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Dear all,

Please find next the CFP for the sSoN workshop 2014

which will be held in conjunction with the e-Science 2014 in Brazil.


Nicolas Kourtellis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Web Mining Group,
Yahoo Labs, Barcelona, Spain


Call for Papers: Workshop on e-Science and Social Networks (eSoN 14)

Workshop to be held with IEEE e-Science 2014

20 or 21 October 2014, Guarujá, Sao Paulo, Brazil 


- Paper Submissions Due: June 27, 2014

- Notification of Acceptance: July 18, 2014

- Camera Ready Versions Due: August 4, 2014

- Workshop: October 20 or 21, 2014



- Workshop website: http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/eson2014/

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esonworkshop

- Submissions: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eson2014




Social networking is profoundly changing the way that people communicate and interact on a daily basis. As e-Science is inherently collaborative, social networks can serve as a vital means for supporting information and resource sharing, aiding discovery of connected individuals, improving communication between globally dispersed individuals, and even measuring scientific impact. Consequently, e-Science systems are increasingly integrating social networking concepts to improve collaboration. For example, researcher profiles and groups exist in publication networks, such as Google scholar and Mendeley, and e-Science infrastructures, such as MyExperiment, NanoHUB and Globus all use social networking principles to enhance scientific collaboration. In addition to incorporating explicit social networks, e-Science infrastructures also leverage implicit social networks extracted from relationships expressed in collaborative activities (e.g. publication and grant authorship or citation networks).


This workshop aims to bring together researchers from a diverse range of areas to establish a community focused on the application of social networking concepts to e-Science and more generally to scientific collaboration. There are two complementary areas of focus for this workshop 1) how social networking concepts can be applied to facilitate collaborative e-Science by enabling efficient communication and sharing of information, infrastructure and software resources; and 2) how to analyze and enhance collaboration in e-Science through both implicit and explicit social networks, for example analyzing scientific impact through citation networks or improving collaboration by associating data and tools with networks of publications and researchers.




The topics of interest are, but not limited to, the use of social networks to analyze and improve collaborative e-Science:


- The use of social networks and social networking concepts in e-Science and e-Research.

- Social network applications used for e-Science.

- Social network based resource sharing and collaboration architectures.

- New forms of collaborative computing and resource sharing.

- Crowdsourcing of scientific applications using social media.

- Social cloud computing.

- Novel applications of digital relationships and trust.

- Definition of novel principles, models and methodologies for harnessing digital relationships.

- Extraction of implicit social networks from scientific activities (publication, citation and grants).

- Analysis of collaborative scientific activity through social networks.




Authors are invited to submit full 8 page papers or short 4 page work in progress papers. Papers must be in double column format using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. Templates are available from: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.


Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the workshop's paper submission system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eson2014


At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay the e-Science 2014 registration fee. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE in the same volume as the main conference. All papers will be reviewed by an International Program Committee (with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper).




- Kyle Chard, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA

- Tanu Malik, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA

- Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

- Jesus P. Mena-Chalco, Federal University of ABC, Brazil



- Christine Borgman, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

- Ian Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National Lab, USA

- Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK



- Marian Bubak, AGH Krakow PL and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

- Kris Bubendorfer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

- Junwei Cao, Tsinghua University, China

- Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy

- Luciano Antonio Digiampietri, Escola de Artes, Ciencias e Humanidades da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

- Christian Haas, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

- Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

- Nicolas Kourtellis, Yahoo Labs, Spain

- Nicholas Loulloudes, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

- Wagner Meira Jr., UFMG, Brazil

- Leandro Navarro, UPC, Spain

- Darko Obradovic, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

- Iman Saleh Moustafa, University of Miami, USA

- Josef Spilner, TU Dresden, Germany

- Victoria Stodden, Columbia University, USA

- Wei Tan, IBM T.J. Watson, USA

- Michela Taufer, University of Deleware, USA

- Gonzalo Travieso, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

- Jianwu Wang, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

- Wenjun Wu, Beihang University, China

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