Eleven papers accepted for ICA 2020

January 22, 2020 by · Leave a Comment
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The 70th Annual ICA conference will be held on May 21-25, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. Eleven papers by lab members are selected for presentation on the coming conference, which has an acceptance rate of 44% this year. The titles of the papers are listed below:
1. Liu, X. F., Chen, Z., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2020). Dynamic Trends between Specialization and Integration of Communication Research: Scientometric Analysis of SSCI Journals from 1970 to 2019. (for Computational Methods Interest Group)
2. Zhang, Y., Cao, B. L., Wang, Y. F., Peng, T. Q., Zhu, J. J. H., & Wang, X. H. (2020). Social media and public health research: A systematic review from 2000 to 2018. (for Information System Division)
3. Anderson, J., Lapinski, M., Turner, M., Peng, T. Q., & Schmaelzle, R. (2020). Speaking of values: Value-expressive communication and exercise intentions. (for Health Communication Division)
4. Lee, S., Ma, S. Y., Meng, J., Zhuang, J., & Peng, T. Q. (2020). Detecting sentiment toward emerging diseases on social media: An empirical comparison between human coding and dictionary-based approach. (for Computational Methods Interest Group)
5. Chung, M., Jang, Y., Lapinski, M., Kerr, J., Zhao, J. H., Shupp, R., & Peng, T. Q. (2020). Do we use our own behaviors to help us believe we are normal? Testing the causal effects of personal behavior on perceived descriptive norms. (for Health Communication Division)
6. Yan, X., & Wang, C. J. (2020). With Greater Popularity Comes Less Responsibility? The Popularity Fallacy of Big Vs’ Public Participation on Sina Weibo. (for Political Communication Division)
7. Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Zhou, J., Wu, Y., & Yi, H. (2020). Contributing by Learning: Continuity of Knowledge Contribution on Online Knowledge-Sharing Platform.
8. Zhou, J., Wu, Y., & Zhang, L. (2020). Diminishing marginal returns of information exposure: How does social media information exposure affect individual HPV vaccine adoption?
9. Deng, Y., Zhang, L. & Wu, Y. (2020). Persuasive Effect of Three-Dimensional Creative Expression in Outdoor Print Advertisements.
10. Guan, L., Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2020). National Census of Twitter Users: Scrapping and Describing the Socio-Centric Network of a Nation on Social Media. (for Computational Methods Interest Group)
11. Wang, Y., & Guan, L. (2020). Mapping the Structures of International Communication Organizations’ Networks and Cross-Sector Relationships on Social Media. (for Global Communication and Social Change Division)

One paper accepted by NetSci-X 2020

October 31, 2019 by · Leave a Comment
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The article, entitled “The virality and growth of cascades” has been accepted as an oral presentation at NetSci-X 2020, Tokyo. Two members of the Web Mining Lab, Mr. Yafei Zhang and Prof. Jonathan Zhu, participated in this study.

In this work, they proposed a novel approach to characterize the virality of cascades and introduced a more realistic model to mimic the growth of cascades. This work is an output of collaboration with a team of scientists from control science and engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Mr. Yafei Zhang is now a joint PhD student co-supervised by Prof. Jonathan Zhu at City University of Hong Kong and Prof. Xiaofan Wang at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

NetSci-X, the Network Science Society‘s signature winter conference, aims to foster interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in network science research across computer and information sciences, physics, mathematics, life sciences, social sciences, arts and design. The coming NetSci-X conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan from January 20 to 23, 2020.

Lab Members Participated in CCR Panel at SMP 2019

September 25, 2019 by · Leave a Comment
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The 8th Chinese National Conference on Social Media Processing was held in Shenzhen, China on August 16~18. Several lab members played active roles in a Computational Communication Research Panel.
Lun Zhang (an associate professor at Beijing Normal University) hosted the division. Xiaofan Liu gave a talk on “the Fragmentation and Centralization of Communication Research”.
Hai Liang (an assistant professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong) gave a speech about the social contagion during the information diffusion process.

Six papers accepted for ICA 2019

January 19, 2019 by · Leave a Comment
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The 69th Annual ICA conference will be held on May 24-28, 2019 in Washington DC, US. Six papers by lab members are selected for presentation on the coming conference, which has an acceptance rate of 39.4% this year. The titles of the papers are listed below:

  1. Hao, Q., & Peng, T. Q. Two Applications of Statistical Relational Learning: Fake News Detection and Congress Voting Patterns. (Computational Methods Interest Group)
  2. Wang, X. H., Chen, L., Shi, J. Y., & Peng, T. Q. What makes cancer information viral on social media? (Communication & Technology Division)
  3. Liang, H., Tang, G., Lee, F.L.F. Normalizing Swearing Online: An Unintended Consequence of a Large-Scale Political Movement in Hong Kong. (Computational Methods Interest Group)
  4. Chen, H. X. User’s preference for mobile display orientation across media domains. (Media Communication Interest Group)
  5. Guan, L., Liang, H., & Zhu, J. J. H. Predicting Reposting Latency of News Content in Social Media: A Focus on Issue Attention, Temporal Usage Pattern, and Information Redundancy. (Computational Methods Interest Group)
  6. Zhou, Y. & Zhu, J. J. H. How online health groups help you lose weight: The role of social influence and support exchange. (Health communication)

One paper accepted by PacificVis 2019

January 8, 2019 by · Leave a Comment
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A paper, entitled “Visual Analytics of Dynamic Interplay Between Behaviors in MMORPGs”, has recently been accepted for publication and presentation at PacificVis 2019. Two members of the Web Mining Lab, Dr. Winson Peng, and Mr. Ji Lan, participated in this study.

They work with a group of computer scientists at Zhejiang University to develop a visual analytic system which enables users to study the dynamic interplay between players’ purchase and communication behaviors in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) and investigate how local and global social structures among game players will contribute to such interplay.

Dr. Winson Peng is now an associate professor at Michigan State University. Mr. Ji Lan is now a joint PhD student co-supervised by Prof. Jonathan Zhu at City University of Hong Kong and Dr. Yingcai Wu at Zhejiang University.

PacificVis is an IEEE sponsored international visualization symposium, which is also a recommended international conference in Computer Graphics and Multimedia by China Computer Federation. The Pacific Visualization 2019 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 23 to 26, 2019.

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