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The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013)

posted Aug 1, 2013, 3:46 AM by Katayoun Farrahi
25-27 November 2013, Kyoto, Japan (held in conjunction with WebDB Forum 2013)

The 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013) is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from informatics and the social & management sciences to come together to share ideas and opinions, and to present original research work. The goal is to create an opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge between the two communities and to enable mutual critical discussion of current research.

The conference solicits original research and experience-based case study submissions of research papers and demonstration papers, as well as proposals for workshops or tutorials. Detailed research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Computational models of social phenomena and social simulation
Impact of technology on socio-economic, security, defense aspects
Social networks and communities: discovery, evolution, analysis, and applications
Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)
Mining social big data 
Social system design and architectures
Social behavior modeling 
Social applications of the semantic Web
Social Influence & diffusion models of social influence 
Recommendation systems
Web mining and its social interpretations 
Visualization of dynamic social networks
Security, privacy, trust, reputation, and incentive issues 
Social interactions and collaboration
Credibility of online content 
Socio-economic systems and applications
Opinion mining and social media analytics 
Social informatics theory
Design and analysis of Web2.0 applications (social or collaborative Web applications)
Temporal characteristics of social media and social interactions
Algorithms and protocols inspired by human societies 
Intelligence and social cognition
Mechanisms for providing fairness in information systems
Real-time analysis and visualization of social phenomena
Social choice mechanisms in the e-society 
Evaluating sociability of applications

Paper submissions should be original and be submitted in English in pdf format. They should be formatted according to Springer LNCS format. The length of the research papers cannot exceed 14 pages, while the demonstration submissions must be no longer than 6 pages. The accepted papers (research and demonstration) will appear in Lecture Note Series in Computer Science by Springer. Some of the research paper submissions can be accepted as short papers based on the decision of PC. 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Paul Resnick (University of Michigan)
Yoshiyuki Hashimoto (University of Tokyo)
Irwin King (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Important dates:
Research and Demonstration Papers:
- Research paper submission: August 1, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2013
- Submission of final version: September 17, 2013

- November 25-27, 2013