Social Computing Workshop 2021

Social Computing in the post-pandemic era

10th February, 2021, Online

Purpose

The epidemic of COVID-19, which started at the end of 2019 and eventually reached a pandemic in 2020, changed society irreversibly. For instance, global awareness of infection prevention, nation-wide lockdown with the stay-home policy, communication remotely avoiding direct contact, and social distancing-based lifestyle. Social computing research aims to handle social data obtained from human activities for the contribution to society. Given the pandemic, social data have also changed. Notably, for example, fake news and hate speech have been actualized, possibly because of the rise of social media use according to the increase of stay-home time. Now we need to discuss the direction of social computing research in conjunction with the post-pandemic society.

This workshop aims at sharing our research activities during the pandemic with several leading research teams that internationally contribute to social computing and related domains. Through this workshop, we expect to gain international connections among young researchers, to organize the difficulties in the pandemic from global points of view, which we can add pan-global applicability to our research questions, and to extend the discussions towards international co-research smoothly.

Members

Speakers

  • Cecile Paris (Data61 Language and Social Computing team, CSIRO, Australia)
  • Christophe Claramunt (Naval Academy Research Institute, France)
  • Miratul Khusna Mufida (Universit√© Polytechnic Hauts de France, France)
  • Panote Siriaraya (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Wan Jou She (Weill Cornell Medicine, Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, USA)
  • Taichi Murayama (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Organization

  • Eiji Aramaki (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Shoko Wakamiya (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Shuntaro Yada (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Kongmeng Liew (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Time Table

Times below are based on Japanese Standard Time (JST; UTC+09:00).

TimeContent
17:00-17:05Introduction by Aramaki & Opening Short Movie
17:05-17:15Talk 1:
Title: Toward Research for Infodemic: Case study of infodemic in Japan
Speaker: Taichi Murayama (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Chair: Aramaki & Yada
17:15-17:35Talk 2:
Title: (some) Social Computing at CSIRO: Extracting knowledge, discovering behaviour
Speaker: Cecile Paris (Data61 Language and Social Computing team, CSIRO, Australia)
Chair: Aramaki & Yada
17:35-17:55Talk 3:
Title: Covid-19 contact tracing: social, ethical and technical issues
Speaker: Christophe Claramunt (Naval Academy Research Institute, France)
Chair: Wakamiya & Kong
17:55-18:15Talk 4:
Title: Big Data for Intelligent Transport System
Speaker: Miratul Khusna Mufida (Université Polytechnic Hauts de France, France)
Chair: Wakamiya & Kong
18:15-18:35Talk 5:
Title: Supporting mental health through digital technology during covid-19
Speakers: Panote Siriaraya (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan) & Wan Jou She (Weill Cornell Medicine, Center for Research on End-of-Life Care, USA)
Chair: Wakamiya & Kong
18:35-19:00Messages from All Researchers (Chair: Kong)
Closing (Chair: Wakamiya)