Track on Social Network and Media Analysis (SONAMA)
The 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2017)
April 3-7, 2017, Marrakech, Morocco
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 31 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 15, 2016  -- Extended to September 29, 2016
Acceptance notification: November 10, 2016
Camera-ready copies: November 25, 2016
Author registration: December 10, 2016
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. 
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
For full submission guidelines, please follow the instructions on the ACM SAC 2017 website.
Please submit your contribution via SAC 2017 Web page.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster
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 digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and 
posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.
Student Research Competition (SRC) Program 
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts 
(2 pages, no extra pages) following the instructions published at 
SAC 2017 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 2017 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
- Tru Hoang Cao                 Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam
- Seong Je Cho                  Dankook University, Korea
- WanSup Cho                   Chungbuk National University, Korea
- Chang Chol                    Chosun 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
- Masoud Reyhani Hamedani     Dankook University, Korea
- Dominic Heutelbeck            Forschungsinst. fur Telekommunikation e.V., Germany
- Yoshinori Hijikata               Osaka University, Japan
- Hao Huang                     Ge Global Research, USA
- 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
- Richi Nayak                    Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Van Duc Nguyen               Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
- Viktor K. Prasanna              University of Southern California, USA
- Milos Savic                    University of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Won-Yong Shin                Dankook University, Korea
- Julien Velcin                    University Lyon 2, France
- Emmanuel Viennet              Universite Paris 13, France
- Xiaojie Wang                    BUPT, China
- Jia Wu                         University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- 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
- Jiwoon Ha                     Hanyang University, Korea