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Finding Patterns of Human Behaviors in NEtwork and MObility Data - NEMO
a half-day workshop at ECMLPKDD 2011, Athens, Greece

**Call for Papers**

In the past decade, network theory has revolutionized our
understanding of systems of interacting objects, impacting a wide
array of disciplines. In the area of complex systems we are witnessing
yet another seismic shift. Indeed, thanks to the increasing
availability of large-scale data in many diverse settings, researchers
now have access to patterns of human behavior at an unprecedented
level of details. These large-scale datasets, offering objective
description on human activity patterns, are expected to revolutionize
our understanding of human behavior.

Researchers have attempted to study, measure, model and predict human
behaviors from many different perspectives. For example, much effort
has been devoted to understanding how people connect, interact, and
exchange information with others. At the same time, there has been
wide and multidisciplinary research on understanding human mobility
patterns: where do people go? How fast do they move? How regular are
their movements? These advances in social networks and human mobility
have also turned the interplay between these two aspects into an
emergent focus in our understanding of human behavior.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together pioneering researchers in
the fields of data mining and machine learning who are focusing on
above topics, and thus intensify the exchange of ideas among different
research communities to foster devising tools and models for creation,
analysis, and visualization of network and mobility data.

Therefore, contributions to the workshop should focus on, but are not
limited to:
 - (conceptual) modeling and creation of complex networks from mobility data
 - (adaptive) visualization of complex networks and/or mobility patterns
 - Data mining query languages for complex networks and mobility data
 - Data structures and data bases for trajectory data
 - User mobility behavior modeling
 - Constraint-based pattern mining in complex networks and mobility data
 - Privacy preserving mining of mobility data
 - Mobility-driven semantics in complex networks

**Key Dates**

    Paper Submission: June 7th, 2011
    Notification of Acceptance: July 1st, 2011
    Camera Ready Papers: July 21st, 2011
    Early Registration: to be announced
    Workshop: September 9th, 2011

**Special Issue**
Selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a
special issue of the Knowledge and Information Systems Journal (KAIS).
More details will be announced after the workshop.

**Paper Submission**

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts dealing with the topic of
the workshop. We welcome papers that present new results, ongoing
projects or completed work (even previously published). The
instructions for authors and the LaTeX packages can be found at There is no limitation
on paper length although we recommend the usual page limits of around
12 pages.

General Chairs
 - Albert-László Barabási - CCNR, Northeastern University, USA
 - Michele Berlingerio - KDD Lab, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy
 - Dino Pedreschi - KDD Lab, Dept. of Computer Science, University of
Pisa, Italy
 - Dashun Wang - CCNR, Northeastern University, USA

**Sponsor and Award Chair**
 - Mirco Nanni - KDD Lab, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy

**Program Committee**
   Leman Akoglu - Carnegie Mellon University
   James P. Bagrow - CCNR, Northeastern University
   Bjřrn Bringmann - Deloitte & Touch GmbH, Munich, Germany
   Tanya Berger-Wolf - University of Illinois at Chicago
   Vincent D. Blondel - Université catholique de Louvain
   Nick Blumm - CCNR, Northeastern University
   Ilaria Bordino - Yahoo! Research
   Dirk Brockmanm - Northwestern University
   Michele Coscia - University of Pisa
   Marta C. Gonzalez - CEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   César A. Hidalgo - Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   U Kang - Carnegie Mellon University
   David Lazer - Northeastern University & Harvard University
   Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark
   Ching-Yung Lin - IBM TJ Watson Research Center
   Yu-Ru Lin - IQSS, Harvard University
   Andreas Nürnberger - Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
   Tina Eliassi-Rad - Rutgers University
   Fabio Pinelli - KDDLab ISTI-CNR Pisa
   Salvatore Rinzivillo - KDDLab ISTI-CNR Pisa
   Xiaolin Shi - Stanford University
   Chaoming Song - CCNR, Northeastern University
   Pedro Olmo Stancioli Vaz de Melo - Federal University of Minas Gerais
   Shirish Tatikonda - IBM Almaden
   Hanghang Tong - IBM TJ Watson Research Center
   Roberto Trasarti - KDDLab ISTI-CNR Pisa
   Alessandro Vespignani - School of Informatics and Computing,
Indiana University
   Pu Wang - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Jiang Yang - University of Michigan
   Philip Yu - University of Illinois at Chicago
   Wen Zhen - IBM TJ Watson Research Center

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