CHI Workshop on Social Media

A one-day workshop co-located with CHI’16, 7 or 8 May 2016, San Jose, CA, USA


Call for Participation

Social media and the resulting tidal wave of available data have changed the ways and methods researchers analyze communities at scale. But the full potential for science is not yet achieved. Despite the popularity of social media analysis in the past decade, few researchers invest in cross-platform analyses due to various reasons, e.g. unknown methods and tools, supposed difficult analysis and others.


“Following user pathways: Using cross platform and mixed methods analysis in social media studies” co-located with CHI 2016 brings together a community of researchers and professionals to address methodological, analytical, conceptual, and technological challenges and opportunities of mapping user across platforms with mixed method analysis in social media ecosystems.


Topics of Interest:

•           Multi-dimensional Representations of Person, Event and Society on Social Media

•           Discrepancies in Representation of Events Across Platforms

•           Barriers to Multi-platform and Mixed Methods analysis

•           Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications

•           Technical and Implementation Aspects of Multi-platform analysis

•           Mixed-method Approaches to Social Media Path Mapping

•           Addressing Bias in Social Media Studies



Interested authors should submit a 3-5 page paper in the CHI extended abstract format to The organizing committee will review submissions and select based on relevance, quality, and diversity of inputs. At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the workshop and for one or more days of the conference.


Important Dates:

December 21, 2015: Early Bird Submissions January 10, 2016: Submission deadline February 7, 2016: Notification of acceptance May 7-8 (tbd), 2016: Workshop


Organizing committee:

Margaret Hall, Athanasios Mazarakis, Isabella Peters, Martin Chorley, Jens-Erik Mai, Simon Caton, Markus Strohmaier Questions? Find more information and follow the conversation at &

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