3rd International Workshop on Social Media Networks Analytics and Applications (SMA2)

September 4-7, 2023 - Barcelona co-located with ADBIS 2023

Nowadays, multimedia data allow fast and effective communication and sharing of information about peoples’ lives, their behaviors, work, and interests, but they are also the digital testimony of facts, objects, and locations. In such a context, Social Media Networks (SMNs) actually represent a natural environment where users can create and share multimedia content such as text, images, video, audio, and so on. Just as an example, each minute thousands of tweets are sent on Twitter, several hundreds of hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube, and a huge amount of photos are shared on Instagram or uploaded to Flickr. Within these "interest-based" networks, each user interacts with the others through multimedia content (text, image, video, audio) and such interactions create "social links" that well characterize the behaviors of the users. Here, in addition to social information (e.g., tags, opinions, insights, evaluations, perspectives, ratings, and user profiles) multimedia data can play a "key-role" especially from the perspective of Social Network Analysis (SNA): representing and understanding multimedia characteristics and user-to-item interaction mechanisms can be useful to predict user behavior, model the evolution of multimedia content and social graphs, design human-centric multimedia applications and services, just to make a few examples.

In particular, SMNs are becoming truly pervasive, encompassing every aspect of our digital life. While the widespread adoption of SMNs by virtually all small and large businesses, as well as many individual users, has enormous benefits in terms of dissemination of and access to information, the diverse nature of the content shared on SMNs (text, video, audio) poses new and interesting challenges with respect to information reuse and integration. The International Workshop on Social Media Networks Analytics and Applications (SMA2) aims to address these critical challenges by bringing together scientists, engineers, practitioners, and students in an interdisciplinary forum where they can share experiences and ideas, discuss the results of their research on models, methodologies and algorithms, and forge new collaborations that will lead to the development of new applications and tools to transform information extracted from SMNs into actionable intelligence.

Important dates

Paper submission: April 24, 2023
Paper notification: May 29, 2023
Camera ready: June 9, 2023
Workshop: TBD


See the ADBIS 2023 conference website: https://www.essi.upc.edu/dtim/ADBIS2023/

Topics of interest

Authors are invited to submit original contributions on the following topics:

Submission instructions

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Submissions will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.

The page limit for long papers is 12 pages and 6 pages for short papers. Papers should be prepared according to the LNCS format (templates are available here). Latex submissions are highly encouraged. Nonetheless, papers prepared in other word processing software are also welcome.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=sma22023.

Workshop chairs

Vincenzo Moscato, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Giancarlo Sperlì, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Fabio Persia, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Anton Dignös, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Program Committee



Workshop papers will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series. The Springer CCIS volume with workshop papers will be published only as a DIGITAL volume, available for downloading from the Springer portal.

Authors of the best workshop papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the ComSIS Journal (2-year IF: 1.170) indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI) by Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS (Elsevier), Summon (Serials Solutions).

Diversity and Inclusion

We kindly ask authors to adopt inclusive language in their papers and presentations (https://dbdni.github.io/pages/inclusivewriting.html and https://dbdni.github.io/pages/inclusivetalks.html), and all participants to adopt a proper code on conduct (https://dbdni.github.io/pages/codeofconduct.html)