International Conference on Social Informatics



We are delighted to welcome the 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013) to Kyoto, Japan. The conference will take place from November 25 to 27 at Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University and is organized by the Graduate School of Informatics of Kyoto University.

The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013) is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. To that end, we are inviting interdisciplinary papers, on applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of social computing and information systems, on applying computational algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies that consider social context.

This year SocInfo 2013 will be co-located with WebDB Forum 2013 (in Japanese). WebDB Forum 2013 is a Japanese domestic forum that covers a wide range of areas regarding database and Web, and usually attracts about 300-400 participants from industry, government, and academia.


The proceedings are available online at Springer web site.


Best Paper Awards

  • Automatic Thematic Content Analysis: Finding Frames in News
    Daan Odijk, Björn Burscher, Rens Vliegenthart and Maarten de Rijke
  • Follow My Friends This Friday! An Analysis of Human-generated Friendship Recommendations
    Ruth Garcia Gavilanes, Neil O’Hare, Luca Maria Aiello and Alejandro Jaimes

Best Paper Runner-ups

  • Predicting User’s Political Party using Ideological Stances
    Swapna Gottipati, Minghui Qiu, Liu Yang, Feida Zhu and Jing Jiang
  • Using and Asking: APIs Used in the Android Market and Asked About in StackOverflow
    David Kavaler, Daryl Posnett, Clint Gibler, Hao Chen, Premkumar Devanbu and Vladimir Filkov
  • Social-Urban Neighborhood Search based on Crowd Footprints Network
    Shoko Wakamiya, Ryong Lee and Kazutoshi Sumiya


We would like to give special “thank you” to our main sponsor and contributor ClimateIMC and their Miami office. Thank you for everything you did for us!