The 5th International Symposium on Social Computing, New Media and Networks, and Collaboration

(SoMNet 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Social media, social computing, new media and networks have become major areas of research, applications, and development in recent years. The adoption of social media and their applications have expanded in kind and size to unprecedented levels and continue to grow at accelerated rates. The creation and deployment of Social Media is one of the main forces behind the evolution and expansion of the Internet, the Web, and mobile media. Social media account for the majority of Internet traffic while its content comprises the greater part of the daily published multi media on the Web. These technologies have a profound impact on society and on private life. Furthermore, there is a great diversity in the communities of people interested in social computing: researchers in computing, communications, and social sciences; industrial practitioners; wide range of businesses; software and online game vendors; web entrepreneurs; digital government organizations; political analysts; educational institutions, etc.

You are cordially invited to participate in, contribute to, and attend the International Symposium on Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media, and Networks (SoMNet 2016) to be held as part of CTS 2016 ( October 31 - November 04, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The SoMNeT Symposium is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art and practice in the broad multi disciplinary field of social computing and new media. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all disciplines and specialties (computer science, linguistics, psychology, statistics, sociology, multimedia and semantic web technologies, …).

The SoMNeT Symposium main themes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Social (media) Network Data Collection, Analysis and Visualization

  • Content/ Text Data Analysis AND Integration with Network Data; and Computational/ Algorithmic Solutions and Datasets Related to Both of These Themes

  • Mobility, Devices, and Services in Social Networks and Media

  • Online Social Networks and their impact on social and psychological behavior

  • Privacy, Trust, Credibility and Reputation in Social Networks

  • Identity in Online and Social Networks

  • Deviance and Crime in Social Networks

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning in Social Media and Networks

  • Emerging and Evolving Communities Online: Senior Citizens, Gender, SIGs, adolescent, children, ...

  • Social Networks and Media for Public Use and Purposes

  • Social Media for Online and offline Communities

  • Culture and Cross-Culture in virtual communities and social networks

  • Visualization of Social Media Data

  • Social Media/Social Networks Analytics

  • Political Mobilization & Engagement

  • Opinion/Sentiment Mining and Analysis

  • Social Media and Health

  • Social Networks and Media for Services and Commerce and Business

  • Social Media and Collaborative Work and Actions

  • Business Applications of Social Networks

  • Social Settlements

  • Social Networking and Media for Learning and Education


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to social computing, social networks and new social media. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the symposium EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the symposium.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the symposium, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification starts: --------------------- August 19, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the symposium technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas - Little Rock, AR, USA

  • Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, U.K.

  • Charalampos Chelmis, University of Southern California, CA, USA

  • Thomas Couronne, Orange Labs, Paris, France

  • Nima Dokoohaki, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) and Dassault Systèmes, Sweden

  • Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China

  • Mark Kibanov, University of Kassel, Germany

  • Elisabeth Lex, Graz University of Technology, Austria

  • Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Hobart TAS, Australia

  • Mohammad Ehsan Rangiha, City University London, U.K.

  • TBA, TBA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA