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ASONAM '14: The 2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference 
on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining

Beijing China August 17-20, 2014
Home Page: www.asonam2014.org

Call for Papers
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The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network
Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides a premier interdisciplinary
forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all social
networking analysis and mining related fields for presentation of
original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of
innovative, practical development experiences. ASONAM 2014 seeks to
address important challenging problems with a specific focus on the
emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking
analysis and mining. The conference solicits experimental and
theoretical findings along with their real-world applications.

General areas of interest to ASONAM 2014 include the design, analysis
and implementation of social networking theory, systems and
applications from information science, mathematics, communications,
business administration, sociology, psychology, anthropology, applied
linguistics, biology and medicine. More specialized topics within
ASONAM include, but are not limited to:

* Agent based social simulation and computational models
* Anomaly detection in social network evolution
* Application of social network analysis and mining
* Community discovery and analysis in large scale online/offline
  social networks
* Connection between biological similarities and social network
  formulation
* Contextual social network analysis and mining
* Crime network analysis
* Crowd sourcing
* Cyber anthropology
* Dark Web
* Data models for social networks and social media
* Data protection inside communities
* Economical impact of social network discovery
* Evolution of communities/patterns on the Web and in large organizations
* Impact of social networks on recommendations systems
* Incorporating social information in query processing and query
  optimization
* Information acquisition and establishment of social relations
* Influence of cultural aspects on the formation of communities
* Large-scale graph algorithms for social network analysis
* Misbehavior detection in communities
* Migration between communities
* Multi-actor/multiple-relationship networks
* Multi-agent based social network modeling and analysis
* Open source intelligence
* Pattern presentation for end-users and experts
* Personalization for search and for social interaction
* Political impact of social network discovery
* Privacy, security and civil liberty issues
* Recommendations for product purchase, information acquisition and
  establishment of social relations
* Scalability of social networking/search algorithms
* Social and cultural anthropology
* Social geography
* Social psychology of information diffusion
* Spatial/knowledge networks
* Statistical modeling of large networks
* Trust networks and evolution of trust
* Visual representation of dynamic social networks

Key Dates
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Full paper submission deadline:  April 9, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 9, 2014
Camera-ready papers due:  June 24, 2014
Conference events: August 17-20, 2014

Paper Submissions
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Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining
to the above topics are solicited. The papers will reviewed by a
minimum of two subject experts. Full paper manuscripts must be in
English with a maximum length of 8 pages using the IEEE CPS two-column
template. Papers should be submitted to the Conference Web site:
https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2014/asonam14/cbc_index.php. IEEE will
retain the copyright for accepted papers and the IEEE copyright form
found at
http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/copyrightmain.html
will therefore have to be completed. Papers will be accepted for the
conference based on the reviewers comments on their originality,
timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. If
the paper is accepted, the paper will appear in the proceedings of the
conference if one author presents the paper at the conference and at
least one author register as a full conference participant.

Publications
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Accepted and presented papers will be included in the ASONAM 2014
Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer
Society Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital
Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing
through INSPEC by the IEEE.

ASONAM 2014 Organizing Committee
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Honorary Chair:
Binxing Fang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Conference Chairs:
Yan Jia, National University of Defence Technology, China
Jon Rokne, University of Calgary, Canada

Program Committee Chairs:
Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA and
 Hefei University of Technology, China
Martin Ester, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Steering Committee Chair:
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada

Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of
 Sciences, China
Daniel Zeng, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and
 University of Arizona
Jie Cao, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China

Workshops Chairs:
Bettina Berendt, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
Wolfgan Nejdl, Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany

Tutorial Chairs:
V. S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, USA
Meng Wang, Hefei University of Technology, China
Carson Leung, Manitoba University, Canada

Panels Chairs:
Alvin Chin, Nokia Research, China
Jing Xu, Peking University, China
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tsukuba University, Japan

Demos Chairs:
Tansel Ozyer, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Wei Wang, University of New South Wales, Australia

Publicity Chairs:
Peng Cui, Tsinghua University, China
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas, USA
Panagiotis Karampelas, Hellenic American University, Greece
Wookey Lee, Inha University, Korea

Publication Chairs:
Xiaohui (Daniel) Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Min-Yuh Day, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Registration Chair
QIngshun Meng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Finance Chair
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Lu Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Web Chair:
Zhiang Wu, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China

Further Information:
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