International 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 31, 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 31, 2012
Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2012
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: March 01, 2012
Conference Dates: May 21 – 25, 2012

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