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CfP - Workshop on Social Media and Networks for Tourism (@MEDES'16)

From: Sebastien Laborie <sebastien.laborie@iutbayonne.univ-pau.fr>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 22:18:33 +0200
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CALL FOR PAPERS -- Workshop on Social Media and Networks for Tourism 
http://medes.sigappfr.org/16/special-tracks/workshop1 <http://medes.sigappfr.org/16/special-tracks/workshop1> 
November 1 - 4, 2016 
Hendaye, France 
in conjunction with the 8th ACM MEDES 2016 

*Important dates* 
- Paper Submission: July 20, 2016
- Notification by a shepherd: September 05, 2016
- Camera Ready: September 15, 2016
- Workshop: November 1 - 4, 2016

The Social Web and particularly Social Media data has grown considerably in the past few years. This proliferation of data and connections has made a huge impact on the tourism industry. For instance, consumers engage with social networking sites to research trips, make informed decisions about their travels, annotate multimedia contents, promote events and share their personal experiences of a particular hotel, restaurant or airline. Besides, the use of a wide range of devices (smartphones, tablets, smartTV, IoT, etc.) to produce, store, view and exchange multimedia contents, and the « always-on » users connection to the Web, continue to increase this phenomenon. Actually, through several devices, many famous applications offer to users to publish and to share, on the instant, multimedia contents (such as videos, photos, comments), to recommend and to connect those resources with their social audiences (e.g., friends, family, colleagues), to freely tag or annotate contents, and to evaluate with detailed statistics the popularity of a published data. For instance, Flickr and YouTube offer services for media publishing and sharing. In the tourism industry, several platforms allow users to disseminate information, such as TripAdvisor, Airbnb... Published contents can then be promoted and evaluated on the Facebook and Twitter platforms. All those platforms can be used anytime, anywhere and anyhow (i.e., with different devices, handled or not).

As a consequence, a huge amount of interconnected heterogeneous social media data can be generated, enriched and exploited by the Tourism domain for creating new research opportunities and challenges. As an example, information about some content creators, vendors and consumers with their related social contexts as well as the metadata associated to the media resources can be used by a recommendation engine in order to personalize the way that some contents will be promoted.

In this workshop, we will present original papers that tackle challenges or issues relating to exploit the social media and networks for Tourism, such as linked data, semantic relations and structure, content annotation, document adaptation, information personalization and data recommendation. The workshop is interested in both research contributions and industrial experiences (e.g., case studies, demonstrations, experiments).

Paper submission: July 20, 2016

Main Topics of Interest:
-   Social data mining and analytics.
-   Social multimedia tagging and multimedia content communities in the Tourism domain.
-   Hybrid social and semantic approaches to profiling, recommendation engines or personalization systems.
-   User modelling and dynamic profiling.
-   Recommendation methods and techniques using social media and networks Information.
-   Social multimedia applications for Tourism (live casting, audio-video sharing).
-   Social web economics and business in the Tourism domain.
-   Social network aggregation.
-   Privacy/Security issues in social and personalized media applications.

The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages.
Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper. The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP. Paper submission is available online via EasyChair on the MEDES 2016 website.

Track Chairs:
-    Sébastien Laborie, LIUPPA laboratory, University of Pau and Adour Countries, France.
-    Richard Chbeir, LIUPPA laboratory, University of Pau and Adour Countries, France.

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