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Strong KMi presence at ACM Web Science Conference

John Domingue, Wednesday 02 July 2014 | Annotate
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KMi was well presented at the ACM 2014 Web Science Conference (WebSci) which was held last week at Indiana University, Bloomington, US. Acceptance rate at the conference was 20%, with 3 full papers from KMi.  

Lara Piccolo presented a paper on Motivating Online Engagement and Debates on Energy Consumption, co-authored with Harith Alani and Anna De Lido from KMi, and Cecilia Baranauska from UNICAMP in Brazil.   

Harith also presented a paper, written with Matthew Rowe from the University of Lancaster (previously in KMi), on Mining and Comparing Engagement Dynamics Across Multiple Social Media Platforms. Both Harith and Lara’s papers are from the EU DecarboNet project, co-ordinated by KMi.   

George Gkotsis gave a presentation of a paper titled “It’s all in the Content: State of the art Best Answer Prediction based on Discretisation of Shallow Linguistic Features", co-authored with Karen Stepanyan, Carlos Pedrinaci, and John Domingue from KMi, and with Maria Liakata from the University of Warwick. George also gave a short, and a poster, presentation about his dataset visualisation submission entitled "PUBMED dataset visualisation" which was awarded with an honourable mention and $150.     

Web Science studies information networks of people, communities, organisations, applications, and policies that shape and are shaped by the Web. Web Science is an interdisciplinary field, where computing, physical, and social sciences come together to complement each other in understanding how the Web affects our interactions and behaviours. ACM Web Science 2015 will be held in Oxford, UK.

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