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Dear all,

Please consider submitting a paper to the Brazilian Workshop on Social
Network Analysis and Mining (BraSNAM).


BraSNAM  2012 Co-chair




Brazilian Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Mining (BraSNAM)

July 17, 2012 (to be confirmed).

Curitiba, PR, Brazil


It is a pleasure to announce the call for papers to the first Brazilian
Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Mining (BraSNAM). The workshop will
be held together with the 32nd Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de
Computação (CSBC) which is the official event of the Brazilian Computing
Society. The goal of the meeting is to provide a valuable opportunity for
multidisciplinary groups to meet and engage in discussions on social
network analysis.  The conference will be held in Curitiba,  PR (Paraná -
southern Brazil), on July 16-19, 2012.

The study on social networks has its origins in social, educational and
business communities. Academic interest in this field has been growing
since the mid 20th century.  The recent increase in the number of Web
usersstimulates the interaction among people, data dissemination and
exchange of
information, and also increases significantly the available data, provided
by people, their interaction, logs and web servers.  With big data sets the
analysis can be more accurate and brings  also the opportunity to evaluate
and develop new techniques for social network analysis and data
identification and mining.  This has raised the interest of a wide range of
fields - such as academia, politics, security, business, marketing, science
- on social network analysis.

The Brazilian Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Mining (BraSNAM) will
bring together researchers and professionals interested on social network
analysis and related fields, and will promote collaborations as well as
exchanges of ideas and experiences.

 More specialized topics within BraSNAM include, but are not limited to:


   Social networks visualization

   Flow and diffusion of information

   Community evolution

   Extraction and treatment of social data

   Mining techniques

   Influence detection

   Trust and expertise identification

   Linking prediction and simulation

   Social information applied to recommender systems

   Social information and retrieval systems

   Contextualized analysis of social and information networks

   Modeling of user behavior

   Mobile and smart multimedia sensors

   Detection of spam, misinformation and malicious activities

   Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding

   Cases and application to real life situations: Medicine, Science,
   Education, Marketing, Team Formation, Decision Making, Management and

Important Dates:

   - Full and Short Paper Submission:  April, 15
   - Notification:  June, 03
   - Final Version: June, 10

Submissions instructions:

The workshop will accept submissions of technical papers (full papers) and
extended abstracts (position papers) written in Portuguese or English, not
exceeding 12 and 4 pages, respectively.  Submissions should follow the
template of the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC). The templates for
submission are available in

All the (full and position) papers will be judged according to following
criteria: adequacy to workshop scope, relevance, technical quality,
clarity, originality and evaluation of results. The evaluation of results
is desired, but is not a precondition for submission. All technical
articles will be presented orally.

Full papers will be presented in the oral sessions of BraSNAM 2012. The
accepted abstracts will also be published in workshop’s proceedings and
will be presented as posters.

All papers will be reviewed through a triple blind review process.
Therefore, author names and contact information must be omitted from all
submissions. Authors must identify the topic(s) being addressed in the
paper to assist the program committee in the review process.  Selected
papers will be published in special issues of a journal.

Each manuscript must be submitted electronically, as a PDF file, via the
JEMS submission site:

Steering Committee:

Daniel Figueiredo (UFRJ)

Jano Moreira de Souza (UFRJ)

Jonice Oliveira (UFRJ) – co-chair

Juliana Valério (UFRJ) – co-chair

Mirella Moro (UFMG)

Mitre Dourado (UFRJ)

Renata Galante (UFRGS)

Roberto Imbuzeiro Oliveira (IMPA)

 Program Committee:

Adriana Vivacqua (UFRJ)

Carla Delgado (UFRJ)

Claudia Müller-Birn (Freie Universität Berlin)

Daniel Figueiredo (UFRJ)

Daniel Sadoc (UFRJ)

Fabrício Benevenuto (UFOP)

Geraldo Xexéo (UFRJ)

Hernane Borges de Barros Pereira (UFES)

Jano Moreira de Souza (UFRJ)

Jesus Favela (CICESE, Mexico)

Jonice Oliveira (UFRJ)

Juliana Valério (UFRJ)

Jussara Almeida (UFMG)

Luciana Nedel (UFRGS)

Luciano Antonio Digiampietri (USP)

Marcos Borges (UFRJ)

Maria Luiza Machado Campos (UFRJ)

Mirella Moro (UFMG)

Mitre Dourado (UFRJ)

Renata Galante (UFRGS)

Sergio Ochoa (Universidad de Chile)

Sergio Serra (UFRRJ)

Stefanella Boatto (UFRJ)

Valeria Menezes Bastos (UFRJ)

Vinicius Gusmão (UFRJ)

Wagner Meira Jr. (UFMG)


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