Computational Social Networks Workshop - WI 2008 - Sydney, Australia

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Computational Social Networks Workshop - WI 2008 - Sydney, Australia

Ajith Abraham-2

-- Call for Papers --

International Workshop on Computational Social Networks (IWCSN 2008)

December 9, 2008, Sydney, Australia

This workshop is organized in conjunction with the
2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-08)

Honorary Chair

Miroslav Fiedler
Institute of Computer Science
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Pod vodarenskou vezi 2
182 07 Prague 8,Czech Republic
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Workshop Co-Chairs (Organizers)

Vaclav Snasel
Department of Computer Science,
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava,
Czech Republic
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Ajith Abraham
Norwegian Center of Excellence
Center of Excellence for Quantifiable Quality of Service
Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
O.S. Bragstads plass 2E,
N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Aboul Ella Hassanien
Faculty of Computer and Information,
Information Technology Department,
Cairo University,
5 Ahmed Zewal St., Orman, Giza, Egypt
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James Peters
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Manitoba
75A Chancellor's Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada
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Gerald Schaefer
Schoool of Engineering and Applied Science,
Aston University
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Workshop Objective

Social networks provide a powerful abstraction of the structure and
dynamics of diverse kinds of people or people-to-technology
interaction. Web 2.0 has enabled a new generation of Web-based
communities, social networks, and folksonomies to facilitate
collaboration among different communities. Social network analysis is
a rapidly growing field within the Web intelligence domain. The recent
developments in Web 2.0 have provided more opportunities to
investigate the dynamics and structure of Web-based social networks.
Recent trends also indicate the usage of social networks as a key
feature for next generation usage and exploitation of the Web.  This
international workshop on "Computational Social Networks' is focused
on the foundations of social networks as well as case studies,
empirical, and other methodological works related to the computational
tools for the automatic discovery of Web-based social networks.   This
workshop provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the
ethological approach to social behavior in animals (including the
study of animal tracks and learning by members of the same species)
with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning,
information granulation, the behavior of humans and affinities between
web-based social networks.  The main topics cover the design and use
of various computational intelligence tools and software, simulations
of social networks, representation and analysis of social networks,
use of semantic networks in the design and community-based research
issues such as knowledge discovery, privacy and protection, and

Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

o     Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social networks.
o     Intelligent Visualization of Social Network Analysis
o     Intelligent social network
o     Social Network Mining
o     Social Networks and Social Intelligence
o     Web Site Clustering
o     Link Topology and Site Hierarchy
o     Theories of Small-World Web
o     Virtual and Web Communities
o     Security, privacy and trust
o     Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems
o     Web-Based Cooperative Work
o     Knowledge Community Formation and Support
o     Ubiquitous Computing
o     Intelligent Wireless Web
o     Ubiquitous Learning Systems
o     Social network analysis of communities of practice
o     Network evolution and growth mechanisms
o     Information diffusion in social networks
o     Affiliation networks
o     Epidemics and rumors in networks
o     Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation
o     Effects of network structure and dynamics on knowledge transfer
and sharing
o     Intra- and inter-organizational networks
o     Social capital, structural holes and Simmelian ties
o     Online communities and computer networks
o     Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks
o     Infrastructure and Tools for e-Social network
o     Interdisciplinary Research and e-Social network
o     International Collaborations in e-Social network

Note that IWCSN 2008 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing
PDF versions. Please use the Submission Form on the WI'08 website to
submit your paper.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the
IEEE Computer Society Press that are indexed by EI.  Final camera
ready papers will be allocated only 4 pages (one extra page allowed)
in the proceedings.

Important Dates

Workshop paper submission:    July 30, 2008
Notification of paper acceptance:    September 3, 2008
Camera-ready of accepted papers:    September 30, 2008
Workshop:    December 9, 2008

About  WI-08

The 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
(WI-08) will be jointly held with the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-08). The IEEE/WIC/ACM
2008 joint conferences are organized by University of Technology,
Sydney, Australia, and sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical
Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII), Web Intelligence
Consortium (WIC), and ACM-SIGART.   Following the great successes of
WI'01 held in Maebashi City, Japan , WI'03 held in Halifax, Canada,
WI'04 held in Beijing, China, WI-05 in Compiegne University of
Technology, France, WI-06 held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition
Centre, China, WI-07 held in Silicon Valley, California, USA. WI 2008
provides a leading international forum for researchers and
practitioners (1) to present the state-of-the-art of WI technologies;
(2) to examine performance characteristics of various approaches in
Web-based intelligent information technology; and (3) to
cross-fertilize ideas on the development of Web-based intelligent
information systems among different domains. By idea-sharing and
discussions on the underlying foundations and the enabling
technologies of Web intelligence, WI 2008 will capture current
important developments of new models, new methodologies and new tools
for building a variety of embodiments of Web-based intelligent
information systems.

International Program Committee


For further information:

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