SCA2011: Social computing conference CFP (deadline Aug 15)

Call for papers:
SCA2011 - International Conference on Social Computing and its Applications,
Dec.12-14, 2011, Sydney, Australia. Website:
http://www.swinflow.org/confs/sca2011/ Key dates:
Submission Deadline: extended to August 15, 2011.
Submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sca2011 Publication:
Proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press. Special issues:
Distinguised papers will be selected for special issues in Journal of
Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce; Social Science Computer
Review; or Computers in Human Behavior. ===========
Introduction Social computing is concerned with the intersection of social behaviour and
computing systems, creating or recreating social conventions and social
contexts through the use of software and technology. Various social
computing applications such as blogs, email, instant messaging, social
networking (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), wikis, and social
bookmarking have been widely popularised where people interact socially via
computing space. Such applications have been profoundly impacting social
behaviour and life style of human beings while pushing the boundary of
computing technology simultaneously. While people can enjoy or even indulge
in the benefits such as freedom and convenience brought about by social
computing, various critical issues such as privacy protection, touch-screen
based HCI design, and modelling of social behaviour in computing space still
remain challenging. SCA (Social Computing and its Applications) is created to provide a prime
international forum for both researchers, industry practitioners and
environment experts to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state
of the art and practice of Social Computing and broadly related areas. Scope and Topics Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to: · Fundamentals of social computing
· Modelling of social behaviour
· Social network analysis and mining
· Computational models of social simulation
· Web 2.0 and semantic web
· Innovative HCI and touch-screen models
· Modelling of social conventions and social contexts
· Social cognition and social intelligence
· Social media analytics and intelligence
· Group formation and evolution
· Security, privacy, trust, risk in social contexts
· Social system design and architectures
· Information retrieval, data mining, artificial intelligence and
agent-based technology
· Group interaction, collaboration, representation and profiling
· Handheld/mobile social computing
· Service science and service oriented interaction design
· Cultural patterns and representation
· Emotional intelligence, opinion representation, influence process
· Mobile commerce, handheld commerce and e-markets
· Connected e-health in social networks
· Social policy and government management
· Social blog, micro-blog, public blog, internet forum
· Business social software systems
· Impact on peoples activities in complex and dynamic environments
· Collaborative filtering, mining and prediction
· Social computing applications and case studies Submission Guidelines Submissions must include an abstract, keywords, the e-mail address of the
corresponding author and should not exceed 8 pages for main conference,
including tables and figures in IEEE CS format. The template files for LATEX
or WORD can be downloaded here. All paper submissions must represent
original and unpublished work. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at
least three program committee members. Submission of a paper should be
regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one
of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submit
your paper(s) in PDF file at the SCA2011 submission site:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sca2011. Authors of accepted
papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their
work at the conference, otherwise their papers may be removed from the
digital libraries of IEEE CS and EI after the conference. Publications Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference
Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press. Authors of accepted papers, or at
least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the
conference, otherwise their papers may be removed from the digital libraries
of IEEE CS and EI after the conference. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision,
will be published in special issues of Journal of Organizational Computing
and Electronic Commerce, Social Science Computer Review, and Computers in
Human Behavior. General Chairs
Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China
Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Program Chairs
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln, UK
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA Program Vice-Chairs
Rajiv Khosla, Latrobe University, Australia
Tim Butcher, RMIT, Australia
Man-Kwan Shan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan Workshop Chairs
Nathalie Colineau, CSIRO-ICT Centre, Australia
Xiangfeng Luo, Shanghai University, China Steering Committee
V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, USA
Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China
Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (Chair)
Feiyue Wang, Chinese Academia of Science, China
Wesley Chu, University of California, USA
Shaun Lawson, University of Lincoln, UK
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
John Yen, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Adrian David Cheok, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Craig Standing, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair) Local and Finance Chairs
Chang Liu, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Conference Secretary and Web Chair
Xuyun Zhang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair.
I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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