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Hi all,

Based on the success of MSM 2010 which was held in Hypertext 2010 in
Toronto, Canada (, please consider
submitting to MSM 2011, the 2nd International Workshop on Modeling Social
Media (co-located with IEEE SocialCom 2011).

Call for papers is below:


Continuing the success of MSM 2010, we would like to address the user
interface aspects of modeling social media. Much, if not all, interaction is
done through some sort of user interface, however how to model social media
through the user interface has still not been standardized. For example,
people interact with their Facebook friends through the Facebook interface
or perhaps another SNS interface like Seesmic. How do we model this user
interface, and can this model be replicated to other social media and other
form factors like new pad-based devices like the Apple iPad and to more
recent high graphics-oriented smartphones like the Apple iPhone 4?
The goal of this workshop is to continue our vibrant discussion on modeling
social media, focusing on the user interface modeling.
The workshop aims to attract and discuss various aspects of user interface
modeling in social media using a wide range of modeling perspectives (such
as justificative, explanative, descriptive, formative, predictive, etc
models) and approaches (statistical modeling, conceptual modeling, temporal
modeling, etc).
We want to bring together social networking researchers and user interface
designers and practitioners with diverse backgrounds interested in 1)
exploring different perspectives and approaches to modeling complex social
media phenomena and systems through the user interface, 2) the different
purposes and applications that models of social media can serve, and 3)
issues of integrating and validating user interfaces in social media
 Topics of Interest

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

   - New modeling techniques and approaches for user interfaces in social
   - Application design for user interfaces of social media (phone,
   pad-based, PC, web)
   - modeling social media users and their motivations and goals
   - Modeling user behaviour in social media
   - User-centered design for social media
   - Models of user cooperation and collaboration in social media
   - Trust and user-acceptance of social media
   - Integrating user interface design with social media
   - Testing user interface models and social media applications
   - Usability in social media interfaces (is usability not much of a
   concern since connectivity is more important?)

We also encourage submissions which relate research results from other
areas to the workshop topics.
 Workshop Organizers

   - Alvin Chin, Nokia Research Center, Beijing, China
   - Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany
   - Denis Helic, Graz University of Technology, Austria

 Program Committee

   - Ed Chi, PARC, USA
   - Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology, Austria
   - Daniel Gayo-Avello, University of Oviedo, Spain
   - Jordi Cabot, INRIA, France
   - Wai-Tat Fu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
   - Thomas Kannampallil, University of Texas, USA
   - Andreas Hotho, University of Würzburg, Germany
   - Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation, Italy
   - Marc Smith, ConnectedAction, USA
   - Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA
   - Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
   - Else Nygren, Uppsala University, USA
   - Ido Guy, IBM Research, Israel
   - Pranam Kolari, Yahoo Research, USA

 Submission and Proceedings

We intend to publish proceedings in the ACM Digital Library and include them
on the conference CD.

We solicit short position papers (1-2 pages) and peer-reviewed research
papers (4-8 papers) in the IEEE conference paper style. Information about
the submission system will be released on the workshop website soon.


Alvin Chin
Senior Researcher
Mobile Social Networking Group
Nokia Research Center Beijing
MSM2011 Workshop Co-chair

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