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SOCNET 2014 : International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis and Management of Social Networks and their Applications


When Mar 19, 2014 - Mar 19, 2014
Where Bamberg (Germany)
Submission Deadline Oct 27, 2013
Notification Due Dec 5, 2013
Final Version Due Dec 20, 2013
Categories    computer science   networking   social networks   modelling

Call For Papers

International Workshop on

Modeling, Analysis and Management of Social Networks and their Applications


Call for Papers

March 19, 2014
Bamberg, Germany

General Information
SOCNET 2014 is a workshop at MMB & DFT 2014 on modeling, analysis, and management of complex social networks. The term social network denotes the social structure that emerges from human actors' interaction with each other. Over the years, scholars in the domain of anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics and organizational theory have proposed different methods and techniques to discover these structures and to draw conclusions about the functioning of social networks, and network outcomes. Practical applications of social network analysis constitute a very important, rapidly growing area in modern interconnected information society. The related scientific concepts incorporate a variety of methods from graph theory, computer science, and statistics, among others.

The workshop will cover all aspects of modeling, analysis, and management of social networks and the applied methodologies arising in social network analysis and theory. It ranges from purely theoretical achievements to practical applications regarding the structural inference, modeling, analysis, simulation, and control, as well as usage of social networks.

The workshop is interdisciplinary in nature. We invite contributions from many interdisciplinary fields, including but not restricted to, information systems, computer science, economics, management, sociology, psychology, anthropology, biology and physics in order to fully incorporate the methodological, technical as well economic aspects of social network analysis. We also invite practitioners who will enrich the discussion through their experiences with business applications of social networking sites. Fresh ideas will be exchanged and open problems and new directions will be discussed in a cross-disciplinary setting.

The workshop is co-located with the 17th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems” and “Dependability and Fault-Tolerance” (MMB & DFT 2014).

SOCNET 2014 solicits novel unpublished material on modeling, analysis and management of social and complex networks. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Modeling and Analysis
analysis of random graph models and multiplicative stochastic processes
percolation properties of equilibrium and growing networks
characterization, inference and evolution of topologies
robustness and vulnerability of network infrastructures
influence and epidemic spreading in complex networks
investigation of scalability properties
algebraic and graph-theoretical partitioning techniques and spectral optimization of modularity concepts
formation of communities and their algorithmic detection
network evolution, and dynamic social network analysis
exponential random graph (p*) models
models accounting for network autocorrelation
relationship between structural properties of social networks and individual, group, and organizational performance
new data collection methods
methods and tools for network visualization

Inference and Simulation Algorithms
inference of complex network properties in deployed infrastructures
structural inference and analysis of the user behavior in social networks
immunization strategies for NGNs
tools supporting analysis, inference and prediction of complex networks

Complex Network Methodologies
emergent properties of real networks
synchronization in complex and social networks
signaling, management and distributed control protocols
control methods and algorithms for complex and social networks

Authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of their original contribution either as extended abstract of 4 pages or as short paper not exceeding 6 pages. All submissions must adhere to a single-column LNCS conference format with a font size not smaller than 10 points.
The paper must be submitted electronically before the deadline via Easychair at URL:

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors not later than December 5, 2013. In case of acceptance the final PDF version of the full paper is due by December 20, 2013.
All accepted contributions will appear in the workshop proceedings. Registration of at least one co-author as workshop or conference participant before the deadline is required.

Important Dates
Submission deadline (extended): October 25, 2013
Acceptance notification: December 5, 2013
Camera-ready version: December 20, 2013
Authors‘ registration deadline: February 15, 2014
Workshop: March 19, 2014

Organizing Committee

General Chairs
Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
Udo Krieger, University of Bamberg, Germany
Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
Cornelia Schecher, University of Bamberg, Germany
Oliver Posegga, University of Bamberg, Germany
Technical Program Committee
Jana Diesner , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
Peter A. Gloor, Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA
Udo Krieger, University of Bamberg, Germany
Katharina A. Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

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