[DL] SMAP 2020 - 6th CfP / Submission deadline extended

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15th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2020)

SMAP 2020
July 1-2, 2020
Zakynthos, Greece

We are closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the SMAP 2020 workshop this July. 
Based on current Greek Government advice and health regulations, as well as the overall monitoring of the outbreak in Greece, at the moment we are continuing work as planned to hold the SMAP 2020 workshop on July 1-2, 2020.
Kindly note that due to the coronavirus outbreak (although for the time being a major decline is anticipated for the summer), for the participants who do not wish to travel, the workshop will still provide the option and the infrastructure for online (remote) presentation of their work. 
More details will be provided to interested parties upon acceptance notification.


The 15th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2020) will take place in Zakynthos, Greece, on 1st and 2nd July 2020. SMAP 2020 will be organized with the support of University of Thessaly and Ionian University.

The Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP) workshop is the evolution of the Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization initiative, which was founded back during the summer of 2006 in an effort to discuss the state-of-the-art, recent advances and future perspectives for semantic media adaptation and personalization. However, as social media applications have nowadays substantially transformed the way organizations, communities, and individuals interact, the scopes of SMAP were extended towards the social aspect, seeking to bring together researchers from the Social Web, as well as from the Semantic Web communities.

After 14 successful workshops starting from Athens (2006), and then London (2007), Prague (2008), San Sebastian (2009), Limassol (2010), Vigo (2011), Luxembourg (2012), Bayonne (2013), Corfu (2014), Trento (2015), Thessaloniki (2016), Bratislava (2017), Zaragoza (2018), and Larnaca (2019), the SMAP workshop series has been consolidated as a reference event in order to discuss about the newest advances in the field.


SMAP 2020 aims to address several issues of semantic and social multimedia technologies and their use in content creation, media adaptation and user profiling. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

   -Content creation, annotation and modeling for semantic and social web
   -Computational intelligence for media adaptation and personalization
   -Semantics-driven indexing and retrieval of multimedia contents
   -User modeling and dynamic profiling
   -Ontologies and reasoning
   -Multimedia standards
   -Semantics-based recommender systems: theory and applications
   -Recommender systems for mobile users
   -Web adaptation methods and techniques
   -Hybrid social and semantic approaches to profiling, recommendation engines or adaptation systems
   -Social multimedia applications (livecasting, audio-video sharing)
   -Social multimedia tagging and multimedia content communities
   -User-generated content mechanisms
   -Privacy/Security issues in Social and Personalized Media Applications
   -Privacy preserving data mining and social networks
   -Content customization and adaptation
   -Semantic context modeling and extraction
   -Context-aware multimedia applications
   -Adaptive and personalized multimedia summaries
   -Multilingual content navigation
   -Intelligent personalized interfaces
   -Social and semantic media collaboration platforms (e.g., semantic wikis)
   -Social web economics and business
   -Social network aggregation
   -Social data analytics
   -Social data mining
   -Adaptive/Personalized conversational media


   -Paper submission deadline: *May 15, 2020* - extended
   -Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2020
   -Camera-ready submission deadline: May 30, 2020
   -Early registration for authors: May 30, 2020
   -Late registration: July 1, 2020
   -Workshop: 1-2 July, 2020


Each submitted paper will be refereed by at least three members of the SMAP 2020 Program Committee, based on its relevance, originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of expression.

Submissions must be in English, and can present mature research or experimental results as well as promising work in progress. Papers must be formatted according to the IEEE 2-column conference article style, with a limit of 6 pages, including all figures, tables and references. A minimum paper length of 4 pages is also imposed.

For your convenience, you may use the LaTeX (https://hilab.di.ionio.gr/smap2020/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SMAP2020_windows_latex_template.zip) or MS Word (https://hilab.di.ionio.gr/smap2020/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/SMAP2020_usletter_template.doc) templates. Papers can be submitted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smap2020) in .pdf format.


As with all previous editions of SMAP, all accepted papers will be indexed by IEEE Xplore, as well as DBLP and Scopus. 

Selected accepted papers will be invited to be submitted to the Special Issue on "Social and Semantic Trends: Tools and Applications" of the Information MDPI international indexed (DBLP, Scopus, ESCI, Google Scholar) journal, on a special, 100% APC-waived (0 euros) submission status. 


The SMAP 2020 technical program will highlight a series of Special Sessions to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to topics of SMAP community.

Prospective organizers of Special Sessions are encouraged to submit their proposals using the following MS Word (.docx) template file: https://hilab.di.ionio.gr/smap2020/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SMAP_2020_Template-Special-Sessions.docx. Proposals should at minimum include the following information:

   - Title of the proposed Special Session
   - Motivation, indicating the novelty of the topic and any possible interdisciplinary flavor
   - Short biography of the organizers
   - List of at least four (4) tentative contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract).

Upon acceptance of the Special Session proposal, the contributed papers will be submitted in the same format as regular papers. Organizers should avoid contributing more than two papers.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and on the qualifications of the organizers and of the authors of the contributed papers, as well.

Papers in each accepted SMAP 2020 Special Session will undergo a review process, similar to other regular SMAP 2020 papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet SMAP quality standards. In case a paper in a Special Session does not meet the expected quality, it will be rejected and an effort will be made to draw papers from the regular submission process to fill in the gap. If too many papers for a given Special Session are not accepted in the review process and we are unable to find suitable substitutes from the regular review pool, the Special Session may be cancelled. In such a case, the accepted papers from a cancelled Special Session will be placed into the regular workshop program.

Special Session Proposals should be sent in PDF format to the Special Session Chair at the following e-mail address:
Manolis Maragoudakis <mmarag at gmail.com>
Any other inquiries may also be sent to the same e-mail address.

    Evaggelos Spyrou, University of Thessaly
    Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University

Harry Agius, Brunel University
Panos Alexopoulos, Textkernel
Adel Alti, University of Setif - Algeria
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of Thessaly
Christina Beneki, Ionian University
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza
George Caridakis, University of the Aegean
Mario Doeller, FH Kufstein Tirol
Dimitris Dranidis, The University of Sheffield
Themis Exarchos, Ionian University
William Grosky, University of Michigan
Francesco Guerra, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Ramon Hermoso, University of Zaragoza
Tomas Horvath, Eotvos Lorand University
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza
Katerina Kabassi, Ionian University
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean
Rajkumar Kannan, King Faisal University
Ioannis Karydis, Ionian University
Petros Kefalas, The University of Sheffield
Katia-Lida Kermanidis, Ionian University
Anna Kobusinska, Poznan University of Technology
Michal Kompan, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Theodore Kotsilieris, University of the Peloponesse
Panos Kourouthanassis, Ionian University
Sebastien Laborie, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo
Ioanna Lykourentzou, Utrecht University
Trevor Martin, University of Bristol
Vasileios Mezaris, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Aggelos Michalas, University of Western Macedonia
Sarantis Mitropoulos, Ionian University
Nektarios Moumoutzis, Technical University of Crete
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University
Yannick Naudet, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Klimis Ntalianis, University of West Attica
Stergios Palamas, Ionian University
Jan Paralic, Technical University Kosice
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Reserach Centre
Jose Pazos-Arias, University of Vigo
Laura Po, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/UPPA
Petr Saloun, VSB-TU Ostrava
Florence Sedes, Universite Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III
Jakub Simko, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Marian Simko, Slovak University of Technology
Spyros Sioutas, University of Patras
Anna Sotiropoulou, Ionian University
Evaggelos Spyrou, University of Thessaly
Petros Stefaneas, National Technical University of Athens
Michalis Stefanidakis, Ionian University
Raquel Trillo-Lado, Universidad de Zaragoza
Nicolas Tsapatsoulis, Cyprus University of Technology
Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Panagiotis Vlamos, Ionian University
Stefanos Vrochidis, Information Technologies Institute
Manolis Wallace, University of the Peloponesse
Jaroslav Zendulka, Brno University of Technology

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