[hpc-announce] CFP: Social Media Processing 2012 (SocMP 2012)

Adriana Iamnitchi anda at cse.usf.edu
Mon Mar 5 10:06:36 CST 2012

Call for Papers: Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP)

Held in Conjunction with ACM HPDC'12, Delft, the Netherlands, June 
18/19, 2012.

Workshop Theme

User-generated social media such as blogs, podcasts, shared photos and 
videos, wikis, online gaming communities and online social networks have 
grown to over half a billion users today. To exploit the massive amount 
of social data exposed by such systems requires not only social network 
analysis, but also large-scale image processing, video encoding, generic 
information retrieval and management, knowledge mining and discovery, 
building and matching user profiles for web advertising, etc. Processing 
information about a world-wide, loosely-connected network of social 
media users poses a diverse set of challenges, ranging from traditional 
high-performance distributed computing topics (e.g., scalability, 
elasticity, reliability) to domain-specific processing (e.g., methods 
for big data analytics and graph mining at scale.)

The First Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP'12) solicits papers 
that address the data management and processing challenges raised by 
running and mining large-scale social media platforms from a systems and 
infrastructure-oriented perspective. The workshop will be co-located 
with ACM/IEEE HPDC [ http://www.hpdc.org/2012/ ] and will take place in 
June 2012 in Delft, The Netherlands. SocMP'12 will bring together 
researchers and practitioners in discussing and creating new knowledge 
about the social media infrastructure and methods of the future.

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest for SocMP'12 include, but are not limited to:
* Techniques for the collection of social media data;
* System architectures for social media processing;
* Methods for Social Media pre-processing and processing;
* System architectures and methods for online or near-realtime social 
media processing;
* Methods for multi-source social media processing;
* Mechanisms that support specific data consistency models across 
multiple data centers;
* Business logic and programming models for social media processing systems;
* Autonomic management of social media processing systems;
* Green computing and sustainability in social media processing systems;
* Economic aspects of social media processing systems, in particular for 
third-party data processing;
* Benchmarks, workload characterization and modeling, and testbeds for 
designing and analyzing social media processing systems;
* Use cases, applications of social media processing (i.e., to science, 
engineering, and business), and experience with deployed artifacts 
focusing on the infrastructure;
* Mathematical and analytical tools for designing and analyzing social 
media processing systems;
* Simulation methods and tools for designing and analyzing social media 
processing systems.

Important Dates
* Submission deadline-March 13, 2012;
* Author notification deadline-after March 26, 2012;
* Camera-ready papers due-April 16, 2012;
* The SocMP'12 Workshop: June 18 or 19.

Organizing Committee, Program Committee Co-Chairs
* Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, Florida, USA.
Contact: anda at cse.usf.edu ,  http://www.cse.usf.edu/~anda/
* Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.
Contact: A.Iosup at tudelft.nl , 

Program Committee

* Pablo Cesar, CWI, the Netherlands
* Tyson Condie, Yahoo! Research, USA
* Anwitaman Datta, NTU Singapore, Singapore
* Pawel Garbacki, Google, Mountain View Campus, USA
* Florin Isaila, U. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
* Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Research, USA
* Thomas Karagiannis, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
* Anne Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, Rennes Campus, France
* Mayank Lahiri, Facebook, USA
* Jussara Marques de Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit technical papers of at most 6 pages in PDF 
format, including figures, tables, and references. Papers should be 
formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style
[ http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates ] and 
submitted via the dedicated EasyChair-based web site [ 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socmp2012 ].

All papers will receive at least three reviews. Accepted workshop papers 
will appear in the HPDC conference proceedings and will be incorporated 
in the ACM Digital Library.

Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is 
not under consideration for another conference or journal. For more 
details, see the ACM Prior Publication Policy
[ http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/sim_submissions ].

More Information

For more information, check the workshop web site:
[ http://www.pds.ewi.tudelft.nl/~iosup/socmp2012/index.html ]

Adriana Iamnitchi
Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Florida
(813) 974-5357

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