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Welcome to ASONAM 2021 Research Track

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS - FULL - SHORT

For more than a century, social networks have been studied in a variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, and economics. The Internet, the social Web, the Internet of Things, sensor networks, other socio-technological infrastructural advancements at large-scale, have triggered a growing interest and significant methodological advancements in social network analysis and mining. Furthermore, method development in graph theory, graph algorithms, statistics, data mining and machine learning, and statistical mechanics is inspired by new research problems. This, in turn, opens up further possibilities for a rich set of applications. These spiraling trends have led to a rising prominence of social network analysis and mining methods and tools in academia, politics, security, and business.

The international conference series on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides an interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers and practitioners from a broad variety of fields to promote collaborations and exchange of ideas and practices. ASONAM is intended to address important aspects with a specific focus on emerging trends and industry needs. The conference solicits empirical, experimental, methodological, and theoretical research reporting original and unpublished results on social network analysis and mining along with applications. More specialized topics within ASONAM 2021 include, but are not limited to:

Techniques
  • - Data collection and quality

  • - Big data and scalability

  • - Deep learning and embeddings

  • - Statistical learning

  • - Algorithms and techniques

  • - Visualization

  • - Modeling and simulation

  • - Explainable network analysis

Problems
  • - Centrality and roles

  • - Community detection

  • - Link prediction

  • - Information diffusion

  • - Influence propagation

  • - Anomaly detection

  • - Network macro structures

  • - Network evolution

  • - Emergence

  • - Privacy and security

  • - Collective behavior

  • - Crowd sourcing

  • - Social Recommender Systems

  • - Misinformation and Misbehavior Analysis and Detection

  • - Reputation and Trust in Social Networks

  • - Fairness Bias and Transparency in Social Media

Application domains
  • - Attributed networks

  • - Online and offline social networks

  • - Multirelational, multidimensional, multi-aspect, multilayer networks

  • - Feature-rich networks

  • - Time-evolving networks

  • - Probabilistic networks

  • - Semantic networks

  • - Social geography and spatial networks

  • - Social, cultural, and cyber anthropology

  • - Policy impact and analysis

  • - Networks in biology and ecology

  • - Digital Humanities

To fully embrace the fast-growing and vigorously dynamic trend of social network approaches and applications, ASONAM 2021 is eager to consider any breakthroughs in social network analysis and mining in the broadest possible sense.

General areas of interest to ASONAM 2021 include information science and mathematics, communication studies, business and organizational studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, applied linguistics, biology and medicine.

The papers will be reviewed and assessed by the program committee. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a length of 8 pages using the IEEE two-column template. We solicit also short paper with a maximum length of 4 pages. Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), and abstract on the first page.

Papers will be accepted for the conference based on the reviewers' comments on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. A Best Paper Award ceremony will be organized at the banquet. If the paper is accepted, the paper 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 2021, please send email to asonam2021 (AT) gmail (dot) com.


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Welcome to ASONAM 2021 - Industrial Track

CALL FOR INDUSTRIAL PAPERS - FULL - SHORT

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 2021 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 2021 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:

  • - Miao Fan, Baidu Research, Baidu Inc., China

  • - Jiabin Zhao, Cisco Systems Inc., USA

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 2021, please send email chairs of the industrial track.


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Welcome to ASONAM 2021 Workshops Track

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The ASONAM2021 Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held on 08-11 November 2021 (all workshops will be on 8 November) in conjunction with the main ASONAM2021 conference.

Workshop proposal deadline:     March 25, 2021, 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)

The international conference series on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides an interdisciplinary venue that solicits empirical, experimental, methodological, and theoretical research, reporting original and unpublished results on social network analysis and mining and its applications. The ASONAM 2021 Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held on 8th of November 2021 in conjunction with the main ASONAM 2021 conference. The main objective of the ASONAM-2021 workshops is to provide additional venues for discussing novel ideas and to stimulate and facilitate active exchange, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods and ideas related to diverse areas of social network analysis and mining. In 2021, our goal is to have a balanced workshop program which comprises workshop formats of different types and a combination of emerging and established topics. Each workshop subject will focus on new and emerging research challenges related to the themes of the conference. The workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical development experiences in the field.

| GENERAL GUIDELINES

Workshops can typically focus on topics aligned to or specified in general call for contributions but may not be restricted to those. All areas focusing on theoretical and applied aspects of social network analysis and mining and its applications are welcome. We strongly suggest to have organizers from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. We welcome workshops with a creative structure that may attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions. Workshops may be full-day or half-day. A full-day workshop should select 10-14 regular papers, while a half-day workshop should select 5-7 regular papers, from a large number of submissions. It is the responsibility of the workshop organizers to create their own website. They may use the submission system they prefer. They must form their own program committee and handle the whole process, including the submission, review and acceptance decisions. One complementary registration will be provided per workshop to be used by one of the organizers who is expected to attend and coordinate the organization of the workshop. Workshop organizers will receive coverage for one invited speaker from Europe only if they accept at least 10 high quality papers without counting the papers to be forwarded from the main conference. Coverage for the invited speaker will include economy class ticket, two nights accommodation and complementary registration.

| PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Proposals may be submitted by e-mail in PDF format with "[ASONAM 2021] Workshop Proposal" in the subject line to the workshop co-chairs. All Workshop proposals should include the following elements:

  • - Title of the workshop

  • - Names of workshop organizers, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and a designated contact person

  • - A description of the of the workshop (not exceeding 350 words), including abstract, objectives, relevance, and expected outcome. The organizers should clearly explain how the workshop complements, rather than duplicates, the topics of the main conference.

  • - A description of the plans for workshop (e.g., program, keynotes, highlights, etc.)

  • - Length of the workshop (half day or full day).

  • - A list of potential Program Committee members and attendees/submissions and/or a justification of the expected attendees and submissions.

  • - A short description on how the workshop will be advertised so as to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high-quality papers.

  • - A description of past versions of the workshop, including dates, organizers, submission and acceptance counts, attendance, sites, and any other relevant information.

  • - Short CV of the organizers

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Each submitted workshop proposal will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • - Relevance and Novelty of the topic of the workshop

  • - Level of complementarity of the topic to the main conference.

  • - Clear plan for attracting submissions, making the workshop itself productive, and disseminating results.

  • - Experience of the workshop organizers

WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

Organizers, whose proposals are accepted, will be responsible for advertising the workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the papers, all along guaranteeing high quality worthy of the prestige and range of the Conference. After the acceptance of a workshop proposal the organizer(s) should:

  • - Create a “Call for papers/participation” for the workshop

  • - Create a webpage for the workshop, the link of which will be published on the Conference website

  • - Create a Board of Reviewers (Program Committee)

  • - Review and select papers

  • - Schedule the workshop program

All submitted papers should be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. The workshop organizers will also have the discretion of editing selected papers (after their expansion and revision) into books or special journal issues.

| REGISTRATION

Workshop paper registration fees are the same as regular conference fees. All registered participants are entitled to attend all keynotes, sessions, workshops, panels, tutorials and social events.

| WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Please submit your workshop proposals by e-mail to the ASONAM2021 Workshop Chairs:

  • - Juhua Hu, University of Washington - Tacoma, USA,

  • - Victor Ströele, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil,

  • - I-Hsien Ting, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan,

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Welcome to ASONAM 2021 Demos and Exhibitions Track

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides a premier interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all social networking analysis and mining related fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences.

Researchers, practitioners and developers are invited to submit demo proposals to ASONAM2021. The topics include, but not restricted to, the following:

  • - Agent based social simulation and computational models

  • - Anomaly detection in social network evolution

  • - Application of social network analysis and mining

  • - Community discovery and analysis in large scale online/offline social networks

  • - Connection between biological similarities and social network formulation

  • - Contextual social network analysis and mining

  • - Crime network analysis

  • - Crowd sourcing

  • - Cyber anthropology

  • - Dark Web

  • - Data models for social networks and social media

  • - Data protection inside communities

  • - Economical impact of social network discovery

  • - Evolution of communities/patterns on the Web and in large organizations

  • - Impact of social networks on recommendations systems

  • - Incorporating social information in query processing and query optimization

  • - Information acquisition and establishment of social relations

  • - Influence of cultural aspects on the formation of communities

  • - Large-scale graph algorithms for social network analysis

  • - Misbehaviour detection in communities

  • - Migration between communities

  • - Multi-actor/multiple-relationship networks

  • - Multi-agent based social network modeling and analysis

  • - Open source intelligence

  • - Pattern presentation for end-users and experts

  • - Personalization for search and for social interaction

  • - Political impact of social network discovery

  • - Privacy, security and civil liberty issues

  • - Recommendations for product purchase, information acquisition and establishment of social relations

  • - Scalability of social networking/search algorithms

  • - Social and cultural anthropology

  • - Social geography

  • - Social psychology of information diffusion

  • - Spatial/knowledge networks

  • - Statistical modeling of large networks

  • - Trust networks and evolution of trust

  • - Visual representation of dynamic social networks

Each accepted demo is required to have a poster and demonstrate during the demo sessions using own laptop/device. ASONAM2021 will provide space and Internet connection at the conference venue.

All demonstration submissions must be no more than 4 pages (including all figures) using IEEE CPS two-column template and should provide a short and clear description about the system to be demonstrated, covering a summary of its novel characteristics, the list of its functions and features. Any submission that does not follow the guidelines will be rejected without review.

The selection criteria used for demonstration proposals include novelty, technical quality, and presentation quality of the demonstrated system.

All accepted demos will be included in the formal conference proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing through INSPEC by IEEE. The proceedings will be also covered by several other indexes, including DBLP, SCOPUS, etc.

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Welcome to ASONAM 2021 Tutorials

CALL FOR TUTORIALS -- (in pdf format)

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides a premier interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all social networking analysis and mining related fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. ASONAM 2021 seeks to address important challenging problems with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining. The conference solicits experimental and theoretical findings along with their real-world applications. In addition to the technical program, the conference will feature tutorials, workshops, panels, exhibits, and demos.

ASONAM 2021 welcomes proposals for short and long tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific social network analysis and mining direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. High preference will be given to tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and emerging applications.

A one-page description of the tutorial (including title, authors’ short bios, abstract, and background expected from the audience) will be included in the conference proceedings.

Submission
Proposals should include the following items:

  • - Title

  • - Abstract (up to 150 words)

  • - Rationale of presenting the tutorial at ASONAM2021 (up to 250 words)

  • - Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words)

  • - A list of forums with their time, location, approximate number of attendees, and URLs of the slides/notes if the tutorial or a similar/highly-related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before (up to 150 words for each entry) – the similarities/differences with the one proposed for ASONAM 2021 should be highlighted.

  • - A list of other tutorials given by the authors – please list titles, presenters, forums, locations and approximate number of attendees only

  • - A list of tutorials on the same/similar/highly-related topics given by other people (up to 150 words for each entry) – the similarities/differences with the one proposed for ASONAM 2021 should be highlighted

  • - Authors' short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 150 words per tutor)

  • - An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bullet list (up to one page)

  • - Length of the tutorial (1.5-2 hours for short tutorials and 3-4 hours for long tutorials)

  • - A list of up to 25 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial

  • - Any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial

One complementary registration will be granted per accepted tutorial

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to:

  • - Matthieu Latapy, Sorbonne Université - LIP6, France,

  • - Zvi Lotker, Bar Ilan University and Ben Gurion University, Israel

  • - Matthias Renz, University of Kiel, Germany

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Welcome to ASONAM 2021 Ph.D. Forum

CALL FOR PHD RESEARCH PAPERS - FULL - SHORT

After its success in previous years, the PhD forum and posters track will take place as part of the 2021 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2021), 08-11 November 2021, in The Hague, Netherlands.

This forum will provide graduate students (e.g., PhD students, pre-doctoral students and Master leading to PhD students) and researchers with an opportunity to share, present, explore, develop their research ideas, and to receive feedback from the research community that will help them in further developing and progressing in their PhD studies. This will help students as prospective candidates to connect up with senior researchers participating in the conference. It will also stimulate collaborations between students with similar research interests.

This forum is intended for students at any stage of their PhD work. All submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by experts in the field and will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Further, authors should certify that their submissions contain substantially new and previously unpublished research. Students will be given an opportunity to present their proposals and get feedback and advice on how to improve their research plan.

Organizing Committee (alphabetically ordered on last name)

  • Gizem Korkmaz, University of Virginia, USA

  • Eric Pardede, Latrobe University, Australia

  • Omair Shafiq, Carleton University, Canada

We welcome submissions of research ideas that are mature enough to be presented and whose content can evolve to become the substantial part of a PhD dissertation. Reports on PhD dissertations and work in progress towards their dissertation should address research issues, challenges, and originality. Submissions should clearly describe the problem, explain its importance, detail why existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of proposed solutions and preliminary experimental evaluation. Submissions should be written in English and pertaining to the topics mentioned in the Call For Paper page for the ASONAM 2021 conference.

Three categories of submissions will be accepted:

  • - Full papers up to 8 pages

  • - Short communications up to 4 pages

  • - Extended abstracts for posters up to 2 pages

For full papers, submissions should be based on more mature research proposals. For extended abstracts, submissions can be about preliminary research ideas or works in progress.

All papers must be in IEEE two-columns format.

Submissions should include the title, student author highlighted, affiliation, e-mail address, postal address and abstract on the first page. Authors should mention supervisor(s) name (if not listed as coauthor(s)) and affiliation as well as any funding source(s) in acknowledgements section. Papers should be submitted online using the PhD forum's Online Submission System (URL to be announced).

Paper submission implies the main author of the paper is a graduate students and one of the authors must pay full registration fee and attend the PhD forum to present the paper. The PhD forum participants will also enjoy free access to the full program of ASONAM2021 and all the accompanying symposia, tutorials and workshops.

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing through INSPEC by IEEE. The proceedings will be also covered by several other indexes, including DBLP, SCOPUS, etc.

A selection of accepted papers will also be invited to submit an extended version of their work to an edited book, that will be published by Springer in the LNSN format.

For general inquiries about the PhD forum and posters track, please contact the PhD forum and posters organizers.

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Welcome to ASONAM 2021 Multidisciplinary Track

CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides a premier interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines using social network analysis and mining. ASONAM hosts presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. ASONAM2021 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.

Within the general conference, the ASONAM2021 multidisciplinary track will include the intersections of social network analysis and mathematics, communication, business management, statistics, scientometrics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, archeology, political sciences, applied linguistics, chemistry, neuroscience, biology, physics and health.

Papers of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • - Methodological problems in large network studies

  • - Statistical methods for the analysis of network data

  • - Structural network properties

  • - Community detection and structure in large networks

  • - Network Visualization

  • - Dynamics and evolution patterns of large and complex networks

  • - Social and media analysis

  • - Knowledge and innovation networks

  • - Cultural networks

  • - Adolescent and peer networks

  • - Social movements and civic organization networks

  • - Analysis of communication, collaboration, organizational, economic, trade, political, governance, or criminal networks

  • - Network analysis in human and social sciences (e.g., anthropology, psychology, sociology, history, law, archeology, etc.)

  • - Computational social science

  • - Politics and networks

  • - Complex systems, physics and networks

Please submit an extended abstract not exceeding 4 pages in IEEE/ACM format.

Abstracts and Full paper manuscripts must be in English (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.

All submitted extended abstracts and full papers are subject to review and acceptance by the MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRACK Program Committee. Accepted abstracts and papers will be presented at the conference either as full talks or posters. Full papers must report original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited. Full papers will be published in the proceedings of ASONAM2021. Extended abstracts could contain also preliminary research results, as well as already published works.

This is an initial template to get you started formatting your paper. The final submission will be done based on IEEE CPS requirements. More information will be provided. You will be asked to guarantee that your submission meets IEEE CPS standards and you will complete online copyright form by following the link to be provided. Since IEEE CPS will publish the proceedings of ASONAM 2021, all the rules and regulations of IEEE CPS will be applied as explained in the following link: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/

Abstract and Full Paper submission implies that the intent is for one of the authors to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted and that at least one of the authors register for a full conference fee.

Email:
Philippe Giabbanelli
Sho Tsugawa tugawa AT cs.tsukuba.ac.jp
Sang Chin spchin AT bu.edu
(please, cite “ASONAM2021” in the subject header)


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