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The First IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on the
Communications and Networking Aspects of Online Social Networks

April 29, 2019 - Paris, France

*** Extended submission deadline: January 18, 2019 ***

+++ Fast-track publication of selected papers in Online Social Networks 
and Media Journal (Elsevier)


Online Social Networks (OSNs) are a multidisciplinary research 
playground. On the one hand, they represent a challenging environment 
for researchers working in academia and industry to develop the next 
generation of networking platforms and their services. At the same time, 
the digital footprints that people leave behind through OSNs provide a 
unique source to investigate and understand (by exploiting BigData 
analytics) people's behavior, human relationships, and societal 
phenomena such as epidemics spreading, terrorist networks, the diffusion 
of opinions, the pulse of a city, the evolution of migrations, etc.

IEEE CAOS focuses on (i) understanding the behavior of OSN systems, and 
OSN users; (ii) designing OSN mechanisms, services and applications for 
the benefit of users, (iii) controlling the use, and possibly, misuse of 
OSN services; (iv) predicting the way information spreads in OSN and 
users acquire or lose importance and influence in their local and global 

CAOS aims to provide a reference forum targeted not only to the 
community of researcher working on networking technologies for OSN, but 
it aims at engaging a multidisciplinary community of researchers working 
at the intersection between computer networking, complex networks, Big 
Data analytics, focusing on network technologies and abstractions for 
OSN. Therefore, the workshop also welcomes submissions applying a wide 
range of (computer- and network-science) techniques and tools to OSN for 
investigating the properties and roles of the network of (online) social 
relationships in the various sectors of the society (e.g., politics, 
economics, finance, health, entertainment).

Topics include, but are not limited to:

-	Communications challenges in OSNs;
-	Platforms, protocols, and applications for OSNs;
-	Decentralized, mobile, and location-based OSNs;
-	Trust, reputation, privacy, and security in OSNs;
-	Adversarial-aware analysis of OSN data;
-	Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSNs;
-	Recommendations and advertising in OSNs;
-	Social Search in OSNs;
-	Measurement, analysis, and modeling of popular online social networks;
-	BigData analysis of OSNs seen as complex networked systems;
-	Information extraction and search in OSNs;
-	Complex-network analysis of OSNs;
-	Measurement, analysis, and modeling of networked users' behavior 
through OSNs data;
-	Analysis of the use of OSNs in the urban context;
-	Network challenges of crowdsourcing in OSNs;
-	Network challenges in multidisciplinary applications of OSNs 
(economics, medicine, society, politics, homeland security, etc.);
-	AI technologies applied to OSNs modeling and analysis.


Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files, formatted for 
8.5x11-inch paper. The length of the paper must be no more than 6 pages 
(+2 extra pages with over-length charge of $100/page) in the IEEE 
double-column format (10-pt font).

Papers should neither have been published elsewhere nor being currently 
under review by another conference or journal. The reviews will be 
single blind. At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must 
register and present the paper at the workshop. Accepted papers will be 
published in the combined INFOCOM 2019 Workshop proceedings and will be 
submitted to IEEE Xplore.

EDAS link for paper submission:


Extended versions of workshop selected papers will be considered for 
possible fast-track publication on the Online Social Networks and Media 
Journal (Elsevier).


- Submission Deadline (extended): 18 January 2019
- Acceptance Notification: 22 February 2019
- Camera Ready Due: 10 March 2019


Marco Conti (IIT-CNR, Italy)


Chiara Boldrini (IIT-CNR, Italy)
Fabrizio Silvestri (Facebook, UK)


Mustafa Toprak (IIT-CNR, Italy)


- Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA

- Luca Aiello, Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK

- Nino Antulov-Fantulin, ETH, Switzerland

- Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy

- Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

- Aristides Gionis, Aalto University, Finland

- Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, USA

- Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA

- Giovanni Neglia, INRIA, France

- Nishanth R. Sastry, King's College London, UK

- Thorsten Strufe, TU Dresden, Germany

- Ananthram Swami, Army Research Lab., USA

- Gabriele Tolomei, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

- Gareth Tyson, Queen Mary University, UK

- Panayiotis Tsaparas, University of Ioannina, Greece

- Onur Varol, Northeastern University, USA

- Wenye Wang, North Carolina State University, USA

- Junshan Zhang, Arizona State University, USA

- Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA

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