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CfP: Social Linking and Hypermedia

Tue 13th Apr, 2010

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia on "Social Linking and Hypermedia":   The submission deadline is 11 June 2010.

Focus of the Special Issue:



One of the most exciting recent developments in Web science is the rise of social annotation, by which users can easily markup other authors' resources via collaborative mechanisms such as tagging, filtering, voting, editing, classification, and rating. These social processes lead to the emergence of many types of links between texts, users, concepts, pages, articles, media, and so on. The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia journal welcomes submissions for a Special Issue on design, analysis and modeling of information systems driven by social linking. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


* Applications to search, retrieval, recommendation, and navigation

* Explicit vs. inferred social links (e.g. mining query logs)

* Integration of different social networks (e.g. links between

 blogs and bookmarking systems)

* Socially induced measures of similarity, relatedness, or distance

* Co-evolution of social, information, and semantic networks

* Analysis of the structure and the dynamics of social

 information networks

* Behavioral patterns of social linking

* Linguistic analysis of social annotation spaces

* Formal and generative models of social annotation

* Unstructured vs. structured social knowledge representations

* Implementation and scalability of social link representations

* Automatic and user-based evaluation

* Emergent semantics in social networks

* Robustness against spam and other forms of social abuse

* Design of collaborative annotation mechanisms

* Critical mass and incentives of social participation (e.g. games)

* User interfaces for collaborative annotation



Authors are encouraged to submit their papers online via the New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia Manuscript Central