[UPDATE] MobiSocial 2013, Milan, Italy, June 3-6, 2013 (deadline extension: Feb. 17, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Data Management, Mining, and Computing on Social Networks
contact email: 


1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Data Management,
Mining, and Computing on Social Networks (MobiSocial'13)

June 3-6, 2013 / Milan, Italy
(colocated with IEEE MDM 2013)



Recently, social network research has advanced rapidly with the prevalence of the online social websites and instant messaging social communications systems. In addition to utilizing a desktop computer to write blogs, upload photos and chat with friends, an explosively increasing number of people are now used to share personal location information to friends on the fly with mobile devices, thanks to the development of broadband wireless networks and location sensing technologies. These social network systems are usually characterized by complex network structures and abundant contextual information. Moreover, by incorporating the spatial dimension, mobile and location-based social networks are now immersed in people's everyday life via numerous innovative websites, such Facebook Places, Foursquare, Buddy Beacon, FindMe, Loopt, and Weibo. In addition, mobile social networks can be exploited to foster many interesting applications and analysis, such as recommendations of locations and travel planning of friends, location-based viral marketing, community discovery, group mobility and behavior modeling, etc.

Researchers are increasingly interested in addressing a wide spectrum of challenges in mobile social networks to extract useful knowledge, including identifying common static topological structures and dynamic evolutions of social networks, and exploiting location-based and contextual information embedded with mobile social networks to find out useful insights. The insights can provide important implications on community discovery, anomaly detection, trend prediction with the applications in many domains, such as recommendation systems, information retrieval, future prediction, and so on. In light of the above crucial need, sophisticated data mining and query processing techniques on both social and spatial dimensions are demanding for extracting representative information from mobile social network. In addition, the data generated from social networks and social media streams at any time in any place have outpaced the capability to process, analyze, and mining those datasets. It is thus imperative to develop scalable and efficient algorithms for processing and mining Big Data generated from mobile social networks. In contrast to other areas in data management and mining, social and human factors are also important and thereby encouraged to be properly included in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research of mobile social networks.

The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Data Management, Mining, and Computing on Social Networks (MobiSocial 2013) will serve as a forum for researchers and technologists to discuss the state-of-the-art, present their contributions, and set future directions in data management and mining for mobile social networks.

The topics of interest related to this workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Graph mining
- Contextual mobile social network analysis
- Storing, indexing and querying of graph data
- Distributed graph processing
- Mobile social interaction and personalization search
- Dynamics and evolution patterns of social networks, trend prediction
- Analysis and mining of location-based social networks
- Classification models and their applications in social recommender systems.
- Processing of social media stream
- Influence models and their applications in social environment.
- Competitive viral marketing
- Privacy and security in social network
- Modeling trust and reputation in mobile social networks.
- Moving object tracking, indexing and retrieval for social applications
- Location and trajectory mining of social data
- Opinion mining for location related information
- Location privacy, data sharing and security
- Mobile and ubiquitous computing for location-based social networks
- Cloud computing for location-based social data
- Innovative mobile social networking applications
- Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research on mobile social networks


Paper Submissions: Feb. 17 (extended), 2013 (midnight PST)
Notification of Acceptance: March 6, 2013
Camera-Ready Due: March 13, 2013
Workshop Date: June 3, 2013


Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, neither submitted nor accepted for publication in any other workshop, conference, or journal. The page limits for regular papers and position papers are 6 pages and 3 pages respectively, including all figures, tables, and references. The submitted papers must be written in English, and formatted using the IEEE style: (http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/con...)

Every submitted paper will be carefully reviewed by at least three Program Committee members ensure the high quality of the accepted papers. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices and the paper should be intelligible without them. Authors are invited to send the manuscripts through EasyChair: (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mobisocial2013)

Submission to this workshop implies the willingness to participate and present in the workshop. Registration of at least one of the authors for each accepted paper is mandatory. Authors of accepted papers must also sign a copyright form that will be made available on the web site of the conference.


De-Nian Yang
Institute of Information Science
Academia Sinica

Wang-Chien Lee
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Pennsylvania State University


- Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
- Vincent S. Tseng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
- Demetris Zeinalipour, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Xing Xie, Microsoft Research, China
- Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, USA
- Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
- Haiying Shen, Clemson University, USA
- Yizhou Sun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Shou-De Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Wei-Shinn Ku, Auburn University, USA
- Ping Luo, HP Labs, China
- Mi-Yen Yeh, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
- Kun-Ta Chuang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
- Mao Ye, Klout Inc., USA
- Chih-Hua Tai, National Taipei University, Taiwan
- Cheng-Te Li, National Taiwan University, Taiwan