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SISCO 2011 : Workshop on Social Informatics and Social COmputing


When Nov 21, 2011 - Nov 24, 2011
Where San-Francisco, US
Submission Deadline Aug 20, 2011
Notification Due Sep 20, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2011
Categories    social_networks

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Description of the workshop

Social Informatics and Social Computing consider relationships between the evolution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the pervasiveness of new devices and embedded sensors, which enable a wide access of data and information by people, and an effective
use of new services. In this scenario the emerging technologies are stimulated and stimulate social evolution, considering that they will be used by very heterogeneous people according to their social, cultural and technological features.
This workshop aims to animate and support the discussion on theories, studies and research activities about the dynamic influences of the evolution of ICTs and changes in the society and vice-versa.
SISCO will contribute to the field of Emergent Digital EcoSystems developing theories, studies and researches on artificial social systems and in particular adaptive open socio-technical systems.

Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:
Social computing theories and models,
Social media,
Software for social learning and collaborative learning,
Collaborative applications and social software,
Social behaviour modelling,
Group representation and profiling,
Group interaction and collaboration,
Cultural patterns and representation,
Cultural modelling and dynamics,
Viral communication and information diffusion,
Architecture and services for user-generated contents,
Agent-based modelling,
Accessibility and Human Machine Interaction,
Information and services accessibility,
Machine Learning.
Security and Privacy


Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Patrizia Grifoni, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Maria Chiara Caschera, IRPPS-CNR, Italy

Programme Committee

Albert Levi, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Aneta Takhtamysheva, Digital Media Group, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany
Daniel Schall, Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
David Robertson, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Deborah Dahl, Speech Technology Consulting Services, Conversational Technologies, USA
Fei-Yue Wang, Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, USA
Howard Rosenbaum, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spanish National Research Council Campus de la UAB, Catatonia, Spain
Marko Turpeinen, Digital Content Communities Research Group, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
Massimo Poesio, Center for Mind / Brain Sciences, Universita' di Trento, Italy
Wasif Afzal, School of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Werthner Hannes, Electronic Commerce Group, Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Wenji Mao, Key Laboratory of Complex Systems and Intelligence Sciences, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Important dates

Paper abstracts: July 10th, 2011
Full papers: July 18th, 2011
Notification: September 20th, 2011
Camera-ready papers: September 30th, 2011


Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers.
Papers should be submitted to:

You have to sign up for an account. After, you can choose “new submission” and select “Workshop on Social Informatics and Social Computing”.
At least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper.
The best papers, opportunely selected will be published on a special issue on an international journal.

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