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3rd International Workshop on Social Influence Analysis (SocInf 2017)

In conjunction with IJCAI 2017, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

August 19, 2017

 Melbourne, Australia


In the last 10 years, the dissemination and use of social networks have grown significantly worldwide. The current social networks have millions of users and are able to record hundreds of data from each of its users. Besides, the current social networks expose different aspects of the social behavior of its users. In this respect, many users of the social networks are known as influencers. The influencers are users that usually publish their opinions about different topics, products and services on the social networks, and then affect intentionally or unintentionally the opinions, emotions, or behaviors of other users on the social networks.

Because of the high impact of influencers on the opinions and behaviors of other users, many companies and organizations are interested in discovering influencers on social networks to increase the promotion and sale of their products and services. However, the discovering of influencers on social networks is a really complex problem that requires developing models, techniques and algorithms for an appropriate analysis of the current social networks.

This workshop aims to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss the state-of-the-art, open problems, challenges and innovative approaches, particularly AI approaches, in the field of social network analysis for discovering influential users. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 
* Systems and algorithms for discovering influential users 
* Recommending influential users in online social networks 
* Social influence maximization 
* Modeling social networks and behavior for discovering influential users 
* Information propagation and assimilation in social networks 
* Trust and reputation in social networks 
* Discovering influencers for advertising and viral marketing in social networks 
* Decision support systems and influencer discovering 

* Submission deadline: June 3, 2017
* Notification date: June 12, 2017
* Final version submission date : June 17, 2017
* Workshop: August 19, 2017


* Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
* Marcelo G. Armentano, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina
* Virginia D. Yannibelli, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina

* Martin Atzmueller (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
* Federica Cena (University of Turin, Italy)
* Yuan Fang (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)
* Thomas Largillier (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France)
* Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA)
* Yan Liu (University of Southern California, USA)
* Yong Liu (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)
* Pasquale Lops (University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy)
* Julian McAuley (University of California San Diego, USA)
* Katarzyna Musial (King's College London, UK)
* Silvia Schiaffino (ISISTAN Research Institute, Argentina)
* Le Song (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
* Andrea Tagarelli (University of Calabria, Italy)
* Jiliang Tang (Michigan State University, USA)


Submitted papers must be no longer than six pages (long papers) or three pages (short papers), including all figures and references, and should be formatted according to the style guide of IJCAI 2017 Formatting Guidelines, LaText Styles and Word Template ( 

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, with no information about authors or affiliations (double blind review), through the EasyChair Conference System (

Each submitted paper to SocInf 2017 will be refereed by at least three members of the Workshop Program Committee, based on its originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions must be in English, and can present mature research or experimental results as well as promising work in progress.


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