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Call for Papers:


The Third International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2011) 6-8 October 2011, Singapore


http://www.socinfo2011.org or



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


The conference solicits original research and experience based case study papers, as well as proposals for demonstrations. It welcomes interdisciplinary papers on methods from the social sciences in the study of information systems, applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, or applying social concepts in the design of information systems.


Detailed research topics of interest for this conference include, but are not limited to:


- Computational models of social phenomena and social simulation

- Social networks: discovery, evolution, analysis and applications

- Web mining and its social interpretations

- Security, privacy, trust, reputation and incentive issues

- Design and analysis of Web2.0 applications (social or collaborative Web applications)

- Algorithms and protocols inspired by human societies

- Mechanisms for providing fairness in information systems

- Social choice mechanisms in the e-society

- Recommendation systems and social applications of the semantic Web

- Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)

- Impact of technology on socio-economic, security, defense aspects

- Visualization of dynamic social networks


Accepted papers (research, poster and demonstration) will appear in Springer's Lecture Note Series Proceedings.  More details on the conference and submission guidelines can be found at the conference website.


Keynotes (partial list):


- Michael Macy, Cornell University

- Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona


Important dates:


Research papers:

- Abstract submission: April 7, 2011

- Full paper submission: April 15, 2011

- Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2011

- Submission of final version: July 15, 2011


Poster/Demonstration Papers:

- Poster/Demo submission: April 15, 2011

- Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2011

- Submission of final version: July 15, 2011


Organizing Committee:


Honorary General Chairs:

- Rajendra K. Srivastava, Provost, Singapore Management University, Singapore

- Steven Miller, Dean, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, Singapore


General Co-Chairs:

- Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University, Singapore

- Noshir Contractor Northwestern University, USA

- Stephen E. Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Program Co-Chairs:

- Anwitaman Datta, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

- Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam, Netherland


Workshop Co-Chairs:

- Lin Qiu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

- Angela Leung, Singapore Management University, Singapore


Tutorial Co-Chair:

- Do Quoc Anh, Singapore Management University, Singapore


Poster/Demo Co-Chairs:

- Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore

- Shoude Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Sponsorship/Exhibition Co-Chairs:

- David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore

- Jin-Cheon Na, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Publications Co-Chairs:

- Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

- Leonard Bolc, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland


Registration Chair:

- Feida Zhu, Singapore Management University, Singapore


Local Arrangement Co-Chairs:

- Hady Wirawan Lauw, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

- Chei Sian Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Publicity Co-Chairs:

- Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China (CHINA)

- Paolo Boldi, University of Milano, Italy (EUROPE)

- Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia (AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND)

- Vineet Chaoji, Yahoo! Research, India (INDIA)

- Dimitri Williams, University of South California (USA)

- Eun Ju Lee, Seoul National University (KOREA)

- Giorgos Cheliotis, National University of Singapore (SINGAPORE)

- Tsuyoshi Murata, Tokyo Institute of Technology (JAPAN)






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