Call for Papers
The 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2018)
Barcelona, Spain, 28-31 August, 2018
For more than a century, social networks have been studied in a variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology,
psychology, and economics. The Internet, the social Web, and other large-scale, socio-technological infrastructures have
triggered a growing interest and significant methodological advancements in social network analysis and mining. Method
development in graph theory, statistics, data mining and machine learning, and statistical mechanics is inspired by new
research problems and, in turn, opens up further possibilities for application. These spiraling trends have led to a
rising prominence of social network analysis and mining methods and tools in academia, politics, security, and business.
The international conference series on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides an
interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers and practitioners from a broad variety of fields to promote
collaborations and exchange of ideas and practices. ASONAM is intended to address important aspects with a specific focus
on emerging trends and industry needs. The conference solicits empirical, experimental, methodological, and theoretical
research reporting original and unpublished results on social network analysis and mining along with applications. More
specialized topics within ASONAM 2018 include, but are not limited to:
Data collection and quality
Big data and scalability
Deep learning and embeddings
Algorithms and techniques
Modeling and simulation
Centrality and roles
Network macro structures
Privacy and security
Online and offline social networks
Multirelational, multidimensional, multi-aspect, multilayer networks
Social geography and spatial networks
Social, cultural, and cyber anthropology
Policy impact and analysis
Networks in biology and ecology
To fully embrace the fast-growing and vigorously dynamic trend of social network approaches and applications, ASONAM 2018
is eager to consider any breakthroughs in social network analysis and mining in the broadest possible sense.
General areas of interest to ASONAM 2018 include information science and mathematics, communication studies, business and
organizational studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, applied linguistics, biology and medicine.
The papers will be reviewed and assessed by the program committee. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a length
of 8 pages using the IEEE two-column template. We solicit also short paper with a maximum length of 4 pages. Submissions
should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), and abstract on the first page.
EasyChair submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=asonam2018
Papers will be accepted for the conference based on the reviewers' comments on their originality, timeliness,
significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. A Best Paper Award ceremony will be organized at the banquet. If the
paper is accepted, the paper will appear in the proceedings of the conference if one author presents the paper at the
conference and at least one author registers as a full conference participant.
Accepted and presented papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer
Society Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE eXplore, and the ACM Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted
for El indexing through INSPEC by the IEEE. Proceedings will be included in several indexes, e.g., Web of Science, SCOPUS,
If you have any questions on ASONAM 2018, please send email to asonam2018 (AT) gmail (dot) com.
Paper submission deadline April 15, 2018 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Notification of acceptance June 18, 2018
Camera-ready papers due July 02, 2018 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Conference events 28-31 August, 2018