Call for Papers
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.
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) :
- Network evolution
Network evolution and growth mechanisms.
Online communities and computer networks.
Information diffusion in social networks.
Detection of communities by document analysis.
Topology of real networks.
Information diffusion in social networks.
Recommendations for product purchase, information
acquisition and establishment of social relations.
Impact of recommendation models on the evolution of
the social network.
Classification models and their application in social
- Advertisement models
Economical impact of social network discovery.
Use of social networks for marketing.
- Search in network
Web page ranking informed by social media.
Search algorithms on social networks.
Anomaly detection in social network evolution.
Data protection inside communities.
Crime data mining and network analysis.
Modeling trust and reputation in social networks.
Misbehavior detection in communities.
- Network geography
Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation.
International Collaborations in e-Social network.
Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social
Link Topology and Site Hierarchy.
Web mining algorithms.
Web-Based Cooperative Work.
Measures and methodologies.
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
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
Please refer to the author
templates given below:
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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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April 30, 2009
Notification of paper acceptance: May 10, 2009
Camera-ready of accepted papers: May 15, 2009
Registration: May 15, 2009