Track on Social Network and Media Analysis (SONAMA)
The 37th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2022)
April 25 - 29, 2022, Brno, Czech Republic

Aims and Scope
With the advent of social network services such as Twitter, Facebook,
Tumbler, and Google+, the research on social network and media analysis
has been greatly advanced. In recent years, the interactions among people,
sharing of knowledge and experiences, community activities in social
network services increase greatly, which would make the research on social
networks more important. Furthermore, as social media contents within
social network services are rapidly being produced and consumed, the social
media contents now account for the majority of content published on the
world wide web. Social media is differentiated from traditional media in
many aspects such as its frequency, quality, usability, immediacy, and
permanence, which leads to significant potential to the social media
analysis research.
The ACM SAC has been an important venue for the past 36 years,
attracting computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers,
and application developers from around the world. The Social Network and
Media Analysis (SONAMA) track of ACM SAC will provide a forum that brings
together researchers and practitioners for exploring technologies, issues,
experiences, and applications with a specific focus on the recent research
trends and industrial needs in the related fields. Since social network and
media analysis encompasses a variety of highly cross-disciplinary research
issues, the SONAMA will foster collaborations and exchange of ideas and
experiences among researchers working in various fields such as computer
science, linguistics, statistics, sociology, economics, and business.

Topics of Interest
We plan to include all the important topics related to
social network and media analysis within the SONAMA.
These topics include, but are not limited to:
- Community structure analysis in social networks    
- Applications of social network and media analysis
- Analysis of the relationship between social media and traditional media
- Data modeling for social networks and social media
- Detection of spam, misinformation and malicious activities in social networks
- Business impact in social network and media analysis
- Political impact in social network and media analysis
- Geographical analysis of social networks
- Temporal analysis of social networks
- Information analysis for social media
- Dynamics and evolution of social networks
- Information acquisition in social networks
- Big data issues in social network and media analysis
- Link prediction and simulation
- Modeling of user behavior and interaction
- Monitoring social networks and media
- New social media applications and interfaces
- Pattern analysis in social networks
- Personalization for social interaction
- Privacy and security in social networks
- Propagation and diffusion of information in social networks
- Social information applied to recommender systems
- Information retrieval in social network services
- Visualization and presentation of social information
- Statistical analysis
- Topological analysis of social networks
- Trust management for social networks and social media
- Qualitative and quantitative studies of social networks and social media

Important Dates
Paper submission: October 15, 2021
Acceptance notification: December 10, 2021
Camera-ready copies: December 21, 2021
Author registration: December 21, 2021

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers of research and applications for this track. Full papers are limited to 8 pages with the option for up to 2 additional pages. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate double-blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information. Papers must be formatted according to the ACM SAC template. Papers that received high reviews but were not accepted due to space limitations can be invited for the poster session. Posters are limited to 3 pages with the option for up to only additional page. For full submission guidelines, please follow the instructions on the ACM SAC 2022 website. Please submit your contribution via SAC 2022 Web page.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending ACM SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published at SAC 2022 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track. focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive medals and cash awards. Winners will be announced during the conference banquet. Invited students receive SRC travel support and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support.

Track Chair
Sang-Wook Kim
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hanyang University, Korea

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Co-Track Chair
Yunyong Ko
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hanyang University, Korea

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Program Committee Members
Mariette Awad		American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Claudio de Souza Baptista	Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Tru Hoang Cao		The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Dong-Kyu Chae		Hanyang University, Korea
Seong Je Cho		Dankook University, Korea
Freddy Chong-Tat Chua	Singapore Management University, Singapore
Alessio Conte		University of Pisa, Italy
Christian Esposito		University of Salerno, Italy
Masoud R. Hamedani	Hanyang University, Korea
Kyungsik Han		Hanyang University, Korea
Heasoo Hwang		University of Seoul, Korea
Mirjana Ivanovic		University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Hasan Jamil		University of Idaho, USA
Min-Hee Jang		Samsung Electronics, USA
Jason J. Jung		Chung-Ang University, Korea
Carlos Alberto Kamienski	Federal University of ABC, Brazil
Pinar Karagoz		Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Hyoungshick Kim		Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Hyunchul Kim		Sangmyung University, Korea
Younghoon Kim		Seoul National University, Korea
Yunyong Ko		Hanyang University, Korea
Kiyong Lee		Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
Yeon-Chang Lee		Hanyang University, Korea
Maurizio Leotta		University of Genova, Italy
Andrea Marino		University of Florence, Italy
Pedro O.S Vaz de Melo	Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pedro Ribeiro		University of Porto, Portugal
Armanda Rodrigues	Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Milos Savic		University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Won-Yong Shin		Yonsei University, Korea
Jenq-Haur Wang		National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Xiaojie Wang		BUPT, China
Jie Yang			BUPT, China
Seok-Ho Yoon		Samsung Electronics, Korea
Ke Yu			BUPT, China
Xiangliang Zhang		King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia