SMA2 2018

Welcome to SMA2 2018

Second International Workshop on Social Media Networks Analytics and Applications


In conjunction with IEEE IRI 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

July 7 - 9, 2018


Nowadays, multimedia data allow fast and effective communication and sharing of information about peoples’ lives, their behaviors, work, and interests, but they are also the digital testimony of facts, objects, and locations. In such a context, Social Media Networks (SMNs) actually represent a natural environment where users can create and share multimedia content such as text, images, video, audio, and so on. Just as an example, each minute thousands of tweets are sent on Twitter, several hundreds of hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube, and a huge amount of photos are shared on Instagram or uploaded to Flickr. Within these “interest-based” networks, each user interacts with the others through multimedia content (text, image, video, audio) and such interactions create “social links” that well characterize the behaviors of the users. Here, in addition to social information (e.g., tags, opinions, insights, evaluations, perspectives, ratings, and user profiles) multimedia data can play a “key-role” especially from the perspective of Social Network Analysis (SNA): representing and understanding multimedia characteristics and user-to-item interaction mechanisms can be useful to predict user behavior, model the evolution of multimedia content and social graphs, design human-centric multimedia applications and services, just to make a few examples.

In particular, SMNs are becoming truly pervasive, encompassing every aspect of our digital life. While the widespread adoption of SMNs by virtually all small and large businesses, as well as many individual users, has enormous benefits in terms of dissemination of and access to information, the diverse nature of the content shared on SMNs (text, video, audio) poses new and interesting challenges with respect to information reuse and integration. The International Workshop on Social Media Networks Analytics and Applications (SMA2) aims to address these critical challenges by bringing together scientists, engineers, practitioners, and students in an interdisciplinary forum where they can share experiences and ideas, discuss the results of their research on models, methodologies and algorithms, and forge new collaborations that will lead to the development of new applications and tools to transform information extracted from SMNs into actionable intelligence.


Authors are invited to submit original contributions on the following topics:

- Social Media Networks Modeling

- User-profiling in Social Media Networks

- Influence Analysis in Social Media Networks

- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining in Social Media Networks

- Multimedia Recommendation in Social Media Networks

- Multimedia Information Retrieval in Social Media Networks

- Multimedia Knowledge Representation and Management in Social Media Networks

- Multimedia Content Sharing in Social Media Networks

- Multimedia Resources Distribution and Allocation in Social Media Networks

- Usage of Linked Data in Social Media Networks

- Big Data Analytics in Social Media Networks

- Applications of Social Media Networks (e.g., Cultural Heritage, E-learning, Multimedia Editing)

- Mobile applications for Social Media Networks

- Cloud Computing and Social Media Networks

- Event detection using social media

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: May 28, 2018

Paper notification: June 13, 2018

Camera-ready paper due: June 20 , 2018

Registration due: June 20 2018

Paper submission

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Submissions will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Only electronic submissions in PDF format through the EasyChair submission site (click here) will be considered. Papers must be in English, up to 8 pages in IEEE format, including references and appendices. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting guidelines, can be found on the paper submission instructions available at the main conference website.

Paper Publication

At least one of the authors must register and present the paper, if accepted. Registered and presented papers will be published as workshop papers in the IEEE IRI conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press and included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. They will also be invited to be expanded and submitted for possible publication in a special

Workshop Chairs

Vincenzo Moscato, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Giancarlo Sperlì, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Program Committee Members (To be confirmed)

    • Sibel Adali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
    • Flora Amato, University of Naples, Italy
    • Ilaria Bartolini, University of Bologna, Italy
    • Andrea Calì, University of London, UK
    • K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
    • Francesco Colace, University of Salerno, Italy
    • Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria
    • Kami Makki, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA)
    • Marta Olszewska, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finlandia
    • Antonio Picariello, University of Naples, Italy
    • Antonio Maria Rinaldi, University of Naples, Italy
    • Maria Luisa Sapino, University of Turin, Italy
    • Letizia Tanca, Politecnico of Milan, Italy
    • V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth college, USA