That’s right – only 15 days until January 20th, which means only 16 days until the submission deadline for ICWSM 2009! Need a reason for going? Take a look at the line up of invited speakers:
- Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, USA
Jon Kleinberg is a Professor of computer science at Cornell University. His research focuses on issues at the interface of networks and information, with an emphasis on the social and information networks that underpin the Web and other on-line media. He is a member of National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a recipient of the 2005 MacArthur "Genius Award".
- Lillian Lee, Cornell University, USA
Lillian Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell. She is well-known for her work in sentiment analysis, and has recently co-authored the book "Opinion mining and sentiment analysis". She has also authored influential work in many other aspects of statistical natural language processing, including in the areas of distributional similarity and natural language generation.
- Duncan Watts, Columbia University, USA and Yahoo! Research
Duncan J. Watts is a professor of sociology at Columbia University. His research focuses on the structure and evolution of social networks, the origins and consequences of social influence, and the nature of distributed "social" search. Among his many published works, he is particularly known for his 1998 paper with Steven Strogatz in which the two presented a mathematical theory of the small world phenomenon.
You could also take a look at the program from last year, but why do that when you can watch all the presentations online via VideoLectures.net, including invited talks from Brad Fitzpatrick, Marc Smith and David Sifry.