This past year, I’ve had the privilege of serving as Data Co-Chair for the ICWSM conference – a top venue for the publication of research into social media.
I’m excited to announce that this year we’ve launched the ICWSM Data Sharing initiative. Starting this year and moving forward, authors of papers published at ICWSM are encouraged to share new datasets. ICWSM is providing a hosting service for all these datasets where they can be freely downloaded and used by the research community.
This year 11 authors contributed their datasets, with 3 more who approached me during the conference. We were delighted to award the newly created Dataset Award to the Luca Maria Aiello, Martina Deplano, Rossano Schifanella, and Giancarlo Ruffoauthors. They authored the paper entitled People Are Strange When You’re a Stranger: Impact and Influence of Bots on Social Networks and assembled two impressive and large maps of the Anobii social graph. Congratulations!
Thanks to all the contributing authors for their participation and the ICWSM organizing committee for their support. The initiative is off to a fantastic start!