Legal Notice

Ownership and Records


In compliance with the duty of information set forth in article 10 of Law 34/2002, of July 11th, on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce “Ley 34/2002, de 11 de julio, de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información y de Comercio Electrónico”, the following is the data of ownership of this website: is managed by Prof. Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4, it is financially co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM.



Our website has reasonable technical resources to provide safe navigation and protect all the information gathered. However, you should bear in mind that, even if we apply and implement measures to protect your information, no web page, webcast, computer system or wireless connection is absolutely safe. Prof. Reda Alhajj, IEEE and ACM will not be responsible in cases of interruption of service, malfunctioning or any inconvenience that can happen for causes beyond the conference. Likewise, we exclude from any liability for damages derived from the appearance of computer viruses or any type of incident originated or introduced in the computer system through hackers or third parties that intentionally access our website integrity.
Links to other websites: For your convenience, this website contains links to other pages that may have different privacy policies. We recommend that you review their corresponding data protection clauses. Under no circumstances should personal data be exchanged with any external page. We are neither responsible for the content, nor for any other aspect related to web pages belonging or directed by third parties. We also inform you that we cannot exercise any control over its maintenance and content, therefore, we cannot guarantee that the hyperlinks, pointers or other link functions arranged in those sites are correct at the time of their access and are free of viruses or other damaging elements that could cause damage or alterations in your computer equipment.


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What kind of cookies does this website use?

Technical Cookies: These cookies allow a user to navigate through a web page and use the different options or services that exist in it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted areas of the website, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the process of buying an order, applying for registration or participation in events, using security features during navigation, storing contents for the broadcast of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.

Intellectual Property


The texts, images and other contents of this website are property of ASONAM Conference or of third parties that have licensed or authorized us to use them. All logos, commercial brands and designs appearing on this website are part of the intellectual property rights registered by us, and any form of exploitation, that is reproduction, distribution, public communication and transformation is prohibited without expressed authorization. The divulgation, use, circulation, distribution, reproduction and transformation, total or partial, in any medium or form, of the contents of this web page without the previous and expressed authorization is prohibited, unless it is otherwise indicated or its use is by personal title and does not violate the rights recognized by the current legislation.

Conservation of Data


In accordance with the provisions of art. 13.2.a of the “Reglamento General de Protección de Datos”, a period is established whereby the personal data will be preserved. The following measures are set as criteria for the preservation of information: a) the personal data provided will be preserved as long as our contractual relationship is maintained. b) Once this relationship is completed we are legally obliged to keep the connections made through the internet, email and voice phone calls or instant messaging with our website, for one year. Customer data: The period of preservation of personal data will vary depending on the service that the client contracts. In any case, it shall be the minimum necessary, and may be maintained up to: a) 4 years: Law on Infringements and Sanctions in the Social Order “Ley sobre Infracciones y Sanciones en el Orden Social” (obligations regarding affiliation, registration, wages, salary payments…); Articles 66 and the next General Taxation Law “Ley General Tributaria” (accounting books …); b) 6 years: Article 30 Commercial Code “Código de Comercio” (accounting books, invoices …) c) 10 years: Art. 25 Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing “Ley de Prevención del Blanqueo de Capitales y Financiación del Terrorismo”.
Data collected through the website: The personal data collected will be subject to automated processing and incorporated into the corresponding files of which we are the holders.
The reproduction, distribution and public communication, total or partial, of the contents of this website without the express authorization of the owner, is expressly prohibited. The owner reserves the right to modify any type of information that may appear on the website, without there being an obligation to inform the users of such obligations, understood as sufficient with the publication on the website of the owner.

Privacy and Protection of Personal Data


Users, by ticking the box, expressly and freely agree that their personal data is processed by the service provider to process the orders or any kind of request that is made by the user through any of the forms of contact that are available on the conference website.
All users who access our website will be able to know all its contents without the need to provide any personal information. Your personal data will only be collected when you voluntarily complete our form(s). In this case, the user guarantees the authenticity, accuracy and veracity of the provided information, by committing to keep the personal data up to date so that they can respond at all times to their current situation. The user will be the only person responsible for the false or inaccurate statements and the damages that they may cause.
In accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th April 2016 on the protection of individuals regarding the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, we inform you that all the information provided through electronic forms and/or by e-mail are those strictly necessary for the correct identification of the sender. This information will be treated with strict confidentiality and for the sole purpose of performing management requests for information or budgets. The user is notified and agrees to express their full consent to use the data for activities related to the corporate purpose of the entity.


Users may send a written communication to the registered address of Prof. Reda Alhajj or to the e-mail address alhajj (at), including in both cases a photocopy of their ID or other similar identification documentation to request the exercise of the following rights:
The right to request access to personal data: you may ask us if we are treating your data;


  • ASONAM 2018 Program Draft
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • ACM


  • Steering Chair
  • Reda AlhajjUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Honorary Chairs
  • Talel Abdessalem Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Hamid AL-Naimiy University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Frans Stokman University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • General Chairs
  • Rosa Benito Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Noshir Contractor Northwestern University, USA
  • Jon Rokne University of Calgary, Canada
  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Ulrik Brandes ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Chandan Reddy Virginia Tech., USA
  • Andrea Tagarelli University of Calabria, Italy
  • Industry-Track Chairs
  • Ebrahim Bagheri Ryerson University, Canada
  • Fuzheng Zhang Microsoft Inc., China
  • Jiabin Zhao Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
  • Workshops Chairs
  • Piotr Brodka Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • I-Hsien Ting National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Ingmar Weber Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
  • Multidisciplinary Track Chairs
  • Rokia Missaoui Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
  • Giancarlo Ragozini Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • PhD Forum and Posters Track Chairs
  • Nitin Agarwal University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
  • Gao Cong Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Nima Dokoohaki KTH, Sweden
  • Demos and Exhibitions Chairs
  • Keivan Kianmehr Oracle Inc., Canada
  • Tansel Ozyer TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Tutorial Chairs
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
  • Richard Chbeir University of Pau and Pays de lAdour, France
  • Jürgen Lerner University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Sponsorship Chairs
  • Thirimachos.Bourlai West Virginia University, USA
  • Jalal Kawash University of Calgary, Canada
  • Publicity Chairs
  • Ahmad Kassem ,
  • Buket Kaya ,
  • Keivan Kianmehr ,
  • Danielle Sleiman ,
  • Shang Gao ,
  • Publication Chairs
  • Min-Yuh Day Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Panagiotis Karampelas Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  • Registration Chairs
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Local Arrangements Chair
  • Jordi Conesa i Caralt Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Jordi Casas-Roma Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Web Chair
  • Tansel Ozyer University of Calgary, Canada