Intl. Symposium on Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media and Networks (SoMNet 2012)

International Symposium on Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media and Networks (SoMNet 2012)
Call for Papers As part of The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)
May 21-25, 2012 The Westin Westminster Hotel Denver, Colorado, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2012
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Social media, social computing, new media and networks have become major areas of research, applications, and development in recent years. The adoption of social media and their applications have expanded in kind and size to unprecedented levels and continue to grow at accelerated rates. The creation and deployment of Social Media is one of the main forces behind the evolution and expansion of the Internet, the Web, and mobile media. Social media account for the majority of Internet traffic while its content comprises the greater part of the daily published multi media on the Web. These technologies have a profound impact on society and on private life. Furthermore, there is a great diversity in the communities of people interested in social computing: researchers in computing, communications, and social sciences; industrial practitioners; wide range of businesses; software and online game vendors; web entrepreneurs; digital government organizations; political analysts; educational institutions, etc. You are cordially invited to participate in, contribute to, and attend the International Symposium on Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media, and Networks (SoMNet 2012) to be held as part of CTS 2012 (http://cts2012.cisedu.info/) May 21-25, 2012 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

The Symposium is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art and practice in the broad multi disciplinary field of social computing and new media. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all disciplines and specialties (computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies, …).

The Symposium topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
-Theories and Methodologies for Social Computing
-Architectures and Design of Social Systems
-Qualitative and Quantitative Studies of Social Media and Networks
-Social Networks Interfaces and Interaction Techniques
-Machine Learning Methods for Social Computing
-Human Machine Interaction in Social Computing
-Community and Organization Multi Media
-Social Networks Enablement via Multi-Modality Social Media
-New Social Media Applications
-Semantic Web for Social Computing
-Web Driven Media Creation
-Exploration and Analysis of Social Networks
-Psychological, Personality-based and Ethnographic Studies of Social Networks
-Modeling of Social Behavior
-Modeling of Social Media and Networks
-Data Modeling for Social Networks
-Social Computing and Networking Tools, Techniques and Technologies
-Social Networking Software
-Discovery, Collection, and Extraction of Social Networks Data
-Processing of Social Stream Data
-Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation Systems for Social Networks
-Text Categorization; Topic Recognition; Demographic/Gender/Age Identification
-Subjectivity in Textual Data; Sentiment Analysis; Polarity/Opinion Identification and    Extraction
-Social Search, Mining and Discovery -Large-scale Social Image and Video Analysis and Retrieval
-Collective and Social Intelligence
-Emotional and Cultural Dynamics
-Trend Identification and Tracking
-Security and Risk in Social Contexts
-Privacy Policies for Online Social Networks
-Privacy and Security Tradeoffs in Social Networks
-Access Control in Online Social Networks
-Trust, Reputation and Recommendation Systems
-Summarization of Massive Social Networks Data
-Social Media Tools; Navigation and Visualization Visualization of Social Networks
-Services in Social Networks
-Leveraging Social Networks in the Enterprise
-Social Network Mapping in the B2B Sphere
-Dealing with Sensitive Information
-New Technologies and Trends for Social Computing
-Social Media: Weblogs, Microblogs, Wikis, Forums, Tweeting, Podcasts, Usenets, …
-Performance and Benchmarking for Social Network Analysis
-Social Media and Networks Monitoring and Engagement

PAPER SUBMISSION
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to social computing, networks and media. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). Submission should include a cover page with authors’ names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to http://cts2012.cisedu.info/home/posters for the submission details) will also be accepted. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Symposium submission Web page at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=somnet2012.

Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contribution, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the Symposium. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2012 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly. If you have any questions about paper submission or the Symposium, please contact the Symposium organizers.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline: January 20, 2012
Acceptance Notification: February 10, 2012
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due:  March 01, 2012
Conference Dates: May 21 – 25, 2012

Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions Co-Chair:
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology,
Austria Phone: +43.1.58801.18716 Fax: +43.1.58801.918799 Email: hilda.tellioglu@tuwien.ac.at

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