ACM SIGCOMM 2012, August 13-17, 2012, Helsinki, Finland
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Workshop on Online Social Networks (WOSN’12)

Friday, August 17, 2012
Helsinki, Finland
Room: Hall B

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Technical Program


With nearly half the world’s population with access to the Internet being present on an Online Social Network, the field has infiltrated most walks of life. A significant fraction of mind-share in the form of applications, diverse access interfaces, and a large economic ecosystem has developed around this field. Going past the simple characterization and enumeration of properties, the networking research community has shown significant interest in attacking various problems associated with OSNs. WOSN’12 will bring together networking researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and important questions posed by emerging social applications. Of particular interest are problems related to system architecture design, explosion of new media traffic, and mobile access. WOSN’12 will facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion of relevance to computer networking involving new ideas and applications and experimental results. The workshop solicits original papers on ongoing work as well as position papers. All papers are limited to 6 pages (10 pt).

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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Implications of social networking on network design
  • Network architecture design to support large scale social applications
  • Search strategies in social networks
  • Reputation and trust systems
  • Anonymity and privacy
  • Economic incentives for privacy
  • Architecture and design of external OSN applications
  • Decentralized (ad hoc) network applications and services
  • Measurement and analysis of online communities

Submission Instructions

All submissions must be original work not under review at any other venue. Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length and author names and affiliations should be included in the submission. Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines at Papers should be submitted via the submission site.

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Important Dates

  • Submissions Due

    March 14, 2012

  • Notification of Acceptance

    April 20, 2012

  • Camera Ready

    June 4, 2012

  • Workshop Date

    August 17, 2012


  • Program Committee Co-Chairs
  • Balachander Krishnamurthy

    AT&T Labs - Research

  • Stefan Saroiu

    Microsoft Research

  • Ben Zhao

    UC Santa Barbara

  • Program Committee Members
  • Alessandro Acquisti


  • Virgilio Almeida

    UFMG, Brazil

  • Landon Cox

    Duke University

  • Yafei Dai

    Peking University, China

  • Josh Elman

    Greylock Partners

  • Lixin Gao

    Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Krishna Gummadi

    Max-Planck Institute for Software Systems

  • Pankaj Gupta

    Twitter Inc.

  • Emre Kiciman

    Microsoft Research

  • Yongdae Kim

    University Minnesota

  • Cecilia Mascolo

    University of Cambridge

  • Alan Mislove

    Northeastern University

  • Sue Moon

    KAIST, Korea

  • Jennifer Neville

    Purdue University

  • Eamonn O’Neill

    University of Bath, U.K.

  • Reza Rejaie

    Univ of Oregon

  • Keith Ross

    NYU-Polytechnic University

  • Alessandra Sala

    Bell Labs, Ireland

  • James Salter

    Government Communications HQ, UK

  • Walter Willinger

    AT&T Labs - Researc

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