Call for Papers: ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN’ 13)

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include:

  • Novel social applications and systems
  • Systems and algorithms for social search
  • Infrastructure support for social networks and systems
  • Social properties in systems design
  • Clean-slate designs for social systems
  • Measurement and analysis of social and crowdsourcing systems
  • Graph analysis and visualization
  • Processing and query optimization for large graphs
  • Management of social network data
  • Modeling Social Networks and behavior
  • Streaming algorithms for social data
  • Benchmarking, modeling, performance and workload characterization
  • Information extraction and diffusion
  • Data mining and machine learning in social networks
  • Privacy in data collection and management
  • Privacy and Security in social systems
  • Privacy-preserving mechanisms for social and mobile data analysis
  • Information disclosure and its impact on social networks
  • Tracking social footprint / identities across social networks
  • Trust systems and trustworthiness of social content/media
  • Trust and reputations in social systems
  • Detection, analysis, prevention of spam, phishing, and misbehavior in social systems
  • Social and psychological understanding of these topics

Program Committee

Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft Research, USA
Jussara Almeida, Federal University of Minais-Gerais, Brazil
Lerone Banks, Federal Trade Commission, USA
Steven Bellovin, Columbia University/FTC, USA
Smriti Bhagat, Technicolor Palo Alto, USA
Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University, USA
Meeyoung Cha, KAIST, Korea
Graham Cormode, University of Warwick, UK
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Nilesh Dalvi, Facebook, USA
Amr El Abbadi, University of California Santa Barbara, USA (PC co-chair)
Peter Gloor, MIT, USA
Matthias Grossglauser, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Krishna Gummadi, Max-Planck Institute, Saarbrucken, Germany
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, France
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs–Research, USA (PC co-chair)
Silvio Lattanzi, Google New York, USA
Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK
Muthu Muthukrishnan, Microsoft & Rutgers University, USA
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
Ben Zhao, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Important dates:

Abstract submission due: Friday June 21 23:59 GMT
Paper submission due: Friday June 28 23:59 GMT
Acceptance notification: July 31
Camera-ready copy due: Mon September 2
Conference: Mon-Tue October 7-8, Boston

COSN 2013 allows two forms of submissions (PDF only):

Full papers (up to 12 pages including references) describing original research in detail
Short papers (up to 6 pages including references) conveying promising work/high-level vision

All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

10-point font, two-column format, letter page size (11 x 8.5 inches)
Names / affiliations of all authors on title page
Submission site:
Use style file at

Non-compliant submissions will be rejected without review.


General Chair: Muthu Muthukrishnan, Microsoft & Rutgers University
Publicity chair: Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi
Student travel grant chair: Ben Zhao, UC Santa Barbara
Local Arrangements Chair: Alan Mislove, Northeastern University
Registration chair: Christo Wilson, Northeastern University

COSN Steering Committee

Virgilio Almeida, Federal Univ of Minais Gerais, Brazil
Xiaoming Fu, Univ of Goettingen, Germany
Jon Crowcroft, Univ of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs-Research, USA (Chair)
Ben Zhao, Univ of California Santa Barbara, USA

COSN Technical Advisory Committee

Sihem Amer-Yahia, CNRS, France
Krishna Gummadi, MPI, Germany
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, France
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, USA
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi, India

COSN is the result of merger of 6 workshops held over the last few years in various venues:

SNS (Eurosys)
HotSocial (KDD)