Social Data Analysis Workshop

Posted to Site News  |  Nathan Yau

Social Data Analysis

I stumbled across the Social Data Analysis workshop, happening as part of CHI 2008. It is being organized by none other than IBM Visual Communication Lab’s Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas in addition to UC Berkeley’s Jeffrey Heer and Maneesh Agrawala.

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Bring together, for the first time, the social data analysis community
  • Examine the design of social data analysis sites today
  • Discuss the role that visualizations play in social data analysis
  • Explore how users are utilizing the various sites that allow them to exchange data-based insights

We seek researchers and practitioners whose work explores social data analysis and/or social uses of visualizations. We hope for a lively mix of people actively involved in building sites and academics who study the dynamics of social software.

The workshop happens during CHI, April 5-10, and you need to submit a 2-4 page position paper by October 31, 2007. Oh and by the way, it’s in Florence, Italy. Not too shabby.

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