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Call for Papers - 3rd Workshop Digital Social Networks

Deadline April 24th, 2010; New: Optional Special Issue i-com

One Day Workshop at the annual meeting of the
German Society for Computer Science (GI), Sept. 27th - Oct. 2nd, 2010,

Date of the Workshop: to be announced
Coordinator: Clemens Cap (University of Rostock)

Positioning of the Event: After the good acceptance of the 1st Workshop
(annual meeting of the GI in 2008) and 2nd Workshop (2009 in Lübeck) a
Dagstuhl Perspectives Seminar took place in January 2010. This is the 
call for papers of the 3rd Workshop on Digital Social Networks. An 
overview of the past events can be found on the website

Topic: Social relations and the resulting social networks are an 
important basis for social and technological development. With the 
technologies and concepts of Web 2.0, new digital forms of support are 
available for a development of participatory social networks. Social 
Software and Social Media as new form of cooperation systems enable new 
modes of collaboration. The economic success of portals illustrates the 
demand for such solutions as well as the difficulty of a proper economic 
evaluation. From the point of view of the user, questions of privacy, 
data protection and identity theft are getting more important. Users of 
several systems need interoperability and data exchange. Besides purely 
technological questions also topics of media presence in open and semi 
open forums and sociological phenomena are becoming relevant. With 
ubiquitous access to human communication acts on these platforms new 
possibilities for analyzing social networks become possible - up to the 
prognosis of social trends.

Specific Issues: The workshop on digital social networks will analyze 
these issues from theoretical and practical points of view. 
Contributions are solicited on these topics:
- Social software and "social media"
- Social search engines and aggregators
- Methods for analyzing digital social networks and social interaction
- Trust, reputation, authentic contents and social control in digital 
- Applications, services and APIs on social portals
- Social networking services in science
- Trend analysis and prognosis on social portals
- Special graph properties in social networks
- Technical modeling of social structures
- Business cases and economic evaluation of digital social networks
- Legal and social aspects of online communities
- Social networks and games
- Security, privacy, identity protection and media usage in social
- Interoperability, data exchange and data synchronization in social
- Personalization and adaptation to user preference
- User behavior in digital social networks
- Case studies, if they exhibit unique features

Program: The contributions shall be up to 6 pages in length in LNI 
format and present in German or English language original, unpublished 
research results. The papers will be published in a printed proceedings 
volume Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) of the annual meeting of the 
GI and also on DVD / USB stick. There's the possibility to publish a 
long version on DVD / USB stick. Reports on practical experiences are 
welcome if they exhibit new or special features, also interdisciplinary 
contributions are solicited. The goal is a good mixture of theoretical 
and practical research, each of which will be presented in a half-day 
session. All contributions are refereed anonymously by at least three 
members of the program committee. Contributions of the program committee 
are permitted. More information about the LNI format can be found on the 
website .

Special Issue: The authors of the best contributions for the workshop 
will be invited to submit an extended, enhanced version to a special 
issue of i-com

Acceptance Criteria: The criteria for acceptance are especially 
originality, novelty, innovation, selection and presentation of the ideas.
The program committee also intends to select one or two keynotes by 
renowned specialists. As in last year we will again have a Future 
Network Best Paper Award sponsored by

	Web Page:

	Paper Submission	April 24th, 2010
	Notice to Authors	May 24th, 2010
	Final Version		July 3rd, 2010
	Special Issue for i-com	October 1st, 2010

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