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MASSN 2012 : Workshop on Multi-agent Systems and Social Networks


When Aug 26, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012
Where Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Deadline May 7, 2012
Categories    social networks   agents

Call For Papers

Call For Papers: Workshop on Multi-agent Systems and Social Networks (MASSN2012)

26 August 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Workshop on Multi-agent Systems and Social Networks (MASSN2012) that is held as a part of the International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), 26-29 August, 2012, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Social networks and multi-agent systems share both the structure and the scope, since they are composed of individuals connected with some kinds of relationship and they are realized for accomplishing individual and/or common goals. A multi agent system is a system composed of multiple interacting agents; therefore, it is natural to think about synergies between social network and multi-agent system research and application. In fact, multi-agent system models, techniques and technologies have been used and have important potentialities for the study of social networks and the development of social network models. Moreover, the results coming from the experimentation of the more widespread social network systems could be used for the improvement of multi-agent system models, techniques and technologies.

This workshop aims at promoting the interchange among the two communities to allow a transfer of methodologies and to clarify the meaning of the respective terminologies which share many concepts but only at an informal level.

The workshop aims not only at presentation of papers but also to promote the discussion about the following research topics:

to show the relationships of multi-agent systems with social network models and techniques; and
to discuss about the use of multi-agent systems in development of social network theories and systems.

The scope of the The 1st International Workshop on Multi-agent systems and Social Networks (MASSN 2012) includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

Multi-agent social network modeling and analysis
Multi-agent recommendation networks
Multi-agent community discovery
Multi-agent data mining and network analysis
Multi-agent evolution of patterns in the Web
Dynamics and evolution patterns of social networks
Organisational structure evaluation
Collaborative environments, incl. wikis
Applications of multi-agent social network analysis

The extended versions of selected papers presented during the MASSN 2012 workshop will be published in the special issue of the prestigious Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) journal.

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited. New full paper submission deadline is May 7, 2012. These papers will follow an academic review process. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 8 pages (using the IEEE two-column template). Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address(es) on the first page. Papers should be submitted to the If Web submission is not possible, manuscripts should be sent as an attachment via email to by May 7, 2012. The attachment must be in PDF or Word .doc format.

It is important to note that IEEE CPS will publish the proceedings of ASONAM 2012 and hence all the rules and regulations of IEEE CPS will be applied as explained in the following link:

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Authors should certify that their papers represent substantially new previously unpublished work. Paper submission implies that the intent is for one of the authors to present the paper if accepted and that at least one of the authors register for a full conference fee.

Full paper submission deadline:
May 7, 2012
Notification of acceptance:
May 20, 2012
Camera-ready papers due:
May 31, 2012
Presenting author registration due:
May 31, 2012
August 26, 2012

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