j MIS2: Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web

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


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. Ben Zhao Prof. Jeff Hancock Prof. Emilio Ferrara
Professor, Computer Science Professor, Communications Asst. Research Professor, Computer Science
University of Chicago Stanford University University of Southern California
Dr. Justin Cheng Dr. Mingjie Zhu Chad DePue
Data Scientist Founder Director of Engineering
Facebook Research 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

Accepted Papers