Track on Social Network and Media Analysis (SONAMA)
The 36th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2021)
March 22 – 26, 2021, Gwangju, Korea
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 35 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, 2020   -->  (Extended) October 12, 2020
Acceptance notification: November 10, 2020   -->  (Extended) November 24, 2020
Camera-ready copies: November 25, 2020   -->  (Extended) December 21, 2020
Author registration: December 9, 2020  -->  (Extended) December 21, 2020

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 2021 website. Please submit your contribution via SAC 2021 Web page. 

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending ACM SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered 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 2021 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track. focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive medals and cash awards. Winners will be announced during the conference banquet. Invited students receive SRC travel support and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support

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

Mariette Awad                            American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Claudio de Souza Baptista        Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Tru Hoang Cao                          The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Dong-Kyu Chae                        Hanyang University, Korea

Seong Je Cho                            Dankook University, Korea
Chang Choi                                Chosun University, Korea

Freddy Chong-Tat Chua            Singapore Management University, Singapore
Alessio Conte                             University of Pisa, Italy
Christian Esposito                      University of Salerno, Italy
Sheng Gao                                BUPT, China
Ji-Woon Ha                               Hanyang University, Korea
Masoud R. Hamedani               Dankook University, Korea

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
Pinar Karagoz                           Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Mark Kibanov                            University of Kassel, Germany
Han-joon Kim                            University of Seoul, Korea
Hyoungshick Kim                      Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Hyunchul Kim                            Sangmyung University, Korea
Younghoon Kim                         Hanyang 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

Maurizio Leotta                          University of Genova, Italy

Andrea Marino                          University of Florence, Italy
Pedro O.S Vaz de Melo            Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pedro Ribeiro                           University of Porto, Portugal
Armanda Rodrigues                 Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Milos Savic                               University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Won-Yong Shin                         Yonsei University, Korea
Xiaojie Wang                            BUPT, China
Jenq-Haur Wang                       National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Joyce Whang                            Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Seok-Ho Yoon                          Samsung Electronics, Korea
Xiangliang Zhang                     King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia