Social Networking

A community and forum for practitioners and researchers in the area of Social Networking



The IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking (STCSN) is the entry point for researchers and practitioners in social networking, fostering communication and interaction between people in the community. STCSN intends to be the agora for researchers with similar interests to meet and gather. In particular, this group is working towards technical co-sponsorships of scientific events (conferences, workshops, symposia, etc.), proposing special issues to renowned journals, regular E-Letter issues (including peer-reviewed original work), and monthly bulletin newsletters.

STCSN is interested in (but not limited to) the following topics:

Social network services, applications, and tools
Social computing and social search
Social multimedia and social communications
Mobile social networking
Social network analysis and visualization
Standardization trends and federated social Web initiatives
Business models around Social Networks and Social Media
Societal and policy issues (e.g., identity, privacy and data protection)
Social media mining and knowledge discovery
Scalable processing of social network data
Social semantic Web
User behavior studies with respect to social networks and social media
User interaction design for social networks and social media

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