SSNAD Workshop Description

  • Co-Located with Asonam 2012 (Istambul, Turkey), 26-29 August 2012
  • Workshop day: 26 August 2012
  • All papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the Workshop Proceedings of Asonam 2012
  • The workshop accepts original research and is open to position papers and application-oriented papers
  • The workshop welcomes submission from PhD students, at the beginning of their research work
  • Background and Objectives

In recent years, Online Collaborative Environments, e.g. Social Content Sites (i.e. sites that encourage users to share social information and engage in interactions, e.g. Twitter or Facebook have significantly changed the way people organize, share information an interact with peers. These platforms have become the primary common environment for people to communicate about their activity and their information needs, to maintain and create social ties. So called status updates or microposts emerged as a convenient way for people to share content frequently without a long investment of time. Some social content sites even limit the length of a post. A post generally consists of a single sentence (e.g. news, a question), it can include a picture, a hyperlink, tags or other descriptive data (metadata). Contrarily to traditional documents, posts are informal (with no controlled vocabulary) and don’t have a well established structure.

Mainly because of the simplicity of use, Social Content Sites can become so popular (huge number of users and posts), that it becomes then difficult to find relevant information in the flow of activity notifications. Therefore, organizing this huge quantity of social information is one of the major challenges of such collaborative environments. Traditional information retrieval techniques are not well suited for querying such corpus, because of the short size of the shared content, the uncontrolled vocabulary used by authors and because these techniques don’t take in consideration the ties in-between people. More concretely, these techniques are not tailored to systems that integrate both content and social information.

  • ¬†Topics (not limited to)
– semantic analysis of microposts (e.g. tweets, status updates in social platforms)
– the role of Linked Data in semantic social network analysis
– advanced recommendation strategies in social platforms bases on shared content
Рinformation overload in social platforms (e.g.  clustering, summarization of shared content)
– design challenges for distributed social networks
– object-centered social networks (e.g. smart city scenarios)
– people recommendation and user modeling based on shared content in social platforms
– knowledge management in social platforms
– interesting applications on top of social content sites, that leverage the shared content
– semantic web technologies for knowledge management in social content sites
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