4-8 December 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Selected Areas in Communications-Social Networks

Symposium Co-Chair

  • Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada

Scope and Motivation

Recently, social network research has advanced rapidly with the prevalence of online social applications and mobile social communications systems. Moreover, the ongoing pandemic via contact social networks has caused tremendous human life and economic loss around the world, and infodemic is one of the major social impacts that make people difficult to discriminate trustworthy sources, from false and manipulative information sources. Therefore, researchers are increasingly interested in addressing a wide spectrum of challenges in social networks, such as developing social-aware algorithms for communications systems, identifying the topological common structures and information/influence flows, analyzing the social media and evolutions of social graphs, and exploiting location-based and contextual information embedded in mobile social networks to create innovative applications. Due to the interdisciplinary nature, social networks have also attracted intensive research interests across multiple disciplines, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data analytics, information security and privacy protection, psychology, and marketing. In light of the above crucial needs, Selected Areas in Communication Symposium in Social Networks will serve as a forum for researchers and technologists to discuss the state-of-the-art, present their contributions, and set future directions in social networks.

Topics of Interest

Original research articles are solicited in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Infrastructure, platform, protocol design, and optimization for mobile social networks, mobile social
    clouds, and social Internet-of-Things with Artificial Intelligence
  • Social-aware network solutions and social network influence on (wireless) communications systems
  • Cross-layer design for social networks and the underlying communications and network platforms,
    and subsequent new design paradigm for future (wireless) communications
  • Network graph modeling, measurements, simulations, and experiments
  • Analysis of dynamics and control of belief, influence, and rumor propagations in the evolutions of
    social networks
  • Data mining, machine learning, information retrieval, signal processing, and artificial intelligence in
    social media and social contexts
  • Trusted networking, privacy and security, user behaviors and dynamics, and digital right
    management, for big data in social networks
  • Innovative social network applications and services to mobile Internet, multimedia networks, mobilecommerce, cyber-physical systems, and their potential social, economic, and cultural impacts
  • Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research on social networks


  • Symposium Paper Submission: 15 April 2023
  • Acceptance Notification: 25 July 2023
  • Camera-Ready Submissions: 1 September 2023
  • Tutorial Proposals: 15 April 2023
  • Workshop Proposals: 15 March 2023
  • Panel Proposals: 1 June 2023