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Ainhoa de Federico

Dear Colleague,

we are pleased to announce, in conjunction with the next European Conference
on Complex Systems (ECCS 2007, Dresden, October 1-5), the following
satellite workshop, scheduled for October 4:

"Enhancing Social Interaction: Recommender Systems, Reputation, P2P,
Trust and Social Networks".

The emerging technologies around the concepts of reputation, trust,
collaborative filtering and peer-to-peer are changing not only the way
people share information and interests in social networks, but also the way
they trade and choose products and services. A number of challenges arise,
regarding the resilience, reliability and even the social desirability of
such systems, as well as their extension to sensitive domains such as health
care, scientific publishing and sustainable development. We welcome
submissions for contributed talks discussing whether and how the Complex
Systems approach might help to face these challenges.

Topics related to this satellite workshop (4 October) will be covered also
during the main conference (1-3 October) and in other satellite workshops (5
October). For more information, visit the web page:
http://www.sg.ethz.ch/events/ECCS_satellite .
List of invited speakers, registration form and program will appear soon on
the web page. Please notice the approaching deadline for the main
conference. You need to register to the main conference in order to
participate in the satellite.

Deadlines:

Submission of papers to ECCS main conference: April 30th

Early registration to ECCS: May 15th

Submission to this satellite workshop: June 15th

A peer-reviewed special section in JASSS (http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk ) is
planned, depending on the quality of the submissions.

Best regards,

The organizers,

Stefano Battiston (ETH Zurich), Nigel Gilbert (Univ. Surrey), Stefano
Leonardi (La Sapienza, Rome).
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Professor Nigel Gilbert, ScD, FREng, AcSS, Professor of Sociology,
University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK. +44 (0)1483 689173

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