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HCSC: COMPSAC Symposium on Human and Social Computing

posted Nov 19, 2015, 4:11 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos   [ updated Dec 17, 2015, 2:34 AM by Rene Kaiser ]
COMPSAC Symposium on Human and Social Computing
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - June 10-14, 2016

The rapid development of computing technologies has paved the way for involving human interactions in the cyber world. These interactions, including both human interactions with each other and with computing systems of any kind, are playing increasingly important roles in our everyday lives. Examples of such interactions include but are not limited to improving human life and well-being, discovering knowledge, enabling personalized and context- sensitive services, detecting interesting events/phenomena in the natural environment, enhancing system performance, etc. The HCSC symposium seeks full papers (10 pages maximum) and short papers (6 pages) that concentrate on:
  1. how humans interact with each other through computing systems and environments (social networking, mediated communication);
  2. how interactions between humans and other agents on social networking platforms can be leveraged to study social phenomena and for knowledge discovery;
  3. human-computer interaction and awareness of computing environments;
  4. how emerging technology such as wearable sensors are used in improving human lifestyle and well-being.
We welcome papers with emphasis on one or both topics of human-computer interactions and social computing. In particular, topics of interest in HCSC include but are not limited to:
  • social computing approaches and tools, such as social search, social network analysis and visualization,
  • social multimedia services and tools,
  • study of real-world events and phenomena through analyzing interactions in social networking platforms,
  • social communication systems (videoconferencing, telepresence),
  • social signal processing,
  • social multimedia knowledge discovery,
  • verification and quality aspects of social media information and content,
  • security and privacy issues in social networking environments,
  • standardization trends and federated social Web initiatives,
  • human-centric visualization, representation, and modeling of Big Data,
  • human-centric system and interface design and evaluation for health and well-being,
  • context-aware and situation-aware computing.

Important Dates
  • Nov 30, 2015: Main conference abstracts due (OPTIONAL!)
  • Dec 23, 2015: Main conference submissions due (EXTENDED)
  • Feb 29, 2016: Main conference paper notifications
  • Apr 7, 2016: Camera ready and registration due

Paper Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications; as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.
The review and selection process for submissions is designed to identify papers that break new ground and provide substantial support for their results and conclusions as significant contributions to the field. Submissions will be selected that represent a major advancement in the subject of the symposia to which they are submitted. Authors of submissions with a limited contribution or scope may be asked to revise their submissions into a more succinct camera-ready format; e.g., a short paper, workshop paper, fast abstract, or poster. An independent review panel for submitted industrial practice reports has been established to conduct peer reviews using a different, but as rigorous, set of review criteria from the industrial perspective.
All accepted contributions will be included the conference proceedings. The length of a camera-ready regular paper or industry practice report is limited to 10 pages. Short papers and workshop papers are limited to 6 pages; fast abstracts to 2 pages; and posters to 1 page. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines in preparing your paper. Each accepted paper (full, short, industry, workshop, or fast abstract) is required to be registered at full rate by one of its authors. Reduced registration rates are available for posters and Student Research Symposium papers, but such registrations will provide limited privileges during the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society. In order to enable indexing through INSPEC and EI Index, and inclusion in the IEEE digital library, a paper must be presented in person by one of its authors.
A special poster session will be dedicated to Work-in-Progress, new ideas, and emerging fields and research topics in the area of computer software. An area on the conference premises will be designated for the presentation of such posters. Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed poster and handouts and be present for the entire duration of session. Attendees will browse the posters and directly interact with the presenters. Thus, the poster session is intended to be an informal, conversational forum for new ideas.
Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards will be presented by COMPSAC 2016. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. Student Research Symposium papers and posters are encouraged; a reduced registration rate applies. Authors of the best technical contributions will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for consideration by reputable journals. In the past, certain technical contributions to COMPSAC were designated for eventual publication in journals including IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Journal of Systems and Software, and Computer Communications — among others.

Symposium Leadership Team
  • General Chair: Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA
  • Program Chairs: 
    • Symeon (Akis) Papadopoulos, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Rene Kaiser, Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria
    • Moushumi Sharmin, Western Washington University, USA