***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** [Apologies for possible cross-posting] CALL FOR PAPERS Elsevier - Pervasive and Mobile Computing Special Issue on Pervasive Social Computing http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pervasive-and-mobile-computing/call-for-papers/ Submission Deadline: 30 November 2015 Pervasive Social Computing represents a new paradigm resulting from the convergence of Pervasive Mobile Computing with Social Networking; it aims to take advantage of human social relationships to enable the attainment of users' tasks in different domains. On the one hand, the impressive diffusion of Online Social Networking platforms is making OSNs a pervasive tool for maintaining social relationships between people. On the other hand, the diffusion of mobile personal devices with rich networking and computing capabilities is fostering novel patterns of users interactions through social networks, also depending on the dynamic context and locations of the users. Last but not least, pervasive mobile technologies enable completely novel types of social networking applications and services, such as Mobile Social Networks. The enormous potential of Pervasive Social Computing is leading scientific communities in different disciplines, from computer science to social science, communication science and economy, to analyze, study and provide new theories, models, methods, technological solutions and case studies. Interestingly, more and more Pervasive Mobile Computing technologies are designed using inter-disciplinary approaches, that exploit models of the users personal and social behavior to design algorithms, protocols, services and applications. The special issue aims to encourage the multidisciplinary discussion involving academics, researchers and professionals on theories, approaches, analysis, design and evaluation of services and networking solutions for Pervasive Social Computing. Researchers are increasingly interested in addressing a wide range of Pervasive Social Computing challenges residing in Social networks and Social Computing systems including: their architecture, algorithms and protocols for social networking services, the creation of new analysis models, the monitoring of emerging trends, studies on trust, privacy and security issues and their potential applications. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to: - Security, privacy and trust in Pervasive Social Computing systems - Innovative Pervasive Social Computing services and applications - Architectures, algorithms and protocols for Pervasive Social Computing systems - Mobile networking solutions for Pervasive Social Computing - Context modeling, reasoning and context awareness in Pervasive Social Computing - Pervasive sensing technologies applied to Pervasive Social Computing - Opportunistic networking for Pervasive Social Computing - Innovative Mobile Social Networking technologies and services - Inter-disciplinary approaches to the design of Pervasive Social Computing systems - Analysis of users social interactions in mobile and pervasive social networks - Novel Online Social Networking services and users' behaviors enabled by pervasive mobile networks - Real experiences and experiments with Pervasive Social Computing systems and applications - Opportunistic and transient social interactions in Pervasive Social Computing systems - Social and economic models for Pervasive Social Computing systems - Pervasive and social collaboration tools - Impacts of Pervasive Social Computing on users' behaviour in different domains (e.g. e-business, e-market, e-learning, e-health) Schedule Submission deadline: November 30th, 2015 Initial feedback to authors: March 31st, 2016 Revised papers due: May 15th, 2016 Final authors notification: June 30th, 2016 Expected Publication of the Special Issue: 4th Quarter 2016 Guest Editors Patrizia Grifoni, IRPPS-CNR, Italy Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy Alessia D'Andrea, IRPPS-CNR, Italy Tiziana Guzzo, IRPPS-CNR, Italy Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy Instructions for submission All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as published in the Journal website at http://www.ees.elsevier.com/pmc/. Authors should select "SI: PSC", from the "Choose Article Type" pull-down menu during the submission process. All contributions must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere has to comprise major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at least 30% new and significant material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. In addition, such papers must be referenced, and the difference clearly explained, in the submitted paper. For further information, please contact the guest editors at pmc-psc at iit.cnr.it _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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