MIS2: Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web
Workshop held in conjunction with WSDM 2018
Feb 9, 2018 - Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018


1. We have added reading material/resources with surveys and tutorials in misinformation/misbehavior area. See it below.

2. MIS2 2018 @ WSDM was a great success! Thanks to all the speakers and attendees who made it happen!

Here's a group picture we took (alas, after several people had left):


Web is a space for all where people interact with each other and anyone can read, publish, and share content. While this has led to several groundbreaking benefits, it is also a breeding ground for misbehavior and misinformation. Anyone can reach thousands of people on the web instantaneously, say whatever they want, whenever they want, and yet be shielded by anonymity. This has led to increase of misbehavior and misinformation, such as harrassment, scams, spread of propaganda, hate speech, fake reviews, and many more. Study of this topic has become important among researchers across many subfields of the computational and social sciences, such as social network analysis, cybersecurity, human–computer interaction, communications, linguistics, natural language processing, social psychology, sociology, political science, journalism, and cognitive science.

MIS2 is an interdisciplinary venue that invites researchers and practitioners who work on studying misbehavior and misinformation on the web. Web includes: social media, e-commerce platforms, collaborative and knowledge-based platforms (e.g., wikis and question-answer platforms like Quora, StackOverflow, etc.), computer mediated communications, both p2p (e.g., email, text chat, video chat, etc.) and broadcasting (e.g., notice boards, discussion boards, video broadcasts), online gaming platforms, online transactions platforms (e.g., credit card, cryptocurrency, etc.), crowdsourcing platforms, and many more types of platforms.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Papers should be 2 to 8 pages long, will be published only on the workshop webpage, and will not be considered archival for resubmission purposes to future venues. Authors whose papers are accepted to the workshop will have the opportunity to present their research in oral presentation and participate in a poster session.
We explicitly encourage the submission of preliminary work in the form of extended abstracts (2 pages).

Best Paper Awards: Best paper awards will be given to highest quality papers submitted to the workshop. The organizers thanks CreditX for sponsoring the award.

Submission Instructions [Closed]

All papers will be peer reviewed.
We encourage submissions of the following types, but not limited to:

Submission dates: See below.
Format: Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the new ACM format published in ACM guidelines, selecting the generic "sigconf" sample. Submissions should be 2 to 8 pages long. No need to anonymize your submission.
Submission Link [Closed]: Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mis2

Keynote speakers

Prof. Leman Akoglu Prof. Francesca Spezzano Dr. Justin Cheng
Professor, Information Systems Professor, Computer Science Data Scientist
Carnegie Mellon University Boise State University Facebook Research
Prof. Ben Zhao Prof. Jeff Hancock Prof. Emilio Ferrara
Professor, Computer Science Professor, Communications Professor, Computer Science
University of Chicago Stanford University University of Southern California
Dr. Mingjie Zhu Chad DePue
Founder Director of Engineering
CreditX Snap Inc.

Key Dates

Paper submission deadline (all types): November 27, 2017
Author Notification: December 14, 2017
Camera Ready Due: January 1, 2018
Workshop date: February 9, 2018


0900-0930Keynote: Prof. Ben Zhao: Living in a Machine-Altered Reality
0930-1000Keynote: Prof. Emilio Ferarra: Social bots and political elections
1000-1030Poster session during coffee break
1030-1100Keynote: Dr. Justin Cheng: Antisocial Computing: Explaining, Predicting, and Mediating Online Negative Behavior
1100-1110Long Paper #2: Unsupervised Content-Based Identification of Fake News Articles with Tensor Decomposition Ensembles.
1110-1120Long Paper #17: Credibility Assessment in the News: Do we need to read?
1120-1130Long Paper #14: "Like Sheep Among Wolves": Characterizing Hateful Users on Twitter
1130-1140Long Paper #11: Forex trading and Twitter: spam, bots, and reputation manipulation
1140-1145Short Paper #21: Examining trolls and polarization with a retweet network
1145-1150Short Paper #23: Measuring the Impact of ISIS Social Media Strategy
1150-1200Invited talk: Combating Crowdsourced Review Manipulators: A Neighborhood-Based Approach.
1210-1330Lunch break
1330-1400Keynote: Dr. Mingjie Zhu:The next Battlefield: data mining for in finance in China.
1400-1430Keynote: Prof. Leman Akoglu: Opinion Spam Detection: A Story of Networks, Meta-data and an Oracle
1430-1440Long Paper #26: Behavior Language Processing with Graph based Feature Generation for Fraud Detection in Online Lending
1440-1450Long Paper #22: Detecting Employee Misconduct and Malfeasance
1450-1455Short Paper #27: Q&A Feature Extracting Framework for Online-Lending Collection Risk Modeling with X-Encoder
1455-1500Short Paper #24: Fast Asynchronous Anti-TrustRank for Web Spam Detection
1500-1530Poster session during coffee break
1530-1600Keynote: Mr. Chad DePue: A Holistic Approach to Identifying and Classifying Malicious Actors on Snapchat
1600-1630Keynote: Prof. Francesca Spezzano: Multilingual Page Protection in Wikipedia
1630-1635Short Paper #20: Using Rhetorical Structure Theory for Detection of Fake Online Reviews
1635-1645Long Paper #12: Detecting misbehavior in commenting platforms
1645-1655Invited talk: REV2: Fraudulent User Prediction in Rating Platforms.
1655-1705Invited talk: Leveraging the Crowd to Detect and Reduce the Spread of Fake News and Misinformation.
1705-1715Invited talk: Identifying Fake News: Characterizing Social Media Messages by How They Propagate
1715-1720Closing and best paper award presentation.
1730-1800Final poster session

Accepted Papers