Welcome and Introduction 

9:00-9:10: Welcome to the Making Sense of Microposts (#MSM2012) Workshop. Matthew Rowe; Milan Stankovic; Aba-Sah Dadzie

Keynote Talk

9:10 - 10:10: Greg Ver Steeg - Information Theoretic Tools for Social Media  

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Session 1: Sentiment and Semantics

10:10 - 10:30:  Small talk in the Digital Age: Making Sense of Phatic Posts. Danica Radovanovic; Massimo Ragnedda  

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10:30 – 11:00: Tea Break and posters/demos


11:00 - 11.30: Alleviating Data Sparsity for Twitter Sentiment Analysis. Hassan Saif; Yulan He; Harith Alani  

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11:30 - 11:50: Exploiting Twitter’s Collective Knowledge for Music Recommendations. Eva Zangerle; Wolfgang Gassler; Günther Specht  

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Session 2: Information Extraction

11:50 - 12:00: Demo: Making Sense of Microposts at Scientific Conferences. Peter Kraker; Fleur Jeanquartier  

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12:00 - 12:30: Extracting Unambiguous Keywords from Microposts Using Web and Query Logs Data. Davi de Castro Reis; Felipe Goldstein; Frederico Quintão  

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12:30 - 14:00: Lunch


14:00 - 14:30: Knowledge Discovery in distributed Social Web sharing activities. Simon Scerri, Keith Cortis, Ismael Rivera, Siegfried Handschuh  

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Session 3 Visualisation, Search and Networks

14:30 - 15:00: Visualizing Contextual and Dynamic Features of Microposts. Alexander Hubmann-Haidvogel; Adrian M. P. Brasoveanu; Arno Scharl; Marta Sabou; Stefan Gindl  

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15:00 - 15:30: When social bots attack: Modeling susceptibility of users in online social networks. Claudia Wagner; Silvia Mitter; Christian Körner; Markus Strohmaier  

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15:30 - 16:00: Tea Break and posters/demos


16:00 - 16:30: What makes a tweet relevant for a topic? Ke Tao; Fabian Abel; Claudia Hauff; Geert-Jan Houben  

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16:30 - 17:00: Understanding co-evolution of social and content networks on Twitter. Philipp Singer; Claudia Wagner; Markus Strohmaier  

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Workshop Closing 

17:00 - 17:30: Discussion/Panel 

17:30 - 17:45: Awards