Archive for: conference paper

SONIC will present paper in San Antonio

SONIC researcher Yun Huang and lab director Noshir Contractor will present their paper entitled “Understanding and Enabling Network Dynamics in Virtual Communities” in San Antonio on August 16th. The presentation will be at the symposium on Dynamics of Virtual Organizations at the annual meeting of the Academy... read more »

 

ICWSM Presentation

Brian Keegan presented on behalf of the Virtual World Observatory’s gold farming team at the 2011 AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). A copy of the paper titled “Trust Amongst Rogues? A Hypergraph Approach for Comparing Clandestine Trust Networks in MMOGs” can be found here... read more »

 

Best Paper at Web Science 2011

A paper authored by members of the Virtual Worlds Observatory team including Brian Keegan, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Dmitri Williams, Jaideep Srivastava, and Noshir Contractor won a best paper at the 2011 ACM Web Science conference. The paper is titled “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi Virtuali? Promise and Peril at the Intersection... read more »

 

Giving real-life money to your Second Life friends

Recent research by SONIC undergraduate Nick Merrill and graduate student Brooke Foucault demonstrates that social status within a Second Life group is positively correlated with the donation of in-game resources to one’s group. In Second Life, in-game resources can be traded for real-world money, so this finding indicates... read more »

 

Gold farming team wins best paper

The VWO Gold Farming team won the award for Best Paper at the Game Behind the Game conference hosted by Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. Our paper was titled “Mapping Gold Farming Back to Offline Clandestine Organizations: Methodological, Theoretical, and Ethical Challenges.”... read more »

 

WebScience Paper Accept

The Virtual World Observatory‘s gold farming team has had their paper “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi Virtuali? Promise and Peril at the Intersection of Computational Social Science and Online Clandestine Organizations” accepted for full paper presentation at WebSci 2011 in Koblenz, Germany in June.  read more »

 

ICWSM Paper Acceptance

Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Brian Keegan, Dmitri Williams, Jaideep Srivastava, and Noshir Contractor had their paper “Trust Amongst Rogues? A Hypergraph Approach for Comparing Clandestine Trust Networks in MMOGs” accepted to the Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). Notably,... read more »

 

SONIC paper at Canadian Communication Association-Interactivity at CBC.CA

SONIC member Ryan Whalen has had a paper accepted at the Canadian Communication Association’s annual conference – held this year as part of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences.  The paper examines commenting behavior at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s news website.  read more »

 

ICA and Sunbelt Conference paper acceptances

We have had papers accepted at the International Communication Association (ICA) and the INSNA Sunbelt conference for research related to team assembly and collaboration on Wikipedia articles about breaking news topics. Keegan, B., Gergle, D., Contractor, N. (2011). “A Multi-theoretical, Multi-level Model of High... read more »

 

Gold farming conference acceptances

The VWO gold farming team has had several papers accepted for presentation at upcoming conferences. Keegan, B., Ahmad, M., Williams, D., Srivastava, J., Contractor, N. (2011). “Mapping Gold Farming Back to Offline Clandestine Organizations: Methodological, Theoretical, and Ethical Challenges.” Game Behind the... read more »