SoNeC 2020: The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Social Network Computing & Big Data

Call for Papers

Goal of the workshop:

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum to foster interactions between researchers and developers
interested in Social Network computing and Big Data, and to give attendees an opportunity to interact with
experts in academia, industry, and governments. Selected and extended version of papers presented will be
published in journal Special Issues.

Workshop theme:

Social Networks and Big Data have pervaded all aspects of our daily lives. With their unparalleled popularity,
social networks have evolved from the platforms for social communication and news dissemination, to
indispensable tools for professional networking, social recommendations, marketing, and online content
distribution, which have significantly changed the way people work, interact and entertain.Social networks,
together with other activities, produce diverse types of big data including not only traditional media of text and
images, but also data with animation, video, and audio. More importantly, these data can rapidly flow across
human community/network boundaries. The tremendous amount of data flow generated at social network
platforms collectively provides important information to understand human psychology, sociology and
behaviors patterns, as well as people’s interactions with computing systems and the physical world. Personal
data management, content ownership, trust and privacy-preserving profiling and matching have been gaining
increasingly more attention, giving also rise to new forms of decentralized social networking paradigms. New
models, algorithms and technologies are required to enhance our understandings and facilitate intelligent
decision makings.

Scope of the workshop:

The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all
theoretical and practical aspects of Social Network Computing and Big Data. Papers describing case studies,
implementation experiences, and lessons learned are also encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not
limited to the following themes in the Social Networks contexts:
• Collective intelligence
• Context aware social computing and search
• Content aware social computing and search
• Social multimedia services, applications and tools
• Social network trust, security and privacy
• Information propagation in online social networks
• Mobile social networks Blockchain social networks
• Decentralized social networks
• Social network analysis and visualization;
• Methods and systems for ad-hoc social networking
• Social network behavior modeling
• Social network data analytics
SoNeC 2020: The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Social Network
Computing and Big Data
• Social network applications, such as social recommendation systems, friendship based online social
networks, online review/reputation systems, information dissemination systems, etc.

Likely participants: Software engineers and security researchers are called to participate and
exchange ideas and techniques.

SoNeC 2020 is sponsored by the IEEE Social Network Computing & Big Data Special Technical Community.

Special Technical Communities (STCs) are technical, educational and professional resources on emerging topics that are outside or beyond the scope of the Computer Society’s Technical Committees. They are online communities of computing professionals who share a common technical, career, or technical interest, and which can be created around any set of ideas relevant to the members and professional colleagues of the Computer Society. Their membership is open to both members and non-members and available at no cost. Furthermore, anyone, member or not, can participate and can propose the creation of new STCs. For information about IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Communities, please visit

Workshop Chairs

Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA

Yu Wang, Guangzhou University, China

Chrysanthi Iakovidou, Center for Research & Technology Hellas, Greece

Barbara Guidi, University of Pisa, Italy

Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy

Program Committee

Na Li, Prairie View A&M University, Taxes, U.S.
Xiang Li, Santa Clara University, California, U.S
Emmanouil Krasanakis, Center for research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Emmanouil Schoinas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
VasilikiGkatsiaki, Center for research and Technology Hellas, Greece