[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP) - Deadline: 13th of March

Florin Isaila florin at piojito.arcos.inf.uc3m.es
Fri Mar 2 10:40:06 CET 2012

Second 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 , http://www.pds.ewi.tudelft.nl/~iosup/research.html

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 ]

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