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IWCSN 2014 : International Workshop on Computational Social Networks


Conference Series : International Workshop on Computational Social Networks
When Oct 12, 2014 - Oct 14, 2014
Where Thessaloniki, Greece
Submission Deadline Jun 20, 2014
Notification Due Jul 15, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 25, 2014
Categories    social networks   communities   network evolution   web communities

Call For Papers

============== IWCSN 2014 | Call for Papers ===============

International Workshop on Computational Social Networks IWCSN 2014
within the 15th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering WISE 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece, October 12 - 14, 2014

General page:

Submission deadline: June 20, 2014
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2014
Camera ready papers: July 25, 2014


Full research papers should contain original research contribution ideally accompanied with their validation and/or evidence of use in practice (max. 14 pages). Short research papers can include late breaking results presenting a description of new ideas and concepts of preliminary results and/or ongoing efforts with at least partial validation (max. 6 pages).


Submissions should be made electronically in PDF or DOC/DOCX (MS/Open Word) format. All papers should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 14 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Submissions not conforming to the LNCS format, exceeding 14 pages, or being obviously out of the scope of the workshop, will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. The type of paper (technical/empirical evaluation/experience/exploratory paper) should be indicated in the submission via the electronic submission system of the IWCSN 2014 Conference Management system at


Accepted papers will be presented at the IWCSN'14 workshop and published in the conference workshops proceedings, which is published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


Online social networks are still growing rapidly. Besides their social characteristics these networks have their own specific features at the system level. Techniques of information retrieval, databases, preference modeling, graph theory, etc. are integrated there and adapted into dynamic environment with high scalability. International Workshop on Computational Social Networks will be focused on the foundations of social networks as well as case studies, empirical, and other methodological works related to the computational tools for the automatic discovery of Web-based social networks.

This workshop provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the ethological approach to social behavior in animals (including the study of animal tracks and learning by members of the same species) with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning, information granulation, the behavior of humans and affinities between web-based social networks.

The main topics cover the design and use of various computational intelligence tools and software, simulations of social networks, representation and analysis of social networks, use of semantic networks in the design and community-based research issues such as knowledge discovery, privacy and protection, and visualization.


Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social networks
- Visualization of social network analysis
- Social networks and social intelligence
- Link topology and site hierarchy
- Virtual and web communities and web site clustering
- Security, privacy and trust computational analysis of social networks
- Web-based cooperative work
- Knowledge community formation and support
- Intelligent wireless Web
- Social network analysis and mining of communities of practice
- Network evolution and growth mechanisms
- Information diffusion and knowledge transfer in social networks
- Epidemics and rumors in networks
- Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation
- Online communities and computer networks
- Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks


Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Jaroslav Pokorný, Charles University, Czech Republic
Václav Snášel, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic


Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Milos Besta, Google, New York
Jiří Dvorský, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Nashwa Mamdouh El-Bendary, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, Egypt
Eyas El-Quwashme, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Aboul Ella Hassanien, Cairo University, Egypt
Przemyslaw Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Jan Martinovič, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Petr Musilek, University of Alberta, Canada
Suhail S. Owais, AL-Balaqa University, Jordan
Jaroslav Pokorný, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Kateřina Slaninová, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Václav Snášel, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jakub Šimko, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Juan D. Velasquez, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Katarzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska, ESIGETEL, France
Fatos Xhafa, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ivan Zelinka, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

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