WOSN 2008

An ACM SIGCOMM 2008 workshop

WOSN 2008 — The First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Online Social Networks

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to WOSN 2008, co-located with ACM SIGCOMM 2008 in Seattle, WA, USA.

Call for Papers

With half a billion active users, online social networks (OSN) have attained critical mass and triggered intense research interest in collaborative systems and the analysis of the structure and properties of online communities.

WOSN will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and important questions posed by emerging 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. The goal of the workshop is to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of relevance to computer networking, 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The workshop solicits original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers.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.


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/sigcomm2008/.

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 https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/WOSN2008/.

Important dates

Submissions dueExtended to March 10, 2008 (Mon, 2359 PST)
Notification of acceptanceApril 11, 2008
Camera ready version dueMay 2, 2008
Workshop dateAugust 18, 2008

Program Committee

Workshop Organizers Thomas Karagiannis Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  Peter Key Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  Balachander Krishnamurthy AT&T Labs — Research
  Milan Vojnović Microsoft Research, Cambridge
PC Co-chairs Christos Faloutsos CMU
  Thomas Karagiannis Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  Pablo Rodriguez Telefonica
PC Members Lada Adamic University of Michigan
  Virgilio Almeida UFMG
  Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge
  Christophe Diot Thomson Research
  Krishna Gummadi MPI-SWS
  Bernardo Huberman HP Labs
  David Kempe University of Southern California
  Peter Key Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  Jon Kleinberg Cornell University
  Gueorgi Kossinets Cornell University
  Balachander Krishnamurthy AT&T Labs — Research
  Ravi Kumar Yahoo! Research
  Sue Moon KAIST
  Mema Roussopoulos FORTH
  Milan Vojnović Microsoft Research, Cambridge