IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference


                                         IEEE CCNC'2011 Workshop on Social Networking (SocNets) 

                                                       9th January, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada 

                            Satellite Workshop of 8th IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference

                                                                   (IEEE CCNC 2011)

Social Networks (SocNets) have attracted billions of active users and this critical mass of users are increasing exponentially. Social networking applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. are providing valuable social information on contacts and their relationships. Wired and wireless/mobile devices which are capable of creating, storing, processing, forwarding and sharing content are socially connected in a new radical network architecture harnessing the social behavior and mobility of the users. Thus, SocNets enable the pervasive connectivity even without the need to maintain fully connected always-on networks.

Such SocNets communities trigger exciting research interests in collaborative systems arising from the analysis of the structure and properties of SocNets. The use of private social information provides additional avenues for new networking operations --- for example, problems that allow the exploitation of SocNets to solve network and system security vulnerabilities, and how these new social network solutions can shape the design of secured distributed systems and networks; development of cross-layered architecture for diverse pervasive applications to distribute user-generated content based on social relationships and behaviors; etc. It also requires the cross-disciplinary research integration of computer science and engineering, biology, physics, anthropology, social sciences, etc.

The goal of this workshop is to catalyze cross-disciplinary research discussions that are of relevance to new and novel computer networking ideas, applications and experimental results in the area of SocNets. We solicit papers covering various topics of interest that include (but are not limited to) the following: 

·         Implications of social networking on future network architecture
·         System design for social networks
·         New social science of networks
·         Physical and virtual social networks
·         Mobile and pervasive social networks
·         Real world applications of social network analysis and theory
·         New social-inspired content creation and distribution networks
·         New aspects of trust, privacy and security in social networks
·         Data confidentiality and integrity in social networks

Guidelines for Submission
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. The paper should be used as the basis for a 20 - 30 minute workshop presentation.

Manuscripts should be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column) and not exceed 5 pages in length. Submission of papers should be regarded as a commitment such that, if accepted, at least one author of the paper will register and attend the conference; otherwise it will be removed from the IEEE Digital Library after the conference.

  • Papers should be submitted in a .pdf or .ps format via EDAS paper submission website and then selecting the workshop submission link.
  • A separate cover sheet should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which the correspondence should be sent.

Important Dates
Paper Submission:                               1 September 2010
Author Notification:                               15 September 2010
Camera-ready Copy:                             1 October 2010
Workshop date:                                    9 January 2011

Workshop Chair
Eng Keong Lua, NTT Labs, Tokyo, Japan and University of Cambridge, UK
Ruichuan Chen, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany


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