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WDSN 2010 : 3rd Workshop Digital Social Networks - extended deadline


When Sep 27, 2010 - Oct 2, 2010
Where Leipzig, Germany
Submission Deadline May 9, 2010
Notification Due Jun 3, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 3, 2010
Categories    web   data mining   privacy   semantics

Call For Papers

*extended* Call for Papers - 3rd Workshop Digital Social Networks

Extended deadline May 09th, 2010;
New: Optional Special Issue i-com

One Day Workshop at the annual meeting of the
German Society for Computer Science (GI), Sept. 27th - Oct. 2nd, 2010, Leipzig

Date of the Workshop: to be announced

Positioning of the Event: After the good acceptance of the 1st Workshop
(annual meeting of the GI in 2008) and 2nd Workshop (2009 in L├╝beck) a
Dagstuhl Perspectives Seminar took place in January 2010. This is the call for papers of the 3rd Workshop on Digital Social Networks. An overview of the past events can be found on the website

Topic: Social relations and the resulting social networks are an important basis for social and technological development. With the technologies and concepts of Web 2.0, new digital forms of support are available for a development of participatory social networks. Social Software and Social Media as new form of cooperation systems enable new modes of collaboration. The economic success of portals illustrates the demand for such solutions as well as the difficulty of a proper economic evaluation. From the point of view of the user, questions of privacy, data protection and identity theft are getting more important. Users of several systems need interoperability and data exchange. Besides purely technological questions also topics of media presence in open and semi open forums and sociological phenomena are becoming relevant. With ubiquitous access to human communication acts on these platforms new possibilities for analyzing social networks become possible - up to the prognosis of social trends.

Specific Issues: The workshop on digital social networks will analyze these issues from theoretical and practical points of view. Contributions are solicited on these topics:
- Social software and "social media"
- Social search engines and aggregators
- Methods for analyzing digital social networks and social interaction
- Trust, reputation, authentic contents and social control in digital networks
- Applications, services and APIs on social portals
- Social networking services in science
- Trend analysis and prognosis on social portals
- Special graph properties in social networks
- Technical modeling of social structures
- Business cases and economic evaluation of digital social networks
- Legal and social aspects of online communities
- Social networks and games
- Security, privacy, identity protection and media usage in social portals
- Interoperability, data exchange and data synchronization in social portals
- Personalization and adaptation to user preference
- User behavior in digital social networks
- Case studies, if they exhibit unique features

Program: The contributions shall be up to 6 pages in length in LNI format and present in German or English language original, unpublished research results. The papers will be published in a printed proceedings volume Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) of the annual meeting of the GI and also on DVD / USB stick. There's the possibility to publish a long version on DVD / USB stick. Reports on practical experiences are welcome if they exhibit new or special features, also interdisciplinary contributions are solicited. The goal is a good mixture of theoretical and practical research, each of which will be presented in a half-day session. All contributions are refereed anonymously by at least three members of the program committee. Contributions of the program committee are permitted. More information about the LNI format can be found on the website .

Special Issue: The authors of the best contributions for the workshop will be invited to submit an extended, enhanced version to a special issue of i-com

Acceptance Criteria: The criteria for acceptance are especially originality, novelty, innovation, selection and presentation of the ideas.
The program committee also intends to select one or two keynotes by renowned specialists. As in last year we will again have a Future Network Best Paper Award sponsored by

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Paper Submission May 09th, 2010
Notice to Authors June 3rd, 2010
Final Version July 3rd, 2010
Special Issue for i-com October 1st, 2010

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