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SCSN 2016 : Fourth International Workshop on Semantic Computing for Social Networks: from user information to social knowledge


When Feb 3, 2016 - Feb 5, 2016
Where Laguna Hills, California
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2015
Notification Due Dec 22, 2015
Final Version Due Dec 31, 2015
Categories    semantic computing   machine learning   NLP   social media

Call For Papers

Fourth International Workshop on Semantic Computing for Social Networks: from user information to social knowledge (SCSN 2016)


Internet users have become providers of information through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and so forth. In this context Semantic Computing plays a chief role because of its potentiality to turn shapeless crowds information into social and digestible knowledge.
Furthermore, recent developments in processing, storing, and sharing huge amount of data become problematic due to the lack of new approaches, techniques, methods, algorithms and technologies oriented to social networks, including theoretical notions and insufficient awareness on security, retrieval, networking, behavioral and social issues.
The workshop, that will take place on February 3-5, 2016, in conjunction with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2016), ( is a forum for researchers, industry practitioners and domain experts in the field of semantic computing, social networks, and social interactions to exchange the latest advances in the state of the art and practice of semantic computing applications to the social network context.

Topics of interest

The topics of interest of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

- What kind of Semantics-driven indexing and retrieval for Social Media?
- User modeling or social profiling?
- Semantics-based recommender systems for Social Media: is the dream coming true?
- Web adaptation methods and techniques
- Content on demand: customization or personalization?
- Semantic context modeling and extraction
- Semantic Models generation from social networks data
- Semantically-enabled data filtering
- Sentiment analysis in Social Networks
- Opinion mining in Social Networks
- Social Web Mining
- Semantics of Collective Intelligence
- Mobile social networking
- Distributed semantic computing for social network data analysis
- Collaborative filtering, mining and prediction
- Social computing applications and case studies
- Social Data
- Social Networking
- Data Science and Big Data
- Data Security
- Security Risk Analysis, Modelling, Evaluation and Management
- Social Media Analytics,
- Privacy
- Recent Theory, Trends, Technologies and Applications
- Future Directions and Challenges in Information Security System

Important Dates

Submission deadline: November 30, 2015 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance: December 22, 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: December 31, 2015

Organizing Committee
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
Ernesto D'Avanzo, University of Salerno, Italy
Giovanni Pilato, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Uraz Yavanoglu, Arizona State University, USA

Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts must be written (6 pages maximum, in English and follow the instructions in the Manuscript Formatting and Templates page given in ICSC 2016 website ( at the “Submission” section. Papers must be original and not be submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. Only electronic submission will be accepted. Technical paper authors MUST submit their manuscripts through EasyChair ( ), by following the instructions given on the SCSN website (
Manuscripts may only be submitted in PDF format. Each paper will be peer-reviewed. Papers accepted by the workshop will be published in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

For any question regarding the workshop please contact the organizers at scsn-ws (at)

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