Call For Papers: Messaging and Web of Data: Private meets Public (and vice-versa) at WWW2012 (MWD 2012)

International Workshop in conjunction
with the 21st World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2012)
April 16, 2012 – Lyon, France

*Workshop objective and goals*

The growing amount of public available data on the WWW is a new opportunity to improve Messaging systems (e.g. Email, Social Media, Instant Messaging) in multiple forms, such as messages content, processing (classification, etc.) and presentation. This workshop is dedicated to explore how public web data, such as identities, agendas, LinkedData, social networks or various information published on the web can meet private messaging data (semi-structured headers, information extracted from emails, footers such as signatures, etc.) to bring new insight for users, and prevent error or abuse. Reciprocally, messages can become public (think about public email archives, leaked email datasets, Twitter timelines, etc.), but sometimes to implement web standards to be efficiently identified, distributed and linked. This private/public duality and versality, applied to messages in general (and especially to email), is the basis of this workshop, which goes beyond technical aspects and aims at exploring impacts on users’ practices, interfaces and trust.
In this workshop edition, we want to particularly explore 1) how to preserve privacy in the context strictly private messages (Email, Direct Messages) and public data (such as open linked data) by minimizing information disclosure, and 2) the integration of social media (Twitter, Facebook) with conventional messaging systems (Email, forums) in an everyday use, and its impact on data acquisation and organisation.


Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Archives exploration and analysis: Email mailing lists, web archives, structured datasets, email archives as knowledge base or business intelligence data source.
– Usage studies: usage patterns, behaviors, information overload.
– Technical impact: infrastructures, protocols stacks.
– Web standards: embedding web standards in messages, semantics, microformats, LinkedData and its integration and use in messages.
– Conversations: quotes, threads, sentiment/discourse/opinion analysis, dialog analysis, conversation graph.
– Social: identities, institution and individual reputation, folksonomies, collaboration and social media integration.
– HCI and visualization: interfaces, novel interactions, visual analysis,recommendation.
– Natural Language Processing: applications of NLP technologies, message understanding, topic modeling, message summarization.
– Information Extraction: methods and techniques to extract sensitive/personal information from email, entities disambiguation and coreferences.
– Interactions on the Web: instant messaging, RSS feeds, blogging, social network, tweets.
– Security and privacy issues: usable privacy, trust, phishing, abuse.

*Important Dates*

Call for Paper: December, 2012
Submission Deadline: February 5, 2012
Acceptance notification: March 4, 2012
Camera-ready submission: March 15, 2012
Workshop date: April 16, 2012

*Paper format and submission*

Submissions should report new (unpublished) research results or ongoing research. Submissions can be 3-4 pages for short position/experience papers, posters and interactive demos. 6-8 pages for full research papers.
Papers must be in English and must be submitted as PDF files. Papers should be formatted in double-column ACM SIG proceedings format ( for LaTeX, use “Option 2”). The submission website is open:

The best paper (extended version) will be published in Journal of Computing and Informatics (CAI)

*Workshop chairs*

Romain Vuillemot, INRIA, Paris, France (
Michal Laclavik, IISAS, Slovakia (
Vitor R. Carvalho, Intelius, USA (vitor@

*Program Committee*

D. Sculley, Google Research, USA
Ian Smith, Everbread, UK
Diana Maynard, NLP Group, University of Sheffield, UK
Andrew Lampert, Palantir Technologies, Australia
David Ascher, Mozilla Messaging, USA
Uwe Riss, SAP Research, Germany
Thomas Burkhart, IWI DFKI, Germany
Simon Scerri, DERI, Ireland
Nicolas Ducheneaut, PARC, USA
John Tang, Microsoft Research, USA
Mark Dredze, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Gaëlle Recourcé, Kwaga, France

*Previous Editions*

-NextMail’11 – First International Workshop on Next Trends in Email (NextMail’11)
-1st International Workshop on Emails in e-Commerce and Enterprise Context (E3C)
-AAAI Workshop on Enhanced Messaging (EMAIL-2008)

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