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Symp 01-SoMNeT 2014

Third International Symposium on Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media and Networks
(SoMNet 2014)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
(Pending)

Extended Submission Deadline: January 30, 2014

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


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

Social media, social computing, new media and networks 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 Collaboration, Social  Computing, New Media, and Networks (SoMNet 2014) to be held as part of CTS 2014 (http://cts2014.cisedu.info/) May 19-23, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 computing 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 SoMNeT Symposium main themes include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Social (media) Network Data Collection, Analysis and Visualization
  • Content/ Text Data Analysis AND Integration with Network Data
  • Computational/ Algorithmic Solutions and Datasets Related to Both of These Themes


PAPER SUBMISSION
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to social computing, social networks and new social media.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify).  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages are allowed but will be charged additional fee.  Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to  http://cts2014.cisedu.info/home/posters  for posters submission details)  will also be accepted.  Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Symposium using the following link:  http://cisedu.us/cis/cts/14/users/upload.jsp.  In the form you fill out, please make sure to indicate that the submission is for SoMNeT 2014 Symposium in the Notes field of the uploading form.   Otherwise, the manuscript will go to the main track.  If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the form's Notes field. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, 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 2014 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 in all major indexing services accordingly. 

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


IMPORTANT DATES
Extended Paper Submission Deadline: -------------- January 30, 2014
Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------ February 17, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------  March 10, 2014
Conference Dates:  ------------------------------------  May 19 - 23, 2014


SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS

Marc A. Smith
Connected Action Consulting Group
California, USA
Phone: +1 (425) 241-9105
Email:  marc@connectedaction.net

Jana Diesner

The iSchool (Graduate School of Library and Information Science)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, USA
Phone:  +1 (217) 244-3576
Email:    jdiesner@illinois.edu


International Program Committee*: 
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2014. 
  • TBA, TBA

   (* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized 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:  http://cts2014.cisedu.info/home   or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

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