ETH Workshop: CYBEREMOTIONS - Emergent Emotions on the Web
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June 6 - 8, 2011, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Workshop Chair

Frank Schweitzer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Workshop Organizers

Frank Schweitzer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Antonios Garas (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
David Garcia (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Aims and Scope

The Workshop is focused on research methodologies developed to study and analyze phenomena related to any means of communication provided by the Internet, trying to identify, describe, and predict the Collective Emotional States among Web Users.

It mainly aims to strengthen the collaboration between different Working groups of the CYBEREMOTIONS Project »».


Workshop participation is only for members of the CYBEREMOTIONS consortium.

Detailed list of participants:
  • Hillmann, Robert (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Trier, Matthias (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Garas, Antonios (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Garcia, David (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Schweitzer, Frank (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Borowiec, Anna (Gemius SA, Poland)
  • Kappas, Arvid (Jacobs University, Germany)
  • Kuster, Dennis (Jacobs University, Germany)
  • Mitrovic, Marija (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
  • Tadic, Bosiljka (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
  • Ahn, Junghyun (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Pirker, Hannes (OFAI, Austria)
  • Skowron, Marcin (OFAI, Austria)
  • Stefan, Rank (OFAI, Austria)
  • Chmiel, Anna (WUT, Poland)
  • Debski, Janusz (WUT, Poland)
  • Holyst, Janusz (WUT, Poland)
  • Sienkiewicz, Julian (WUT, Poland)
  • Cowie, Roddy (Guest)
  • Johnson, Jeff (Guest)
  • Richmond, Peter (Guest)
  • Buckley, Kevan (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
  • Paltoglou, Georgios (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
  • Thelwall, Mike (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)

Invited Speaker

Onnela, Jukka-Pekka (Harvard Medical School)


Harnessing network science to reveal our digital footprints (PDF)


Network science is an interdisciplinary endeavor, with methods and applications drawn from across the natural, social, and information sciences. In addition to theoretical developments, electronic databases currently provide detailed records of human communication and interaction patterns, offering novel avenues to map and explore the structure of social networks. I will talk about the structure of a social network based on the cell phone communication patterns of millions of individuals, and what implications it has for diffusion processes on social networks. I will also talk about social influence processes by analyzing the collective behavior induced by 100 million "app" installations on a popular social networking website. Finally, I will discuss the algorithmic detection of tightly connected groups of nodes in networks, a prominent problem in network science known as community detection.

Program and Schedule

Monday June 6th (Kreuzplatz 5, Room K14) :

09.00 - 09.30 Opening and technical details
Data Session
09.30 - 10.00 WP3 presentation
10.00 - 10.30 WP7 presentation
10.30 - 10.50 Data discussion
10.50 - 11.20 Coffee break
Theory Session
11.20 - 11.50 WP1 presentation
11.50 - 12.20 WP5 presentation
12.20 - 12.50 WP6 presentation
12.50 - 13.50 Lunch in K18
13.50 - 14.20 WP8 presentation
14.20 - 14.40 Theory discussion
ICT Session
14.40 - 15.10 WP2 presentation
15.10 - 15.40 Coffee break
15.40 - 16.10 WP4 presentation
16.10 - 16.30 ICT discussion
16.30 - 17.00 Quiz
17.00 - 19.30 MC meeting
19.30 - Dinner at zeughauskeller

Tuesday June 7th ( Main Building, Rooms HG F33.2, 33.3, 33.4, 33,5) :

09.00 - 09.10 Bidirectional meetings setup
09.10 - 09.50 Meeting 1
09.50 - 10.30 Meeting 2
10.30 - 11.10 Meeting 3
11.10 - 11.40 Coffee break - polycafe
11.40 - 12.20 Meeting 4
12.20 - 13.00 Meeting 5
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch in Dozentenfoyer
14.00 - 14.40 Meeting 6
14.40 - 15.20 Meeting 7
15.20 - 16.00 Coffee break - polycafe
16.00 - 17.00 Invited speaker (HG D7.1)
17.00 - 17.30 ETHZ - Burkliplatz
17.30 - Boat trip to Rapperswil / Dinner on boat

Wednesday June 8th (Kreuzplatz 5, Room K14 ) :

09.30 - 10.00 Summary of interactions, quiz results
10.00 - 12.30 General assembly
12.00 - 13.00 Brown bag lunch in K18
13:00 End of workshop

Local Information

Arrival in Zurich

Take the train to travel from Zurich Airport to Zurich main station.

From Zurich main station to the ETH campus

Take tram no. 6 (direction "Zoo") from "Bahnhofstrasse" or tram no. 10 (direction "Zurich Flughafen Fracht" or "Bahnhof Oerlikon") from "Bahnhofplatz" to the stop "ETH/Universitätsspital". Alternatively, take the "Polybahn" at "Central".
Detailed directions from the main station to the ETH campus »»

From Zurich main station to the ETH building in Kreuzplatz 5
Take tram no. 11 towards Rehalp, tram no. 15 towards Klusplatz, or bus no. 31 towards Hegibachplatz. Exit tram/bus at Kreuzplatz.

Detailed information on how to find us is available here »»

Two useful links about public transportation in Zurich are SBB and ZVV


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