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SocInf 2016 : 2nd International Workshop on Social Influence Analysis


When Jul 9, 2016 - Jul 9, 2016
Where New York City
Submission Deadline May 20, 2016
Notification Due May 30, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 6, 2016
Categories    computer sciences   artificial intelligence   social networks analysis

Call For Papers

2nd International Workshop on Social Influence Analysis (SocInf 2016)

In conjunction with IJCAI 2016, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

July 09, 2016

New York City - USA


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 influential 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 18, 2016
* Notification date: May 16, 2016
* Final version submission date : May 30, 2016
* Workshop: the workshops program will take place from July 09 to July 11. The exact date of the workshop will be available by the end of April, please refer to the website for future updates.


Prof. Jie Tang - Knowledge Engineering Lab (Group), Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University (China)

* 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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)
* Palakorn Achananuparp (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
* Martin Atzmueller (University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany)
* Federica Cena (Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy)
* Yuan Fang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
* Xiaoming Fu (University of Goettingen, Germany)
* Alexandros Karatzoglou (Telefonica Research, Spain)
* Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA)
* Katarzyna Musiał (King's College London, UK)
* 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)
* Julita Vassileva (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Submitted papers must be no longer than six pages, including all figures and references, and should be formatted according to the style guide of IJCAI 2016 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 2016 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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