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Symp 01-SoMNeT 2015

The Fourth International Symposium on Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media and Networks
(SoMNet 2015)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2015)

June 01-05, 2015
The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: March 01, 2015

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


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 2015) to be held as part of CTS 2015 (http://cts2015.cisedu.info/) June 01-05, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  The SoMNeT 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 SoMNeT Symposium main themes include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Social (media) Network Data Collection, Analysis and Visualization;
  • Content/ Text Data Analysis AND Integration with Network Data; and
  • Computational/ Algorithmic Solutions and Datasets Related to Both of These Themes
  • Mobility, Devices, and Services in Social Networks and Media
  • Online Social Networks and their impact on social and psychological behavior
  • Privacy, Trust and Reputation in Social Networks
  • Deviance and Crime in Social Networks
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning in Social Media and Networks
  • Emerging and Evolving Communities Online: Senior Citizens, Gender, SIGs, adolescent, children, ...

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to social computing, social networks and new social 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 are allowed but will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to http://cts2015.cisedu.info/home/posters  for posters 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 of regular or short paper via the Symposium submission Web page at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=somnet2015.  If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, 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 ensure 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 2015 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 in all major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the Symposium, please contact the organizers.  

Extended Paper Submission Deadline: ------------- March 01, 2015
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- March 15, 2015
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -----  March 25, 2015 
Conference Dates:  -----------------------------------  June 01-05, 2015

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2015.cisedu.info/home  or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.