Florence, Italy
Florence, Tuscany

This workshop addresses a new online phenomenon: social data analysis, that is, collective analysis of data supported by social interaction.

In the last few months a new class of web site has emerged that enables users to upload and collectively analyze many types of data. These systems range from pure research projects to commercial business ventures. Sites like Many Eyes, Swivel and Data360 have attracted visualization fans, data geeks, journalists, scientists, and concerned citizens. The blogosphere has also taken notice, and bloggers frequently post about the ways in which they use these sites, the visualizations they create, and the data they upload.

The goals of this workshop are to:
-- Bring together the community of researchers and practitioners focused on social data analysis
-- Examine the design of social data analysis sites today
-- Discuss the role that visualizations play in social data analysis
-- Explore the different ways users are utilizing the various social data analysis sites to date

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.

Individuals interested in participating should submit a 2-4 page position paper describing experience with a social data analysis initiative, a proposed initiative, or an analysis of an issue of importance in this area.

New Submission deadline: October 31, 2007

Papers should conform to the CHI 2008 Extended Abstracts format and should be emailed to:
[email protected].

Official Website: http://researchweb.watson.ibm.com/visual/social_data_analysis_workshop/

Added by FG on October 21, 2007