[Topic-models] Mining Social Network Dynamics @WWW 2012: Call for papers

Julien Velcin julien.velcin at univ-lyon2.fr
Mon Jan 2 04:33:24 EST 2012

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International Workshop on Mining Social Network Dynamics (MSND)
co-located with the 21th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
Lyon, France - April 16, 2012


In the real-time Web, the latest evolution of the Web, information is  
generated very quickly, consumed by millions of users, and updated  
rapidly by others through commenting, replying, transferring, etc.  
This is practiced by people who differ in culture, knowledge,  
background, ideology. Moreover, information generally comes from  
several channels and is sent out to different ones. This is amplified  
by the social networking phenomenon -- the social Web, which is  
nowadays a well established set of technologies, based on which users  
and service providers can exchange messages through an interaction  
network, share information and collaborate, advertise a product,  
create communities and influence them, etc. Besides, there is an  
abundant literature regarding the different aspects of social networks  
be it their construction or the detection of nodes playing specific  
However, there is currently no clear understanding of the laws  
governing these social networks, in particular how they evolve over  
time. Thus, it is difficult to draw a clear image linking the existing  
models of social networks and the real underlying social mechanisms.  
As a result, there is a big gap in concertizing and evaluating most of  
the research efforts in this area. Furthermore, due to the growing  
complexity of digital social networks and the huge quantity of new  
data available everyday, it becomes crucial for the researchers to  
provide a clear understanding of the dynamics of these networks. It  
also becomes important for the community to not only understand what  
is happening currently in the network but also to predict the next  
evolution and monitor the trends in the network. In order to be  
efficient in analyzing these networks, it is important to be able to  
predict the dynamics in its different forms: the content evolution  
(i.e., hot topics evolution), network structure (e.g., creation of new  
relations), information diffusion, influence evolution, etc.

To address the above mentioned aspects of social network dynamics, we  
solicit the following topics (but not limited to):
	• Information diffusion in social networks;
	• Community extraction, analysis, and evolution;
	• Detection of (possibly evolving) roles;
	• Content evolution and tracking in social networks;
	• Social media recommendations;
	• Information quality and evolution in social content;
	• Security and privacy in rapidly evolving social networks;
	• Evaluation techniques and benchmarks;
	• New challenges in mining social networks;
	• Example studies and use cases of dynamics of social networks;

Paper submission

Submissions need to be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings  
Template. Two types of submissions are welcome: long with a limit of 8  
pages or short with 4 pages length limit. We use the EasyChair system  
for managing submissions, and the link to submit your paper is here: http://eric.univ-lyon2.fr/msnd/ 
. Finally, the best papers will be invited to extend their proposal  
for a special issue of a journal. Further information will be  
communicated soon regarding this special issue.

Key dates

	• Submission Deadline:             February 5, 2012
	• Acceptance notification:         March 1, 2012
	• Camera-ready submission:        March 15, 2012
	• Workshop date:           April 16, 2012

Workshop Co-Chairs

	• Hakim Hacid, Bell Labs, France
	• Shengbo Guo, Xerox Research Centre Europe
	• Julien Velcin, ERIC Lab, University of Lyon

Program committee (Under construction…)

	• Matthew Andrews	Bell Labs, USA
	• Julien Bourdaillet	Xerox, USA
	• Brahim Chaib-Draa        University of Laval, Canada
	• Boris Chidlovskii	Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
	• Samik Datta              Bell Labs, India
	• Ludovic Denoyer  University of Paris 6, France
	• Paul El Khoury		SAP, Germany
	• Patrick Gallinari        University of Paris 6, France
	• Eric, Gaussier           IMAG, France
	• Makoto Haraguchi         Hokkaido University, Japan
	• Yannet Interian		Google, USA
	• Bertrand Jouve           University of Lyon 2, France
	• David Konopnicki         IBM Research, Israel
	• Yosi Mass               IBM Research, Israel
	• Stan Matwin              University of Ottawa, Canada
	• Richi Nayak	Queensland University of Technology, Australia
	• Kazumi Saito            University of Shizuoka, Japan
	• Anna Stavrianou  Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
	• Aixin Sun                National University of Singapore, Singapore
	• Athena Vakali            Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
	• Tetsuya Yoshida  Hokkaido University, Japan
	• Osmar Zaïane             University of Alberta, Canada

Workshop Contact: msnd at eric.univ-lyon2.fr

Julien Velcin
University of Lyon

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