The world’s premier social media research conference, ICWSM, will be held at TCD in Dublin, Ireland from 4-7 June 2012.

ICWSM-12, the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media brings together researchers from the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences.

It will start with a day of workshops and tutorials, followed by three days of keynote speakers, full paper presentations, posters and demos.

Highlights of the conference include:

Keynote conference talk from Andrew Tomkins, Engineering Director at Google+

Keynote conference talk from Dr. Lada Adamic, Expert in Information Diffusion and Dynamics in Networks

Keynote conference talk from Prof. Robin Dunbar, Anthropologist at Oxford and Originator of “Dunbar’s Number”

Invited workshop talk from Prof. Ben Shneiderman, HCI Authority and Professor from Maryland

Invited workshop talk from Dr. Jimmy Lin, Twitter

Invited workshop talk from George MacKerron, Creator of Mappiness

Tutorials on analysing massive social networks; charting connections in social media; evidence-based design of online communities; sentiment mining; and information extraction from social media

ICWSM-12 is supported by sponsors: SFI, Google, Bing, Yahoo, IBM, Fáilte Ireland, Knoesis, CADGI.

More information from or @icwsm on Twitter/Facebook