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SI 2016 : Workshop on Social Influence

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Link: http://www.wosinf.org
 
When Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 18, 2016
Where San Francisco, CA, USA
Submission Deadline May 31, 2016
Notification Due Jun 20, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 8, 2016
Categories    social networks   physics   computer science   sociology
 

Call For Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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The Workshop on Social Influence - SI 2016, co-located with The 2016
IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks
Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2016).

Workshop website: http://www.wosinf.org
Workshop date: 18th August 2016

Conference website: http://asonam.cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Conference dates: 18-21th August 2016

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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DESCRIPTION
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The digital era creates new possibilities for observing humans’ behaviour,
especially the one expressed on the Internet, but we also leave traces
during everyday activity by making phone calls, using GPS devices
or using any kind of transportation. People who meet together or communicate
over the Internet or other channels constantly exchange information, rumours,
spread opinions and attitudes. Sometimes it is just an information that
is being passed from one to another, but it may also become the beginning
of a huge change, either of an individual or even of the whole society –
but in both cases it starts with becoming influenced or influencing others.
Social influence is the process of a complex nature which involves our
location in social network, the network structure and dynamics, time
and psychological and sociological factors. At the level of an individual
it is rather a psychological process but at the network scale it is strongly
dependent on the network structure and its dynamics. Hence, studying social
influence is a challenging interdisciplinary task, which, if succeeded,
leads to better understanding of the surrounding world.

This workshop aims to gather researchers studying the phenomenon
of social influence in networks and it is indented to be a cross-domain
knowledge exchange. That is why we are willing to present the state
of the art and current research in this area from different perspectives:
computer science, physics, sociology, as well as mathematics or psychology,
making this event interdisciplinary. We believe that only by taking
the advantage of all the above mentioned fields it is possible to move
forward in understanding how this complex works and how the society
may benefit from understanding it better.

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TOPICS OF INTEREST
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The scope of the Workshop on Social Influence (SI 2016) includes,
but is not limited to the following areas:

- social influence
- diffusion of information and innovations
- influence maximization
- graphical voter models
- evolutionary graph theory
- epidemic models on graphs
- data-driven approaches
- temporal networks
- seeding strategies
- optimization of dynamic processes in networks

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IMPORTANT DATES
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31st May 2016 - submission deadline (23:59 American Samoa Zone, firm)
10th June 2016 - notification of acceptance
8th July 2016 - camera ready due (23:59 American Samoa Zone)
18th August 2016 - SI 2016 workshop day
18-21th August 2016 - ASONAM 2016 conference dates

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PAPER SUBMISSION
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Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining
to the above topics are solicited. Full paper submission deadline
is May 31st, 2016. These papers will follow an academic review process.
Manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 8 pages.

Papers have to be formatted according to the IEEE two-column template.

Submissions to SI 2016 should be anonymized: please remove authors' names
and any other information that could reveal your identity from your
submission. Papers that have not been properly anonymized will be
rejected without review.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop
and present the paper.

Please submit your paper by using the on-line submission system via:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=si2016

IEEE two-column template:
http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/conferenceTemplates.html

IEEE/ACM proceedings are indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus,
DBLP, Google Scholar, ACM Digital Library and other indexing services.

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WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
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Paulo Shakarian, Arizona State University, Arizona, United States
paulo@shakarian.net, http://shakarian.net/paulo

Radosław Michalski, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland
radoslaw.michalski@pwr.edu.pl, http://www.ii.pwr.wroc.pl/~michalski

Jarosław Jankowski, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland
jjankowski@wi.zut.edu.pl, http://jjankowski.zut.edu.pl/

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Marcin Kulisiewicz, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland
marcin.kulisiewicz@pwr.edu.pl

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CONTACT US
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Workshop website: http://www.wosinf.org
twitter account: https://twitter.com/wosinf
email: info@wosinf.org

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