Diffusion Networks and Cascade Analytics

This workshop aims to bring together bring together researchers from academia and industry, as well as practitioners, that use data mining, machine learning, statistics, graph theory, information retrieval, causal inference, statistical physics, and sociology, to study diffusion networks and cascade analytics. The workshop will consist of invited talks, contributed talks, poster session and enough time for scientific discussions.

Topics of interest included, but are not limited to:

  • Cascade pattern mining and analysis
  • Cascading behavior analysis and prediction
  • Cascading outbreak detection and prediction
  • Information diffusion in social networks
  • Homophily, social contagion and causality
  • Network inference from cascades
  • Rumor, misinformation, and anti-spam detection
  • Mobility patterns mining and analysis
  • Disease dynamics and vaccination strategies in social networks
  • Games in networks
  • Link prediction in networks

The workshop will take place at WSDM 2014 in New York City (NY, USA) on February 28.