Symposium 02- SocMed 2011

International Symposium on Social Media, New Media and Collaboration

(SocMed 2011)


As part of

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)

May 23 - 27, 2011

The Sheraton University City Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters.


Social media, social computing, and new media have become major areas of research, applications, and development in recent years. The adoption of social media and their applications have expanded in kind and size to unprecedented levels and continue to grow at accelerated rates. The creation and deployment of Social Media is one of the main forces behind the evolution and expansion of the Internet, the Web, and mobile media. Social media account for the majority of Internet traffic while its content comprises the greater part of the daily published multi media on the Web. These technologies have a profound impact on society and on private life. Furthermore, there is a great diversity in the communities of people interested in social computing: researchers in computing, communications, and social sciences; industrial practitioners; wide range of businesses; software and online game vendors; web entrepreneurs; digital government organizations; political analysts; educational institutions, etc.

You are cordially invited to participate in, contribute to, and attend the International Symposium on Social Media, New Media, and Collaboration (SocMed 2011) to be held as part of CTS 2011 ( May 23-27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The Symposium is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art and practice in the broad multi disciplinary field of social and new media. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all disciplines and specialties (computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies, …).

The Symposium topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Theories and Methodologies for Social Computing

    • Architectures and Design of Social Systems

    • Qualitative and Quantitative Studies of Social Media and Networks

    • Social Networks Interfaces and Interaction Techniques

    • Machine Learning Methods for Social Computing

    • Human Machine Interaction in Social Computing

    • Community and Organization Multi Media

    • Social Networks Enablement via Multi-Modality Social Media

    • New Social Media Applications

    • Semantic Web for Social Computing

    • Web Driven Media Creation

    • Exploration and Analysis of Social Networks

    • Psychological, Personality-based and Ethnographic Studies of Social Networks

    • Modeling of Social Behavior

    • Modeling of Social Media and Networks

    • Data Modeling for Social Networks

    • Social Computing and Networking Tools, Techniques and Technologies

    • Social Networking Software

    • Discovery, Collection, and Extraction of Social Networks Data

    • Processing of Social Stream Data

    • Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation Systems for Social Networks

    • Text Categorization; Topic Recognition; Demographic/Gender/Age Identification

    • Subjectivity in Textual Data; Sentiment Analysis; Polarity/Opinion Identification and Extraction

    • Social Search, Mining and Discovery

    • Large-scale Social Image and Video Analysis and Retrieval

    • Collective and Social Intelligence

    • Emotional and Cultural Dynamics

    • Trend Identification and Tracking

    • Security and Risk in Social Contexts

    • Privacy Policies for Online Social Networks

    • Privacy and Security Tradeoffs in Social Networks

    • Access Control in Online Social Networks

    • Trust, Reputation and Recommendation Systems

    • Summarization of Massive Social Networks Data

    • Social Media Tools; Navigation and Visualization

    • Visualization of Social Networks

    • Services in Social Networks

    • Leveraging Social Networks in the Enterprise

    • Social Network Mapping in the B2B Sphere

    • Dealing with Sensitive Information

    • New Technologies and Trends for Social Computing

    • Social Media: Weblogs, Microblogs, Wikis, Forums, Tweeting, Podcasts, Usenets, …

    • Performance and Benchmarking for Social Network Analysis

    • Social Media and Networks Monitoring and Engagement


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to social computing, networks and media. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Symposium submission Web page at .

Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contribution, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the symposium.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2011 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the symposium organizers.

Important Dates


Giorgio De Michelis

DISCo - University of Milano - Bicocca

Viale Sarca 336

20126 Milano - Italy

tel. +39 02 64487825

fax. +39 02 64487809


Nahum Gershon

The MITRE Corporation

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA, USA


(Others to be confirmed shortly)

International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the symposium technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.

    • Sitaram Asur, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA, USA

    • Fabrıcio Benevenuto, Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil

    • Jack Carroll, Penn State University, PA, USA

    • Thomas Couronne, Orange Labs, Paris, France

    • Roxana Girju, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA

    • Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead Inc., Paris, France

    • Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Hobart TAS, Australia

    • Winter A. Mason, Yahoo! Research, New York, NY, USA

    • Adrian Popescu, TELECOM Bretagne, France

    • Alessandro Provetti, Università di Milano, Italy

    • Marc Smith, Connected Action, LLC, CA, USA

    • Steve Webb, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA

* Partial. The TPC is being formed and will be completed shortly.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at