PLEAD 2013: Politics, elections and data

Ingmar Weber, Ana Maria Popescu, Marco Pennacchiotti

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Abstract

What is the role of the internet in politics general and during campaigns in particular? And what is the role of large amounts of user data in all of this? In the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential campaigns the Democrats were far more successful than the Republicans in utilizing online media for mobilization, co-ordination and fundraising. Year over year, social media and the Internet plays a fundamental role in political campaigns. However, technical research in this area is still limited and fragmented. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working at the intersection of social network analysis, computational social science and political science, to share and discuss their ideas in a common forum; and to inspire further developments in this growing, fascinating field. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings
Pages2553-2554
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2013
Event22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 20131 Nov 2013

Other

Other22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period27/10/131/11/13

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Keywords

  • Computational political science
  • Elections
  • Facebook
  • Politics
  • Social media
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)

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Weber, I., Popescu, A. M., & Pennacchiotti, M. (2013). PLEAD 2013: Politics, elections and data. In International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings (pp. 2553-2554) https://doi.org/10.1145/2505515.2505813