10th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS

January 3 - 7 | Bengaluru, India

In-Cooperation With:

Social Networking Workshop

Workshop Date: To be Announced

Social networking is profoundly changing the way people communicate and interact on a daily basis. Online social networks are serving as a vital means for supporting information and resource sharing, aiding discovery of connected individuals, improving communication between globally dispersed individuals, and even measuring scientific impact.A significant fraction of mind-share in the form of applications, diverse access interfaces, and a large economic ecosystem has developed around this field. Going past the simple characterization and enumerationof properties, the networking research community has shown significant interest in attacking various problems associated with social networks. The proposedworkshop strives to bring together academic, R&D, and industry researchers from these disciplines to address both the science and engineering challenges associated with the rapidly evolving domain of social networking.This year thesocial network workshop will have a special focus on social sensing. In recent years, there has been a large number of new sensor applications that collect data which can be directly associated with human interactions. Examples include GPS applications on mobile devices, or location sensors designed to track human or vehiculartraffic. This allows for the building of rich applications where one can use the sensor data in order to model the underlying relationships and interactions in the form of networks, and in particular, time/location-varying networks. However, this also might lead to a number of challenges and it is important to be ableto mine such data without violating the privacy of the users. Since the information contributed by users in social sensing applications is usually open in nature, this also leads to issues of trust in making inferences from the underlying data. The workshop shall focus on these issues and try to assemble world leaders in this area through keynote and invited talk sessions.

Topics of Interest:

The goal of this workshop is to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussionsof relevance to social networking, involving novel ideas and applications, andexperimental results. This workshop provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the ethological approach to social behaviour in human with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning, information granulation, the behaviour of humans and affinities between web-based social networks. This workshop welcomes contributions from researchers working on the followingtopics of interest, including, but not limited to:

  • Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social networks
  • Visualization of social networks
  • Social networks and social intelligence
  • Link topology and site hierarchy
  • Virtual and web communities and web site clustering
  • Security, privacy and trust computational analysis of social networks
  • Web-based cooperative work
  • Knowledge community formation and support
  • Intelligent wireless Web
  • Social network analysis and mining of communities of practice
  • Network evolution and growth mechanisms
  • Information diffusion and knowledge transfer in social networks
  • Epidemics and rumours in networks
  • Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation
  • Anomaly detection in social network
  • Outlier detection in social network
  • Quantifying success through social network analysis
  • Multiplex and interdependent networks
  • Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks
  • High dimensional network analytics
  • Big data techniques for social networks
  • Strategic social networks and game theoretic models
  • Networks based on social sensors
  • Temporal and spatial networks

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length including all figures, tables, and references and must be a PDF file. A minimum number of 3 pages are required.
  • All papers must be electronically submitted via the social networking Workshop submission site on EDAS.
  • Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission.
  • Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines as given on IEEE Website.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

Papers can be submitted through the submission site EDAS(to be updated).

  • The paper formatting and submission instructions are the same as for the main conference.
  • All workshop papers (full papers - both regular and invited) will appear in conference proceedings.

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission To be Announced
Notification of Acceptance To be Announced
Camera-ready Submission To be Announced
Workshop Date To be Announced

Invited Speakers

Alpan Raval

Alpan Raval

LinkedIn, India

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta

Microsoft R&D, India

Debasish Ganguly

Debasish Ganguly

IBM Research, Ireland

Workshop Co-Chairs

Moumita Sinha

Moumita Sinha

Adobe Research, India

Rishi Saha Roy

Rishiraj Saha Roy

MPI, Germany

    Program Committee:

  • Srikantha Bedathur, IBM Research, India

  • Niyati Chhaya, Adobe Research, India

  • Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research India

  • Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Paramita Mirza, MPI for Informatics, Germany

  • Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Ritwik Sinha, Adobe Research, India

  • Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Adobe Research, India

  • Andrew Yates, MPI for Informatics, Germany