***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Call For Tutorials, Industrial Track, and Call for Panels, Exhibits & Demos (Istanbul Turkey 26-29 August 2012) http://asonam2012.etu.edu.tr Let's socialize where the continents meet! -Call for Tutorials Due April 1, 2012 -Call for Industrial Track Due April 1, 2012 -Call for Panels, Exhibits & Demos Due April 8, 2012 Call for Tutorials ------------------ ASONAM has established itself as the world's premier research conference in social network analysis and mining. ASONAM 2012 provides a leading forum for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. Besides the technical program, the conference will feature workshops, tutorials, panels, demos, etc. ASONAM 2012 welcomes proposals for short and long tutorials that focus on new research directions and initiatives. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Tutorial presenter(s) will receive complimentary registration; up to two free registrations will be provided per tutorial. Though not guaranteed, one presenter per tutorial may receive up to $750 to partially cover travel expenses; this will depend on the final budget of the conference and will be finalized in June/July 2012. We invite proposals for tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific social network analysis and mining direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. A tutorial should be general and comprehensive rather than a repetition of presenter(s) own research achievements. High preference will be given to tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and emerging applications. A proposal should cover the following items. * Title * Abstract (up to 150 words) * Rationale of presenting the tutorial at ASONAM 2012 (up to 250 words) * Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words) * A list of forums with their time, locations and estimate of the number of attendees if the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the one proposed for ASONAM 2012 (up to 150 words for each entry) * A list of tutorials on the same/similar/highly related topics given by other people, and highlight the difference between yours and theirs (up to 150 words for each entry) * A list of other tutorials given by the authors, please list the titles, the presenters, the forums, locations and estimate of the number of attendees only * Tutors? short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 150 words per tutor) * An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bullet list (up to one page) * Length of the tutorial: short (1.5-2 hours) or long (3-4 hours). A list of up to 25 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial * Any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial * URLs of the slides/notes of the previous tutorials given by the authors Tutorial Co-Chairs Please kindly send your proposals to Tutorial Co-Chairs: * Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, klamma AT informatik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de * Huan Liu, Arizona State University, huan.liu AT asu DOT edu * Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, jietang AT tsinghua DOT edu DOT cn The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals: April 1, 2012 Selection results to be announce: May 1, 2012 Call For Industrial Track ------------------------- The study of social networks originated in social and business communities. In recent years, social network research has advanced significantly; the development of sophisticated techniques for Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) has been highly influenced by the online social Web sites, email logs, phone logs and instant messaging systems, which are widely analyzed using graph theory and machine learning techniques. People perceive the Web increasingly as a social medium that fosters interaction among people, sharing of experiences and knowledge, group activities, community formation and evolution. This has led to a rising prominence of SNAM in academia, politics, homeland security and business. This follows the pattern of known entities of our society that have evolved into networks in which actors are increasingly dependent on their structural embedding. The international conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012) will primarily provide an interdisciplinary venue that will bring together practitioners and researchers from a variety of SNAM fields to promote collaborations and exchange of ideas and practices. ASONAM 2012 is intended to address important aspects with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining. The industrial track of the conference will be focussed on industrial applications of the social network analysis. The list of topics is the same as the research track of the conference, but the focus of the industrial track will be on papers which describe real applications of social network analysis in an industrial setting. The goal is to solicit papers which describe how social network research have been applied to real problems. Papers which describe interesting experiences, case studies or lessons learned from such applications are welcome. Instructions for Authors Papers reporting industrial applications of research results in social networks are solicited. Full paper submission deadline is April 1, 2012. These papers will follow an academic review process. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 8 pages (using the IEEE two- column template). Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address(es) on the first page. Papers should be submitted to the conference web site. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, application strength, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Authors should certify that their papers represent substantially new previously unpublished work. Paper submission implies that the intent is for one of the authors to present the paper if accepted and that at least one of the authors register for a full conference fee. Call for Panels, Exhibits & Demos --------------------------------- ASONAM 2012 will hold a panels, exhibits and demos section which intends to demonstrate the potential and the diversity of advanced research into social network analysis and mining. The aim of the call is to bring together a mix of substantial achievements as well as research in its embryonic stage of development. Ideas, prototypes and software that can be demonstrated are all welcome. A panel proposal should be submitted by the panel moderator. The proposal should tackle a state of the art evolving and of increasing interest problem in the area of social network analysis and mining. The proposal should include a title, a brief up to two pages description and a list of the potential panelists who are experts in the field and are expected to attend ASONAM 2012. The exhibits and demos call is set to attract presenters from a diverse range of disciplines, technologies, and domains. The target audience will be made up of academics, researchers, various scientific communities, private enterprise, and government representatives from around the world. This call is open particularly to organizations that are involved in the long term development and research of social network analysis and mining technologies. We would be pleased to receive proposals from university researchers, research institutes and centres, not-for-profit organizations, public authorities, private companies, non-government organizations independent of the size of department or organization. The exhibition will be a key element of the conference and will be set up for the duration of the conference. It is hoped that delegates will not only learn about cutting edge social network analysis and mining tools and techniques but that they will be stimulated by the visual representations that they view as they walk around the exhibits and demonstrations. Proposals that offer delegates a hands-on walkthrough capability via a demonstration will be looked upon favourably. Scenario-based proposals will also give delegates the ability to grasp the application of the idea, proof of concept, or operational software. Methodological rigour behind the demonstrations should also be an element of the presentation that exhibitors can provide delegates who are more interested in how the process or software works, than the actual software itself. The Chairs are willing to consider proposals that can demonstrate the potential of social network analysis and mining with a view to specific contexts and application areas which can be enriched by such analysis. The panels, exhibits and demonstrations can be at the proof of concept level involve mock-ups of proposed implementation, or fully-fledged and tested systems. It is hoped that participants can receive critical feedback about their solutions and research achievements from delegates who themselves might be users of such social network analysis technology. Presentations can feature preliminary results or final outcomes. Panels, exhibits and demonstrations should: * show conceptual and methodological elements, as well as solid preliminary results from cutting edge research and development work. They should be of interest to a wide audience of specialists from multiple disciplines (computer science and engineering) as well as to non specialists (e.g. potential customers of social network analysis tools, and the media); * contain strong visual aspects and, if possible, allow hands-on experiences for visitors. They should be based scenarios or contexts so that delegates can grasp the usefulness and application of the software or process developments. The objects, artefacts and applied technologies should largely tell their own story. Exhibits that show mainly mathematical results without a plain English description are discouraged; * be attractive and captivating, not based purely on poster and screen display, although both posters and screen displays will be considered. Posters should only be used as eye-catchers and mainly be illustrative application areas, with textual content minimised. Videos are encouraged or scrolling powerpoint presentations. Availability of physical prototypes, interactivity and originality will be taken into consideration for selection. Selection Criteria Exhibit proposals will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria: 1. Is the research of a long term nature in the domain of social network analysis and mining? 2. Visual impact, quality of visitor experience and originality. Does the exhibit look attractive? Is the content clear and of relevance to the audience? 3. Is the exhibit easy to understand. Does it efficiently illustrate the foundational research work and its potential transformative impact on application contexts? How easy is it to understand what is going on? What is the level of interactivity? How exciting will be the 'visitor experience'? What is original in the proposed exhibit? Logistics The following will be available free of charge to successful applicants: * the space allocated to your panel, exhibit or demonstration; * walls and construction elements; * some furniture (1 brochure rack, 1 demonstration table and 2 chairs); * technical arrangements and infrastructure (LAN, bandwidth needed, electrical power, lighting, etc) * Internet access * 1 printed poster A0 format board to stick visuals onto * 1 PC Screen The following items are NOT provided and the costs must be borne by the applicant: * Insurance costs. The conference cannot be held liable for lost, damaged or stolen property. Deadlines and How to Submit Proposal The deadline for submission of exhibit proposals is 8th April 2012. The proposals should be no longer than 1000 words addressing the above-mentioned criteria. Please submit your proposals to the Panels, Exhibits, and Demos Chairs, Hasan Davulcu (HasanDavulcu AT asu DOT edu) of Arizona State University and Katina Michael (katina AT uow DOT edu DOT au) of the University of Wollongong. Please provide URLs in your proposal that the Chairs can visit in making their decision with the review panel. The URLs might include example posters to be presented, working software solutions, presentations or proof of concepts, among other items. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection via email by 10th May 2012. There will be a best exhibitors award announced at the conclusion of the exhibition section. -- Asst. Prof. Tansel Özyer Department of Computer Engineering TOBB ETU, Ankara Turkey http://ozyer.etu.edu.tr _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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