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Call for Papers
Second International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Management of 
Social Networks and their Applications
February 28, Erlangen, Germany

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The workshop includes topics related to modeling, analysis, and 
management of complex social networks — the social structures that 
emerge from the interaction of human actors. Over the years, scholars in 
the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, and 
organizational theory have proposed different methods and techniques to 
reveal these structures and analyze their functioning and network 
outcomes. The practical application of social network analysis 
constitutes an important and rapidly growing area of research in our 
modern, interconnected information society. The related scientific 
concepts incorporate a variety of methods from graph theory, computer 
science, and statistics, among others. The workshop will cover all 
aspects of modeling, analysis, and management of social networks and 
the applied methodologies that arise in social network theory and 
analysis. The topics range from purely theoretical to applied areas 
including the structural inference, modeling, analysis, simulation, 
control, and use of social networks. The workshop is interdisciplinary 
in nature. To incorporate fully the methodological, technical, and 
economic aspects of social network analysis, we invite contributions 
from many fields, including, but not restricted to, information systems, 
computer science, economics, management, sociology, psychology, 
anthropology, biology, and physics. We also invite practitioners who 
will enrich the discussion by sharing their experiences with business 
applications of social networking. We anticipate an open exchange of 
fresh ideas, problems and new directions. The workshop is co-located 
with the 19th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, 
Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems” (MMB 2018) and 
supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Netzwerkforschung (German 
Association for Network Research, DGNet, www.netzwerkforschung.org).


TOPICS

We invite authors to submit unpublished material on modeling, analysis, 
and management of complex social networks. Topics of interest include 
(but are not limited to):

Modeling and Analysis

   *	characterization, inference, and evolution of topologies
   *	robustness and vulnerability of network infrastructures
   *	influence and epidemic spreading in complex networks
   *	algebraic and graph-theoretical partitioning techniques and 
spectral optimization of modularity concepts
   *	network evolution and dynamic social network analysis
   *	formation of communities and their algorithmic detection
   *	percolation properties of equilibrium and growing networks
   *	investigation of scalability properties
   *	exponential random graph (p*) models
   *	analysis of random graph models and multiplicative stochastic 
processes
   *	models accounting for network autocorrelation
   *	relationship between structural properties of social networks and 
individual, group, and organizational performance
   *	new data collection methods
   *	synchronization in complex social networks
   *	signaling, management, and distributed control protocols
   *	control methods and algorithms for complex social networks
   *	methods and tools for network visualization

Inference and Simulation Algorithms

   *	inference of complex network properties in deployed infrastructures
   *	structural inference and analysis of user behavior in social 
networks
   *	immunization strategies for next generation networks
   *	tools supporting analysis, inference, and prediction of complex 
networks

Network Theory

   *	role of technology in network theory
   *	theories and ontologies for sociotechnical networks
   *	effects of content access mechanisms on structural capital and 
individual performance
   *	affordances of social media platforms and their effect on human 
behavior
   *	effects of link recommendation systems and features of social media 
platforms on group formation and homophily


SUBMISSIONS

Authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of their original 
contribution either as an extended abstract of 4 pages or as a short 
paper not exceeding 6 pages. All submissions must adhere to a 
single-column LNCS conference format with a font size not smaller than 
10 points. The paper must be submitted electronically prior to the 
deadline October 20, 2017 via Easychair at: 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socnet2018

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors no later than 
November 25, 2017. The final PDF versions of accepted papers is due by 
December 10, 2017.
All accepted contributions will appear in the workshop proceedings. A 
registration of at least one co-author as a workshop or conference 
participant is required before the deadline.


IMPORTANT DATES

   *	Submission deadline: October 20, 2017
   *	Acceptance notification: November 25, 2017
   *	Camera-ready version: December 10, 2017
   *	Authors‘ registration deadline: February 1, 2018
   *	Workshop: February 28, 2018


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chairs

   *	Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
   *	Udo R. Krieger, University of Bamberg, Germany

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs

   *	Cornelia Schecher, University of Bamberg, Germany
   *	Marcel Großmann, University of Bamberg, Germany

Technical Program Committee

   *	Jana Diesner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
   *	Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
   *	Peter A. Gloor, Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA
   *	Roger Häußling, RWTH Aaachen, Germany
   *	Udo R. Krieger, University of Bamberg, Germany
   *	Alexander Mehler, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
   *	Oliver Posegga, University of Bamberg, Germany
   *	Christian Stegbauer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
   *	Katharina A. Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany


FURTHER INFORMATION

For further details on the venue, travel information, and registration 
process, please view the web page of “19th MMB 2018” at URL: 
http://www.mmb2018.de/

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