Identity, Privacy, and Deception in Social Networks
Final submissions due: 1 July 2013
Publication date: March/April 2014
Please email the guest editors a brief description of the article you plan to submit by 15 June 2013.
Social networks have quickly become the key organizing principle of Internet communication and collaboration. Examples include connecting friends and colleagues (such as Facebook or LinkedIn) to online social media sites (YouTube, Flickr, and so on) to large-scale information sharing communities (such as reddit and Yahoo! Answers) to crowd-based funding services (Kickstarter and IndieGoGo) to Web-scale crowdsourcing systems (Amazon Mechanical Turk or Crowdflower), and so on. Although Internet-enabled social networks offer tremendous opportunities, widespread interest in and growth of these systems raises new risks and growing concerns. For instance, social network users can be bullied, their pictures can be stolen, or their status posts can reach unwanted audiences. Even when profiles don't list any information, social graphs can be analyzed to infer personal information. Risks are also related to identity management because, in these social scenarios, an individual's online identity, which is strictly related to reputation and trust, is less and less virtual and has more and more impact on real, offline life. A battle now exists between individual privacy and the interests of the system at large.
This special issue aims to bring together new research results from a variety of backgrounds that address these common core challenges. Topics of particular interest include
- methods for protecting privacy in social networks;
- algorithms, theories, and systems for detecting deception in social networks;
- privacy-preserving methods for data access and data mining;
- identity theft in social networks;
- identity management in social networks;
- online and social identity; and
- trust and reputation in social networks.
All submissions must be original manuscripts of fewer than 5,000 words, focused on Internet technologies and implementations. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to IC's international readership—primarily practicing engineers and academics who are looking for material that introduces new technology and broadens familiarity with current topics. We do not accept white papers, and we discourage strictly theoretical or mathematical papers. To submit a manuscript, please log on to ScholarOne (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:443/ic-cs) to create or access an account, which you can use to log on to IC's Author Center and upload your submission.
Contact Guest Editors Elisa Bertino, James Caverlee, and Elena Ferrari (firstname.lastname@example.org)