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ACM OSNeHM 2023 : First International workshop on Online Social Networks in the Human-centric Metaverse

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Link: https://osnehm.iit.cnr.it/
 
When Apr 30, 2023 - May 4, 2023
Where Austin, Texas, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 6, 2023
Notification Due Mar 6, 2023
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2023
Categories    NLP   information retrieval   artificial intelligene
 

Call For Papers


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CALL FOR PAPERS

ACM OSNeHM 2023
First International workshop on
Online Social Networks in the Human-centric Metaverse

co-located with
The Web Conference 2023

Austin, Texas, USA
APRIL 30 - MAY 4, 2023
https://osnehm.iit.cnr.it/


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NEXT DEADLINES - abstract submission extended (all deadlines are AoE)
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6th February 2023: Abstract submission deadline
6th February 2023: Workshop paper submission deadline


SCOPE AND OVERVIEW
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The cyber and physical worlds are increasingly becoming indistinguishable.
This is fostered by enabling technologies such as IoT and pervasive networks,
advanced data management and analytics techniques, and advanced platforms
with massive diffusion, chiefly among them Online Social Networks.
Whatever we do in one world has immediate consequences on the other world,
thanks to a constant flow of data - and online analytics - between the two worlds.

In this context, the vision of the Metaverse provides additional perspectives,
augmenting human interactions with things and other humans across the two worlds.
The role of the humans in this socio-technical complex system is key, and still largely unexplored.
Quite interestingly, while new tools characteristic of the cyber-physical world- OSN among them -
have been designed to largely extend human capabilities, the real interplay
between these tools and human behaviours and cognitive constraints often result in unexpected results.
Therefore, while humans are in principle at the center of the cyber-physical convergence and,
thus -- in the perspective -- of the Metaverse, the interplay between both worlds
and the technical solutions underpinning this convergence are hitherto largely
unexplored and yet to be understood. This is a big gap our community should fill in,
in order to develop cyber-physical worlds (and the Metaverse) as a truly human-centric environment.

OSNeHM’s main theme will be the role of Online Social Networks
in such a human-centric cyber-physical convergence leading to the Metaverse.
It will provide a forum for discussion on early yet principled approaches and results
on all aspects related to this theme.
A special emphasis will be devoted to the characterisation of the individual and
social behaviour of humans, using OSN as “big data microscopes” for collecting and
analysing big data via robust big data analytics.
Papers discussing solutions focusing on the interplay between social and
technical (online and offline) worlds will be high welcome.
On the other hand, the workshop will welcome papers proposing novel technical solutions
to support human-centric approaches to the evolution of OSN in the perspective of the Metaverse.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
* OSNeHM platforms, protocols and applications;
* OSN and Metaverse services & applications;
* Decentralised, mobile and location-based OSNeHM;
* Trust, reputation, privacy and security in OSNeHM;
* Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSNeHM;
* Fake news, toxicity radicalization and disinformation in OSNeHM;
* Detecting, modeling and tackling Online harms in OSNeHM;
* Recommendations and advertising in OSNeHM;
* Measurement, analysis and modeling of popular OSN (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, etc.),
including decentralized ones (e.g., Mastodon, Pleroma, ...);
* Data mining, and machine learning in OSNeHM systems;
* Social media analysis and social analytics in the perspective of OSNeHM;
* Information extraction and search in OSNeHM;
* Complex-network analysis of OSNeHM;
* Modeling of social behavior through OSN data;
* Crowdsourcing and OSNeHM;
* Multidisciplinary applications of OSNeHM (economics, medicine, society, politics,
homeland security, psychology, etc.)


PAPER FORMAT AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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Papers that have been previously published or are under review for another journal,
conference or workshop will not be considered for publication.
Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages in length
(maximum 8 pages for the main paper content + maximum 2 pages for appendixes + maximum 2 pages for references).
Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to the ACM template published in the ACM guidelines,
selecting the generic “sigconf” sample.
The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. Workshop papers must be self-contained and in English.

Submissions that do not follow these guidelines may be rejected without review.

Further, at least one author of each accepted workshop paper has to register for the main conference.
Workshop attendance is only granted for registered participants.
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings,
which will be published as companion proceedings of The Web Conference,
and indexed according to the main conference policy.




AWARDS AND EDITORIAL FOLLOW-UPS
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We will consider assigning a best paper award.

We will organise a special issue on the Elsevier Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) Journal
soliciting submissions of extended versions of particularly promising papers.

OSNEM is a recent yet very well-reputed (Q1 SJR) journal covering, among others, 100% of the workshop topics.


IMPORTANT DATES (all deadlines are AoE)
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6th February 2023: Abstract submission deadline
6th February 2023: Workshop paper submission deadline
6th March 2023: Workshop paper (acceptance) notification
20th March 2023: Workshop papers camera-ready deadline
31st March 2023: Final program (with duration) provided to Workshop Track leads
1st May 2023: Workshops at WWW2023


ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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Workshop chairs:
* Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
* Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
* Jussara M. Almeida, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
* Arkaitz Zubiaga, Queen Mary University of London, UK


Technical Program Committee
* Virgilio Almeida - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
* Chiara Boldrini - IIT-CNR, Italy
* Barbara Carminati - University of Insubria, Italy
* Ignacio Castro - Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
* Emilio Ferrara - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
* Pan Hui - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
* Adriana Iamnitchi - Maastricht University, Netherlands
* Andreas Kaltenbrunner - Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
* Ioannis Katakis - University of Nicosia, Cyprus
* Ema Kusen - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
* Haewoon Kwak - Singapore Management University, Singapore
* Lik-Hang Lee - KAIST, South Korea
* Na Li - Prairie View A&M University, USA
* Fabricio Murai - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
* Paolo Rosso - Technical University of Valencia, Spain
* Daniel Sadoc - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
* Nishanth Sastry - University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
* Altigran Silva - Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil
* Thiago Silva - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil
* Fabrizio Silvestri - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
* Mark Strembeck - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
* Andrea Tagarelli - University of Calabria, Italy
* Panayiotis Tsaparas - University of Ioannina, Greece
* Gareth Tyson - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
* Marco Viviani - University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
* Ingmar Weber - Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany


For more information, please write to the workshop co-chairs at osnehm23 (at) iit (dot) cnr (dot) it

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