Call for Papers (Industrial Track)

The study of social networks originated in social and business communities. In recent years, social network research has advanced significantly; the development of sophisticated techniques for Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) has been highly influenced by the online social Web sites, email logs, phone logs and instant messaging systems, which are widely analyzed using graph theory and machine learning techniques. People perceive the Web increasingly as a social medium that fosters interaction among people, sharing of experiences and knowledge, group activities, community formation and evolution. This has led to a rising prominence of SNAM in academia, politics, homeland security and business. This follows the pattern of known entities of our society that have evolved into networks in which actors are increasingly dependent on their structural embedding.

The international conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012) will primarily provide an interdisciplinary venue that will bring together practitioners and researchers from a variety of SNAM fields to promote collaborations and exchange of ideas and practices. ASONAM 2012 is intended to address important aspects with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining. The industrial track of the conference will be focussed on industrial applications of the social network analysis. The list of topics is the same as the research track of the conference, but the focus of the industrial track will be on papers which describe real applications of social network analysis in an industrial setting. The goal is to solicit papers which describe how social network research have been applied to real problems. Papers which describe interesting experiences, case studies or lessons learned from such applications are welcome.

Instructions for Authors

Papers reporting industrial applications of research results in social networks are solicited.

Full paper submission deadline is April 1, 2012. These papers will follow an academic review process. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 8 pages (using the IEEE two- column template).

Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address(es) on the first page. Papers should be submitted to the conference web site.

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, application strength, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Authors should certify that their papers represent substantially new previously unpublished work. Paper submission implies that the intent is for one of the authors to present the paper if accepted and that at least one of the authors register for a full conference fee.



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