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ICCCN 2012 – Track on
	*Network Science and Social Networks* (NSSN)

Social Networking Services are revolutionizing the way that users
interact on the Web. Being easy to use, and integrating the main
communication services and games, they represent a simplified, managed
(and walled-garden) version of the Web, providing identifiability of
their participants between each other (and by the service provider).
Online Social Networks not only attract much broader audiences, but they
attract their audiences for much longer sessions, than previous Internet
services. Providing perfect observability of the interacting
individuals, they are a treasure for marketing and advertisement on the
one hand, but for scientists who are able to get access to such
behavioural data, on the other. Openly accessible, they collect huge
amounts of user generated content, images, and messages that their users
share with their contacts. Serving the large audiences in an efficient
way, at the current scale of hundreds of millions of users with such
rich content, which is highly local with respect to its appeal within
the overall base of users, remains a very much open problem. This track
addresses the full range of data analysis, social networking service
design, and experimentation with online social networks.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    Architectures and systems design for social networks
    Search strategies in social networks
    Social Web Content Provisioning
    Link-, Spot-, and further item Recommendations
    Social Networking platform Apps
    Mobile social networks
    Distributed Systems enabled by Social Networks
    Complex (Social) Network Analysis
    Community Identification
    Economic Models for Social Networks
    Social media analysis

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Track Chairs:
    Thorsten Strufe, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Muthucumaru Maheswaran, McGill University, Canada

Track Technical Program Committee:
    Chris Biemann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
    Vincent Blondel, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Sonja Buchegger, KTH, Sweden
    Damiano Carra, University of Verona, Italy
    Matteo Dell'Amico, Eurecom, France
    Alexander Eichhorn, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
    Sebastien Gambs, Université de Toulouse, France
    Yashar Ganjali, University of Toronto, Canada
    Kalman Graffi, University of Paderborn, Germany
    Kay Hamacher, TU Darmstadt, Germany
    Artur Hecker, TELECOM ParisTech, France
    Petter Holme, Umea University, Sweden
    Thorsten Holz, Iseclab, Finland
    Katja Hose, MPI, Germany
    Henric Johnson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
    Vikas Kawadia, BBN Technologies, USA
    Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur, Belgium
    Benyuan Liu, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
    Giovanni Neglia, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
    Vincenzo Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
    Daniele Quercia, Universits of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Michael Rossberg, TU Ilmenau, Germany
    Jan Seedorf, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
    Moritz Steiner, Bell Labs / Alcatel-Lucent, USA
    Thorsten Strufe, TU Darmstadt, Germany
    Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
    Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Important Dates:
Conference paper abstract due 	Feb 3, 2012
Conference paper due 		Feb 10, 2012
Acceptance notification 	April 23, 2012
Camera-Ready due 		May 10, 2012
Registration due 		May 10, 2012

Submission Link:
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( for ICCCN 2012.
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Thorsten Strufe                    Networks and Distributed Systems
TU Darmstadt              

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