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ACM TOIT-Social Computing 2013 : Foundations of Social Computing in ACM Transactions on Internet Technology

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Link: http://toit.acm.org/CfP/ACM-ToIT-CfP-FSC.pdf
 
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Submission Deadline Nov 14, 2013
Categories    social computing   social informatics   multiagent systems   human computer interaction
 

Call For Papers

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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
http://toit.acm.org/

Call for Papers for a Theme Section on
Foundations of Social Computing
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Social computing broadly refers to computing-supported approaches that facilitate interactions among people and organizations. Social computing has emerged as an exciting multidisciplinary area of research, driven by the wealth of easily available information and the success of online social networks and social media. What is still lacking though is a deeper conceptual understanding of information in social computing, especially its pragmatic aspects, such as social meaning, ownership, flow, and use.

We invite high-quality submissions for a special theme section on the principles and concepts underlying information in social computing. We especially welcome novel computational treatments of social interaction and social relationships. Subthemes and topics include:

Applications
* Social provenance
* Sociotechnical systems, including applications such as healthcare and smart cities
* Participatory decision-making in communities
* Business processes
* Services
* Software engineering

Paradigms
* Contracts
* Argumentation
* Collaboration and teamwork
* Social networks
* Crowdsourcing
* Collective intelligence

Models
* Social expectations and norms
* Social relationships
* Culture
* Regulations
* Protocols

Realization
* Social middleware
* Distributed knowledge bases
* Social software
* Social sensing
* Cloud computing

Challenges
* Identity
* Trust
* Compliance and accountability
* Privacy
* Security
* Governance

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Important Dates
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Submissions: 14 November 2013
First decisions: 29 January 2014
Revisions: 14 March 2014
Final decisions: 14 May 2014
Final: 14 June 2014
Publication date: 31 October 2014
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Submission
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To submit a paper, please follow the instructions on the TOIT submission instructions page: http://toit.acm.org/submission.html

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Theme Editors
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Amit K. Chopra
Lancaster University
a.chopra1@lancaster.ac.uk
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/chopraak/

Raian Ali
Bournemouth University
rali@bournemouth.ac.uk
http://dec.bournemouth.ac.uk/staff/rali

Maja Vukovic
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
maja@us.ibm.com
http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=us-maja

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ACM TOIT Editor-in-Chief
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Munindar P. Singh
Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
mpsingh@acm.org
http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/faculty/mpsingh/

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