Call for Papers

Conference Objective

The International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social Networks (CASoN 2009) to be held in Fontainebleau, France brings together an interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, computer users, and students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of intelligent methods applied to Social Networks, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Social networks provide a powerful abstraction of the structure and dynamics of diverse kinds of people or people-to-technology interaction. These social network systems are usually characterized by the complex network structures and rich accompanying contextual information. Recent trends also indicate the usage of complex network as a key feature for next generation usage and exploitation of the Web.  This international conference on “Computational Aspect of Networks” is focused on the foundations of social networks as well as case studies, empirical, and other methodological works related to the computational tools for the automatic discovery of Web-based social networks. This conference provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the ethological approach to social behavior in animals (including the study of animal tracks and learning by members of the same species) with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning, information granulation, the behavior of humans and affinities between web-based social networks. The main topics cover the design and use of various computational intelligence tools and software, simulations of social networks, representation and analysis of social networks, use of semantic networks in the design and community-based research issues such as knowledge discovery, privacy and protection, and visualization.

We solicit original research and technical papers not published elsewhere. The papers can be theoretical, practical and application, and cover a broad set of intelligent methods, with particular emphasis on Social Network computing. Methods such as (but not restricted to) :

Applications on Social Networks:


Paper submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF files and should be uploaded using the conference website (will be ready soon). Authors are allowed a total of 8 pages for the manuscript (including all figures, tables, and references). Additional pages cost 60.00 euros per page with a maximum of 2 pages. The author kit contains the Templates in MS Word format and Latex format.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 independent reviewers of the PC. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

Papers must be submitted within the stipulated time (April 30, 2009) and electronic submission in PDF is required. The page limit for a full-length paper is 8 pages.
Short papers describing novel research visions, work-in-progress or less mature results are also welcome, with the limit of 4 pages.

Note: Papers less than 4 pages will not be reviewed and may be rejected outright!

All submissions should be in the IEEE 8.5 two-column format. Papers should contain up to 5 keywords. Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness, and will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers.

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of several international Journals.

Please refer to the author templates given below:
MS Word template:
Doc Template  (from IEEE)  Microsoft  Word Template (Direct link)

LaTex Formatting Macros: TeX Template (from IEEE)  TeX Template (Direct link)

The authors of the accepted papers will be allowed to make a correction in accordance with the suggestions of the reviewers and submit final camera-ready papers within the stipulated deadline. The conference proceedings will be distributed amongst the participants during the conference. Accepted papers must be presented by author(s) personally to be published in the conference proceedings.

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Important Dates

Conference paper submission (extended deadline): April 30, 2009

Notification of paper acceptance: May 10, 2009

Camera-ready of accepted papers: May 15, 2009

Registration: May 15, 2009

Conference:  June 24-27, 2009