Today the emergence of web-based communities and hosted services such as social networking sites, wikis and folksonomies, brings in tremendous freedom of Web autonomy and facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing between users. Along with the interaction between users and computers, social media are rapidly becoming an important part of our digital experience, ranging from digital textual information to diverse multimedia forms. These aspects and characteristics constitute of the core of second generation of Web.
A prominent challenge lies in modeling and mining this vast pool of data to extract, represent and exploit meaningful knowledge and to leverage structures and dynamics of emerging social networks residing in the social media. Social networks and social media mining combines data mining with social computing as a promising direction and offers unique opportunities for developing novel algorithms and tools ranging from text and content mining to link mining.
We have successfully organized the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Workshop on Social Networks and Social Web Mining conjunction with DASFAA 2010, 2011 and 2012 conferences. Upon the past successful experience of organizing the workshop and inspiration of rapid growth of research interests and outcomes available on these emerging areas, we would like to organize the 4th International Workshop on Social Networks and Social Web Mining conjunction with DASFAA 2013. It will bring together the academia, researchers and industrial practitioners from computer science, information systems, statistics, sociology, behavior science and organization science discipline, and provide a forum for recent advances in the field of social networks and social media, from the perspectives of data management and mining.
We solicit original and high quality submissions addressing all aspects of this field. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: