COMSNETS 2018

10th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS

January 3 - 7 | Bengaluru, India

In-Cooperation With:

ACM
SIGMOBILE
SIGCOMM
MeitY Digital India ITRA

Fifth Social Networking Workshop at COMSNETS

Workshop Date: 7th January 2018

Social networking has changed the way people communicate. Online social networks (OSNs) support information and resource sharing, aid discovery of globally dispersed individuals, and even enable measurement of research impact. Several novel applications, diverse access interfaces, and a large economic system has developed around OSNs. Going past simple characterization of social media, the community has shown significant interest in addressing various research problems associated with the field. This workshop strives to bring together academia and industry to present developments on both research and engineering challenges associated with social networks.

This year, we plan to have a special theme of "credibility analysis". Social media content (or more generally, big data) has often been associated with the five V's: volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value. In recent years, there has been rising concern on the credibility, or the veracity aspect of the content spreading across social media. This is aggravated by the fact that recent publishing trends try to be the first source of information, leaving little time and resources for validating the truth or factuality of such content. Veracity directly affects the value of OSN content, while volume, velocity and variety make the problem even more challenging and necessitate the development of automated approaches for credibility assessment. This year's workshop invites original research on this relatively-understudied area, and will assemble thought leaders through the keynote and invited talks.

Topics of Interest:

The goal of this workshop is to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussions of relevance to social networking. Submissions should contain novel ideas and applications, and must be evaluated experimentally. This workshop provides an opportunity to compare and contrast human behaviour as known through sociology with Web-based evidence of social interactions. We welcome contributions from researchers working on the following topics 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
  • Security, privacy and trust computational analysis of social networks
  • Web-based cooperative work
  • Knowledge community formation and support
  • Social network evolution and growth mechanisms
  • Information diffusion and knowledge transfer in social networks
  • Epidemics and rumours in networks
  • Community question-answering
  • Anomaly and outlier detection in social network
  • Multiplex and interdependent networks
  • Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks
  • High dimensional network analytics
  • Big data techniques for social networks
  • Game-theoretic strategies for social networks
  • Temporal and spatial networks
  • HCI for social media
  • Credibility analysis of social media content

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must not exceed 6 pages (and not be less than 3 pages) in length including all figures, tables, and references.
  • Submission must be in PDF format.
  • Submissions must be through the EDAS portal: (To be updated soon)
  • 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.
  • Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.
  • Papers that violate any of these guidelines will be rejected without review.

At least one author of every accepted paper should attend the workshop to present the research.

All workshop papers will appear in COMSNETS 2018 proceedings.

Important Deadlines


Paper Submission 30th October 2017
Notification of Acceptance 2nd December 2017
Camera-ready Submission 15th December 2017
Workshop Date 7th January 2018

Keynote Speaker

Prasenjit Mitra

Prasenjit Mitra

Pennsylvania State University, USA


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 for Informatics, Germany


    Program Committee:

  • Srikantha Bedathur, IBM Research, India

  • Sanjukta Bhowmick, University of Nebraska, USA

  • Tanmoy Chakraborty, University of Maryland, USA

  • Joydeep Chandra, IIT Patna, India

  • Niyati Chhaya, Adobe Research, India

  • Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research India

  • Sourav Dandapat , IIT Patna, India

  • Lipika Dey, TCS Innovation Labs, Kolkata

  • Sourav Dutta, Bell Labs, Ireland

  • Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Saptarshi Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Kripabandhu Ghosh, IIT Kanpur, India

  • Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Paramita Mirza, MPI for Informatics, Germany

  • Bivas Mitra, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur, India

  • Maya Ramanath, IIT Delhi, India

  • Sudipta Saha, IIT Bhubaneswar, India

  • Ritwik Sinha, Adobe Research, India

  • Jannik Stroetgen, MPI for Informatics, Germany

  • Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad, India

  • Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Adobe Research, India

  • Andrew Yates, MPI for Informatics, Germany