[DL] SMAP 2020 - Call for Papers

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

SMAP 2020
October 29-30, 2020
Zakynthos, Greece

Kindly note that due to the coronavirus outbreak, SMAP 2020 will allow all interested participants who do not wish to travel to Zakynthos, to provide either a real-time or pre-recorded online (remote) presentation of their work. More details will be provided upon paper acceptance notification.


The 15th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2020) will take place in Zakynthos, Greece, on October 29-30, 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: *September 1, 2020* 
   -Notification of acceptance: September 10, 2020
   -Camera-ready submission deadline: September 20, 2020
   -Early registration for authors: September 20, 2020
   -Workshop: October 29-30, 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
    Kiran Kumar Bandeli, Walmart Inc.
    Christina Beneki, Ionian University
    Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
    Yolanda Blanco-Fernandez, University of Vigo
    Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza
    Piotr Bródka, Wrocław University of Technology
    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
    Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus
    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
    Dimitrios Ringas, Ionian University
    Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/UPPA
    Petr Saloun, VSB-TU Ostrava
    Florence Sedes, Universite Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III
    Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala
    Jakub Simko, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
    Marian Simko, Slovak University of Technology
    Spyros Sioutas, University of Patras
    Anna Sotiropoulou, Ionian University
    Georgios Spathoulas, University of Thessaly
    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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