Chair's Column

by Symeon Papadopoulos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the first Issue of the 2014 STCSN E-Letter volume, which is dedicated to the social media and networking aspects of the BRIDGE EU research project. 

The STCSN E-Letter gradually becomes established as an important communication channel for research developments in the area of Social Networking. Apart from the growing number of STCSN members (more than 400 at the moment) that the E-Letter reaches, it is also openly accessible and citable, making it an excellent venue for the publication of short articles discussing recent and emerging developments in the area of Social Networking.  

We welcome two types of contributions:
  • Special Issues dedicated to a thematic area of Social Networking. A common example case for such E-Letters includes those focusing on ongoing research projects (such as the E-Letters on ROBUST, SocialSensor and now BRIDGE). In that case, we expect the Special Issue proposer to act as a Guest Editor in collaboration with the chair of the E-Letter Board, Rene Kaiser, and to ensure a sufficient number of contributions (at least four) that will make up the Special Issue. 
  • Stand-alone articles. We are open to individual contributions discussing recent or new research results or offering short surveys on emerging areas of Social Networking. 
In both cases, feel free to get in touch with Rene Kaiser and myself to discuss in further detail the scope and format of the articles, and other details of the editorial process.