[Call for Papers] COSN 2013 : ACM Conference on Online Social Networks

Link: http://cosn.acm.org/

Conference: Mon-Tue October 7-8, Boston

Abstract submission due: Friday June 21 23:59 GMT
Paper submission due: Friday June 28 23:59 GMT
Acceptance notification: July 31
Camera-ready copy due: Mon September 2

ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN’13)

With well over a billion people as members, today’s online social networks (OSN) pervade all aspects of our daily lives. OSNs have grown beyond platforms for social communication and news dissemination, to indispensable tools for professional networking, social recommendations, and online content curation. Their usage has influenced today’s societal and cultural issues, and changed the way we see ourselves and communicate with each other.

Not surprisingly, study and research in OSNs is highly interdisciplinary, and participants include researchers from networking and systems, databases and data mining, security and privacy, and modeling and analysis. For a number of years, researchers have published in disparate venues focused in their own areas, and have lacked a common platform to congregate and exchange ideas. This has limited communication between like-minded researchers, and led to repeated and sometimes conflicting results across disjoint venues.

The COSN (Conference on Online Social Networks) is organized with this challenge in mind. Our goal is to provide a premier publication venue that features high quality research from academia and industry across multiple disciplines focused around the study of OSNs. Of particular interest are works that focus on systems, security and privacy, graphs, data management, analysis, and data mining. We solicit papers in broad areas relevant to the design, analysis and development of OSNs.

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include:

Novel social applications and systems
Systems and algorithms for social search
Infrastructure support for social networks and systems
Social properties in systems design
Clean-slate designs for social systems
Measurement and analysis of social and crowdsourcing systems
Graph analysis and visualization
Processing and query optimization for large graphs
Management of social network data
Modeling Social Networks and behavior
Streaming algorithms for social data
Benchmarking, modeling, performance and workload characterization
Information extraction and diffusion
Data mining and machine learning in social networks
Privacy in data collection and management
Privacy and Security in social systems
Privacy-preserving mechanisms for social and mobile data analysis
Information disclosure and its impact on social networks
Tracking social footprint / identities across social networks
Trust systems and trustworthiness of social content/media
Trust and reputations in social systems
Detection, analysis, prevention of spam, phishing, and misbehavior in social systems
Social and psychological understanding of these topics

Program Committee

Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft Research, USA
Jussara Almeida, Federal University of Minais-Gerais, Brazil
Lerone Banks, Federal Trade Commission, USA
Steven Bellovin, Columbia University/FTC, USA
Smriti Bhagat, Technicolor Palo Alto, USA
Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University, USA
Meeyoung Cha, KAIST, Korea
Graham Cormode, University of Warwick, UK
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Nilesh Dalvi, Facebook, USA
Amr El Abbadi, University of California Santa Barbara, USA (PC co-chair)
Peter Gloor, MIT, USA
Matthias Grossglauser, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Krishna Gummadi, Max-Planck Institute, Saarbrucken, Germany
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, France
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs–Research, USA (PC co-chair)
Silvio Lattanzi, Google New York, USA
Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK
Muthu Muthukrishnan, Microsoft & Rutgers University, USA
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
Ben Zhao, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Important dates:

Abstract submission due: Friday June 21 23:59 GMT
Paper submission due: Friday June 28 23:59 GMT
Acceptance notification: July 31
Camera-ready copy due: Mon September 2
Conference: Mon-Tue October 7-8, Boston

COSN 2013 allows two forms of submissions (PDF only):

Full papers (up to 12 pages including references) describing original research in detail
Short papers (up to 6 pages including references) conveying promising work/high-level vision

All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

10-point font, two-column format, letter page size (11 x 8.5 inches)
Names / affiliations of all authors on title page
Submission site: http://cosn13.cs.ucsb.edu/
Use style file at http://cosn13.cs.ucsb.edu/sig-alternate-10pt.cls

Non-compliant submissions will be rejected without review.

COSN’13 Local Arrangements Chair: Alan Mislove, Northeastern University

Student travel grants: COSN will have a student travel grant program.

COSN Steering Committee

Virgilio Almeida, Federal Univ of Minais Gerais, Brazil
Xiaoming Fu, Univ of Goettingen, Germany
Jon Crowcroft, Univ of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs-Research, USA (Chair)
Ben Zhao, Univ of California Santa Barbara, USA

COSN Technical Advisory Committee

Sihem Amer-Yahia, CNRS, France
Krishna Gummadi, MPI, Germany
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, France
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, USA
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi, India

COSN is the result of merger of 6 workshops held over the last few years in various venues:

WOSN (SIGCOMM/Usenix)
SNS (Eurosys)
DBSocial (SIGMOD)
HotSocial (KDD)
PSOSM (WWW)
WOSS (VLDB)