Talk on "Predicting Micro-Level Behaviour in Online Communities for Risk Management" at the European Conference on Data Analysis
The European Conference on Data Analysis 2013: "Predicting Micro-Level Behaviour in Online Communities for Risk Management"
Polecat has been working on completing the visualisation of a fish tank that serves as a metaphor for the reputation of a company in on-line communities.
Harith Alani from the Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, delivered a keynote at the Semantic Web Summer School (SSSW) in Cercedilla, Spain. His talk gave an overview of the work done in ROBUST on Social Media Analytics, and how semantics were used to support certain analytics and services.
A community visualizer developed in collaboration with ROBUST partners was demonstrated by IBM during the IBM Connect conference in Florida, January 2013. The conference is an annual event held for IBM customers and is attended by thousands of IT people.
ROBUST partner NUIG secures a €300 million Investment in world-class research centres in Ireland.
The Extended Semantic Web Conference this year took place in Montpellier in southern France from Sunday 26th of May until Thursday 30th.
ROBUST partners are organising the invited stream "Risk Management in Online Social Networks" at the EURO'13 (European Conference on Operational Research) conference in Rome, Italy, 1-4 July 2013.
Researchers from the University of Koblenz-Landau will present results of ROBUST research at this year's ICWSM conference. This work is concerned with the link dynamics in evolving knowledge networks and has the goal to detect links that will be removed, links that will appear or that remain stable. Preserving and developing the knowledge contained in business communities is crucial for the success of these communities. Existing knowledge in the system should be preserved whereas unconnected but related knowledge items should be connected.
At this year's World Wide Web conference (WWW 2013), the project ROBUST has presented a study made of social networking platforms containing an "Enemy" button in addition to a "Friend" button.
The ROBUST project is in the focus of the current e-letter of the IEEE Special Technical Community on Social Networks. The project contributed four articles. Thomas Gottron, the technical coordinator of ROBUST, is guest editor of the e-letter. The e-letter features an overview article providing the background of the project, motivating the setting and describing the ROBUST approach to community management from a high-level view point. The pro-active risk-management is detailed in a second article by Bassem Nasser, Vegard Engen and Paul Walland, describing the risk detection and treatment methodology implemented in the project. One core component in the analysis of online communities is role and behaviour analysis, which is presented in more depth in a contribution by Matthew Rowe, Miriam Fernandez and Harith Alani. Finally, Marcel Karnstedt discusses scalable social analytics of large scale online communities as they in the focus of ROBUST. Altogether the e-letter provides a good insight and overview of the setting, methods and algorithms developed in the ROBUST project.
ROBUST has been accepted as one of thirteen projects to participate in the EU project networking event at ESWC 2013 in Montpellier. The event is an occasion to present results and outcome to other EU projects, EC officials and the attendees of ESWC in general.
The ROBUST project is co-organizing a workshop on Metrics, Analysis and Tools for Online Community Management (MAMA'13). The workshop will be held at the INFORMATIK 2013 conference in Koblenz, Germany. The INFORMATIK conference is the annual meeting of the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.) and will take place from September 16 to 20.
Collaboration between different stakeholders is becoming more and more important also in the domain of Semantics. Domain expertise may reside in one location, the knowledge about how to turn that into a production-ready software elsewhere and the real-world uses cases come from a third party. The Luxid Community (http://community.temis.com) brings these aspects together and provides a formal basis for the joint design and deployment of Semantic Annotation approaches. Interested individuals and organisations are warmly invited to join us on March 28 in our webinar.
ROBUST partner TEMIS went live this week with the Luxid® Community: The portal at http://community.temis.com gives access to information, documentation, best practices as well as readily available components for semantic annotation. Developers of text analytics components will get access to a network or peer experts and potential clients; users of the Luxid® platform can benefit from a growing range of existing annotation components.