The seventh SNA-KDD workshop is proposed as the seventh in a successful series of workshops on social network mining and analysis co-held with KDD, soliciting experimental and theoretical work on social network mining and analysis in both online and offline social network systems.
In recent years, social network research has advanced significantly, thanks to the prevalence of the online social websites and instant messaging systems as well as the availability of a variety of large-scale offline social network systems. These social network systems are usually characterized by the complex network structures and rich accompanying contextual information. Researchers are increasingly interested in addressing a wide range of challenges residing in these disparate social network systems, including identifying common static topological properties and dynamic properties during the formation and evolution of these social networks, and how contextual information can help in analyzing the pertaining social networks. These issues have important implications on community discovery, anomaly detection, trend prediction and can enhance applications in multiple domains such as information retrieval, recommendation systems, security and so on.
The past SNA-KDD workshops have achieved significant attentions from the world-wide researchers working in different aspects of social network analysis, including knowledge discovery and data mining in social network, social network modeling, multi-agent based social network simulation, complex generic network analysis and other related studies that can bring inspirations or be directly applied to social network analysis. Each year we received more than 30 submissions. The average acceptance rate is around 1/3.
Prof. Jiawei Han from UIUC and Prof. Philip S. Yu from UIC will give public talks in SNAKDD 2013. These talks will address challenges of the social network analysis and mining in big data.
Papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be published in the workshop proceedings of the KDD conference, which will be included in the ACM digital library.
Student travel award:
Student travel award to cover the full KDD + workshop registration is available to selected students and postdoctoral fellows with accepted papers to SNA-KDD. Only students and postdoctoral fellows who are currently studying at a university are eligible to apply for this travel award. Award recipients will be selected by the SNA-KDD 2013 Conference Technical Program Committee based on the merit of their accepted research work.