[Om-announce] [DEADLINE EXT] SITIS 2016 Track on Social Networks, Large Networks and their Applications

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Tue Sep 13 11:10:53 CEST 2016

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED: September 24 ***

(Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP) 
2016 IEEE International Conference on SIGNAL IMAGE TECHNOLOGY &
				Track on 
Social Networks, Large Networks and their Applications (SLNA)
Naples Italy, 28 November - 1 December 2016

Recently, social networks have grown rapidly in size and popularity. 
The global internet population has witnessed a popular expansion to 
reach billions of users around the world.  For connected users, 
social networks provide a most suitable space for sharing data, 
interacting with other users and forming communities with 
common interests. 
Social networks have important impacts on today's society not only 
in terms of structure and dynamics, but also regarding scientific 
and technological aspects. Social networks raise new research 
challenges due to the numerous emerging needs and applications.  
The focus of this track is on emerging and novel concepts, 
architectures and methodologies for social and more generally 
large networks analysis, tools and applications, including issues 
related to complex graphs, semantics, big data, and security.

The topics of interest for this track include, but are not limited to:

Social Network Analysis - methods, algorithms, processes
- Social graph processing / manipulation
- Usage / implementation of Big Data algorithms
- Avoiding fragmentation of the social graph 
- *Open cross-platform interactions
- *Usage of Identity algorithms (OAuth, openID, etc.)
- *Usage of Identity APIs
- Dynamics and evolution patterns of social networks, trend prediction
- Information diffusion in Social Networks

Social analytic tools
- Approaches based on Semantic Web Technologies
- Ontologies for managing social networks
- Social networks and cultural information
- Social Network Analysis of Terrorist Networks
- Cyber surveillance for unlawful activities for critical infrastructure
- Participatory surveillance 

Social Networks and Security
- Privacy-preserving Social network Analysis
- Social Networks Analysis for security applications
- Social network-based security measures and controls
- Social Networks Analysis for identifying and assessing cyber risks
- Security by means of Social Networks Analysis
- Information security measures and controls, to help in identifying and
assessing cyber risks 
- Architectures and methods for social network management
- Social media search and management in large scale environments 
- Searching blogs, tweets, and other social media
- Frameworks and Methodologies for large scale Collaboration
- Collective Awareness Platforms for Social (CAPS) and business innovation
- Communities discovery and analysis in large scale online and offline
social networks
- Traffic prediction for dimensioning media applications

User-centric applications
- Exploiting user mobility and geolocation
- Ontology-based user profiling
- Social and Ethical Issues in a Networked World
- Human-powered community question answering and expert finding
- Social, mobile, pervasive content sharing and live media distribution
- Spam, opinions and adversarial interactions in social media
- Personalisation for social interaction
- Use of Social Networks for business and marketing
- Immersive Social Networks
- Social businesses, social CRM
- Social gaming

Large networks
- Internet of People
- Internet of Things
- Networks of networks
Submission and publication
The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials, 
and regular and workshop sessions. SITIS'16 invites 
submissions of high quality and original papers on the 
topics included (but not limited to) the list above. 
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at 
least three reviewers for technical merit, originality, 
significance, and relevance to track topics. 
Papers must be up to 8 pages and follow IEEE double columns 
publication format. Accepted papers will be included in the 
conference proceedings and published by IEEE Computer Society 
and referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes. 

Journal special issue
Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered 
for publication in a major journal.

Important dates
- EXTENDED Paper Submission: September 24, 2016
- Acceptance/Reject notification: October 17, 2016
- Camera ready: October 24, 2016
- Author registration: October 24, 2016

Track Chairs 
- Ernesto Damiani, Khalifa University & EBTIC (Abu Dhabi), University of
Milan (Italy)
- Alessandro Provetti, Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
- Ana Roxin, University of Burgundy (France)

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