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MSN 2011 : The 1st International Workshop on Mobile Social Networks


When Jul 25, 2011 - Jul 27, 2011
Where Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Submission Deadline Mar 22, 2011
Notification Due Apr 8, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 20, 2011
Categories    data mining   social networks   mobile

Call For Papers


MSN 2011: The 1st International Workshop on Mobile Social Networks

(in conjunction with ASONAM 2011, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, July 25-27, 2011)

(Papers Due: March 01, 2011)

The 1st International Workshop on Mobile Social Networks (MSN 2011) aims to bring together the professionals from Data Mining, Social Network Analysis, Information Management, Machine Learning, Networking and other related fields to study the issues and potential research topics of the social network in mobile environments.

Workshop Description

As the advance of wireless communication and high penetration of smart mobile devices, the way that people network is gradually changing. Individuals use mobile phones to converse and connect with each other frequently due to their portability and convenience. By means of the built-in microphone, high-resolution camera, GPS and g-sensor of a smart phone, people can even share their context while interacting with others. Moreover, thanks to the Wi-Fi and 3G technology, mobile users may surf the Internet and access the web-based services simply through a browser.

Targeting at the growing mobile societies, many companies provide numerous social applications such as facebook mobile, MySpace mobile, foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite, MocoSpace, etc. With these applications, interactions among mobile users are not only one-to-one text message exchanges but also more sophisticated mobile social networks. The special characteristics of these mobile social networks are that they are location-aware, participant relationship dependent, e.g., job partners at different companies during office hours or friends at different locations during off duties, and multi-modal context sharing. In the blossom of mobile social networks, we see many potential research topics such as the modeling, the behavior analysis, the discovery of interesting knowledge, new application design and so on, which require the wisdom and knowledge of professionals from Data Mining, Social Network Analysis, Information Management, Machine Learning, Networking and other related fields.

As a result, this workshop aims at providing a forum for participants to discuss the novel ideas, developments, trends, and concerns about social networking in the growing and evolving mobile communities. We invite researchers and professionals in all related disciplines from academia, government and industry to submit their original papers related to the above objectives for publication after peer reviews. Through this workshop, we expect to inspire potential research topics, technology innovation, and practical applications of social networks in mobile environments.

Topics of interest to MSN 2011 include, but are not limited to:

* Mobile social network modeling
* Information flow, community detection, and interesting pattern discovery in mobile social networks
* Mining algorithms of mobile social networks
* Mobile social services and applications
* Security and privacy issues in mobile social networks
* User behavior modeling, mining and analysis in mobile social networks
* Human-device interaction of mobile social applications
* Location-based services integration in mobile social applications
* Mobile business services
* Future mobile social applications

Important Dates

* March 22, 2011 New!
Full paper submission deadline
* April 08, 2011
Notification of acceptance
* April 20, 2011
Camera-ready paper due
* July 25-27, 2011
Conference events


Papers should be no longer than 6 pages inclusive of all references and figures. Papers should be submitted using the IEEE two column template. Please use the formatting guidelines of ASONAM 2011, which can be found at: ;
Paper should be submitted through Easychair at the following link:

All accepted papers will be published in the proceeding by IEEE CPS and indexed by EI together with other papers from the ASONAM 2011 conference.

Workshop Organization:


* Mi-Yen Yeh Academia Sinica, Taiwan
* Kun-Lung Wu IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Program Committee:
(in alphabetical order)

* Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
* Wei-Shin Ku, Auburn University, USA
* SangKeun Lee, Korea University, S. Korea
* Wang-Chien Lee, Penn State University, USA
* Ching-Yung Lin, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
* Shou-De Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
* Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
* Man-Kwan Shan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
* Junehwa Song, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea
* Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
* Lexing Xie, Australian National University, Australia
* Xifeng Yan, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
* Jeffrey Xu Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
(more awaited)


Should you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact us at {AT}

Other Links

The International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2011)

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