2nd International Symposium on Fact-Checking, Fake News and Malware Detection in Online Social Networks (OSNs)

November 15-17, 2021, Montreal, Canada and Virtual Conference - part of CSoNet 2021

*Submission deadline: July 10, 2021*

Aim & Scope
This workshop aims at providing a platform for academic and industrialist researchers and practitioners to exchange and publish the challenges, latest research trends, and results on fact-checking, fake news, and malware detection in online social networks (OSNs).
The topics relevant to this special issue include but are not limited to:

• Techniques for detecting fake news
• Social media and fake news
• Blockchain for fake news detection
• Characterization of fake news
• Automated fact-checking
• Solutions for fact-checking
• Deep learning techniques for fact-checking
• Challenges in fact-checking using AI
• AI for detecting fake news on Social Media
• Techniques for identifying the source of spread of fake news
• Optimization methods for fact-checking ad fake news detection
• Ethical aspects and social media
• Artificial intelligence and its ethical and legal issues
• AI for automated information retrieval
• Different machine learning techniques for fake news detection and fact-checking
• Limitations of automated information retrieval
• Ethical issues in information retrieval
• Effects of social media on the proliferation of fake news
• Techniques and tools for mitigating viral marketing
• Schemes for secure multimedia data sharing on OSNs
• Privacy-preserving co-ownership model for co-owned multimedia data management
• Collaborative privacy management
• Steganalytic software and mechanisms to find hidden information within multimedia data
• Methodologies, techniques, and tools for digital oblivion
• Metadata removal and security
• Malware detection for social networks
• Defense mechanisms against malware propagation in OSNs
• Sybil defense and fake profile detection
• Phishing and spammer detection
• Built-in OSNs security solutions
• Profile-cloning detection
• Secure integration of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with social network
• Secure socio-CPS networks


Submission deadline: *July 10, 2021*
Author Notification: September 10, 2021
Camera Ready & Registration: September 24, 2021
Conference Dates: November 15-17, 2021

Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

• Papers must be formatted using the LNCS format (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip) without altering margins or the font point.
• The maximum length of a regular paper (including references) is 12 pages; 2 pages for an extended abstract.
• Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be placed in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csonet2021

Arcangelo Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
B. B. Gupta, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India

Xiaojun Chang, Monash University Clayton Campus, Australia
Marjan Kuchaki Rafsanjani, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

Gianni D’Angelo, University of Salerno, Italy
Raffaele Pizzolante, University of Salerno, Italy

Shiyan Hu, University of Southampton, UK
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Lidia Ogiela, Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland
Alessio Merlo, University of Genova, Italy
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Marek Ogiela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Debiao He, Wuhan University, China
Francesco Colace, University of Salerno, Italy
Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
Xiaokang Wang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada

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