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***            CASoN 2011 - First Call for Papers        ***
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  Third International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social 
Networks
                                (CASoN 2011)
                             Salamanca, Spain
                           October 19-21, 2011

   WWW: http://www.mirlabs.net/cason11
   http://www.mirlabs.org/cason11

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Technically Sponsored by:
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IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society - Spanish Chapter
IEEE Spain
IEEE IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society (pending approval)

Technically Supported by:
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Technical Committee on Soft Computing of IEEE Systems Man and 
Cybernetics Society

Publication: IEEE
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Objective:

The International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social Networks 
organized in Salamanca, Spain brings together an interdisciplinary venue 
for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, 
computer users, and students to exchange and share their experiences, 
new ideas, and research results about all aspects (theory, applications 
and tools) of intelligent methods applied to Social Network, and to 
discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. 
Industrial Workshop/Tutorials and conference sessions will allow 
individuals interested in the theory, methods, or applications of social 
network analysis to share ideas and explore common interests.

Welcome to Salamanca, Spain and we look forward to seeing you during 
CASoN 2011!

We solicit original research and technical papers not published 
elsewhere. The papers can be theoretical, practical and application, and 
cover a broad set of intelligent methods, with particular emphasis on 
Social Network computing. Methods such as (but not restricted to) :

Neural Networks and Connectionist Models
Evolutionary Algorithms
Fuzzy Logic
Knowledge Management
Multi-valued Logic
Semantic Networks
Rough Sets
Intelligent Agents
Ontologies
Reinforcement Learning

Applications on Social Networks:

Network evolution

Network evolution and growth mechanisms. Online communities and computer 
networks. Information diffusion in social networks.
Detection of communities by document analysis.
Topology of real networks.

Recommendation

Information diffusion in social networks. Recommendations for product 
purchase, information acquisition and establishment of social relations.
Impact of recommendation models on the evolution of the social network. 
Classification models and their application in social recommender systems.

Advertisement models

Economical impact of social network discovery. Social advertising. Use 
of social networks for marketing.

Search in network

Web page ranking informed by social media. Search algorithms on social 
networks.
Collaborative Filtering.

Security

Anomaly detection in social network evolution.
Data protection inside communities. Crime data mining and network analysis.
Modeling trust and reputation in social networks.
Misbehavior detection in communities.

Network geography

Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation. Social geography. 
International Collaborations in e-Social network.

Web

Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social networks.
Link Topology and Site Hierarchy. Web mining algorithms. Web communities.
Web-Based Cooperative Work.

Evaluation

Test collection. Benchmark creation. Measures and methodologies.


We invite you to submit a:

  * Full Paper (Upto 6 pages): Oral Presentation is required
  * Short Paper (Upto 4 pages): Poster Presentation

Author Guidelines:
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Submission of paper should be made through the submission link:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cason2011
Please refer to the conference website for guidelines to prepare your
manuscript. All accepted papers will be compiled in conference
proceedings published by the IEEE. It is mandatory at least an author
registers for every paper that is included in the conference
proceedings. Proceedings will be made available during the conference.
Expanded versions of CASoN 2011 selected papers will be published in
special issues of internationally referred journals.

Important Dates:
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Paper Submission:    June 01, 2011
Notification of acceptance:    July 20, 2011
Camera-ready of accepted papers:    August 20, 2011

Call for Events:
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Your idea of CASoN events, such as special sessions, workshops, 
competitions, panel discussions, demonstration booths, and any others, 
are welcome. Please describe how to realize, schedule for preparation, 
estimated cost, and others in a proposal form in free format and submit 
to the Special Event Chair. They are reviewed taking account of 
necessary space, cost, time, attractive effects, and others and approved.

Event Proposal Due: April 01, 2011

CASoN 2011 Organizing team:
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Honorary Chairs
D.Carolina Blasco - Director of Telecommunication, Regional Government 
of Castilla y León, Spain
Manuel Castro - IEEE Sección España (Chairman), Spain
Jacinto Canales, President of CCII-Spain, Colegios de Ingeniería en 
Informática, Spain

General Chairs
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs, EU
Emilio Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain

Program Chairs
Redda Alhaj, University of Calgary, Canada
Vaclav Snasel, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Special Events Chair
Kasia Wegrzyn-Wolska, ESIGETEL, France

Information Contact:
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Dr. Emilio Corchado
Plaza de la Merced,s/n
Faculty of Science.
CP. 37008
University of Salamanca.
Salamanca, Spain
Phone: 0034 616 44 9888
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