The Second International Workshop on Online Social Networks Technologies
(OSNT-2016)

in conjunction with

The 13th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications AICCSA 2016

November 29th to December 2nd, 2016. Agadir, Morocco

                

 

The explosion of the Internet helps the social networking concept to become real, and to be a tool to connect people worldwide in ways that were previously impossible. The Internetís first generation (Web 1.0) consisted of static pages instead of dynamic HTML, and the presented content to the user is served from a server's file system instead of a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). The second generation (Web 2.0) encouraged users to share information and interact and collaborate with each other by posting their user-generated contents in virtual communities. The development of Web 2.0 allowed many new social networking sites to flourish such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus+, Tumblr, Instagram, VK, Flickr, Vine, and many others. Such Online Social Networks (OSN) provide a wealth of raw data that is invaluable to governments, companies, universities, etc. The large scale of such networks presents a challenge to providers just to keep them running smoothly. It also presents a challenge to researchers wanting to analyze the data collected from such networks. These challenges contributed to the rise of important of important fields such as big data. The objective of this workshop is to provide general guidelines on the current and future trends in online social network technologies. Authors are encouraged to submit their original work, which is not submitted elsewhere, to this workshop. The topics of the workshop include but not limited to:

Proceedings of the workshops will be published by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE-Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries.


Topics of interest
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Authors are encouraged to submit their original work, which is not submitted elsewhere, to this workshop. The topics of the workshop include but not limited to:

  • Social network analysis (SNA)
  • OSN mining
  • Security in OSN
  • Architecture and growth of OSN
  • Social networks visualization and large scale data representation
  • OSN and big data
  • OSN and SNA tools and services on the Cloud
  • Location-based OSN and other geographical aspects of OSN
  • Impact of OSN
  • Community formation, analysis and detection in OSN
  • Anomaly detection in OSN evolution
  • Recommender systems and OSN

Paper Submission :
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Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The page limit for full papers is 6 pages. Papers should be prepared using IEEE two-column template.

IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines are available at: IEEE Guidelines Link

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair: EasyChair Link

Submitted research papers may not overlap with papers that have already been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference. All papers accepted for this conference are peer-reviewed and are to be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS), and indexed by IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Important Dates :
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Full Paper Submission:  August 16th, 2016
Notification of Decision:  August 31st, 2016
Registration and Camera-Ready: Sept 15th, 2016

Organizing Committee

General co-Chairs:

  • Jim Jansen , Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar and The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, USA

Technical Program co-Chairs:

  • Mohammad AL-Smadi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, University Campus Suffolk,

Publication and Publicity Chairs:

  • Suleyman Eken, Kocaeli University, Turkey.
  • Mohammed Naji Al-Kabi, Zarqa University, Jordan

Invited Speaker and Panel Chair:

  • Izzat Alsmadi, University of New Haven, USA

Streering Committee:

  • Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK (Chair)
  • Yaser Jararweh, Jordan Univeristy of Science and Technology (yijararweh@just.edu.jo)
  • Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Jim Jansen , Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar and The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, USA

Technical Programme Committee:

  • Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Jie Gao, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
  • Abdullah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Bas Geerdink, ING, Netherlands
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Mohammed Naji Al-Kabi, Jordan
  • Kami Makki, Lamar University, USA
  • Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia.
  • Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
  • Marcio Lobo Netto, EPUSP, Brazil
  • Heider Wahsheh, KSA
  • Izzat Alsmadi, Boise state University, USA
  • Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, USA.
  • Monther Aldwairi, UAE

Program: to be announced

    Keynote Speaker: To be Confirmed