The 6th International Conference on Computational Social Networks (CSoNet 2017), August 3-5, 2017, Hong Kong, China. (co-located with COCOON 2017)

The 6th International Conference on Computational Social Networks (CSoNet 2017) provides a premier interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all fields of social networks such as network computing, social network/media analysis and mining for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. CSoNet 2017 seeks to address emerging yet important computational problems with a focus on the fundamental background, theoretical technology development, and real-world applications associated with social network analysis, modelling and data mining. The conference welcomes all submissions with focus on common principles, algorithms and tools that govern social network structures/topologies, network functionalities, security and privacy, network behaviours, information diffusions and influence, social recommendation systems which are applicable to all types of social networks and social media.

The conference includes a main track and several special sessions. The scope of the main track includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Real-world complex networks
  • Social network design and architecture
  • Mathematical modeling and analysis of real-world social platforms
  • Information retrieval in social contexts, political analysts
  • Community structure detection and analysis
  • Network structure analysis and dynamics optimization
  • Information diffusion models and techniques
  • Complex network analysis, structure robustness and vulnerability
  • Security and privacy in online social networks
  • Efficient algorithms for social computing
  • Social trends and network behaviors
  • Reputation and trust issues in social media
  • Social influence, recommendation and media
  • Big data analysis on online social networks
  • Applications of complex social network analysis
  • Insights into social networking data

Steering Committee

  • My T. Thai, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (Chair)
  • Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
  • Weili Wu, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, USA

TPC Co-Chairs

  • Donghyun Kim, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, USA
  • Miloš Kudělka, Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • R.N. Uma, North Carolina Central University, Durham, USA

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: April 22, 2017 (extended, firm deadline)
  • Acceptance Notification: May 5, 2017
  • Camera Ready and Registration: May 22, 2017
  • Conference Dates: August 3-5, 2017

Best Paper Award

  • A Best Paper Award will be conferred to the author(s) of a paper selected by the TPC Co-Chairs.

Sponsor Journals

  • Selected high quality papers will be invited for a special issue of various high quality journals including Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (SCI-E), IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and Computational Social Networks.

Submission Instructions

  • Authors who are interested in the above topics can submit their unpublished work to CSoNet 2017 conference. A clear indication of the motivation and comparison with prior related work should be presented. Simultaneous submission to a journal or another conference with refereed proceedings is not allowed.
  • Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Papers must be formatted using LNCS format file without altering margins or the font point.
    • The maximum length of a regular paper (including references) is 12 pages, and of an extended abstract is 2 pages.
    • Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be placed in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.
    • To submit, please go to