User-Generated Content in Social Media Vol.2


Targeted audience
  • Komedia Master
  • Angewandte Informatik Master
  • ISE Master
  • Technomathematik Master


Das Seminar beschäftigt sich mit verschiedenen Aspekten von Benutzer-generierten Inhalten in Sozialen Medien.

This seminar focuses on various forms of user generated content in social media.


Every participant is supposed to prepare a presentation of 40 minutes about a choosen topic from the list. A literature research for is mandatory, where relevant works will be choosen in consultation with the supervisor. The talks have to be given at the seminar. The literature is in english, but the talk can be given in german or in english. All participants are expected to take part in the discussions about the presentation topics.

After the presentation a composition should be written, which also needs to address all issues raised during the presentation days. The elaboration should not merely be a summary or translation of the underlying papers, but it should point out the advantages and disadvantages of the considered architecture or methods and classify it in the context.

Presentation-topics and supervisors

  1. Extracting topics from Social Media messages
  2. Answering user questions through review-mining
  3. The role of user-generated content in branding in social media
  4. The impact of user-generated content on travel behavior
  5. Spam detection
  6. Recommendation of Messages
  7. Bias + Subjectivity
  8. Crisis Management
  9. eHealth
  10. Credibility estimation
  11. Searching in Social Media
  12. Usage of Social Media for E-learning
  13. Tweet Summarization
  14. Analysing political (right-wing) trends in social media
  15. Argument mining in Social Media
  16. Rumor verification in Social Media


The registration is now open. Send an E-Mail to Ahmet Aker including the following information: student id, first and lastname, name of subject, semester, and up to three topics of choice.

  • 3.10.2016 - 24.10.2016: Registration
  • 25.10.2016: Topic & Mentor (per mail)
  • 26.10.2016: Introduction to scientific working (14:00 - 15:30 LF 226)
  • 24.11.2015: Relevant papers
  • 1.12.2016: Thesis of the presentation
  • 15.12.2016: Structure
  • 26.01.2017: Presentation slides
  • End of semester -ish: Block seminar
  • Two weeks later: Written report

Relevant Slides

The following slides contain information that can be used as help for the seminar (sorry the slides are in German).