Welcome to ASONAM 2016

The 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining

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 2016) 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 2016 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 conference solicits experimental and theoretical works on social network analysis and mining along with their application to real life situations.

Full papers will be reviewed and assessed by the program committee and a "Best Paper Award" ceremony will be organized at the banquet.


Previous Conferences


  • IEEE Computer Society
  • ACM


  • Steering Chair
  • Reda AlhajjUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Honorary Chairs
  • George A BarnettUniversity of California, Davis, USA
  • General Chairs
  • VS SubrahmanianUniversity of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Jon RokneUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Ravi KumarGoogle Inc., USA
  • James CaverleeTexas A&M University, USA
  • Hanghang TongArizona State University, USA
  • Industry-Track Chairs
  • Xing XieMicrosoft Inc., China
  • Moustafa Hammad Google Inc., USA
  • Jiabin ZhaoCisco Systems, Inc., USA
  • Workshops Chairs
  • I-Hsien TingNational University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Henric JohnsonBlekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Prantik BhattacharyyaLithium Technologies, Klout, USA
  • Multidisciplinary Track Chairs
  • Shyhtsun Felix WuUniversity of California, Davis, USA
  • Giancarlo RagoziniUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • PhD Forum and Posters Track Chairs
  • Nitin AgarwalUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
  • Charalampos ChelmisUniversity of Southern California, USA
  • Omair ShafiqIndependent Research Consultant, Canada
  • Nima DokoohakiKTH, Sweden
  • Demos and Exhibitions Chairs
  • Keivan KianmehrOracle Inc., Canada
  • Tansel OzyerTOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Tutorial Chairs
  • Dongwon LeePenn State University, USA
  • Andrea PuglieseUniversity of Calabria, Italy
  • Sponsorship Chairs
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Publication Chairs
  • Min-Yuh DayTamkang University, Taiwan
  • Panagiotis KarampelasHellenic Airforce Academy, Greece
  • Registration Chairs
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Local Arrangements Chair
  • Vladimir FilkovUniversity of California - Davis, USA