We are fast approaching the deadline (December 3rd) for technical paper submissions to next year's meeting, so now is a good time to give a broad update on the conference.
Firstly, we have a new invited speaker to join Bernardo Huberman and David Sifry: Brad Fitzpatrick will be with us in Seattle. Brad is probably best known for founding LiveJournal, one of the biggest blogging/network platforms out there.
Secondly, the venue has been selected. ICWSM 2008 will be held in the Seattle Hilton. Hotel booking will be on line in the near future at the conference web site.
Finally, a reminder: ICWSM 2008 will feature two compelling tutorials - Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (Weibe) and Graph Mining Techniques for Social Media Analysis (McGlohon and Faloutsos)