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OASIS: Open Challenges in Online Social Networks

Chair

Barbara Guidi, University of Pisa, Italy, guidi@di.unipi.it

Co-Chair

Kevin Koidl, Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland, kevin.koidl@scss.tcd.ie

Scope

The diffusion of online social networks (OSN) has had a profound effect on the way we interact and a deep impact on society and business. Social Media have helped people to communicate breaking down the geographical barriers that restricted communication. Through social networks virtual communication, sharing of information, community participation is possible even among people in unconfortable conditions.

Today, Social Media are one of the main part of the daily life by affecting the sociality, but also the social good. Analysis of social networks content can help to foresee events to manage critical scenarios. The rapid growth in popularity has opened new challenging problems which involve numerous fields in computer science. These issues have implications on community discovery, information diffusion, social graph analysis, trust and security and so on. Moreover, privacy issues and the usage of mobile devices has opened new research fields in the design of decentralized online social networks.

The track targets researchers, doctoral students, people from industry and other people interested in discussing, reflecting and networking on central themes associated with the development and the use of social networks. Paper on both theoretical and design aspects of social networks are welcomed, which describe and evaluate novel design methods and system prototypes. The track also welcomes work in progress and position papers.

Topics

Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to topic areas:

  • Social Networks Design and Analysis
  • Security and Privacy in OSNs
  • Reputation and Trust in OSNs
  • Distributed Social Networking applications: P2P, Cloud and Mobile
  • Data Replication and Dissemination in distributed OSNs
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Data Mining for OSNs
  • Recommender systems for OSNs
  • Communities in OSNs
  • Complex Network Analysis in OSNs
  • Dynamic Network Analysis in OSNs
  • Event forecasting using OSNs data
  • AI for Social Media
  • Social Dynamics
  • Mobility Data and Analysis for Social Media
  • Ethics in Social Media Analysis
  • Blockchain for Social Media: analysis and applications

Publication

All accepted and presented papers will be published in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series — ICPS and made available through ACM Digital Library. The registered papers must follow the guidelines below:

  • Papers should be in English.
  • Regular papers should be up to 6 pages in length.
  • WIP and PhD track papers should be 4 pages in length.
  • Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.

Proceedings will also be submitted for inclusion in other leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Community Review

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Abstracts of all authors who opt-in to Community Review during submission will be published and available for Bidding here.

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Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the ACM format (see Author’s kit section).

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
1 April 2020
Notification deadline
11 May 2020
Camera-ready deadline
12 June 2020

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