For the past 10 years, organizations have increasingly invested in social technologies to improve operations and their understanding of and relationship with the market. When adopted at scale and integrated into work processes, social technologies can thus boost a company’s market share as well as performance. Such technologies can in fact help organizations become more agile as they are able to better manage their complexities. An effective use of social technologies lies in the ability to uncover and transform massive amounts of social data into actionable and practical knowledge. Techniques for mining social data thus become critical to realize such value.
MSDW aims to present, exam, and discuss empirical findings, methodologies and techniques, and theoretical and conceptual insights on mining social data by organizations for attaining internal and external knowledge. It then aims to bring together a selected, interdisciplinary group to discuss and shed new light on this topic. We cover a wide range of issues from attempts to bring social or other networking systems in large, traditional organizations, to recent developments in the use of social media within and across organizations, to the emergence of social businesses and their values to both employees and clients. The workshop is co-located with ICDM 2013, the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining.
We invite submissions from a wide variety of fields, such as, data/graph mining, social network analysis, visualization and interaction design, organization science, and social sciences that take an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the intersection of social networks, work practices, and technology. We will evaluate the submissions according to their relevance, significance, and scholarly contribution to the advancement of the field. We invite both completed research as well as work in progress that could enhance and enable the better exploitation of social networks for professional work environments.
Topics of interest
Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to the following:
Accepted papers will be included in the IEEE ICDM 2013 Workshops Proceedings volume published by IEEE Computer Society Press (also included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library). Selected papers will be considered for publication (in extended form) in a high quality journal which we are arranging.