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posted Jul 8, 2015, 2:27 AM by Rene Kaiser   [ updated Jul 22, 2015, 3:29 AM ]
Submission deadline: September 30th, 2015   
Reviews: October 20th, 2015 
Camera ready version: November 5th, 2015
Publication date: November 2015

***** Scope *****
The IEEE Special Technical Community on Social Networking (STCSN) –, @stcsn – aims at fostering interaction between like-minded researchers in the fields of online social networks, Web 2.0 platforms, social computing, social media, as well as cross-cutting issues, such as business models and societal aspects of social networking (e.g., privacy and data protection). Likewise, STCSN aims at gathering and disseminating new and ongoing research contributions on these fields. For that purpose, STCSN regularly publishes E-Letters comprising (short) research articles about a certain topic.
This Call for Articles seeks contributions that link Social Media and social networking with the TV and online video consumption paradigms. Social networks have become pervasive in our daily life and have deeply transformed the way we think, communicate, interact and gain access to information of interest, in addition to influencing our decisions. This proliferation has also tremendously impacted the way users consume TV and online video content and opens the door to a new range of opportunities in this area. Therefore, the goal of this Call for Articles is to gather a collection of research works that have contributed to and/or analyzed this paradigm and trend shifts.
If you are or have been conducting research in this area, please consider submitting a short article to this Special Issue. It is a very good opportunity to contribute to this community and to connect with researchers and practitioners with common and/or related interests. We also encourage submissions based on ongoing research or summarizing existing publications. Articles are citable, as well as easily and publicly accessible.

***** Topics *****
Potential topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following ones:
- Impact of Social Media and social networking on TV audience (measurement and recommendation mechanisms, real-time statistics, trends’ analysis...).
- Emerging TV business models thanks to Social Media (shows, ratings, marketing strategies, big data, data analysis, coordination between broadband and broadcast technologies to access to related media content...).
- Services, tools and products.
- Social networking platforms for audience and fans.
- Technological solutions, advances and challenges.
- Current penetration status of connected TVs. Barriers and opportunities.
- Interaction channels between users (audio, video, text chat...): habits, trends and preferences.
- Management of online communities.
- Emerging scenarios and new content consumption paradigms: multi-screen settings, shared media experiences between remote users (networked togetherness), personalized experiences, etc.
- Quality of Experience (QoE) models and issues from Interactive TV and Social Media.

***** Editors *****
Mario Montagud (CWI, Amsterdam),, @mario_montagud
Fernando Boronat (UPV, Spain),, @ferboron
Miguel Garcia (UV, Spain),, @migarpi_ES
Omar Niamut (TNO, Delft, the Netherlands),, @OmarNiamut

***** Submission Guidelines *****
Authors are requested to submit a short paper, with an ideal length between 2 and 6 pages, including a limited number of illustration and references. Authors must use the IEEE template for Conference Proceedings: (Please, note that if MS Word is used, A4 size must be chosen). Articles and questions must be sent by e-mail to the editors.