We invite researchers and practitioners to submit short papers describing an analysis of images in online social media spaces and political discourse, broadly defined. Submissions are expected to be 4 to 8 pages in length, plus unlimited pages of references. These papers will be archived in ICWSM’s workshop proceedings unless authors request otherwise.

Topics include:

  • Analysis of image types (photos, memes, cartoons, etc.),
  • Impacts of images on political mobilization,
  • Use of screenshots to circumvent platform moderation,
  • Identifying symbols of hate in online discourse,
  • Identifying hate symbols embedded in images,
  • Image appropriation for anti-social messaging,
  • Understanding meanings of visual memes,
  • Integrating message context with visual media,
  • Tracking spread of images across platforms,
  • The categories of images used in misinformation,
  • Tracking conflicts with visual media,
  • Measuring multi-modal user behavior, and
  • Documenting antisocial gestures in presidential debates.

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair and use the AAAI author kit.

The workshop invites authors to submit three types of papers:

  • Research Papers (8+ pages)
  • Work-in-Progress Papers or Research Proposals (2-4 pages)
  • Provocations or Critical Approaches (1-2 pages)

Awards for Best Papers and Best Posters

At the workshop, we will share awards for the best paper and best data challenge poster! We look forward to seeing your submissions and recognizing as many as we can.