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SDAIN 2013 : 2nd International Workshop on Semantic and Dynamic Analysis of Information Networks - SDAIN 2013 colocated with ASONAM 2013


When Aug 25, 2013 - Aug 28, 2013
Where Niagara Falls, Canada
Submission Deadline Apr 29, 2013
Notification Due May 20, 2013
Final Version Due May 31, 2013
Categories    social network   recommender systems   data mining   network analysis

Call For Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline Extension)

Second International Workshop on Semantic and Dynamic Analysis of
Information Networks - SDAIN 2013- co-located With Asonam 2013
Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-28, 2013

Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, Univeristé Jean-Monnet and Bell Labs co-organize the second edition of the
International Workshop on Semantic and Dynamic Analysis of Information Networks, co-located with Asonam 2013.

1. Background and Objectives

The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers and practitioners working
on the latest challenges concerning the semantic and dynamic analysis of information
The semantics and dynamics of information networks still need further exploration for
various needs multimedia content understanding & exploration, community discovery
for informal learning, etc.
Semantics of social interactions offers an unprecedented mean to capture knowledge on
social objects. For example we saw more and more socialized multimedia content that do
not benefits from the wisdom of crowds for their fine grained description. Picture and
videos are now common triggers for discussions but recent related works address only
the analysis of social interactions at a macro level, that do not reveal the potential
for in-media indexation and multiple perspectives descriptions. What will be the next step, how to offer people discussions as an underlying structure of multimedia content?
Another important characteristic of these networks is that they evolve very quickly
and in real-time. Thus, it is very difficult to draw a clear image linking the existing
models of social networks (a graph) and the real underlying social phenomenon. How to
interpret the evolution of networks for social objects, how to predict the evolution of
such networks, how to link people not only from their individual profiles but from their
interest and opinion on common social objects.
Our workshop aims to be a discussion forum of new methods of dynamic and semantic analysis in such networks, such as clustering in the network in order to extract meaningful user communities (e.g. communities of users sharing common interests or being strongly connected), link prediction in the network and outside the network, prediction of the evolution of the network (e.g. content evolution, such as hot topics evolution), information diffusion, influence evolution), knowledge discovery from social interaction analysis for socialized multimedia content.

The workshop targets two types of contributions from prospective authors: contributions
dealing of theoretical tools and methods to solve practical problems as well as applications solved by tools from network sciences. Both contributions should stimulate interaction between theoreticians and practitioners.

Position papers or short, work-in-progress papers from PhD students and demos are both welcome.

2. Keynote Speaker

We are happy to confirm Noshir Contractor as keynote speaker.

Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA.
He is the Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at Northwestern University. Professor Noshir Contractor is investigating factors that lead to the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of dynamically linked social and knowledge networks in communities.
Specifically, his research team is developing and testing theories and methods of network science to map, understand and enable more effective networks in a wide variety of contexts including communities of practice in business, science and engineering communities, disaster response teams, public health networks, digital media and learning networks, and in virtual worlds, such as Second Life.

3. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Data preparation/pre-processing for mining large social networks
• Community discovery in social networks, drift/evolution in web communities
• Mining stream data in evolving social networks, real-time mining
• Discovering influential members/implicit relationships
• Structural network properties and analysis
• Structure evolution in information networks
• Motif discovery in complex networks
• Recommendation strategies in evolving information networks
• New challenges in mining information networks
• Example studies and use cases that leverage the content shared in social networks
• Information propagation or diffusion in information networks
• Content evolution in information networks
• Social multimedia mining and learning from social interactions; multimedia communication and networking by utilizing multimedia social network analysis;

4. Important Dates:

• Full papers submission deadline: April 29 201
• Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2013
• Camera ready papers: May 31, 2013
• Author registration due: June 10, 2013
• Workshop date: Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-28, 2013

5. Publication of Papers

Expected Submissions:

- Full Paper: A regular paper presents a work where the research is
completed or almost finished. Authors of regular submitted papers
will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like
their paper to also be considered for publication as a position
- Position Paper: A position paper presents results that are
preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. A position
paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts,
situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research
(bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one
of the conference topics. The acceptance of a position paper is
restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster".

• Regular workshop papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
• We are happy to announce that extended version of selected accepted papers will be invited for publication
in a special issue of IJSNM, the International Journal on Social Network Mining published by Inderscience and
indexed in DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.

6. Workshop chairs and Program Committee

Johann Stan - Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Christine Largeron - Université Jean-Monnet, France
Myriam Ribière - Bell Labs, France

Program Committe:

Anna Stavrianou (Senior Researcher, Xerox Europe)
Elod Egyed-Zsigmond (Associate Professor, Insa de Lyon, France)
Emmanuel Viennet (Professor, Université Paris 13 – Sorbonne Paris Cité, France)
Fabrice Muhlenbach (Associate Professor, Université Jean-Monnet, France)
Gilles Bisson (CNRS Researcher, Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I, France)
I-Hsien Ting (Associate Professor, Univeristy of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Jerôme Picault (Senior Researcher, Bell Labs, France)
Julien Velcin (Associate Professor, Université de Lyon, France)
Martine Collard (Professor, University of French West Indies and Guiana)
Morad Benyoucef (Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada)
Mihaela Juganaru-Mathieu (Associate Professor, ENSME, France)
Osmar Zaiane (Professor, University of Alberta, Canada)
Rokia Missaoui (Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Szilard Vajda (Senior Researcher, National Institute of Health, USA)
Rushed Kanawati (Associate Professor, LIPN, Université Paris XIII, France)

7. Submissions (more details on webpage)

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited.
New full paper submission deadline is April 15, 2013. These papers will follow an academic review process.
Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 8 pages (using the IEEE two-column template)
Submit via Easychair:

8. Contact

For any questions, please contact the workshop chairs:,,

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