Workshop Program


Keynote Speaker

Speaker: TBD.

Call for Papers

The rich proliferation of many social media platforms is widely by used people on smartphone devices all over the world. At the same time, the incremental data of online social networks (e.g., Facebook), microblogs (e.g., Twitter), multi-media sites (e.g., YouTube, Instagram) and user review sites (e.g., Yelp) are imposing new challenges for the efficient data management and analysis query processing. On one hand, online social networks are undergoing rapid changes, not only on the dynamic graph structure, but also in the new information of updating user profiles, new hashtags in posters, as well as breakthrough events. On the other hand, the size of social media data is becoming bigger and bigger due to, e.g., the explosion of new posters and also the massive amount of users. Utilizing new technologies for efficient handling big social media data management is of urgent importance. However, numerous essential issues in this area have yet to be explored, including data crawling and modeling, storage, indexes, querying and mining, privacy, and so on.

The 2017 International Workshop on Big Social Media Data Management and Analysis (BSMDMA2017) aims to provide a forum for presenting the most recent advances in most recent advances in data management and mining on online social media, related to web search and information retrieval, social network analysis, visualization and summarization, and network science. The BSMDMA2017 will be in conjunction with 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2017) on December 11-14, 2017, Boston, MA, USA. We are particularly interested in articles that address how to handle query processing on large-scale and dynamic social media data as well as their novel applications for social media platforms. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Social networks crawling
  • Community detection/search
  • Large-scale complex network analysis
  • Big graph management and mining
  • Keyword/microblog search
  • Text summarization
  • Social media analysis
  • Argumentation mining
  • Privacy-aware computing in social network
  • Social content processing
  • Role identification and relation analysis in social network
  • Querying and mining problems on location-based social networks
  • Evolution patterns in dynamics networks/graph streaming
  • Distributed graph query processing

Submission Guidelines

The workshop accepts short (4-6 pages) and long papers (up to 10 pages). Paper submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE conference template. All submissions should clearly present the author information including the names of the authors, the affiliations and the emails. The review process is single-blinded. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files to BSMDMA2017 workshop at IEEE Big Data 2017 through CyberChair.

Submissions must be original (not previously published and not under review in other forums). Authors are advised to interpret these limitations strictly and to contact the organizers in case of doubt. Each accepted paper must be accompanied by at least one full registration, and an author is expected to present the paper at the conference, otherwise, the paper will be removed from the proceedings. All accepted papers will be EI-indexed.


General Co-Chairs

  • Hong Cheng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Jianxin Li, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Program Co-Chairs

  • Rui Chen, Samsung Research, USA
  • Xin Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Xuan Song, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Bolei Zhou, MIT, USA

​Program Committee

  • Glenn Bevilacqua, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Hongyun Cai, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
  • Wei Cai, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Xin Cao, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Lijun Chang, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Yixiang Fang, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
  • Di Jin, Tianjing University, China
  • Yunwen Lei, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Sophie Li, Amazon, Canada
  • Yafei Li, Zhengzhou University, China
  • Jianquan Liu, NEC Cooperation, Japan
  • Zheng Liu, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Wei Lu, Rupert Labs Inc, USA
  • Lu Qin, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Yu Rong, Tencent, China
  • Zechao Shang, University of Chicago, USA
  • Yunya Song, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Sharan Vaswani, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Yubao Wu, Georgia State University, USA
  • Jilian Zhang, Jinan University, China
  • Lei Zhang, Chongqing University, China
  • Xiaofei Zhang, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Zhiwei Zhang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Attending Conference

BSMDMA2017 is co-located with IEEE Big Data 2017, which will share information in attending the conference. Please check following important links before you plan your itinerary.

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