Submission deadline now extended to 19th July 2015 

ACM SIGWEB now offering Student Travel Awards to workshop submissions 

Welcome to the International Workshop on Social Media Archiving that will take place in conjunction with the 26th ACM Hypertext and Social Media Conference in Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, 1 – 4 September 2015.

The Social Media Archiving workshop focuses on the archiving and annotation of content produced on social media, which has become a forum for citizen-generated news and eyewitness reports. This is a multidisciplinary workshop, which will stimulate an exchange of ideas between research and industry, including the domains of news media, digital archiving and preservation, social network analysis, semantic web and linked data, communication studies and cultural studies.

The rapidly growing centrality of social media in journalistic research – both as a way of introducing new voices to what was once the closed realm of broadcast media, and as a source of breaking news for professional journalists – poses a number of research challenges in itself. Further, the journalistic requirement to authenticate  sources, and ensure content can be trusted and accessed over time for verification, context, and community reuse means that data archiving practices specific to social media must be developed. This emerging area will appeal to researchers broadly interested in media, journalism and social studies, and how these areas intersect with data provenance, verification and trust, data annotation, enrichment and curation, crowdsourcing, digital archiving, and ethical challenges in the reuse and preservation of social media.

For more information on Hypertext 2015 Conference, travel and accommodation information and the venue, please visit the conference website.