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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 information.


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) ncat.edu URL: http://wicsoc.ncat.edu

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 principles,
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 Systems
- 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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