[hpc-announce] CFP: SDM-Networks 2015 (with SDM 2015)

Maleq Khan maleq at vbi.vt.edu
Wed Dec 17 15:37:36 CST 2014

                                CALL FOR PAPERS


                              SDM-NETWORKS 2015
The Second SDM Workshop on Mining Networks and Graphs: A Big Data 
Analytic Challenge

                             in conjunction with the
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2015)
April 30 - May 02, 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Networks are emerging as a common language to model a wide variety of 
systems in life sciences, engineering, and social sciences. Real-world 
applications give rise to networks that are unstructured and often 
comprised of several components. Furthermore, they can support multiple 
dynamical processes that shape the network over time. The workshop will 
focus on processing and mining large-scale networks and is targeted for 
researchers and practitioners interested in data mining, machine 
learning, massive data analytics, network science, social networks and 
high performance computing in its broadest sense. Both theoreticians as 
well as practitioners, including system builders and individuals 
applying network analytic methods in application domains will be 
benefited from this workshop.

Papers are invited on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  * Network Analytics
      o Sequential, parallel distributed methods for computing
        structural properties of networks
      o Big data and networks
      o Parallel and distributed simulations of contagion processes over
      o Provable algorithms, rigorous heuristics for structural and
        dynamic analysis of networks
      o Empirical analysis of methods
      o Linear algebra and numerical analysis for mining networks
      o Fusion of heterogeneous data sources into a graph
      o Scalable heterogeneous graph stream mining
  * Network Contagion, Control and Optimization
      o diffusion of information, innovations, ideas, beliefs over networks
      o emergence of norms
      o interventions to prevent contagion
      o influence maximization
      o Inference of network structure, contagions and pathways
  * Game Theory in Social Networks and Social Contagion
      o influence maximization
      o influence blocking maximization game
      o other game-theoretic approaches
  * Network Modeling
      o exponential random graph models
      o stochastic actor models
      o network evolution models, etc.
  * Practical Applications of Networks
      o Real-world applications of networks in health, marketing, online
      o Case studies in social behavioral and economic sciences
      o Description of large-scale systems to address network science
      o Social network analysis
      o Biological network analysis
      o Computer network analysis for cybersecurity

The full-day workshop will feature: 2 invited talks, a session to 
showcase tools and systems individuals have developed in this area, 
contributed talks, and a short session on open problems and directions 
for future research. Papers that describe original and ongoing research 
as well as those that describe systems and tools are solicited.

*Important Dates:

  * Paper submissions due: January 12, 2015
  * Author notification: February 1, 2015
  * Camera-ready versions: February 9, 2015

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