ICWSM, now in its eleventh year, has become one of the premier venues for computational social science, and previous years of ICWSM have featured papers, posters, and demos that draw upon network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. The uniqueness of the venue and the quality of submissions have contributed to a fast growth of the conference and a competitive acceptance rate around 20% for full-length research papers published in the proceedings by the Association for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
For ICWSM-17, in addition to the usual program of contributed talks, posters and demos, the main conference will include a selection of keynote talks from prominent scientists and technologists. Building on successes in previous years, ICWSM-17 will also hold a day of workshops and tutorials in addition to the main conference.
The 7th International Community, Work and Family conference will take place on 25-27 May 2017 at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy. A pre-conference doctoral workshop will be held on May 24.
The conference will bring together experts and academics from a broad range of countries and disciplines. It intends to contribute to the debate on the relationships between community, work and family and stimulate further research in a multistakeholder perspective. It will also provide a unique networking opportunity for scholars who are interested in comparative and multidisciplinary research.
The aims of the conference are to explore:
Leisure studies as an academic discipline has made significant attempts to make sense of the contested, constrained and constructed nature of leisure. Traditionally, studies emphasise the role played by leisure as part of people’s everyday lives. We will be examining the social role of leisure processes that commonly go unnoticed/unremarked because they are taken for the everyday.
The conference will be split into five streams, within the over-arching theme of ‘Enacting leisure, Re-creating leisure’. With a view to answer the following question, ‘What can leisure research on identities, lifestyles and play reveal about social relations, inequalities, power and privilege?’