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SCA 2013 : International Conference on Social Computing and its Applications


When Sep 30, 2013 - Oct 2, 2013
Where Karlsruhe, Germany
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2013
Notification Due Jul 10, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 12, 2013
Categories    computer science   social computing   social networks

Call For Papers

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Social computing is concerned with the intersection of social behaviour and computing systems, creating or recreating social conventions and contexts through the use of software and technology. Various social computing applications such as blogs, email, instant messaging, social networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc.), wikis, and social bookmarking have been widely popularised by providing digital platforms for social interaction. Such applications have been profoundly change social behaviours and digital life styles of humankind whilst pushing the boundaries of Internet technologies. While people can enjoy or even indulge in the benefits such as freedom and convenience brought about by social computing, various critical issues such as trust, privacy, HCI design, and the modelling as well as understanding of social behaviours via computational means provide significant challenges.

SCA (Social Computing and its Applications) was created to provide a prime international forum for researchers, industry practitioners and domain experts to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Social Computing and its broadly related areas.

Scope and Topics of Interest
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

Fundamentals of social computing
Modelling of social behaviour
Social network analysis and mining
Computational models of social simulation
Web 2.0 and semantic web
Innovative HCI and touch-screen models
Modelling of social conventions and social contexts
Social cognition and social intelligence
Social media analytics and intelligence
Broad Data and Social Computing
Group formation and evolution
Security, privacy, trust, risk and cryptography in social contexts
Social system design and architectures
Information retrieval, data mining, artificial intelligence and agent-based technology
Handheld/mobile social computing
Social Cloud Computing
Group interaction, collaboration, representation and profiling
Service science and service oriented interaction design
Cultural patterns and representation
Emotional intelligence, opinion representation, influence process
Mobile commerce, handheld commerce and e-markets
Connected e-health in social networks
Social policy and government management
Social blog, micro-blog, public blog, internet forum
Business social software systems
Impact on peoples activities in complex and dynamic environments
Collaborative filtering, mining and prediction
Social computing applications and case studies

Important Dates
Paper Submission: June 15th 2013
Author Notification: July 10th 2013
Camera Ready: August 12th 2013

Submission Guidelines
Submissions must include an abstract, keywords, the e-mail address of the corresponding author and should not exceed 8 pages for full conference papers, 6 pages for short / work in progress papers, and 2 pages for posters, including all tables and figures in the IEEE CS format. The template files for LaTeX or Word can be downloaded from All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three program committee members. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submit your paper(s) as a PDF at the SCA2013 submission site:


Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will not be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Digital Libraries.

Distinguished Papers

Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be published in special issues of high quality SCI indexed international journals:

Concurrency and Computing: Practice and Experience
Journal of Network and Computer Applications
Personal and Ubiquitious Computing
Journal of Systems and Software

More Information

General Chair
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln, UK

Steering Committee
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (Chair)
Adrian David Cheok, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wesley Chu, University of California, USA
Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln, UK
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Craig Standing, Edith Cowan University, Australia
V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, USA
Feiyue Wang, Chinese Academia of Science, China
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair)
John Yen, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Program Chairs
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
Georg Groh, Technical University Munich, Germany
Panayiotis Zaphiris, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Tutorial Chair
Jasminko Novak, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund / European Institute for Participatory Media, Germany

Workshop Chairs
Kyle Chard, University of Chicago, USA
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Publication Chair
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Publicity Chair
Martin Chorley, Cardiff University, UK

Local Organization
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (chair)
Margeret Hall, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Wibke Michalk, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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