International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking
Special Issue on Social media and networks for multimedia content management

(Official Special Issue Call for Papers webpage)


The Social Web and particularly Social Media data has grown considerably in the past few years. The use of a wide range of devices (smartphones, tablets, smartTV, IoT, etc.)  to produce, store, view and exchange multimedia contents, and the « always-on » users connection to the Web continue to increase this phenomenon. Actually, through several devices, many famous sites offer to users to publish and to share on the Web multimedia contents (such as videos, photos, comments), to recommend and to connect those resources with their social audiences (e.g., friends, family, colleagues), to freely tag or annotate contents, and to evaluate with detailed statistics the popularity of a published data. For instance, Flickr and YouTube offer services for media publishing and sharing. Published contents can then be promoted and evaluated on the Facebook and Twitter platforms. Those platforms can be used anytime, anywhere and anyhow (i.e., with different devices, handled or not).

As a consequence, a huge amount of heterogeneous social media data can be generated, enriched and exploited for creating new research opportunities and challenges. As an example, information about some content creators and consumers with their related social contexts as well as the metadata associated to the media resources can be used by an adaptation process or a recommendation engine in order to personalize the way that some contents will be displayed.

In this special issue, we solicit original papers that tackle challenges or issues relating to exploit the social media and networks for multimedia content management. The main goal is to collect articles reporting the latest advances on the technologies, algorithms, models, standards, and applications in such a field. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Multimedia content creation, annotation and modelling for semantic and social web
  • User modelling and dynamic profiling
  • Web adaptation methods and techniques using social media and networks information
  • Social multimedia tagging and multimedia content communities
  • Hybrid social and semantic approaches to profiling, recommendation engines or adaptation systems
  • Social multimedia applications (live casting, audio-video sharing)
  • Social and semantic media collaboration platforms (e.g., semantic wikis)
  • Social web economics and business
  • Social network aggregation
  • Privacy/Security issues in social and personalized media applications
  • Social data mining and analytics

Guest Editors:

Sébastien Laborie, University of Pau – France

Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University – Greece

Philippe Roose, University of Pau – France

Manolis Wallace, University of Peloponnese – Greece

Submission Procedure

Researchers are invited to submit papers for this special issue on Social Media and Networks for Multimedia Content Management on or before 15th October 2014. All submissions must be original and may not exceed 25 pages (included references).  Interested authors should consult the Journal guidelines for manuscript submissions: 

All manuscripts must use correct APA style for references and in text citations.

All submissions and inquiries regarding the special issue should be directed to the attention of: 

  • Dr. Sébastien Laborie, University of Pau, France 
  • Dr. Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece 
  • Dr. Philippe Roose, University of Pau, France 
  • Dr. Manolis Wallace, University of Peloponnese, Greece 
Guest Editors
International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking (IJVCSN) 

All manuscript submissions to the special issue should be sent through the online submission system:

Prospective schedule of deadlines:
  • Paper submission deadline: October 15, 2014
  • Notification of the first review: December 15, 2014
  • Revised paper submission: January 30, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2015
  • Final manuscript: May 15, 2015
  • Expected publication: end of 2015