[hpc-announce] CFP - IEEE SMS Workshop: Online with reduced registration fee

Manuela MONTANGERO mmontangero at unimore.it
Fri Apr 17 09:22:15 CDT 2020

Apologies if you receive multiple copies.


Dear colleagues,
the Social Media Sensing workshop that was to be held within the ISCC conference will be held online. The conference which was to be held in Rennes from 7 to 10 July has been canceled due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 emergency. The good news is that IEEE has decided to publish the proceedings anyway.

Accepted papers will be published in IEEE proceedings if the authors provide a presentation and/or video. The registration fee has been reduced to:

- Author Member Fee Workshop: 100 Euros
- Workshop Authors Non-Member Fee: 125 Euros

At the moment the deadline is April 25, 2020. If you think you need an extension, let us know and we will try, in collaboration with ISCC, to move the deadline forward.

Submission Terms and Conditions remain unchanged:
http://www.cs.unibo.it/~mirri/sms20/ <http://www.cs.unibo.it/~mirri/sms20/>

For any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us.
	Marco & Silvia

——————— 2nd International Workshop on Social Media Sensing (SMS’20) ——————————————— 

Scope of the Workshop

Billions of users daily interact with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. The checking of the preferred social media platform is becoming the first thing to do at wake-up time, and the last thing to do before falling asleep.
With no doubts, social media revolutionized the behavior of millions of people and the functioning of different ecosystems (e.g., news, entertainment and business, just to name a few). Indeed, within social media, people communicate, collaborate and share information about people, brands, products, services, personal preferences, issues and opinions. 

It is therefore not surprising that social media sensing is being used to understand people’s opinions and behaviors. For instance, politicians analyze social media to gauge the public mood and to improve their political decisions, enterprise managers analyze social media conversations to increase customers engagement by tracking what people think about products and services, city administrators use social media to get insights about citizens’ opinions with the goal of enhancing the life quality of the city, advertisers use advanced analytics tools to analyze what people think of a brand and to produce tailored commercial messages. 

However, the use of social media sensing to get insights about people and society is in its infancy stage, is not trivial and involves many different disciplines: from computer science to social engineering, from psychology to linguistics, from semiotics to economics, from sociology to philosophy.

Topic of the Workshop

The workshop is seeking recent advances, novel proposals, best-practices, pitfalls and case studies in Social Media Sensing from different and inter-disciplinary points of view. In particular, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

	• Accessibility of social media contents
	• Advances in Social Media
	• Big Data Analysis for OSMD
	• Business Intelligence using OSMD
	• Chatbots and ChatScript
	• Cloud Computing
	• Data Mining and Machine Learning for OSMD
	• Decision-making models and OSMD
	• Economics and Social effects
	• Emotion recognition and description
	• Event forecasting based on OSMD data
	• Fake news detection
	• Games and Social Media
	• Health care services and applications
	• Image Analysis
	• IoT sensing with human-in-the-loop
	• Lexicon Design
	• Prediction Analysis
	• Privacy and Security in OSMD
	• Recommendation systems for OSMD
	• Reputation and Trust
	• Semantic Web
	• Sentiment Analysis
	• Smart City
	• Society Sensing
	• Social Graph Analysis
	• Social Media Trust
	• Text Analytics
	• Ubiquitous and pervasive crowd-sensing
	• Video Analysis
Important Dates

	• Submission deadline: April 25th, 2020
	• Acceptance notification: May 15th, 2020
	• Camera ready: May 25th, 2020

Submission Terms and Conditions
Review manuscripts should describe original work and should be no more than 7 pages in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables,  figures and references. Note that accepted papers up to 6 pages will be published with no additional charge.

Exceeding pages will be charged an additional fee. Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted. 

Extended versions of selected best papers will be recommended for publication in a special issue of a prestigious international journal. 

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. 

Only registered and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


Please note that at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register and present the paper at the workshop.
Review and Publication of Manuscripts

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Workshop TPC members and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation.

An accepted paper must be presented at the conference venue by the author who registered/paid full author registration fee (or refer to the registration transfer information in the Author Registration Form).

Each full registration covers up to two ISCC 2020 conference papers authored by the registered/paid author.

The authors acknowledge that accepted papers need to be presented in person at the conference by the registered author of the paper. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases (including Scopus).

Papers that are not presented onsite by the registered author (for any reason, including visa issues, travel problems, etc. We do not allow remote video presentations by any authors) will be removed from IEEE Xplore. 

Workshop Organizers

General Chairs

	• Marco Furini (Department of Communication and Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, marco.furini[AT]unimore.it <http://unimore.it/>)
	• Silvia Mirri (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy, silvia.mirri[AT]unibo.it <http://unibo.it/>)

TPC Chairs

	• Manuela Montangero (Department of Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,  
                                            Italy, mmontangero[AT]unimore.it <http://unimore.it/>)
	• Catia Prandi (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy, catia.prandi2[AT]unibo.it <http://unibo.it/>)

Technical Program Committee

	• Kevin Bouchard (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada)
	• Armir Bujari (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Carlos Calafate (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
	• Carmela Comito (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
	• Roberta De Michele (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Stefano Ferretti (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Anna Forster (University of Bremen, Germany)
	• Marco Furini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
	• Ombretta Gaggi (University of Padua, Italy)
	• Zhan Liu (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland)
	• Johann Marquez (University of Antwerpen & imec, Belgium)
	• Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
	• Silvia Mirri (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Manuela Montangero (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
	• Claudio Palazzi (University of Padua, Italy)
	• Giovanni Pau (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Catia Prandi (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Francesco Poggi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
	• Marco Prandini (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Francisco Rangel (University of Valencia, Spain)
	• Marco Roccetti (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Paola Salomoni (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Mike Wald (University of Southampton, UK)
	• Gary Wills (University of Southampton, UK)

Dr. Manuela Montangero
Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche,
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia 
mmontangero at unimore.it

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