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Please consider submitting a paper to the Workshop on Issues and Challenges
in Social Computing (WICSOC 2013). Next I include the CFP for more


Nicolas Kourtellis

Nicolas Kourtellis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Yahoo! Research Labs,
Barcelona, Spain


Workshop on Issues and Challenges in Social Computing (WICSOC 2013)

PC Chairs: Mohd Anwar, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Daniel Neagu, University of Bradford, UK

Venue: San Francisco, USA

Submission: June 1; Acceptance: July 1; Camera Ready: TBA

Contact: manwar (at) URL:

Social computing has become mainstream of computing and technology
development. The novel
idea behind this paradigm is to leverage social connections and social
intelligence in
computer systems and applications in order to devise solutions. These
social computing
applications/systems gather abundance of social information that when mined
and analyzed
will further enrich their services or help researchers understand many
different things
including social dynamics of people, wisdom of crowd, social construction
and sharing of
knowledge, etc. Novel techniques for information analysis, reuse, and
integration are
critical to make sense of social information. Systematic approaches, design
and evaluation strategies need to be researched for developing effective
social computing
applications. Other challenges in social computing include accommodating
privacy, security,
and trust expectations of users. The aim of this workshop is to discuss and
exchange ideas
on the issues and challenges in social computing systems. We invite
research or position
papers from researchers and practitioners working in any aspect of social
computing. Example
topics, but not limited to, include:

- Design, Modeling, and Simulation of Socially-aware Technology
- Theories, Methods, and Findings in Social Informatics
- Reuse/Integration of Social Information/Social Metadata
- Integration of Structured/ Unstructured/Semi-structured Social Information
- Mining of Social Big Data
- Privacy, Territoriality, Security, and Trust Issues in Social Computing
- Social Computing for Enterprise
- Online Social Gaming & Entertainment
- Social media and Gov 2.0 (e-government)
- Social Computing Application for Health & Wellness Management
- Social Capital & Online Communities
- Socially-aware e-Learning Systems
- Social Recommendation Systems
- Evaluation of Social Computing Systems

All contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts. Papers
should be 4-6 pages
(English) in IEEE format, including bibliography and well-marked
appendices. Accepted papers
will be published as workshop papers in the IEEE IRI conference proceedings.

The extended versions of the best papers from the workshop will be
considered for journal

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