
    Best Video Presentation Award Runner Up
    Tracie Farrell, Oscar Araque, Miriam Fernandez and Harith Alani
  2. Analyzing Temporal Relationships between Trending Terms on Twitter and Urban Dictionary Activity
    Steven Wilson, Walid Magdy, Barbara McGillivray and Gareth Tyson
  3. Constructive Approach for Early Extraction of Viral Spreading Social Issues from Twitter
    Best Student Paper Award Honorable Mention
    Shiau Chou Jen, Ochi Masanao, Sakaki Takeshi, Nagahama Ken, Sakai Kanji, Mori Junichiro and Sakata Ichiro
  4. Semi-Supervised Granular Classification Framework for Resource Constrained Short-texts: Towards Retrieving Situational Information During Disaster Events
    Samujjwal Ghosh and Maunendra Sankar Desarkar

Paper Session 7: Bias and Fairness

Session Chair: Katharina Kinder-Kurlander

  1. Tackling Peer-to-Peer Discrimination in the Sharing Economy
    Best Paper Award
    Naman Goel, Maxime Rutagarama and Boi Faltings
  2. Representativity Fairness in Clustering
    Deepak P and Savitha Sam Abraham
  3. Gender Classification and Bias Mitigation in Facial Images
    Wenying Wu, Pavlos Protopapas, Zheng Yang and Panagiotis Michalatos
  4. A Systematic Media Frame Analysis of 1.5 Million New York Times News Articles from 2000 to 2017
    Haewoon Kwak, Jisun An and Yong-Yeol Ahn

Paper Session 8: NLP+CSS

Session Chair: Clare Walsh

  1. Examining the Role of Derived Mood Patterns in Predicting Depression Symptoms
    Lushi Chen, Walid Magdy, Maria Klara Wolters and Heather Whalley
  2. Every Colour You Are: Stance Prediction and Turnaround in Controversial Issues
    Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Mounia Lalmas
  3. Phans, Stans and Cishets: Self-Presentation Effects on Content Propagation in Tumblr
    Michael Yoder, Qinlan Shen, Yansen Wang, Alex Coda, Yunseok Jang, Yale Song, Kapil Thadani and Carolyn Rosé
  4. The Reception of Education Reforms through the Blogosphere
    Sarah Hewitt, Thanassis Tiropanis and Christian Bokhove

Paper Session 9: Hate Speech and Propaganda

Session Chair: Andrea Tagarelli

  1. DeepHate: Hate Speech Detection via Multi-Faceted Text Representations
    Rui Cao, Roy Ka-Wei Lee and Tuan-Anh Hoang
  2. Russian trolls speaking Russian: Regional Twitter operations and MH17
    Alexandr Vesselkov, Benjamin Finley and Jouko Vankka
  3. Still Out There: Modeling and Identifying Russian Troll Accounts on Twitter
    Best Paper Award Runner Up
    Jane Im, Eshwar Chandrasekharan, Jackson Sargent, Paige Lighthammer, Taylor Denby, Ankit Bhargava, Libby Hemphill, David Jurgens and Eric Gilbert
  4. Measuring and Characterizing Hate Speech on News Websites
    Savvas Zannettou, Mai Elsherief, Elizabeth Belding, Shirin Nilizadeh and Gianluca Stringhini
  5. ACT: Automatic Fake News Classification Through Self-Attention
    Nujud Aloshban

Link for access to PDFs of the papers, the video presentations and Zoom Webinars – requires password