Call for Industrial Track Papers

Social network analysis and mining techniques are being widely applied in industrial settings. In many cases such techniques are incubating and defining new industry sectors. Industry research in related areas is growing fast and a lot of exciting ideas, and innovative techniques and applications originated from these industry research activities.

The Industrial Track of the 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2019) seeks submissions in all submission categories (8-page full papers, 4-page short papers, and 2-page extended abstracts) to showcase recent advances in social network analysis and mining research with direct industry relevance, to discuss emerging trends and challenges with practical implications, and to facilitate interactions between academia and industry in this vital area of study of growing interests.

All papers submitted to ASONAM 2019 Industrial Track will be peer-reviewed. Compared to the ASONAM regular track, Industrial Track papers do not necessarily need to contain major methodological advances, algorithmic contributions, or rigorous experimental validation. Rather, the emphasis will be on industrial innovations, clear practical relevance, interesting lessons learned through significant practice, or new classes of applications which might open up new venues for interesting academic work. Works-in-progress papers are also welcomed.

Contributions from both industry R&D groups and the academia are welcome. Note that industry should be broadly interpreted in this call, encompassing both private and public sectors.

In many related top-rated conferences, papers presented at the industry tracks tend to draw large audience and generate interesting discussions, and many among them become well-cited work down the road. In addition to regular presentation-based industry track sessions at the conference, we will also organize an all-inclusive Industry Poster Session to encourage exchange of ideas between academic researchers, industry researchers, and practitioners. Depending on the availability of presentation slots, a portion of accepted Industry Track papers might be scheduled for poster presentation only. In addition, we will also organize an Industry System Demo Session.

Industry teams that plan to give a Poster presentation or show a Demo but do not have full or short paper submissions, are requested to contribute 2-page extended abstracts, which will be reviewed and, if accepted, will be included in the conference proceedings. For authors planning to show a Demo, a document describing the demo and the requirements for the demo, will be solicited later after the Demo is accepted. Accepted authors for posters will be required to create a poster to be displayed in the conference.

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

  • Data mining of big data that come from business products or data
  • Consumer-driven data analytics from consumer products, services or behavior traces
  • Inferring customer and social behavior from social media
  • New applications and services arising from big data, social networks and social media
  • Methodologies and frameworks for mining and analyzing data from business products, big data and social media
  • Security and privacy issues in mining and analyzing personal data
  • Social media, social networks and big data usage studies

Industry-Track Chairs:

  • Prantik Bhattacharyya Lithium Technologies, Klout, USA
  • Neil Shah SNAP Research, USA
  • Jiabin Zhao Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Submission

EasyChair submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itasonam2019

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.


Publications

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

Industry track paper submission deadline
May 14, 2019 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Notification of acceptance
Junne 28, 2018
Camera-ready papers due
July 12, 2019 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Industry Track dates
28-31 August, 2019

ASONAM 2019

  • IEEE Computer Society
  • ACM
  • IEEE TCDE
  • ACM SIGKDD
  • SPRINGER

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 New York University Buffalo, USA
  • Jon Rokne University of Calgary, Canada
  • Laks V.S. Lakshmanan NUniversity 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 Global University, Lebanon
  • Buket Kaya Firat University, Turkey
  • Keivan Kianmehr Oracle Inc., Canada
  • Shang Gao Jilin University, China
  • Publication Chairs
  • Min-Yuh Day Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Panagiotis Karampelas Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
  • Registration Chairs
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Local Arrangements Chair
  • Mohammed Sleiman
  • Web Chair
  • Tansel Ozyer University of Calgary, Canada