[Call for Papers] DAPD Special Issue 2013 : Distributed and Parallel Databases Special Issue: Location-Based Social Networks

Link: http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/DAPD-LBSN.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1384114-0

Submission Deadline: Jul 15, 2013
Notification Due: Nov 11, 2013
Final Version Due: Dec 2, 2013

Call for papers: Special issue of Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD)

— Data Management and Analysis in Location-Based Social Networks

Social networks have been prevalent on the Internet and become a hot research topic

attracting many professionals from a variety of fields. The advances in location-

acquisition and mobile communication technologies empower people to use location data

with existing online social networks. The dimension of location helps bridge the gap

between the physical world and online social networking services. Furthermore, people

in an existing social network can expand their social structure with the new

interdependency derived from their locations.

This special issue will primarily encompass algorithms, systems, and applications

related to data management and analytics in location-based social networks. The

topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
** Trajectory data mining and management
** Location-related social media search and mining
** Human mobility modeling and analysis
** User similarity computing based on locations
** Link prediction and social tiers inference
** Friend recommendations and community discovery
** Expert discovery and influential person identification
** Hot spots, significant places, and interesting locations detection
** Location recommendations and trip planning
** Location annotation and semantic meaning identification
** Location prediction and location privacy
** Anomaly detection and event discovery

====== Important Dates ======

Paper submission:
July 15, 2013

Initial notification:
September 2, 2013

Revised versions:
October 14, 2013

Second round notification:
November 11, 2013

Final version:
December 2, 2013

====== Editors in Chief ======

Amit P. Sheth
Wright State University, USA

Divyakant Agrawal
University of California,
Santa Barbara, USA

====== Guest Editors ======

Rui Zhang
University of Melbourne
Australia

Timos Sellis
RMIT University
Australia

Yu Zheng
Microsoft Research Asia

Mohamed Mokbel
University of Minnesota
USA

====== Submission Guidelines ======

All manuscripts must be submitted using the Springer Editorial Manager System (SEMS).

The SEMS website can be accessed via: https://www.editorialmanager.com/dapd/. Please

select the article type “Location-Based Social Networks.”

See the following link for details.

====== Link of Call for papers ======

http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/DAPD-LBSN.pdf?

SGWID=0-0-45-1384114-0