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

Call for contributions

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 1 to 8 pages long, will be published 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 (1 or 2 pages).

Best Paper Awards: Best paper awards will be given to highest quality papers submitted to the workshop.

Submission Instructions

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 1 to 8 pages long. No need to anonymize your submission.
Submission Link: Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mis2

Invited speakers

Speakers will be announced soon! Stay tuned!

Key Dates

Paper submission deadline (all types): November 20, 2017
Author Notification: December 14, 2017
Camera Ready Due: January 1, 2018
Workshop date: February 9, 2018



Srijan Kumar Meng Jiang Taeho Jung Roger Luo Jure Leskovec
Postdoc Researcher Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Research & Engineering Manager Associate Professor
Stanford University University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Snap Inc. Stanford University


Please direct all questions to srijan@cs.stanford.edu