Call: What’s in a dyad? Interaction and Exchange in Social Media – SocInfo 2014 Workshop

Call for Contributions

SocInfo 2014 Workshop:
What’s in a dyad? Interaction and Exchange in Social Media

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Conference: 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014) @ Barcelona, Spain in November 10-13, 2014
Submission deadline:  September 8, 2014

A great deal of work has used computational methods to investigate the intensity, structure, topic and sentiment of social interactions. But neither information alone nor structure in isolation can be considered fully responsible for the complexity of social life, whether on- or offline. Online interactions can be conceptualized as a social exchange, and also as a process through which meaning emerges through dialogue between the two partners, i.e. a dyad. We aim for the DYAD workshop to examine online interactions from a number of rich perspectives.

Invited speakers include Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil (Max Planck Institute SWS), Bruno Gonçalves (Aix-Marseille Université), and Carlos Diuk-Wasser (Facebook, Inc.)

The workshop welcomes submissions on topics related to computational approaches to the study of social interaction, relevant to fields as diverse as social psychology, behavioral economics, sociolinguistics as well as computational linguistics, web science, and network science. Examples of relevant submissions include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • detection of social expectations and norms
  • status relations and power imbalances
  • detection and measurement of social support, such as in critical situations related to illness, bullying or grieving
  • self-disclosure, turn-taking, deference in interpersonal communication
  • identity
  • topic development and change in online conversations
  • emotion dynamics in conversation thread
  • social dynamics in comment thread (politics, news, interest-based communities)
  • development of language and the self through social interaction
  • language variation across communities and social relationships (e.g. distinguishing friends from colleagues, etc.)
  • persuasive language
  • pragmatics of language


Submitted works can come as either full 10-page or short 4-page papers, formatted according to Springer LNCS paper formatting guidelines ( Full papers will be given 30 minutes and short 20 minutes for presentations. The authors can choose to publish their papers along with the main conference proceedings, or withhold such publication for future work considerations.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:  September 8, 2014
Notification of acceptance:  September 26, 2014
Camera-ready due:  October 5, 2014
Workshop date:  November 10, 2014
Conference dates:  November 10-13, 2014

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Workshop organizers

Rossano Schifanella, University of Torino (
Bogdan State, Stanford University & Facebook (
Yelena Mejova, Qatar Computing Research Institute (


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