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[Call for Papers] SocialComNet 2013 : The 2013 International Workshop on Social Computing, Network, and Services

March 29th, 2013 by

Call for Papers


Sep 4, 2013 – Sep 6, 2013 (Gwangju, Korea)
Submission Deadline: Apr 10, 2013
Notification Due: May 1, 2013
Final Version Due: May 15, 2013

The 2013 International Workshop on
Social Computing, Network, and Services
(SocialComNet 2013)

In Conjunction with FutureTech 2013

Recently, social computing and networking has been driving dramatic evolution in the way people communicate and interact with each other, attracting great attention from the research community as well as the business world. Social computing not only includes Web 2.0 elements such as blogs, twitter, and wikis, etc, but also stands for a collection of the technologies that gather, process, compute, and visualize social information and the studies that model and analyze dynamics of participants in social networks.
With the advent of the social computing era, SocialComNet-2013 aims at reporting the most recent progresses, trends, and concerns in this rapidly growing area. This workshop will provide a forum for participants from the computing and social science communities and publish state-of-art research papers. Furthermore, we expect that the workshop and its publications will trigger related research and technology innovation in this important subject.

Social Computing Theories
Data Mining and Machine Learning for Social Computing
Information Retrieval for Social Computing
Artificial Intelligence for Social Computing
Social Behavior Modeling
Social Intelligence and Cognition
Collaborative and Multi-Agent Systems for Social Computing
Information Diffusion in Social Networks
Peer-to-Peer System
Cloud computing for Social Computing
Grid, Cluster, and Internet Computing
Semantic Web Technologies and Their Applications for Social Network
Context-Awareness and Context Sharing
Search and Discovery Techniques for Social Network
RFID and Internet of Things
Human Computer Interactions
Smart Object, Space/Environment & System
Social Network and Smart-phone Services
Ubiquitous Sensing with Inputs from Social Sensors
Location Aware Services for Social Network
Social Computing and Entertainment
E-Learning, Edutainment, and Infotainment in Social Network
Social Computing for E-Commerce and E-Society, etc
Video Distribution (IPTV, VoD) in Social Network
Developing and Managing Web2.0 Services
Use of Social Networks for Marketing
Web Page Ranking Informed by Social Media
Collaborative Filtering
Social Recommender Systems
Social System Design and Architectures
Social Media Business Models
Social Computing Services and Case Studies
Privacy and Security Issues in Social Networks
Social and Ethical Issues of Networked World
Social multimedia networking
Social media and mobile technologies
Monitoring Trends in Social Media
Qualitative and quantitative studies of social media
Case studies of innovative social media applications

General Chair
James J. Park, SeoulTech, Korea
William I. Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearbon, USA
Yau-Hwang Kuo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Program Chairs
Dion Goh, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
Hwa-Young Jeong, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Publicity Chairs
Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada
Chuan-Yu Chang, National Yunlin Univ. of Sci. and Tech., Taiwan
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln, UK
Fahim Akhter, King Saud University, UAE

Program Committee (TBA)

Paper Submission and Proceeding
There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance, to submit papers for oral presentations in any of the areas of interest for this conference. Authors should submit a paper with 6-8 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references. If you want to submit more than page limitation, you can add up to 2 extra pages with the appropriate fee payment.

Papers must strictly adhere to page limits as follows.
– Regular Paper: 6 pages (Max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost : by 8 pages)

Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review.

Please use the Springer Proceedings format for submission.
Template is available on:

Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review.

SocialComNet-2013’s submission web site:


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings as one of Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE) series published by Springer (indexed by EI & SCOPUS).

Instructions for papers in the Springer’s LNEE – Note that the paper format of LNEE is the same as that of LNCS. – Prepare your paper in the exact format as the sample paper for LNEE. Failure to do so may result in the exclusion of your paper from the proceedings. Please read the authors’ instructions carefully before preparing your papers. – Springer accepts both Microsoft Word and LaTex format in the Lecture Note Series. However, FTRA does not accept the use of LaTex. Therefore, you should use the Microsoft Word instead of using LaTex (The paper will be excluded from the proceeding if you use LaTex). Springer provides the relevant templates and sample files for both PC ( and Mac (sv-lncs) environments. – Please download If you need more help on preparing your papers, please visit Springer’s LNCS web page.

Distinguished papers accepted and presented in SocialComNet-2013 will be recommended to the following international journals:
The Journal of Supercomputing (JoS) – Springer (SCI)
Wireless Personal Communications – Springer (SCIE)
Cluster Computing (CC) – Springer (SCIE)
Human-Centric Computing and Information Science (HCIS) – Springer
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence (IJITCC) – Inderscience
Journal of Convergence (JoC) – FTRA Publishing

Important Dates
Paper Submission deadline: April 10, 2013 (Extended)
Authors Notification: May 1, 2013
Author Registration: May 15, 2013
Final Manuscript: May. 15, 2013


If you have any questions about the CFPs and papers submission, please email to Profs. James Park ( ) and Hwa-Young Jeong (