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HCSC: Human Computing and Social Computing

Extended deadline for papers: March 5, 2017. Please submit papers directly to Dr. Jalal:

CFP: pdf

HCSC Symposium Co-Chairs

Moushumi Sharmin, Western Washington University, USA
Jalal Mahmud, IBM Research, Almaden, USA

The rapid development of computing technologies has paved the way for involving human interactions in the physical and cyber world. These interactions, including both human interactions with each other and with computing systems of any kind, are playing increasingly important roles in our lives. Examples of such interactions include but are not limited to improving human life and well being, discovering knowledge, enabling personalized and context-sensitive services, detecting interesting events/phenomena in the natural environment, enhancing system performance, etc. Such widespread use of computing technology also raises novel questions surrounding accessibility of use, legal and ethical issues of information creation, capture and sharing, and privacy of users. The HCSC symposium seeks full papers (10 pages max) and short papers (6 pages max) that concentrate on:

1) how humans interact with computing systems and with each other through computing systems and environments

2) how interactions between humans and other agents on social networking platforms can be leveraged to predict user and group behavior, study social phenomena and discover knowledge;

3) how to design accessible computing technology, and increase awareness of risks and benefits of computing technology;

4) how emerging technology such as wearable sensors are used in improving human lifestyle and well-being

5) what new challenges emerge as humans use computing technology in everyday life (privacy risks, ethical and legal challenges).

We welcome papers with emphasis on one or both topics of human-centric computing and social computing. In particular, topics of interest in HCSC include but are not limited to:

  • human-centric visualization, representation, and modeling of Big Data;
  • human-centric system and interface design and evaluation for health and well-being
  • context-aware and situation-aware computing
  • design of affective technology
  • social computing approaches and tools, such as social search, social network analysis and visualization
  • social multimedia services and tools;
  • study of real-world events and phenomena through analyzing interactions in social networking platforms;
  • social communication systems
  • social multimedia knowledge discovery;
  • verification and quality aspects of social media information and content;
  • privacy issues in everyday computing devices and social networking environments.

In addition to regular papers we welcome short papers (6 pages) and fast abstracts (2 pages). Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted. In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism; instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Program Committee

Ishtiaque Ahmed, Cornell University
Nova Ahmed, North South University, Bangladesh
Shameem Ahmed, Western Washington University
Obinna Anya, IBM Research, Almaden
Zahra Ashktorab, University of Maryland
David Griol Barres, Universidad Carols III de Madrid
Pravin Chopade, North Carolina A&T State University
Chien Hsing Chou, Tamkang University
Geli Fei, University of Illinois, Chicago
Hasan Shahid Ferdous, The University of Melbourne
MD Munirul Haque, Purdue University
Filip Jagodzinski, Western Washington University
Rene Kaiser, Know Center, Austria
Shang-Hong Lai, National Tsing Hua University
Na Li, Prairie View A&M University
Vera Liao, IBM T.J. Watson Research
Haibin Liu, IBM Research, Almaden
Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA
Britta Meixner, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Kazunori Nozaki, Osaka University Dental Hospital
Shereen Oraby, UC Santa Cruz
Farzana Rahman, James Madison University
George Rizos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Awalin Nabila Sopan, FireEye, Inc.
Anbang Xu, IBM Research - Almaden
Bin Xu, Cornell University
Yihai Zhu, Tableau Software
Roshanak Zilouchian, Microsoft, Seattle
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Universit of Warwick

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Important Dates

May 9, 2017: Main Conference Camera Ready and Registration Due 
May 14, 2017: SRS Camera Ready and Registration Due
May 16, 2017: Workshop and Fast Abstract Camera Ready and Registration Due