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                      CALL FOR PAPERS
International Workshop on Social Network Analysis and Digital Humanities 
              to be held in Graz, Austria
  co-located with i-Know 2017 (

Important Dates:

** June 19th, 2017 - Paper submission deadline
** July 17th, 2017 - Notification to authors
** August 21st, 2017 - Camera-Ready Version
** October 11th/12th, 2017 - 10:30-17:00 - Workshop

Workshop Organizers:
Christian Guetl (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Denis Helic (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Elisabeth Lex (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Christoph Trattner (MODUL University Vienna, Austria)

Objectives & Topics:
We invite original submissions addressing all aspects of social networks analysis and digital humanities. Online social networks and social media sites enable numerous users to collaboratively create online information by producing new content and by establishing new links between people, information, and services. At the same time, these user leave digital traces on the Web, which provide unparalleled research opportunities for studying questions in sociology, psychology, behavioral science, or political and economic science. While the study of human digital traces has attracted attention from different communities, understanding human social behavior via non-invasive methods remains a challenging task and an open problem. Tackling this challenge requires new methods, instruments and techniques as well as an interdisciplinary effort from researchers across disciplines such as computer science, humanities, social sciences and others. This workshop seeks original submissions on either methods or practices at the crossroads of these various disciplines.

We invite submissions that may include the following topics, but are not limited to:

** Studies of online communities
** Communities of practice, online participation
** Graph partitioning and community discovery
** Link prediction
** Location-aware social networks and mobility
** Expertise and trust in online social networks
** Crowdsourcing and social media
** Information diffusion in social networks
** Social influence
** Opinion formation in social networks
** Social bots and their role in shaping of public opinion
** Studies of human culture based on online social networks and encyclopedia, computational methods to assess human culture along different dimensions (such as language, food, music, literature etc.)
** Using social media to study psychological and social phenomena, and corresponding methods to assess such phenomena via web-based investigations
** Biases in social media, such as population biases, channel bias, self-selection bias, etc and computational methods for assessment and correction
** The study of limitations of tools used in digital humanities, extension of traditional source criticism into the development of systematic "tool criticism"
** Social and individual inequalities on the web, e.g. gender or race disparities, computational methods and instruments to assess and track inequalities
** Studies of political processes and dynamics on the web, such as elections, political unrest, grassroots movements
** Predictions with social media, e.g. stock markets, spread of language, culture, memes or diseases
** Longitudinal studies of social phenomena and social change on the web
** Computational methods to assess and improve social and/or individual well-being via the web
** Studies investigating the role and causal impact of algorithms in facilitating social interactions on the web

Submissions: We solicit research papers (max. 8 pages) in the ACM conference paper style. Acceptance of the papers will be either as full (regular) or short/demo papers with the corresponding presentation slots. Papers accepted as full will be published in the ACM Digital Library and papers accepted as short/demo will be published in special online workshop proceedings. Papers should be submitted in EasyChair: Please select "Social Network Analysis" as a track in EasyChair. 

Submission guidelines: 
All submitted papers must be written in English;
* contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses;
* be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings template ( with a font size no smaller than 9pt;
* be in PDF (make sure that the PDF can be viewed on any platform), and formatted for US Letter size;

All papers will be peer-reviewed, must not be under review in any other conference, workshop or journal (at the time of submission), 
and must contain novel contributions.

The workshop will take place at the Messe Congress Graz, Austria and will be held in conjunction with i-Know 2017. 
Further information of this location can be found on the i-Know website:

Christian Guetl - c.guetl(at)
Denis Helic - dhelic(at)
Elisabeth Lex - elisabeth.lex(at)
Christoph Trattner - christoph.trattner(at)
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christoph Trattner BSc
Assistant Professor
MODUL University Vienna
Department of New Media Technology
Tel: +43 650 2402801  
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