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.

Cheng-Jun Got Best Paper Award of the Student Symposium

November 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The 3rd Honours Symposium for Asian Ph.D Students in Communication Research is held in Yonsei university, Seoul, Korea,  Oct 27-28. 9 Ph.D students of City University of Hong Kong participated in this conference, and Cheng-Jun got the Best Paper Award for his paper titled The Origin of Burst in Public Attention: Peak Fraction, Popularity, Diffusion Channels, and Categories of YouTube Videos. You can find the slides here.

Public attention is the extent to which individuals collectively allocate their attentions to cultural products across space and time. In addition to fragmentation and polarization, recent research shows it is also characterized by the burst phenomena. Measuring burst using peak fraction, Cheng-jun’s study aims in systematically studying how burst of public attention relates with the popularity of YouTube videos, and how it rises from recommendation, social influence, and search. The results indicate: (1) burst is negatively related to the popularity of online videos (e.g., views, lifetime); (2) burst is negatively related to search, but positively related to recommendation; (3) compared with the videos of the other categories, those videos of the news category experienced stronger burst, while copyright protected videos have a weaker burst. The findings suggest the temporality underlying various influential factors result in the burst of public attention.

Cheng-Jun (Frank) WANG is a Ph.D Candidate (expected graduation June, 2013)  in the department of media & communication, City University of Hong Kong. Currently, Cheng-Jun is also a research member of web mining lab. His research focuses on  information diffusion (e.g., news diffusion), public attention, and public discussion.

Two papers accepted by 2011WAPOR conference

April 9, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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Lu, H., Peng, T. Q., & Zhu, J. J. H. (2011). The effect of the Internet on national identity: A cohort study in Hong Kong. The 64th Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September.

Wang,C.J.(2011).The Emergence of Spiral of Silence: Agent-based Modeling of the Spiral of Silence. The 64th Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September.

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) is an international professional association of researchers in the fields ofcommunication and survey research. It is a member organization of the International Social Science Council.

Established in 1947, the association acquired its current name in 1948, at the Third International Conference on Public Opinion Research. In 1953, it became the sole nongovernment consultant organization to UNESCO in the field of polling.

Its current president is Tom W. Smith (NORC) and the vice president is Alejandro Moreno (Reforma , in Mexico).Among the former presidents of WAPOR are Juan LinzElisabeth Noelle-NeumannRobert Worcester and Seymour Martin Lipset.

The 64th WAPOR 2011 conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 21-23. The conference theme of 2011 emphasizes how the Internet provides challenges and opportunities for public opinion scholars and how the internet is changing public opinion.

Two papers have been accepted by IAMCR’11

March 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Zhu, J. J. H., & Shen, F. (2011). Temporal trends and regional variations in internationalization of communication research. The annual conference of International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR), Istanbul, Turkey, July. (Abstract)

Shen, F., Zhu, J. J. H., & Peng, T. Q. (2011). To trust or not to trust: Trends and covariates of Internet trust in Hong Kong. The annual conference of International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR), Istanbul, Turkey, July. (Abstract)

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