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MSND 2012 : International Workshop on Mining Social Network Dynamics


When Apr 16, 2012 - Apr 16, 2012
Where Lyon, France
Submission Deadline Feb 5, 2012
Categories    data mining

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Mining Social Network Dynamics (MSND)
co-located with the
21th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
Lyon, France - 16 April, 2012


In the real-time Web, the latest evolution of the Web, information is generated very quickly, consumed by millions of users, and updated rapidly by others through commenting, replying, transferring, etc. This is practiced by people who differ in culture, knowledge, background, ideology. Moreover, information generally comes from several channels and is sent out to different ones. This is amplified by the social networking phenomenon -- the social Web, which is nowadays a well established set of technologies, based on which users and service providers can exchange messages through an interaction network, share information and collaborate, advertise a product, create communities and influence them, etc. Besides, there is an abundant literature regarding the different aspects of social networks be it their construction or the detection of nodes playing specific roles.

However, there is currently no clear understanding of the laws governing these social networks, in particular how they evolve over time. Thus, it is difficult to draw a clear image linking the existing models of social networks and the real underlying social mechanisms. As a result, there is a big gap in concertizing and evaluating most of the research efforts in this area. Furthermore, due to the growing complexity of digital social networks and the huge quantity of new data available everyday, it becomes crucial for the researchers to provide a clear understanding of the dynamics of these networks. It also becomes important for the community to not only understand what is happening currently in the network but also to predict the next evolution and monitor the trends in the network. In order to be efficient in analyzing these networks, it is important to be able to predict the dynamics in its different forms: the content evolution (i.e., hot topics evolution), network structure (e.g., creation of new relations), information diffusion, influence evolution, etc.

To address the above mentioned aspects of social network dynamics, we solicit the following topics (but not limited to):
- Information diffusion in social networks;
- Community extraction, analysis, and evolution;
- Detection of (possibly evolving) roles;
- Content evolution and tracking in social networks;
- Social media recommendations;
- Information quality and evolution in social content;
- Security and privacy in rapidly evolving social networks;
- Evaluation techniques and benchmarks;
- New challenges in mining social networks;
- Example studies and use cases of dynamics of social networks;

Paper submission
Submissions need to be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template. Two types of submissions are welcome: long with a limit of 8 pages or short with 4 pages length limit. We use the EasyChair system for managing submissions, and the link to submit your paper is here: Finally, the best papers will be invited to extend their proposal for a special issue of a journal. Further information will be communicated soon regarding this special issue.

Key dates
- Submission Deadline: February 5, 2012
- Acceptance notification: March 1, 2012
- Camera-ready submission: March 15, 2012
- Workshop date: April 16, 2012

Workshop Co-Chairs
- Hakim Hacid Bell Labs, France
- Shengbo Guo Xerox Research Centre Europe
- Julien Velcin ERIC Lab, University of Lyon

Program committee (Under construction...)
- Matthew Andrews Bell Labs, USA
- Brahim Chaib-Draa University of Laval, Canada
- Samik Datta Bell Labs, India
- Ludovic Denoyer University of Paris 6, France
- Patrick Gallinari University of Paris 6, France
- Eric, Gaussier IMAG, France
- Makoto Haraguchi Hokkaido University, Japan
- Bertrand Jouve University of Lyon 2, France
- David Konopnicki IBM Research, Israel
- Yosi Mass IBM Research, Israel
- Stan Matwin University of Ottawa, Canada
- Kazumi Saito University of Shizuoka, Japan
- Anna Stavrianou Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
- Aixin Sun National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Athena Vakali Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Tetsuya Yoshida Hokkaido University, Japan
- Osmar Za?ane University of Alberta, Canada

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