Five awards were given during WebSci’12:

  • Best Paper Award (sponsored by Microsoft Research)
  • Best Extended Abstract Award (sponsored by Microsoft Research)
  • Best Social Sciences Student Paper Award (sponsored by Microsoft Research)
  • Best Computer Science Student Paper Award
  • Best Poster Award

Award Winners

Lars Backstrom, Paolo Boldi, Marco Rosa, Johan Ugander and
Sebastiano Vigna. Four Degrees of Separation

BEST STUDENT PAPER (social sciences)
Emma Spiro, Jeannette Sutton, Matt Greczek, Sean Fitzhugh,
Nicole Pierski and Carter Butts. Rumoring During Extreme
Events: A Case Study of Deepwater Horizon 2010

BEST STUDENT PAPER (computer science)
Lujun Fang, Alex Fabrikant and Kristen Lefevre. Look Who I
Found: Understanding the Effects of Sharing Curated Friend

Bogdan State, Bruno Abrahao and Karen Cook. From Power to
Status in Large Scale Online Exchanges

M. Giles Phillips. Designing for Vigilance during Intermittent Use


Best Student Paper Nominee
Kerstin Bischoff. We Love Rock n Roll: Analyzing and
Predicting Friendship Links in

Best Paper Nominees
Yoram Bachrach, Michal Kosinski, Thore Graepel, Pushmeet Kohli
and David Stillwell. Personality and Patterns of Facebook Usage

Michal Kosinski, Yoram Bachrach, Gjergji Kasneci, Jurgen
Van-Gael and Thore Graepel. Measuring the Intelligence of
Crowdsourcing Platforms

Praphul Chandra and Arun Kalyanasundaram. A Network Pruning
Based Approach for Subset-Specific Influential Detection

Best Extended Abstract Nominee
Sandra Evans and Matthew Weber. Emergent Structure in a Social
Movement: Occupy Wall Street as a Networked Organizational Form

Best Poster Nominees
Malik Magdon-Ismail and Brian Orecchio. Guard Your Connections: Infiltration of a Trust/Reputation Based Network

Pushmeet Kohli, Yoram Bachrach and Thore Graepel . Colonel Blotto Goes On Facebook: The Effect of Social Relations On Strategic Interaction

Poong Oh and Peter Monge. The Functionality of Social Tagging as a Communication System