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The First ASONAM Workshop on
Social Human Behaviour Analysis through
Online Social Networks and Media

co-located with IEEE/ACM ASONAM 2018

28 August 2018, Barcelona, Spain 


SAO aims to provide an interdisciplinary reference forum focusing on the use of 
Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) as a "BigData microscope" to 
investigate the human social behavior. Therefore, both tools and techniques to 
"build" (or improve) such a microscope, as well as results from the analysis of 
data obtained through this microscope, are welcome in the workshop. SAO aims at 
engaging researchers working (i) on efficient methods, tools and techniques to 
search for, collect and analyze large-scale datasets from OSNEM, as well as (ii) 
on analyzing and characterizing human social behaviors through OSNEM data.

The type of papers we seek is manifold. One the one hand, the workshop aims to 
attract work describing innovative tools and methodologies to collect OSNEM 
data, search for relevant information, for the benefit of BigData analyses on 
the human social behaviour. Moreover, we wish to attract papers highlighting 
novel results in the application of BigData analytics tools to characterise, 
through the analysis of OSNEM data, the online human social behaviour, such as 
social network structures, patterns of information dissemination, establishment 
of trust and influence, emerging social phenomena. Finally, we aim to attract 
papers proposing and validating, through the analysis of OSNEM data, novel 
models of the human social behaviour. One objective of SAO is thus to attract 
papers, with a quantitative approach, from multiple communities of researchers 
working on these topics. This includes computer scientists, as well as social 
scientists, complex network physicist, anthropologists, behavioural economists.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- OSNEM platforms, protocols and applications to collect data about the human 
  online social behaviour;
- Decentralized, mobile and location-based OSNEM;
- Information collection, extraction and search in OSNEM;
- Measurement, analysis and modeling of popular OSNEM platforms
  (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, etc.);
- Social network structures emerging in OSNEM;
- Analysis of the human social behavior in OSNEM compared
  to the "offline" world;
- Measurement, analysis and modeling of social networked users'
  behavior through OSNEM data;
- Social media analysis and social analytics;
- Analysis of trust, reputation, privacy and security in OSNEM;
- Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM;
- Recommendations and advertising in OSNEM;
- Analysis of urban social behavior through OSNEM data;
- Analysis of complex human social phenomena through OSNEM data (economics, 
  health, well-being, society, politics, homeland security, migration, etc.)
- Complex-network analysis of human social behavior through OSNEM;
- Crowdsourcing in OSNEM for social behavior analysis.


Papers must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE two-column 
template. Author instructions, style files and copyright form can be downloaded 

We accept two types of submissions, i.e., full papers and "disruptive" papers.
- Full papers can be up to six (6) pages, plus 2 additional pages if needed.
- "Disruptive" papers will be of maximum 2 pages. They would primarily propose a 
  disruptive idea in the framework of the workshop topics. A disruptive idea 
  should be really novel. So, for instance, working on improving the quality on 
  an already existing approach is not disruptive (usually), while proposing a   
  totally new problem addressing a particularly new challenge, is disruptive. 
  Disruptive papers will be evaluated by the PC, according to a standard review 

Submissions must be self-contained and in English. Papers should neither have 
been published elsewhere nor being currently under review by another conference 
or journal. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines may be rejected 
without review.

Papers will be reviewed single-blind.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register, attend the workshop and 
present the paper.

Accepted and presented papers (both regular and disruptive) will be included in 
the Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer Society 
Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE eXplore, and the ACM Digital Library. The 
conference proceedings will be submitted for El indexing through INSPEC by the 

Please follow the submission link
to start the submission process.


Extended versions of workshop selected papers will be considered for possible 
fast track publication on the Online Social Networks and Media Journal 


Abstract registration 8 June 2018
Paper submission 15 June 2018
Notification 17 July 2018
Camera ready 24 July 2018


Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy 
Fabrizio Silvestri, Facebook, UK

For more information: http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/sao2018

Andrea Passarella
Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT)
National Research Council (CNR)
Via G. Moruzzi, 1 voice: +39 050 315 3269
56124 Pisa, Italy fax: +39 050 315 2593
@/sip: [log in to unmask] mobile: +39 346 0082 540
Founding Associate EiC
Elsevier Journal on Online Social Networks and Media
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