Hi, this is my website. I'm currently a tenured post-doc and team leader in Computational Social Science (at GESIS in Köln, Germany). I created this site to make my research – as well as tools and services that I built – publicly available.
My research has included socio-cultural dynamics of online platforms, Human Computation, as well as tools for transparent and accessible Data Science. I more recently have been working on auditing and applying methods for social sensing, and using surveys and digital trace data in unison.
For my (under)graduate academic career, I studied Media Sociology/Communication Sciences. After a short stint in industry, I then did my PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute AIFB in Web Science, under Prof. Rudi Studer. Currently, I'm holding a permanent position at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.
My full and most up-to-date publication list can be found on Google Scholar.
Some selected publications:
Z. Wang, S. Hale, Scott, D. Adelani, P. Grabowicz, T. Hartmann, F. Flöck, D. Jurgens:
Demographic Inference and Representative Population Estimates from Multilingual Social Media Data
The Web Conference, 2019
(full conference paper, acceptance rate: ~18%)
Best poster presentation award
L. Posch, A. Bleier, C. Lechner, D. Danner, F. Flöck, M. Strohmaier: Measuring Motivations of Crowdworkers: The Multidimensional Crowdworker Motivation Scale
ACM Transactions on Social Computing, 2019
(journal paper, to appear)
O. Zagovora, F. Flöck, and C. Wagner:
“(Weitergeleitet von Journalistin)”: The Gendered Presentation of Professions on Wikipedia”
ACM Conference on Web Science, 2018
(full conference paper, acceptance rate: ~27%)
P. Laufer, C. Wagner, F. Flöck, M. Strohmaier:
Mining Cross-Cultural Relations from Wikipedia – A Study of 31 European Food Cultures
ACM Conference on Web Science, 2015
(full conference paper,, acceptance rate ~20%)
Best paper award
P. Singer*, F. Flöck*, C. Meinhart, E. Zeitfogel, M. Strohmaier: Evolution of Reddit: From the Front Page of the Internet to a Self-referential Community?
( *two main authors),
World Wide Web conference (WWW) – Web Science Track, 2014
(full conference paper, acceptance rate: ~19%)
F. Flöck, M. Acosta:
WikiWho: Precise and Efficient Attribution of Authorship of Revisioned Content
World Wide Web conference (WWW), 2014
(full conference paper, acceptance rate ~13%)
F. Flöck, D. Vrandečić, E. Simperl:
Revisiting Reverts: Accurate Revert Detection in Wikipedia
ACM Conference on Hypertext & Social Media, 2012
(full conference paper, acceptance rate ~28%)
Editorial board member (since 2016):
- Journal of Web Semantics
Human Computation Journal
- Int. Semantic Web Conference 2016
European Symp. on Computational Social Science 2018
Conference on Social Informatics 2019
Member of the working group “Access to Big Data” of the RatSWD - German Data Forum, since 2018
Reviewer for several conferences and journals in Computer Science and Computational Social Science:
- Int. AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM): 2015-2019
Int. Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo): 2014, 2016, 2019
Int. Semantic Web Conference (ISWC): 2014-2018
The Web Conference (WWW): 2014, 2018
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): 2018
ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW): 2018
AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP): 2018
European Symposium on CSS: 2017-2019
Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC): 2015-2016
Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL): 2016
ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP): 2016
PeerJ Computer Science Journal: 2016
ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext): 2015
ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci): 2014
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies: 2014
Assorted workshops, since 2011
copyright, data protection and privacy.
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IF I should ever infringe on any privacy, intellectual or other rights of anyone with the content posted on this site, it certainly will not be deliberate but accidentally, out of inattentiveness or a misunderstanding. So please contact me immediately with any concerns you might have and I will do my best to resolve them right away.