SMS 2013 PC co-chairs message
Other conference contribution, 2013
The SMS workshop 2013 on Social Media Semantics was held this year in the context of the OTM ("OnTheMove") federated conferences, covering different aspects of distributed information systems in September 2013 in Graz. The topic of the workshop is about semantics in Social Media. The SocialWeb has become the first and main medium to get and spread information. Everyday news is reported instantly, and social media has become a major source for broadcasters, news reporters and political analysts as well as a place of interaction for everyday people. For a full utilization of this medium, information must be gathered, analyzed and semantically understood. In this workshop we ask the question: how can Semantic Web technologies be used to provide the means for interested people to draw conclusions, assess situations and to preserve their findings for future use? © 2013 Springer-Verlag.