Co-located with IEEE FiCloud 2018, MobiWis 2018 and Innovate-Data 2018

Call for Papers

The ubiquity of Internet, web, cloud and mobile technologies are the main driving forces behind the success and popularity of online social networks, which represent interactions and linkages among friends, families, colleagues, businesses, and organizations. Billions of users across the globe are using various social networks for various purposes. Social networks are characterised by complex network structures and architectural designs. They give rise to research challenges in different application areas such as social setup, businesses, commerce, education, healthcare, public sector and governmental organizations. This has opened up opportunities for interdisciplinary research that require expertise from a variety of disciplines such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, social science, medical sciences, business and finance.

The International Symposium on Social Networks and Applications (SoNet) provides a forum for researchers, developers, and practitioners from cross-disciplinary areas in order to present their work, and share research and development ideas.

Topics of the SoNet symposium include (but not limited to):

  • Social network models and platforms
  • Social network architectures and data models
  • Social network analysis
  • Social network mining
  • Searching and discovery
  • Security, privacy and trust
  • Security, trust and privacy
  • Social networks and big data
  • Cloud and social networks
  • Machine learning and deep learning
  • Mathematical and statistical models
  • Application areas of social networks
    1. Business, Commerce, Economics
    2. Healthcare, Education, Environment
    3. Transportation, Politics, Finance

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 20 May 2018 (Extended)
Authors Notification: 5 June 2018
Final Manuscript Due: 12 June 2018

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The page limit is 6-8 pages. Papers should be prepared using IEEE two-column template.
IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines are available at: Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair submission system: Paper Submission Link.

Submitted research papers may not overlap with papers that have already been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All papers accepted for this symposium are peer-reviewed and are to be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS).

Camera Ready Copy

Please prepare the camera-ready version of your paper using IEEE format and complete the copyright form and submit them to the IEEE Computer Society by 12 June 2018.

The author kit for preparing and submitting the camera ready copy is available at:

Link to Submission of Camera Ready Copy

Organising Committee

PC Chair:

Rajab Ghandour, University of West London, UK

Programme Committee:

Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, UK
Wegene Demeke, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Elie Nasr, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon
Michel Owayjan, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon
Bilal Jibai, Lebanese International University, Lebanon
John McAlaney, Bournemouth University, UK
Mahmood Hosseini, Bournemouth University, UK
Demetris Kyriacou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus






Symposium Chairs