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7th International Workshop on Social Media World Sensors - SIDEWAYS 2021

26 - 28 October, 2021

In conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST 2021



Nowadays Social media platforms represent freely-accessible information networks allowing registered and unregistered members to read, share and broadcast posts, different in format and size, referring to a potentially-unlimited range of topics, by also exploiting the immediateness of handy smart devices.

This workshop wants to stress the vision of these powerful communication channels as social sensors, where each user reacts in real time to the underlying reality by providing her own interpretation of the reality that needs to be analysed, understood and interpreted.

Technologies on this connectivity may also provide automatic or semi-automatic applications for information detection and integration, offering a sideway to the existing authoritative information media and the information reported by the surrounding community.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Social Media as Social Sensors
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Network Analysis Topics and Trends
  • Modeling Topics and Trends
  • Extraction Data Mining on Social Media data
  • Social Media Ontology Learning
  • Big Data and Social Media
  • Social Media as Social Sensors Network neutrality
  • Cultural Analysis of Social Media
  • Information Retrieval and Social Media
  • Natural Language Processing Hate Speech Detection
  • Fake News Detection
  • Visualization of Social Media data
  • Community Detection
  • Social Media applications
  • Privacy and Social Media


Paper Submission: July 30, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 8, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 17, 2021 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


WEBIST Workshops - SIDEWAYS 2021
e-mail: webist.secretariat@insticc.org