Track on Social Network and Media Analysis (SONAMA)
The 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2016)
April 3-8, 2016, Pisa, Italy
Aims and Scope
With the advent of social network services such as Twitter, Facebook, 
Tumbler, and Google+, the research on social network and media analysis 
has been greatly advanced. In recent years, the interactions among people, 
sharing of knowledge and experiences, community activities in social 
network services increase greatly, which would make the research on social 
networks more important. Furthermore, as social media contents within 
social network services are rapidly being produced and consumed, the social 
media contents now account for the majority of content published on the 
world wide web. Social media is differentiated from traditional media in 
many aspects such as its frequency, quality, usability, immediacy, and
permanence, which leads to significant potential to the social media 
analysis research. 
The ACM SAC has been an important venue for the past thirty years, 
attracting computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, 
and application developers from around the world. The Social Network and 
Media Analysis (SONAMA) track of ACM SAC will provide a forum that brings 
together researchers and practitioners for exploring technologies, issues, 
experiences, and applications with a specific focus on the recent research 
trends and industrial needs in the related fields. Since social network and 
media analysis encompasses a variety of highly cross-disciplinary research 
issues, the SONAMA will foster collaborations and exchange of ideas and 
experiences among researchers working in various fields such as computer 
science, linguistics, statistics, sociology, economics, and business. 
Topics of Interest
We plan to include all the important topics related to 
social network and media analysis within the SONAMA. 
These topics include, but are not limited to:
- Community structure analysis in social networks    
- Applications of social network and media analysis
- Analysis of the relationship between social media and traditional media 
- Data modeling for social networks and social media
- Detection of spam, misinformation and malicious activities in social networks
- Business impact in social network and media analysis
- Political impact in social network and media analysis
- Geographical analysis of social networks
- Temporal analysis of social networks
- Information analysis for social media
- Dynamics and evolution of social networks
- Information acquisition in social networks
- Big data issues in social network and media analysis
- Link prediction and simulation
- Modeling of user behavior and interaction 
- Monitoring social networks and media
- New social media applications and interfaces 
- Pattern analysis in social networks
- Personalization for social interaction
- Privacy and security in social networks 
- Propagation and diffusion of information in social networks
- Social information applied to recommender systems
- Information retrieval in social network services
- Visualization and presentation of social information
- Statistical analysis 
- Topological analysis of social networks 
- Trust management for social networks and social media
- Qualitative and quantitative studies of social networks and social media
Important Dates
Paper submission: September 11, 2015 -- Extended to September 28, 2015
Acceptance notification: November 13, 2015
Camera-ready copies: December 11, 2015
Author registration: December 18, 2015
Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers of research 
and applications for this track. Full papers are limited to 6 pages with 
the option for up to 2 additional pages at cost (US$80 per page). The 
author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, 
and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate 
double-blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page 
without the author's information. Papers must be formatted according to the 
ACM SAC template. Papers that received high reviews but were not accepted 
due to space limitations can be invited for the poster session. Posters are 
limited to 3 pages with the option for up to only additional page at cost 
(US$80). For full submission guidelines, please follow the instructions on 
the ACM SAC 2016 website. Please submit your contribution via SAC 2016 Web page.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper, poster or SRC
abstract in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST 
present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be 
included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and 
posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.
Student Research Competition (SRC) Program 
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (minimum of 
2 pages, no extra pages) following the instructions published at 
SAC 2016 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is 
not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by expert 
reviewers and practitioners. Authors of selected abstracts will have the 
opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for 
three top-winning places.The SRC committee will evaluate and select the 
first-, second-, and third-place winners. The winners will receive cash 
awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. 
Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student 
Travel Award program for financial support. 
Please submit your contribution via SAC 2016 Web page.
Track Chair
Sang-Wook Kim
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hanyang University, Korea
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Program Committee Members
- Ladjel Bellatreche     National Engineering School for Mechanics and Aerotechnics, France
- Cui Bin     Peking University, China
- Seong Je Cho     Dankook University, Korea
- Freddy Chong-Tat Chua     Singapore Management University, Singapore
- Robson L. F. Cordeiro     University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Alfredo Cuzzocrea            Unversity of Calabria, Italy
- Sheng Gao     BUPT, China
- Dominic Heutelbeck     Forschungsinst. fur Telekommunikation e.V., Germany
- Yoshinori Hijikata     Osaka University, Japan
- Shu Huang     Microsoft, USA
- Mirjana Ivanovic     University of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Jamil Hasan     University of Idaho
- Min-Hee Jang     Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Jason J. Jung     Yeungnam University, Korea
- Carlos Alberto Kamienski     Federal University of ABC, Brazil
- U Kang     KAIST, Korea
- Pinar Karagoz     Middle East Technical University, Turkey
- Kyoji Kawagoe     Ritsumeikan University, Japan
- Min-Soo Kim     DaeguGyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology, Korea
- Hyoungshick Kim     Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
- Hyunchul Kim     Sangmyung University, Korea
- Chulyun Kim     Gachon University, Korea
- Younghoon Kim     Seoul National University, Korea
- Junghoon Lee     Cheju National University, Korea
- Jongwuk Lee     Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Kyumin Lee     Utah State University, USA
- Sang-Chul Lee     Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Lei Li     Hosei University, Japan
- Pedro O.S Vaz de Melo     Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Mikolaj Morzy     Poznan University of Technology, Poland
- Richi Nayak     Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Viktor K. Prasanna     University of Southern California, USA
- Julien Velcin     University Lyon 2, France
- Emmanuel Viennet     Universite Paris 13, France
- Xiaojie Wang     BUPT, China
- Albert Au Yeung     Axon Labs Ltd., Hong Kong
- ShinjaeYoo     Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
- Seok-Ho Yoon     Samsung Electronics, Korea
- Eva Zangerle     University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Xiangliang Zhang     King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
- Ming Zhou     Microsoft Research Asia, China