Event Date/Time: Jun 06, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 08, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2012
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Conference Scope

The INOSA conference in Berlin / Germany focuses on breakthroughs, new concepts and applications for developing, operating and optimizing social software systems, as well analysing and exploiting the data created by these systems.

Computer Science is intertwined with users from its early beginnings. There is hardly a software just for itself. Each software is created for user needs. This process has now reached the private life. The Internet, Web and wireless communication has fundamentally changed our daily communication and how information flows in commercial and private networks. New issues came up with this trend: Non-SQL databases offer better feature for a number of social applications. Semantic systems helps to bridge the gap between words and their meaning. Data mining and inference helps to extract implicit facts. P2P systems are proper answers to an increasing amount of data that shall be exchanged. In 2010, more smart phones than computer are sold. Mobile devices and context aware systems (e.g. locations based systems) play a major role for social applications. New threats accompany these trends as well, though. Social hacking, lost of privacy, vague or complex copy rights are just one of them.

Conference venue is the Ellington hotel in the heart of Berlin.

Full, short and work-in-progress paper are welcome.

Software has entered the private and social life. This conference shall bring together new technical trends, research and applications. We are looking for new technical approaches, ideas, theories and concepts in research but also for new applications. The conference will focus especially but is not limited on the following topics around Non-SQL and social applications

Software engineering for social applications

frameworks for social software development
user feedback integration in software engeering processes
usability for social applications
privacy and safe data exchange in social applications
social software engineering
open data, open knowledge

Data storage

Data curation and data cleansing for social applications
Advances in NoSQL databases for social applications
Semantic technologies for social applications
Standardized ontologies or vocabularies for social applications
Structuring data with natural language processing techniques

Social mobile applications

Location based systems
Context based systems
Mobile Databases

Big social data

Infrastructure for big social data
Information retrieval optimized for big social data
Advanced approaches for analysing big social data
Visual analytics for big social data
Open corpora of big social data for scientific research

Business models for social applications

Innovative social applications
Innovative business models for social applications
Fine tuning of applications and business models based on user behaviour analytics
Co-development of business models, software architecture and data-driven opportunities

Social data modelling

Modelling languages for semantic data
Using Semantic Web for social data, e.g. RDF/OWL, Topic Maps
Semantic based data retrieval

Important dates: Submissions deadline: 15 February

Notification deadline: 31 March

Camera-ready deadline: 30 April

Publishing and indexing: Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ACM Digital Library, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for inclusion in a special issue on Scalable Information Systems and/or Social Informatics (to be confirmed).

Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards will be granted to authors of the best papers.

Submission and registration: [comming soon]

For submission guidelines please see: [comming soon]

Registrations opens in March 2012

Organizing Committee:

Thomas Schwotzer, HTW Berlin (Germany)
Lutz Maicher, Fraunhofer Leipzig (Germany)