Call for Industrial Track Papers

Social network analysis and mining techniques are central to numerous modern industrial settings. Such techniques often push forward existing frontiers in sectors such as user modeling, personalization, and behavioral understanding. Industrial research in such areas is rapidly growing and further spurring the development of exciting ideas.

The ASONAM 2019 Industrial Track seeks submissions in all categories (8-page full papers, 4-page short papers, and 2-page extended abstracts) which showcase recent research advances in social network analysis and mining with direct industrial relevance. The track offers a venue for industrial practitioners and academic researchers to discuss emerging trends and practical challenges, and serves to further facilitate interactions between academia and industry in this vital area of growing interest.

All papers submitted to the ASONAM 2019 Industrial Track will undergo a standard peer-review process. The track emphasizes focus on contributions of industrial innovation and relevance, observational findings, interesting lessons learned in practice, and new classes of applications which can inspire further academic work. In-progress work is also considered. Contributions from both industrial research/development groups (both public and private sector) and academics are welcome.

In addition to regular presentation-based industrial track sessions, the track will include both an Industrial Poster Session and an Industrial Demo Session to encourage further exchange of ideas between academic and industrial researchers and practitioners. Depending on the availability of presentation slots, a fraction of accepted Industrial Track papers may be scheduled for poster-presentation only. Industrial Track contributors that plan to give a poster presentation or show a demo, but do not have a full or short paper submission, are requested to submit a 2-page extended abstract, which will be reviewed and (if accepted) be included in the conference proceedings. For authors planning to show a demo, a document describing the demo and associated requirements will be solicited after acceptance. Likewise, authors of contributions selected for poster presentation will be required to produce a poster for display at the venue.

We welcome submissions on the following, but not exclusive, topics:

  • Mining data from industrial products or behavioral traces
  • New data-driven industrial applications and services
  • Methodologies and frameworks for analyzing data from industrial products
  • Security and privacy issues in mining and analyzing user data
  • Consumer-driven data analytics
  • Modeling human behavior from social platforms
  • Personalization and recommendation
  • Network science
  • Usage studies of social media

Industry-Track Chairs:

  • Prantik Bhattacharyya Reddit Inc., USA
  • Neil Shah SNAP Research, USA
  • Jiabin Zhao Cisco Systems, Inc., USA


EasyChair submission link:

Papers will be accepted for the industrial track based on the reviewers' comments on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the conference if one author presents the paper at the conference and at least one author registers as a full conference participant.


Accepted and presented papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE eXplore, and the ACM Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for El indexing through INSPEC by the IEEE. Proceedings will be included in several indexes, e.g., Web of Science, SCOPUS, etc.

If you have any questions on ASONAM 2019, please send email chairs of the industrial track.

Key Dates

Notification of acceptance
June 30, 2019
Camera-ready papers due
July 12, 2019 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Industry Track dates
28-31 August, 2019


  • ASONAM 2019 Final Program
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • ACM

Organizing Committee

  • Steering Chair
  • Reda AlhajjUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Honorary Chairs
  • Jiawei Han University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • General Chairs
  • Aidong Zhang University of Virginia, USA
  • Jon Rokne University of Calgary, Canada
  • Laks V.S. Lakshmanan University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Francesca Spezzano Boise State University, USA
  • Wei Chen Microsoft Research, China
  • Xiaokui Xiao National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Industry-Track Chairs
  • Jiabin Zhao Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
  • Neil Shah SNAP Research, USA
  • Prantik Bhattacharyya Reddit, USA
  • Workshops Chairs
  • Cataldo Musto Universit√† degli Studi di Bari, Italy
  • I-Hsien Ting National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Xia Ben Hu Texas A&M University, USA
  • Multidisciplinary Track Chairs
  • Giancarlo Ragozini Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Shimei Pan University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • PhD Forum and Posters Track Chairs
  • Charalampos Chelmis University of Southern California, USA
  • Erdem Sariyuce SUNY at Buffalo, USA
  • Omair Shafiq Carleton University, Canada
  • Teng Moh San Jose State University, USA
  • Demos and Exhibitions Chairs
  • Keivan Kianmehr Oracle Inc., Canada
  • Tansel Ozyer TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Tutorial Chairs
  • Francesco Bonchi ISI Foundation, Italy
  • Ke Wang Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Sponsorship Chairs
  • Jalal Kawash University of Calgary, Canada
  • Peter Peng University of Calgary, Canada
  • Thirimachos.Bourlai West Virginia University, USA
  • Publicity Chairs
  • Ahmad Kassem Lebanon
  • Buket Kaya Turkey
  • Keivan Kianmehr Canada
  • Shang Gao China
  • Publication Chairs
  • Min-Yuh Day Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Panagiotis Karampelas Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  • Registration Chairs
  • Danielle Sleiman Canada
  • Jalal Kawash Canada
  • Mehmet Kaya Turkey
  • Local Arrangements Chair
  • Mohammed Sleiman Canada
  • Web Chair
  • Tansel Ozyer University of Calgary, Canada