The 4th International Conference on Computational Social Networks (CSoNet 2015)

August 4-6th 2015 - Beijing, China

Call for Papers

In the last decade, there has been an explosive growth of research on practical complex networks, a theme that is becoming pervasive in many disciplines, ranging from mathematics and computer science to the social and biological sciences. Typical structures in reality include internet topologies, web graphs, peer-to-peer networks, biological networks, economic networks and most commonly social networks. A lot of research efforts have been made recently towards a deep understanding of real-world social platforms. Computing in social science, as a result, has become one of the central themes across mathematical science, information and communication technology, which attracts significant interest from researchers in mathematics, computer science, system science, and social science. The objective of this conference is to advance and promote the theoretical foundation, mathematical aspects, and applications of social computing.

CSoNet 2015 is inherently interdisciplinary as it attempts to integrate across different disciplines such as social science, computer science, networks science, and mathematics in pursuit of a fundamental understanding of computational social networks. The conference welcomes all submissions with focus on common principles, algorithms and tools that govern social network structures/topologies, social interactions, 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. There are two submission types (in LNCS format):

  • Full Paper (up to 12 pages)
  • Short Paper (up to 8 pages)
  • Extended Abstract (up to 2 pages)
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • 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

Important Dates

  • Paper submission due:                Apr 12th 2015 (11:59pm EST - Extended).
  • Notification of Acceptance:          May 3rd 2015.
  • Camera-ready and Registration: May 22th 2015 (Firm deadline).

Best Paper Award

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

Submission Instructions

Authors who are interested in the above topics can submit their unpublished work to CSoNet 2015 conference via Easychair. 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.

Final Submission Instructions

Guidelines for preparing the final version of your paper
The proceedings of CSoNet 2015 will be published in Springer-Verlag Lecture Note in Computer Science series (LNCS). Read carefully Springer's instructions on preparing the manuscript. We request that you use LaTeX with the "llncs.cls" style file. Keep in mind that the length of your paper should not exceed 12 pages (Regular), 8 pages (Short) or 2 pages (Extended Abstract) in LNCS style.

Please first register your accepted paper(s) by May 22nd 2015. Instructions for registration can be found here.
For each accepted paper, the final submission (under a single ZIP file named must include:

  • The acknowledgement/receipt(s) of Regular registration of the accepted paper.
  • ALL the source files and a PDF version of the camera ready.
  • The completed and signed Copyright Form (Volume Editors: My T. Thai, Nam P. Nguyen and Huawei Shen).
Please send your final submission to CSoNet2015 at with subject line "Final_Submission_Paper#". For example, submitting file named with subject line "Final_Submission_Paper86" if your submission number was 86.

  • Any final submission without proof of paper registration will not be accepted.
  • If you have more than one paper accepted at the conference, please send a separated email for each accepted paper with the corresponding file attachment and subject line.


Accepted papers will be published in proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science and will be indexed by ISI (CPCI-S, included in ISI Web of Science), EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Google Scholar, MathSciNet and many more (full list). Selected papers can be invited to publish in fast tracks of special issues of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (ISI) and Computational Social Networks (Springer).