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SocInf 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Social Influence Analysis


When Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Where Buenos Aires, Argentina
Submission Deadline Apr 27, 2015
Notification Due May 20, 2015
Final Version Due May 30, 2015
Categories    artificial intelligence   social networks   computer sciences

Call For Papers

1st International Workshop on Social Influence Analysis (SocInf’2015)

part of the workshops program of IJCAI 2015, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (July 25th - August 1st)

Buenos Aires, Argentina


In the last 10 years, the dissemination and use of social networks have grown significantly worldwide. The current social networks have millions of users and are able to record hundreds of data from each of its users. Besides, the current social networks expose different aspects of the social behavior of its users. In this respect, many users of the social networks are known as influencers. The influencers are users that usually publish their opinions about different topics, products and services on the social networks, and then affect intentionally or unintentionally the opinions, emotions, or behaviors of other users on the social networks.

Because of the high impact of influencers on the opinions and behaviors of other users, many companies and organizations are interested in discovering influencers on social networks to increase the promotion and sale of their products and services. However, the discovering of influencers on social networks is a really complex problem that requires developing models, techniques and algorithms for an appropriate analysis of the current social networks.

This workshop aims to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss the state-of-the-art, open problems, challenges and innovative approaches, particularly AI approaches, in the field of social network analysis for discovering influential users.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Systems and algorithms for discovering influential users
* Recommending users in online social networks
* Social influence maximization
* Modeling social networks and behavior for discovering influential users
* Information propagation and assimilation in social networks
* Trust and reputation in social networks
* Discovering influencers for advertising and viral marketing in social networks
* Decision support systems and influencer discovering

* Submission deadline: April 27, 2015
* Notification date: May 20, 2015
* Final version submission date : May 30, 2015
* Workshop: the workshops program will take place from July 25 to July 27. The exact date of the workshop will be available by the end of April, please refer to the website for future updates.

* Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
* Marcelo G. Armentano, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina
* Ariel J. Monteserin, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina
* Virginia D. Yannibelli, ISISTAN Research Institute (CONICET- UNICEN), Argentina

* Palakorn Achananuparp (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
* Martin Atzmueller (University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany)
* Nicola Barbieri (Yahoo Research, Barcelona, Spain)
* Shlomo Berkovsky (Australian Technology Park, Australia)
* Federica Cena (University of Turin, Italy)
* Freddy Chong Tat Chua (Social Computing Group, HPLabs, Palo Alto, USA)
* Zhenhui Li (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
* Pasquale Lops (University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy)
* Katarzyna Musial (King's College London, UK)
* Ramesh Rangarajan Sarukkai (Google Inc., USA)
* Silvia Schiaffino (ISISTAN Research Institute, Argentina)
* Rossano Schifanella (University of Turin, Italy)
* Le Song (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
* Christoph Trattner (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
* Chi Wang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
* Feida Zhu (Singapore Management University, Singapore)

Submitted papers must be no longer than six pages, including all figures and references, and should be formatted according to
the style guide of IJCAI15 Formatting Guidelines, LaText Styles and Word Template (
Papers should be submitted in PDF format, with no information about authors or affiliations (double blind review), through the EasyChair Conference
System (

Each submitted paper to SocInf’2015 will be refereed by at least three members of the Workshop Program Committee, based on its
originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions must be in English, and can present mature
research or experimental results as well as promising work in progress.


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