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***************************** MSNCom-2018 CFP ****************************

*The 3rd International Workshop on Mobile Social Networking and Computing*

*(MSNCom-2018)*


In conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City
(SmartCity-2018)

 28-30 June 2018, Exeter, UK

Workshop website:  http://hpcn.ex.ac.uk/msncom2018/

*** The paper submission deadline is extended to 1 April 2018 ***



SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP
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With the rapid development of broadband wireless networks and location
sensing technologies, Mobile Social Networks (MSNs) pervade many aspects of
our daily lives. By incorporating the spatial dimension with social
dimension, MSNs foster many interesting and valuable applications and
analysis, such as location recommendation service, personal health care,
smart cities, location-based marketing, community discovery, and group
behaviour analysis. MSN is influencing our societal and cultural norms, and
transforming the method we acquire and share information and the way we
communicate with others. However, these mobile social systems are
characterised by complex network architectures and abundant contextual
information, due to the heterogeneous access techniques and massive amount
of data generated from social services and social media streams. Moreover,
distinguished from general social networking and computing, wireless
network characteristics, social factors, contextual information and
insights, human behaviour, security and privacy should be taken into
account together to understand and improve the MSN systems, and thereby
making MSN a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary challenge.



MSNCom workshop is organised with this challenge in mind, aiming to address
a wide spectrum of research challenges and key issues in MSNs. Of
particular interests are cutting-edge research in the fields of wireless
communication, network architecture, social computing, mobile social
services and applications, social big data analysis, social knowledge
mining, security and privacy, and other related areas.



MSNCom-2018 will continue the success of MSNCom-2017 and MSNCom-2015 which
were held in Exeter and Liverpool, UK. The workshop aims to bring the
research community and industry practitioners together and foster a
cross-disciplinary scientific forum and provide unique opportunities for
sharing new results and discussing emerging directions focused around mobile
social networking and computing.



TOPICS OF INTERESTS
====================

The topics of interests related to this workshop include, but are not
limited to:

·       Architecture of mobile social systems

·       Scalable data-centric wireless network architecture

·       Future Internet for MSN

·       Machine learning techniques for MSN

·       Information-centric networking for MSN

·       Quality-of-Experience in MSN

·       Heterogeneous wireless networks in 5G

·       Multimedia communications over wireless

·       Cross-layer design and network optimisation for MSN

·       Green wireless network architectures and energy-efficient
communications

·       Mobile and wearable social networks and systems

·       Performance evaluation of social media, services and systems

·       Interoperability between future wireless networks and MSN

·       Emerging MSN applications and services

·       System prototypes, real deployments and experimentation

·       Social and media analysis

·       Big data analytics in MSN

·       Large-scale social data computing

·       Recommendation and inference techniques

·       Pattern recognition and trend prediction algorithms

·       Analysis and mining for location-based social data

·       Social network modelling and issues

·       Processing of social media stream

·       Cloud computing for MSN

·       Trust and reputation modelling

·       Security and privacy in MSN



IMPORTANT DATES
==================

*Submission Deadline:*

*1 April 2018*

*Authors Notification:*

*25 April 2018*

*Camera-ready Paper Due:*

*22 May 2018*

*Registration Due:*

*25 May 2018*

*Workshop Date:*

*28-30 June 2018*





PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINE
=============================

The workshop seeks for novel, previously unpublished papers. All
submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six
(6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures and references without
incurring additional page charges (maximum 2 additional page with
over-length page charge if accepted). More submission details can be found
at http://hpcn.ex.ac.uk/msncom2018/submission.html.

Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference
proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI). At
least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the
paper for the workshop.

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