Social Interactions Analysis and Services Providers (SIASP)

                        @IEEE ICDM 2010

Call for papers

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.

Social networks are the focus of most of the work being done around the social Web. Works in this area address in particular the structural properties, e.g., the strength of social connections, characterization of key players, etc. Apart from social networks, the social dimension may be found in other forms and other locations on the Web: social media such as YouTube and Flickr, social news like Digg or Twitter, or social bookmarking as Delicious ( All these forms constitute a huge container of social information with knowledge that may be useful to the user. This knowledge may be leveraged by, e.g., offering new value added services exploiting that knowledge, which otherwise is very poorly exploited by users and service providers today.

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. Concretely, this includes confronting ideas in order to have a clearer view of the elements that surround this new phenomenon, to build a clear overview of advances in the various tracks related to the new Web era and then examining the scientific and industrial short, medium and long terms to rise around this hot topic.

The workshop includes the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Knowledge discovery from social data;
  • Social networks (personal/professional) analysis;
  • Social interactions analysis and service providers;
  • Social analysis for content and services personalization;
  • Social interactions analysis for information retrieval and filtering;
  • Social recommender systems;
  • Community extraction and analysis;
  • Privacy and social interactions analysis;
  • Business models;
  • New challenges and applications of social interactions analysis for services providers;
  • etc.

Instructions for authors

The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings.

Papers should not exceed 10 pages (pdf or MS-Word) in the IEEE 2-column format (see the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines).

Submitted papers will be evaluated by, at least, three reviewers. Any submission that exceeds length limits or deviates from formatting requirements may be rejected without review.

Selected papers for the JIIS Special Issue

Catching a Viral Video,
Mirjam Wattenhofer (Google, Switzerland),
Yannet Interian (Google, USA),
Jon Vaver (Google, USA),
Tom Broxton (Google, Switzerland)

The Meme Ranking Problem: Maximizing Microblogging Virality,
Dino Ienco (University of Torino, Italy),
Francesco Bonchi (Yahoo! Research, Spain),
Carlos Castillo (Yahoo! Research, Spain)

Extracting Representative Tags for Flickr Users,
Xian Chen (Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea),
Hyoseop Shin (Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea)

Toward Finding Hidden Communities based on User Profile
Tetsuya Yoshida (Hokkaido University, Japan)


Selected papers to the JIIS special issue need to include some improvements in the discussions, the results, and the presentation to conform to the required standards quality criteria imposed by JIIS. All the papers will be reviewed again before publication.

  • Paper style and length: Papers have to be prepared following an LNCS format: . The maximum paper length is 25 pages.
  • Submission site: Once your paper is ready, you can submit it electronically at: by specifying SIASP @IEEE ICDM 2010 as submission type.
  • Deadlines:
    • Submission deadline: January 30th, 2011.
    • First round review: March 5th, 2011.

Important dates

Paper submission August 9th, 2010 ( Passed )
Notification to authors September 20, 2010 ( Passed )
Camera-ready versions October 11, 2010 ( Passed )
Workshop December 14, 2010 ( Passed )