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Special Issue on
"Social Behaviors and Learning in Smart Communities"

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745)

Guest Editors:
• Mihai Dascalu, Department of Computer Science, University Politehnica  of Bucharest, Romania
• Philippe Dessus, Laboratory of Educational Sciences, University Grenoble Alpes, France
• Stefan Trausan-Matu, Department of Computer Science, University  Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Important dates:
*** Deadline: 15 September, 2014 ***
Other important dates:
• Notification to the authors: 15 October, 2014
• Deadline for submission of the final camera ready version of accepted papers: 10 November, 2014
• Publication of the special issue: end of November 2014


Smart communities are at the heart of social innovation. Based on
networks of people and knowledge, these communities are able to foster
the development of a collective intelligence. Through interaction, this
may produce more adequate decision making and improvement of all kinds
of processes – working, learning, policy definition, etc.

Smart communities analysis and benchmarking is of paramount importance
for gathering information, in order to investigate about their evolution
and for producing models of the social interaction, knowledge building
and learning which occur in it; the latter in return form the basis of
collective intelligence.

Natural language processing techniques, social networks analysis and
other analytics tools concur to outline a comprehensive toolkit aimed at
capturing the multiple facets of social interaction and of learning
processes that take place within smart communities and can be used also
to provide in-depth understanding of fundamental notions such as:
identity, privacy, relationships, culture, knowledge building,
reputation, motivations, responsibility, attention, safety and fairness
that constitute the ground values of societies.

In this context, our aim consists of stimulating inter-disciplinary
contributions in the domains of informatics (focusing on adaptive and
collaborative technologies), sociology, educational sciences, cognitive
psychology, etc. to get a deeper insight of smart communities.

Topics of Interests

The special issue welcomes original research papers from topics
including, but not restricted to:

• Natural Language Processing;
• Text and Opinion Mining;
• Sentiment analysis;
• Recommender systems;
• Semantic web technologies and applications;
• Social Network Analysis;
• Social and semantic bookmarking, tagging and annotation;
• Computer-Supported Collaboration (learning, working, etc.);
• Learning analytics tools;
• Creativity fostering;
• Intelligent interfaces and information visualization on the Web.

Natural language processing, social network analysis, learning analytics, knowledge building.

Submission procedure
The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.

All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit a 8-14 pages paper
(including authors' information, abstract, all tables, figures,
references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines
Link to the paper submission page: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A special issue:
'Social Behaviors and Learning in Smart Communities')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• mihai.dascalu[at]

marking the subject as: "'IxD&A special issue on: Social behaviors and
learning in smart communities'"

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