Call for Papers: SocioAware 2013

Second International Workshop on
Socially Adaptive and Socio-Aware Information and Communication Systems
at 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SaSo)
Philadelphia, PA, USA; September 9th, 2013

Submission Deadline: July 11th, 2013

CfP  Download PDF Version of Call for Papers
CfP  Download TXT Version of Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The design and operation of distributed computer systems has traditionally been driven by technical aspects and considerations. However, the usage characteristics of information and communication systems are both implicitly and explicitly determined by social interaction and the social graph of users. This aspect is becoming more and more evident with the increasing popularity of social network applications on the internet. The performance, resilience and reliability of distributed systems can thus be improved by considering social aspects already in and for their design. The aim of this workshop is to elaborate how such socially adaptive networked computing systems can be created.

This requires a highly interdisciplinary approach, and the establishment of a research community around the creation of such systems is one of the key objectives of the workshop. For this purpose, the workshop brings together experts from distributed computer systems, complex systems and social science. This workshop seeks to shed light on the question how the increasing pervasion of technical infrastructures with social aspects affects the engineering of reliable and scalable networked computing systems. Another interesting question is how suitable mathematical modelling of social phenomena can influence and inspire the design of distributed algorithms, network topologies and communication protocols, resulting in what may be called socio-aware information and communication systems.

Topic Areas

This workshop intends to address the above general questions in the context of a variety of different networked computing systems. The workshop′s focus includes but is not limited to the following topics:

We particularly solicit interdisciplinary work that demonstrates how data, results and research questions from different scientific disciplines can be combined in a way that facilitates the engineering of socially adaptive information and communication systems.

Paper Submission

The organizers welcome the submission of extended abstracts of max. 2 pages as well as short papers of up to 6 IEEE two-column pages describing original work previously unpublished and currently not under review elsewhere. Position and work-in-progress papers are highly welcome. All submissions will be blindly reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.


For more information see or contact the organizers at