***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** [ apologies for cross posting ] 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 For more detailed information, please consult the Web site: http://www.icccn.org/icccn12/tracks/NSSN.html *********** Committees: *********** 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: Please note the submission guideline (http://icccn.org/icccn12/author.html) for ICCCN 2012. Submission link on EDAS: http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=11285 -- Thorsten Strufe Networks and Distributed Systems TU Darmstadt http://www.p2p.tu-darmstadt.de/ CASED http://www.cased.de/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.