Call For Papers

Social Networks are nowadays one of the most widely used IT applications. They are enabling new forms of relationships, information spreading, group management, commercial interactions, advertisement, etc. Born as virtual places in which users can simply share something specific, they are becoming unique tools that “keep people connected” in their everyday life, ranging from work activities, up to hobbies, entertainment, private aspects, etc.

IT infrastructures that support social networks have the task of managing, processing and storing the huge amount of data that users share; and often such a processing involves proper autonomous software tasks able to crunch data in order to find and extract specific features. In addition, while information sharing and spreading make it possible the creation of new form of relationship, serious problems regarding security and privacy aspects arise, thus requiring forms of data protection and bordering.

In this context, multi-agent systems (MAS) appear to be a key technology since they feature the characteristics of autonomy, interaction and encapsulation that, according to what it has been said, are fundamental aspects of IT infrastructures of social networks. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on aspects of multi-agent systems and social networks, in order to highlight common points and propose novel solutions in which MAS can serve as an effective technology to address the different challenging problems, like data protection and bordering.

Papers are welcome focusing on (but not limiting to) the following topics:

  • Autonomy aspects in social networks
  • Agent-based architectures for social networks
  • Interaction protocols suitable for social networks
  • Agent-based tools and algorithms for shared data analysis
  • Agent-based tools and algorithms for network structure analysis
  • Hybrid social networks (made of humans and ’bots)
  • Automated reasoning and planning in social networks
  • Secure management of private data

Committee Members

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS 
Agostino Poggi Universitá di Parma, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Italy
Domenico RosaciUniversità Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Fabio D'Urso Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Fabio Leonardi Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Federico Bergenti Universitá di Parma, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Federico Santoro Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Giuseppe M.L SarnéUniversità Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Giuseppe MangioniUniversità di Catania, DIEEI, Italy
Lidia FotiaDIIES, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Pasquale De MeoUniversità di Messina, Italy
Massimiliano De Benedetti Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Ronaldo Menezes University ok Exeter, UK
Stefania Monica Universitá di Parma, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy

Workshop Chairs



Fabrizio Messina

Corrado Santoro

Giuseppe Vizzari

Important dates

Submission Deadline September 07, 2018
Notification to authors September 30, 2018
Camera ReadyOctober 14, 2018
Conference datesNovember 20-23, 2018

Paper submission

We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

Papers should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, and not exceed 12 pages plus bibliography.

Paper submission is electronic via easychair at the address: SUBMISSION LINK