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Dear SOCNETters,

Please submit your relevant work to the ‘Students and Networks’ session of the conference ‘Networks in the Global World’ (St. Petersburg, July 7-9) by January 13, 2020.

Students’ networks are vital both in school and in university context. Network analysis is widely used in educational and youth studies, especially for assessing peer influence on academic performance and health risk behavior. Numerous researches are focused on both positive and negative outcomes of peer influence. Negative peer effects may have severe adverse consequences, while positive peer influence leads to academic success, engaging in extracurricular activities, civic participation. We are looking for a diverse set of papers to balance research on school and university, online and offline networks of adolescents and young people.  
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
- networks and academic performance;
- networks and risk behavior (drinking, smoking, drug use, eating disorders);
- interventions for reducing risk behavior through working with peer networks;
- structure of youth social networks in different settings;
- moderating factors in peer influence;
- youth behavior on social networking sites;
- online social networks of students;
- role of peers in online and blended learning.
A full description of the session here: Programme.

The Fifth Biannual International Conference ‘Networks in the Global World’ will be held with support from International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), International Sociological Association (ISA), and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at St Petersburg University.  Find out more about NetGloW’20 on the official website of the conference: http://ngw.spbu.ru.    

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers before June 1, 2020 to be published in the ‘NetGloW 2020’ volume of the Springer’s ‘Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems’ indexed in Scopus: https://www.springer.com/series/15179.
Note that citizens of most of the European countries can get an electronic Visa to St. Petersburg for up to 8 days online, see Practical Information.

Best regards,
Valeria Ivaniushina
Higher School of Economics - St.Petersburg

On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 8:11 PM Gizem Varkonyi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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The International Workshop on Software Defined Everything (SDE2020)

in conjunction with

The Seventh International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2020)

Paris, France. April 20-23, 2020

(Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE France Section)

SDE 2020 CFP

Software Defined Infrastructures consists of fully virtualised compute, networking, storage and other resources are abstracted away from the underlying physical infrastructure through software, such as Software Defined Data Centre. This allows policy-based infrastructure provisioning and enables IT automation. Software-defined infrastructure is not tied to specific hardware and can operate without or with little human involvement. This paradigm fully integrated and automated IT functions and resources. Software Defined Data Centre combines can be a result of a combination of all software defined technologies, such as SDN, SDStore, SDCompute, SDSec etc, otherwise called Software Defined Everything. Cloud computing is one major factor driving the growth of software defined everything.


The International workshop for Software Defined Everything (SDE2020) is calls for contributors to present and discuss the most recent research results, innovations, trends, and concerns in the fields the new emerging opportunity of Software Defined Everything. The topics of the workshop include but not limited to:


·         Trends in SDE, theories, applications and trends

·         SDE Markets

·         Security in SDE

·         Software defined data centre

·         Software defined infrastructures

·         Software defined IOT/Edge

·         Software Defined – Centralized Vs Decentralized infrastructure

·         Software-Defined WAN

·         Softwarization methodologies for SDE

·         SDE on demand

·         SDE as a service

·         Business models for SDE

·         Adaptive Software for SDE

·         SDE and Vendor-lock-in

·         SDE Business Agility

·         Business case for SDE

·         SDE and compliance



Papers selected for presentation will appear in the SDE and SDS Proceedings, which will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion. Papers must be 6 pages max in IEEE format, 10pt font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format, single space, A4 format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link. A full paper must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables and references).

Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without review. In addition, submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Program Chair for further information or clarification.

Important Dates:

Submission Date: 10th January, 2020

Notification to Authors: 28th February, 2020

Camera Ready Submission: 10th March, 2020


Please send any inquiry on SDE2020 to the Emerging Tech. Network Team at: [log in to unmask]



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