WOSN 2009

An ACM SIGCOMM 2009 workshop

WOSN 2009 — The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Online Social Networks

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to WOSN 2009, co-located with ACM SIGCOMM 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.

Call for Papers

With over half a billion users, Online social networks (OSN) are now a mainstream research topic of interest for theoretical physicists, epidemiologists, economists, and computer scientists. For the SIGCOMM community, there is strong research interest in collaborative systems and the analysis of the structure and properties of online communities, fixed and mobile. There are applications for kids, business, entertainment, work(flow), systems that provide context, mobility, support for demography, criminology, and research into pure knowledge about human societies and use of resources.

The goal of the 2nd WOSN is to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of relevance to communications systems, involving novel ideas and applications, and experimental results. The workshop solicits original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers. We encourage papers that propose new research directions or could generate lively debate at the workshop.

WOSN will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and important questions posed by online social applications. Of particular interest are problems related to network and system architecture design that can best support emerging and future social and collaborative systems, and how those social networks can shape the design of existing distributed systems and real networks.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and must be a pdf file. Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines at http://www.sigcomm.org/sigcomm2009/.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

Papers can be submitted through the submission site http://www-dyn.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jwk26/hotcrp/.

Important dates

Submissions dueFriday March 6, 2009
Notification of acceptanceFriday April 10, 2009
Camera ready version dueMonday May 28, 2009
Workshop dateMonday August 17, 2009

Program Committee

WOSN Steering committee Thomas Karagiannis Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  Peter Key Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  Balachander Krishnamurthy AT&T Labs--Research
  Milan Vojnovic Microsoft Research, Cambridge
PC Co-chairs Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge
  Balachander Krishnamurthy AT&T Labs--Research
PC Members Ian Brown University of Oxford
  Chen-Nee Chuah UC Davis
  Graham Cormode AT&T Labs--Research
  Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge
  Claudia Diaz Leuven, Belgium
  Robin Dunbar University of Oxford
  Paul Francis Cornell
  Krishna Gummadi MPI-SWS
  Tristan Henderson University of St Andrews
  Thomas Karagiannis Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  David Kempe USC
  Balachander Krishnamurthy AT&T Labs--Research
  Pablo Rodriguez Telefonica
  Stefan Saroiu Microsoft Research, Redmond
  Craig Wills WPI