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SeCoP 2016 : The 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Personalization (SeCoP 2016)


When Apr 16, 2016 - Apr 19, 2016
Where Dallas, TX, USA
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2015
Notification Due Jan 15, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 1, 2016
Categories    personalization   semantic web   data mining   recommender systems

Call For Papers

The 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Personalization (SeCoP 2016)

April 16-19, 2016

Dallas, TX, USA

Organized by:
Caritas Institute of Higher Education,
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,
Sun Yat-Sen University,
and South China University of Technology

As the development of World Wide Web, social networks, wikis and social tagging communities are becoming more and more popular. The above user-generated data gives a new ground to extend the focus of the Semantic Web by engaging it in other communities, where semantics can play an important role. Along with the interaction between users and computers, more and more personalized information are potentially mined from the Web by using semantic computing technology, such as ontology engineering for social network and personalization, mining user reviews, learners and courses modeling, user profiling in social network, sentiment analysis for user opinion mining and so on. Connecting semantic computing and personalized can enhance classic information management and retrieval approaches. It combines data mining with semantic computing as a promising direction and offers opportunities for developing novel algorithms and tools ranging from text and multimedia. In many scenarios of social networking, massive online open courses (MOOCs), social tags and wikis, semantic computing, personalization and recommendation are core functionalities.

The 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Personalization (SeCoP) in conjunction with DASFAA 2016 will bring together the academia, researchers and industrial practitioners from computer science, information systems, psychology, behavior science and organization science discipline, and provide a forum for recent advances in the field of semantic computing and personalization, from the perspectives of information management and mining.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the exploitation of the Web of Data, the identification of semantics underlying social annotations of multimedia contents, and the application of semantic-based techniques and technologies in research fields related to (but not limited):

Content-based recommendation and collaborative filtering
Personalized content browsing and searching
Community extraction and exploitation
Social networks analysis for collaborative recommendation
User profile construction based on social tagging information
Context-aware personalized information access and delivery
Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia content access and delivery
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Micro-blog and Review content mining and analysis
Personalized and context-aware ontology
E-learning systems and learner profiling
Massive online open courseware and content modeling

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings to be published as a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (EI compendex).

Submissions must not exceed 15 pages in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format, excluding references (up to 2 extra pages). We encourage authors to cite related work comprehensively, and when citing conference papers please also consider to cite their extended journal versions if applicable.

All submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should avoid the use of non-English fonts to avoid problems with printing and viewing the submissions. All accepted papers MUST follow strictly the instructions for LNCS Authors. Springer's LNCS site offers style files and information.

There are two tracks for the workshop:

1. Regular Papers: 12 -15 pages

2. Short Papers: 6 - 8 pages

Submissions must not have been published previously and must not be under review for publication while being considered for SeCoP. This applies also to papers with significantly overlapping contributions. Authors are advised to interpret these limitations strictly and to contact the PC chairs in case of doubt.

SeCoP submissions are reviewed following the single blind review process, meaning, you need not hide authors' names and affiliations.

Each accepted paper must be accompanied by at least one full registration regardless of the status of the registering author, and an author must present the paper at the conference. Otherwise, the paper will be removed from the proceedings and LNCS digital library.

The submission site is:

Workshop Organizers (PC Chairs):

Haoran Xie, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong,

Fu Lee Wang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong,

Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China,

Wei Chen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Yanghui Rao, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Senior PC Member(s) of the Workshop:

- Di Zou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Jianfeng Si, Intititute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
- Xudong Mao, Alibaba, China
- Raymong Y. K. Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Rong Pan, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
- Yunjun Gao, Zhejiang University, China
- Shaojie Qiao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
- Jianke Zhu, Zhejiang University, China
- Neil Y. Yen, University of Aizu, Japan
- Derong Shen, Northeastern University, U.S.
- Jing Yang, Research Center on Fictitious Economy & Data Science CAS, China
- Yuqing Sun, Shangdong University, China
- Raymong Wong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
- Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
- Jian Chen, South China University of Technology, China
- Wong Tak Lam, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
- Xiaodong Zhu, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
- Zhiwen Yu, South China University of Technology, China
- Wenjuan Cui, China Academy of Sciences, China
- Shaoxu Song, Tsinghua University, China
- Guangliang Chen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Tao Wang, Southampton University, U.K.


December 15, 2015: Submission of workshop papers
January 15, 2016: Notification of acceptance
Febuary 1, 2016: All camera-ready due
April 16-19, 2016: Conference in Dallas

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