Workshop on Social Media Analytics and Social Computing

Workshop Description
The 2013 Workshop on Social Media Analytics and Social Computing (SOCO 2013) intends to build on the success of SOCO 2008-2012, held as part of the IEEE ISI Conference meetings. SOCO 2013 will bring together social media analytics and social computing researchers from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines to (a) report and review the current state of the art of social media and social computing research and its applications, (b) identify key technical challenges facing social media and computing studies; and (c) provide a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners to identify future research opportunities.

SOCO 2013 is part of the pre-conference workshop series of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (IEEE ISI-2013).

Registration Information:
As part of IEEE ISI 2013's pre-conference workshop program, SOCO 2013 registration is managed centrally by IEEE ISI 2013.

Paper Topics

  • Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Social media content and discourse analysis
    • Social media cohesion and coherence analysis
    • Sentiment and mood analysis in social media
    • Opinion analysis in social media
    • Dialogue analysis in social media
    • General theory of social computing and social media
    • HCI issues in social computing; social computing and ubiquitous computing; socially aware interfaces and interactions
    • Social computing and multi-agent systems, agent-based modeling and social simulation; social agents/robots
    • Collaborative filtering, community-based information retrieval and recommendation, collaborative bookmarking and tagging
    • Applications of social media analytics and social computing in business and education: impact of online groups on marketing, product development, and innovation efforts; social shopping; online ratings of products and services; trust; social learning technologies
    • Case studies, and related empirical findings and analysis in social computing and social media analytics-related applications

Paper Submission:
Please submit your paper by emailing it to Workshop Program Co-Chair, Prof. Wenji Mao, at

Submission Guidelines:
Accepted SOCO 2013 papers will be published in the Proceedings of the IEEE ISI 2013 through the IEEE Press. They will be accessible through the IEEE Xplorer and will very likely be indexed by the EI Index. Submission file formats are PDF and Microsoft Word. Required Word/LaTex templates (IEEE two-column format) can be found on IEEE's Publications web pages. Long (6,000 words, 6 pages max.) and short (3000 words, 3 pages max.) papers (inclusive of references, tables, figures, etc.), in English must be submitted electronically via the workshop Web site by the submission deadline. We also encourage submissions of 1-page extended abstracts. If accepted, these abstracts will be included in the Proceedings and the authors will be allocated a slot in a poster presentation session.

Important Dates:
  • Submission of Full Paper: CLOSED (April 15, 2013)
  • Submission of Short Paper: CLOSED (April 15, 2013)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2013
  • Workshop Date/Time: June 4, 2013 (Afternoon Session)

Workshop Co-Hosts:
  • Boeing
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of Arizona

Workshop Co-Chairs:
  • Anne Kao, Boeing
  • Fei-Yue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Daniel Zeng, University of Arizona & Chinese Academy of Sciences

Program Co-Chairs:
  • Weiji Mao (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Program Co-Chair
  • Luo Si (Purdue University), Program Co-Chair

Program Committee:
  • David Skillicorn (Queen's University, Canada)
  • Latifur Khan (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Longbin Cao (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
  • Wei Zhang (Tianjin University, China)
  • Xiaochen Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Jonathan Gratch (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Ting Liu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
  • Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Eric Cambria (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Michael Shaw (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Ron Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Jennifer Xu (Bentley College, USA)
  • Fred Popowich (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Ketty Gann (Northrop-Grumman)
  • Vlado Keselj (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Stephen Poteet (Boeing, USA)
  • Paul Thompson (Dartmouth University, USA)
  • XiangFeng Luo (Shanghai University, China)

Workshop Contact:
Please contact the SOCO 2013 organizing team at for any workshop-related inquiries.