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The 8th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and NetworkingSocialCom 2015



                     Dec. 19th-21st, 2015, Chengdu, Sichuan, China





Social computing and networking is concerned with the intersection of social behaviours and computing systems, creating or recreating social conventions and contexts through the use of networking and computing technologies and services. Various social computing applications have been profoundly change social behaviours and digital life styles of humankind whilst pushing the boundaries of Internet technologies. While people can enjoy or even indulge in the benefits such as freedom and convenience brought about by social computing, various critical issues such as Energy-efficiency, incentive mechanisms, trust, privacy, HCI design, and the modelling as well as understanding of social behaviours via computational means provide significant challenges.


SocialCom 2015 was created to provide a prime international forum for researchers, industry practitioners and domain experts to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Social Computing & Networking (including architecture, issues and applications, etc.) and its broadly related areas.


SocialCom 2015 will be held on Dec. 19th-21st, 2015 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

        Fundamentals of social computing

        Modelling of social behavior

        Social network analysis and mining

        Big social media data

        Social media infrastructure and cloud computing

        Computational models of social simulation

        Web 2.0 and semantic web

        Innovative HCI and touch-screen models

        Modelling of social conventions and social contexts

        Social cognition and social intelligence

        Social media analytics and intelligence

        Group formation and evolution

        Security, privacy, trust in social contexts

        Social system design and architectures

        Information retrieval

        Group interaction, collaboration, representation

        Handheld/mobile social computing

        Service science and service interaction design

        Cultural patterns and representation

        Emotional intelligence and opinion representation

        Mobile commerce and e-markets

        Connected e-health in social networks

        Social policy and government management

        Social blog, micro-blog and internet forum

        Business social software systems

        Impact in complex and dynamic environments

        Collaborative filtering, mining and prediction

        Social computing applications and case studies

      Mobile social networking and computing

      Social services in proximiy








Submission Deadline:     Sep. 15th, 2015 

Author Notification:     Oct. 15th, 2015 

Camera Ready:            Oct. 31th, 2015              

Registration Deadline:   Nov. 15th, 2015





The SocialCom 2015 Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day workshops affiliated with the conference and addressing research areas related to the conference. The workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press. Submit workshop proposals to workshops chairs via emails (E-mail: [log in to unmask]).





Papers need to be prepared according to the IEEE format, and submitted in PDF format via the SocialCom 2015 submission site: http://umc.uestc.edu.cn/conference/SocialCom2015/SocialCom_papersubmission.php





Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS after the conference. Distinguished papers accepted and presented in SocialCom 2015, after further extensions, will be published in special issues of several SCI/EI Indexed journals.

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