[AISWorld] Submission Deadline Extended: Workshop on Social Media, Crowdsourcing & Public Health

Mohd Anwar susmanlab at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 17:26:26 EDT 2014

Dear Colleagues:
Due to several requests from the submission authors, we have decided to
extend the submission deadline for the workshop until June 15.

Best Regards,
Program co-Chairs

*Call for Papers: WICSOC 2014 - Social Media, Crowdsourcing, and Public


• Submission: June 15, 2014 • Acceptance: July 1st, 2014

• Camera Ready: TBA

• Workshop Date: August 13, 2014

Program co-Chairs: Mohd Anwar, North Carolina A&T State University and
Bernard Fuemmeler, Duke University Medical Center

The 3rd International Workshop on Issues and Challenges in Social
Computing (WICSOC
2014) will take place in conjunction with IEEE IRI 2014, August 13th -15th.
The aim of this workshop is to discuss and exchange ideas on the
opportunities and challenges in social computing systems as they relate to
healthcare and public health. We invite papers from researchers and
practitioners working in any aspect of social computing with research focus
on health, healthcare, or public health.

Social Computing Technologies (SCT) offers users opportunities for
connectedness, participation, engagement, collaboration, and opportunities
for offering/receiving social support. These applications/systems gather
abundance of information that when mined and analyzed will further enrich
their services or help researchers understand many different things
including social dynamics of people, wisdom of crowd, social construction
and sharing of knowledge, etc. As a result, SCT can be leveraged to empower
both health professional and citizens. Online Social media such as
Facebook, Twitter, QuitNet are increasingly being used for health-related
purposes. A 2013 online survey suggests that 59.9% patients used Twitter
for increasing knowledge and exchanging advice and 52.3% used Facebook for
social support and exchanging advice. Novel techniques for information
analysis, reuse, and integration are critical to make sense of health-
related information. Systematic approaches, design principles, and
evaluation strategies need to be researched for developing effective
health-related social computing applications. Other challenges in social
computing include accommodating privacy, security, and trust expectations
of users or separating good information from noise.

We invite research or position papers from researchers and practitioners
working in any aspect of social computing with research focus on health,
healthcare, or public health.

*Example topics*, but not limited to, include:

• Design, modeling, and simulation of socially aware health technology

• Demonstration cases of using existing social media platforms (e.g.,
twitter, facebook) for health research

• Social network analysis for the purpose of understanding or intervening
upon health related outcomes

• Behavioral intervention implemented through social media platforms

• Disease & health management using social media applications

• Crowdsourcing health or biomedical research

• Public health resource sensing or crowdsourcing of public health resources

• In-time, in-place healthcare information through social media

• Design and evaluation of online patient communities with social network

• Healthcare/mHealth Social Networks

• Data protection (Privacy, Security, Trust) in healthcare social networks

• Empowerment of patients and healthcare professionals

• Design and evaluation of social game for health education & awareness

• Classification and categorization of health information in social media

• Mining of big Data for population health monitoring or intervention

• Social computing application for health & wellness management

All contributions will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts. *Papers
should be 4-6 pages (English) in IEEE format*, including bibliography and
well-marked appendices. Accepted papers will be published as workshop
papers in the IEEE IRI conference proceedings. Manuscript template and
formatting resources are available in:

The extended versions of the best papers from the workshop will be
considered for journal publication.


• Web: wicsoc.ncat.edu

• Email: manwar (at) ncat (dot) edu

*Submission Page: *https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wicsoc2014
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