Selected papers for the JIIS Special Issue (Follow this link).
With the emergence of Web 2.0, the user became the heart of various technologies that compose this new era such as mashups, collaborative environments, social networks, etc. The main added ingredient is certainly the social dimension with the aim of linking users together to facilitate their interaction and make it richer and more productive. The social Web is increasingly becoming the most interesting part of the Web and is at the point of challenging well established Web players such as the traditional search engines, e.g., Google. This is a huge step forward from a user perspective but also opens up great prospects for research in an environment that becomes increasingly complex, less structured and more hostile considering the great mass of knowledge generally hidden from the user.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and young researchers from both academia and industry around issues related to the social interactions analysis through mining social data for providing users added value services. On the other hand, it is necessary to study and understand how services providers could leverage this huge mass of hidden knowledge for, e.g., business purposes, an issue facing all services providers in this area.