Social computing and networking is concerned with the intersection of social behaviour and computing systems, creating or recreating social conventions and contexts through the use of software and technology. Various social computing applications such as blogs, email, instant messaging, social networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc.), wikis, and social bookmarking have been widely popularised by providing digital platforms for social interaction. Such applications have been profoundly change social behaviours and digital life styles of humankind whilst pushing the boundaries of Internet technologies. 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 trust, privacy, HCI design, and the modelling as well as understanding of social behaviours via computational means provide significant challenges.
Extended versions of most papers from the conference will be published in the special issues of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (IEEE), Information Fusion (Elsevier and SCI indexed), Journal of Computational Science(Elsevier and SCI indexed), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier and SCI indexed),Sensors (MDPI and SCI indexed),International Journal of Sensor Networks (Inderscience, SCI indexed), IEEE Transactions on Big Data (IEEE Trans.), Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier and SCI), Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley and SCI), or Cyber-physical System journal.
SocialCom (Social Computing and Networking) was created to provide a prime international forum for researchers, industry practitioners and domain experts to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Social Computing & Networking and its broadly related areas. SocialCom 2016 is evolved as next premier event from previous highly successful series of SocialCom 2015 (Chengdu China), SocialCom 2014 (Sydeney Australia), SCA2013 (Karlsruhe Germany), SCA2012 (Xiangtan China), SCA2011 (Sydney, Australia), SocialNet-2010 (Social Computing and Networking, Hangzhou, China), SocialNet-2009 (Social Computing and Networking, Chengdu China), SIN-2009 (Social Intelligence and Networking, Vancouver Canada).