[governance] [CFP] SITIS 2016 track on Social Networks, Large Networks and their Applications (SLNA)

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Thu Jul 28 12:44:27 EDT 2016

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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
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 submission 
of high quality and original papers on the topics listed 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
Paper Submission: September 6, 2016
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 7, 2016
Camera ready: October 20, 2016
Author registration: October 20, 2016

Track Chairs 
Ana Roxin, IEM Dept., University of Burgundy, France
Alessandro Provetti, MIFT Dept., University of Messina, Italy
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy

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