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https://socialmeta22.mystrikingly.com/

While social network services and applications are unprecedentedly pervasive today (e.g., messaging, gaming, advertising, recommendation, and commerce), multiple recent technology advances have already started to shape the social networks, including “metaverse”. On one hand, Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Internet of Things (IoT), and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) are bringing new mobile computing and communication paradigms for provisioning and accessing social networks, digital spaces of social media, online gaming, etc. On the other hand, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), characterized by recent breakthroughs of deep learning and big data, are finding successful applications to social networks, including detecting/preventing spam, fraud, and misinformation and enhancing service experience via intelligent user interactions (e.g., recognition) with texts, images, and voices. Yet, how to exploit and synergize all such state-of-the-art technologies to revolutionize social networks is still in its infancy and requires comprehensive investigation and research.

The goal of the 1st International Workshop on Social and Metaverse Computing and Networking (SocialMeta'22) is to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, and practitioners to identify new problems and discuss the latest research ideas and results, especially those related to novel and emerging technologies, regarding social networks and the metaverse. SocialMeta focuses on all aspects of social networks and the metaverse, including architecture, design, implementation, measurement, modeling, algorithm, analysis, and theory. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Mobile and location-based online social networks and the AR/VR-based metaverse
- Reputation, incentives, and economics in social networks and the metaverse
- Security and privacy in social networks and the metaverse
- AR/VR, IoT, wearables, and crowdsourcing for social networks and the metaverse
- Cloud, edge, SDN, and NFV for social networks and the metaverse
- Non-terrestrial networks, UAV, and 5G/6G for social networks and the metaverse
- AI/ML, data science, and blockchains for social networks and the metaverse
- Measurement of social network and metaverse systems and applications
- Modeling, algorithms, and theories for social networks and the metaverse

Authors are encouraged to submit papers describing original and unpublished research, not currently under review in other venues, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in all aspects of mobile computing, social networks, or the intersection of both. In particular, innovative, early-stage ideas and preliminary results are welcome. The length of the paper must be no more than 6 pages in the IEEE double-column format, including references. The first page must contain an abstract, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s). Each submission will receive at least three independent, blind peer reviews from the program committee. At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register and present the paper at the workshop. The program committee will select one paper for the Best Paper Award. Outstanding papers will be recommended to IEEE/TUP Journal of Social Computing.

Steering Committee:
Xiaoming Fu (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Pan Hui (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Vassilis Kostakos (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Jörg Ott (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Antonia Tulino (New York Univeristy, USA; University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Sasu Tarkoma (University of Helsinki, Finland)

TPC Co-chairs:
Yang Chen (Fudan University, China)
Lei Jiao (University of Oregon, USA)

TPC Members(tentative):
Felix Beierle (University of Würzburg, Germany)
Dimitrios Chatzopoulos (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Xiaonan Guo (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
Xiaowen Gong (Auburn University, USA)
Sokol Kosta (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Lik-Hang Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
Bin Li (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Yupeng Li (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)
Weixiong Rao (Tongji University, China)
Xiang Su (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Chen Tian (Nanjing University, China)
Shiqiang Wang (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Xin Wu (Alibaba DAMO Academy, China)
Eiko Yoneki (University of Cambridge, UK)
Xu Yuan (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)
Huacheng Zeng (Michigan State University, USA)
Yang Zhang (CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany)
Pengyuan Zhou (University of Science and Technology of China, China)

Web Chair:
Min Gao (Fudan University, China)

Submission deadline: Mar 1, 2022
Notification due: Mar 31, 2022
Final version due: Apr 21, 2022
Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialmeta2022


Yang Chen
Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
Fudan University
https://chenyang03.wordpress.com/

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