***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 3rd International workshop on Big Data and Social Networking Management and Security (BDSN-2015). http://www.staffs.ac.uk/personal/engineering_and_technology/eb26/BDSN-2015/ In conjunction with the 8th IEEE/ACM Conference On Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC-2015),<http://cyprusconferences.org/ucc2015/#&panel1-1/> December 7-10, 2015, Limassol, Cyprus. Data has always been recognized as an important asset for driving value be it scientific, governmental or for enterprise. The amount of data being generated constantly with high volume, velocity and variety has marked the emergence of "Big Data" as a contemporary research challenge with vast opportunities. In the context of the digital-world, the internet and Social Networks have contributed immensely in generating Big Data pools. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are nowadays connected using different type of social networks. Big Data and Social Networks become interrelated in the modern computing agenda being both concerned with intensive data. As much opportunities they hold, Big Data and Social Networks come with their own challenges such as management, Security, Processing etc. In order to unlock the potentials of these technologies, innovative solutions are required, which will leverage new models in computing. The 3rd International workshop on Big Data and Social Networking Management and Security will be a forum for scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in the areas of big data and social networking. We are mainly interested in receiving state of the art work on different aspect of big data management system, big data security and privacy, cloud computing and big data, social networking and big data analytics, and social networking management and security, to mention but few. The topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to: * Big data and Social Networking concepts and applications * Emerging technologies in Big Data and Social Networking * Management Issues of Social Network Big Data * Security challenges in Big Data and Social networks * Social Network and Big Data Analytics * Open Source tools for Big Data * Green Computing for Big Data * Network Infrastructure for Social Networking and Big Data * Social Networks Monitoring Tools As a Service * Cloud Computing for Big Data and Social Networks * Big Data and the Internet of Things * Big Data Management * Big Data and Decision Making * Visualization tools for Big Data * Mobile Cloud networks and Big Data * Social network data analysis tools and services on the Cloud * Case studies General Co-chairs * Thuraisingham, Bhavani, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA * Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Technical Program Co-chairs * Elhadj Benkhelifa , Staffordshire University, UK [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> * Muhannad Quwaider , Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan * Izzat Alsmadi, Boise State University, USA Publication and Publicity Co-chairs * Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, JUST, Jordan * Jianwu Wang, University of California, San Diego, USA * Qutaibah Althebyan, JUST, Jordan * Abdallah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Initial Technical Programme Committee * Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK * Andy Rindos, IBM Research, USA * Jianwu Wang, University of California, San Diego, USA * Ahmed Bouridane, University of Northumbria, UK * Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, University Campus Suffolk, UK * Rehab Duwairi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan * Muhannad Quwaider, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan * Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University UK. * Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan * Abdallah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Important Dates * Paper Submission: July 20, 2015 * Author's Notification: August 30, 2015 * Camera-ready paper submission: September 15, 2015 * Registration Deadline: September 21, 2015 Instructions for Authors Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 6 pages, strictly following the IEEE Proceedings Templates. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and prospective authors are expected to present their papers at the conference. The papers that are accepted and presented at the conference will appear in conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that every workshop participant must pay the UCC 2015 workshop day registration fee or the conference full fee. The registration of at least one author requires the full (non-student, non-workshop) rate. Please submit your paper in PDF format via the electronic submission system <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bdsn2015> Please send any inquiry on BDSN 2015 to Yaser Jararweh : [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and to Elhadj Benkhelifa: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ________________________________ Jordan University of Science and Technology accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.