Important Dates

Workshop paper submission deadline: Jan. 15, 2014.
Submission site:
Workshop author notification: Feb. 12, 2014
Workshop camera-ready due: Feb. 23, 2014
Author registration due: Feb. 27, 2014

Workshop Scope

Objectives of this PAKDD workshop are to provide an informal and vibrant opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research positions, original research results and practical development experiences on specific challenges and emerging issues of data mining in social networks. As the workshop topics are focused and cohesive, participants can benefit from interaction with each other.


We solicit original and high quality submissions addressing all aspects of this field. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Adversarial blogging and counter measures
  • Agent based social simulation and computational models
  • Anomaly detection in social network evolution
  • Application of data mining in social networks
  • Blog search and retrieval
  • Community detection, evolution, and analysis in large scale online/offline social networks
  • Connection between biological similarities and social network formulation
  • Context / location sensitive / intelligent content recommendation
  • Contextual social network analysis and mining
  • Correlation retrieval for social media
  • Crime network analysis
  • Crowd sourcing
  • Cyber anthropology
  • Data mining models for social networks and social media
  • Data protection inside communities
  • Economical impact of social network discovery
  • Evolution of communities/patterns on the Web and in large organizations
  • Group interaction, collaboration, and recommendation
  • Impact of social networks on recommendations systems
  • Information acquisition and establishment of social relations
  • Influence, influence propagation, trust, and privacy in social networks
  • Influence of cultural aspects on the formation of communities
  • Interoperability among social applications and social media
  • Knowledge discovery (collective wisdom, trend analysis, and topic detection) from social networks
  • Large-scale graph algorithms for social network analysis
  • Link analysis and network structure discovery
  • Misbehavior detection in communities
  • Migration between communities
  • Multi-agent based social network mining
  • Personalization for search and for social interaction
  • Political impact of social network discovery
  • Query languages, query processing and optimization for social network and social media mining
  • Recommendations for product purchase, information acquisition and establishment of social relations
  • Scalability of social networking/search algorithms
  • Social media contents mining
  • Techniques for social-network mining and for the analysis of social-media phenomena
  • Uncertainty of social media mining
  • Visual representation of dynamic social networks and their analysis

Paper Submission

The submitted paper should adhere to the double-blind review policy. All papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to data mining, originality, significance, and clarity. All paper submissions will be handled electronically.

Each submitted paper should include an abstract up to 200 words and be not longer than 12 single-spaced pages with 10pt font size. Authors are strongly encouraged to use Springer LNCS/LNAI manuscript submission guidelines (available at for their initial submissions. All papers must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system in PDF format only.

The submitted papers must not be previously published anywhere, and must not be under consideration by any other conferences or journal during the review process. Submitting a paper to the workshop means that if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper. For no-show authors, their affiliations will receive a notification. The workshop program committee chairs are not allowed to submit papers to the conference for a fair review process. By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree to abide by the decision of the workshop program committee chairs.

All accepted papers will be included as workshop notes to be distributed in the PAKDD 2014 conference. Outstanding papers will be published by Springer in a LNCS/LNAI post Proceedings of PAKDD Workshops. Moreover, the best-quality accepted papers after the presentation on the workshop day will be recommended for possible publication in the international journals.

Workshop Organizers

Program Chairs
socnet14 [AT] Program Committee:
  • TBA