Track on Social Network and Media Analysis (SONAMA)
The 34rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2019)
April 8 -12, 2019, Limassol, Cyprus
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 33 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 10, 2018   ----->   September 24, 2018
Acceptance notification: November 10, 2018   ----->   November 24, 2018
Camera-ready copies: November 25, 2018    ----->   December 10, 2018
Author registration: December 10, 2018 

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers of research and applications for this track. Full papers are limited to 8 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 2019 website. Please submit your contribution via SAC 2019 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 (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published at SAC 2019 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 medals and cash awards. Winners will be announced 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 2019 Web page.

Track Chair
Sang-Wook Kim
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hanyang University, Korea
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Program Committee Members

Claudio de Souza Baptista Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Ladjel Bellatreche     National Engineering School for Mechanics and Aerotechnics, France
Tru Hoang Cao          Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam
Seong Je Cho                    Dankook University, Korea
Chang Choi               Chosun University, Korea
Freddy Chong-Tat Chua   Singapore Management University, Singapore
Alessio Conte            National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Christian Esposito     University of Salerno, Italy
Sheng Gao                BUPT, China
Ji-Woon Ha               Hanyang University, Korea
Masoud R. Hamedani      Dankook University, Korea
Dominic Heutelbeck         Forschungsinst. fur Telekommunikation e.V., Germany
Kuo-Wei Hsu             National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan
Hao Huang                Ge Global Research, USA
Heasoo Hwang           University of Seoul, Korea
Mirjana Ivanovic        University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Hasan Jamil                  University of Idaho, USA
Min-Hee Jang                  Samsung Electronics, 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
Mark Kibanov                  University of Kassel, Germany
Chulyun Kim                  Gachon University, Korea
Han-joon Kim                  University of Seoul, Korea
Hyoungshick Kim            Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Hyunchul Kim                   Sangmyung University, Korea
Younghoon Kim             Seoul National University, Korea
Dongho Lee                   Hanyang University, Korea
Jongwuk Lee                  Pennsylvania State University, USA
Kiyong Lee                  Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
Sang-Chul Lee             Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea
Andrea Marino            University of Pisa, Italy
Pedro O.S Vaz de Melo         Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Richi Nayak                  Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Pedro Ribeiro                   University of Porto, Portugal
Armanda Rodrigues          Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Milos Savic                    University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Won-Yong Shin               Dankook University, Korea
Min Song                          Yonsei University, Korea
Francesca Spezzano         Boise State University, USA
Julien Velcin                   University Lyon 2, France
Jenq-Haur Wang           National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Xiaojie Wang                    BUPT, China
Joyce Whang                  Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Junjie Yao                    East China Normal University, China
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