Call for Papers

The Socinfo Latebreaking Track

Call for Cross-submissions, Late-breaking results, & Preliminary Work

  • Announcement: July 19, 2022
  • Deadline: Aug 1, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: Aug 21, 2022
  • Camera-ready submissions: Aug 28, 2022

The late-breaking track at SocInfo (cross-submissions, late-breaking results, preliminary work, datasets, and demos) is a great way to get feedback on early-stage work, initiate collaborations, and discuss the emerging issues in social computing research with the larger community.

Cross-submission papers comprise any paper reviewed under the computational social science track or equivalent at a premier conference venue or co-organized workshop* with all of its reviews and meta-reviews, obtained by the submission deadline (Aug 1, 2022). Such a paper should be withdrawn from the other venue (if accepted) and committed to SocInfo 2022. Such a submission would include a zip folder with the original reviews and meta-reviews, and response letter, all anonymized for double-blind meta-review.

Late-breaking results permit presentations about the research completed after the full paper presentation deadline. Besides regular papers, you can also consider this track for short qualitative or quantitative studies with complete analyses and follow-ups to prior work.

Preliminary work submissions describe preliminary but novel ideas or results. The papers presented here can describe (a) new datasets that are either fully publicly available or contain a publicly-available subset. These submissions should describe the parameters and limitations of the dataset as well as potential use cases for the social computing community; (b) preliminary results related to thought-provoking and timely research projects that are being developed within the social computing community. You can also report novel ideas and explorations that have not been fully tested.

Submission Guidelines

All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings. All submissions may be 6-8 pages long, excluding references and appendices. Submissions should follow the ACM Proceedings template and can be submitted to the late-breaking track at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socinfo22.

By submitting to this track, the first and senior authors of each submission are automatically included in the Late-breaking Programme Committee; that is, commit to reviewing at least two papers each for the track.

All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed in a double-blind reviewing process. All other questions concerning Late-breaking results, Preliminary work, Datasets, and Demonstrations can be sent to the co-chairs at socinfo22@easychair.org.

Dual Submission Policy

Papers submitted to SocInfo 2022 should be substantially different from papers that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that are under review at other venues. Exceptions to this rule are:

  • The previous paper is withdrawn and submitted as a cross-submission with all reviews intact
  • The paper is presented or is to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings.
  • Papers that have previously been made available as a technical report (e.g., in institutional archives or preprint archives like arXiv).
  • Papers that are already available as a technical report:

You might not want to use the exact same title and abstract for your submission (in case of acceptance at SocInfo, the title of your submission still might be changed “back”). Please do not cite your pre-prints, and make some effort to avoid any issues that may harm the double-blindness of your submission. Reviewers will receive guidance that ask them to refrain from trying to break blindness if at all possible too, but be aware that the availability of an available technical report for a submission can cause issues.

*the list of conferences includes but is not limited to the following:

  • ACL, EACL, NAACL, EMNLP
  • WebSci, WSDM, SIGIR
  • CHI, IMWUT
  • CSCW
  • AAAI-ICWSM
  • AAAI, CVPR, NeurIPS

Conference Theme: Social Computing for the Multiverse

Social Computing for the Multiverse invites reimagining the scholarship in computational social science to do with the building, using, and studying of systems that facilitate communities across multiple modalities, with different and exciting affordances for inter-personal and inter-group interactions. The call offers a chance to reflect on the benefits of "living" in a multiverse, networked society, and regard both the real and perceived benefits of these interactive modalities on social, civic, and political life.

We believe this theme is especially pertinent given the increasing importance of online social networks in the years of a pandemic, which necessitated a physically remote workplace, while online social networks further evolved to become online schools and workplaces. While much of recent research has focused on online isolation, polarization, and echo chambers, we identify a scholarly need to reflect on the implications which multimodal communication may have on the health and quality of real and imagined online communities. Furthermore, we have an eye on the rising feasibility of virtual and augmented, multimodal social networks that are extending to applications beyond gameplay, and are likely to offer social, networked, and immersive environments that allow embodied interaction, communication, and collaboration.

We therefore invite research, reflection, and critique of the “Social Computing for the Multiverse” theme, as well as questions addressing (but not limited to) the following topics of interest.

Topics of Interest

Research topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • New theories, methods, and objectives in computational social science
  • Computational models of social phenomena, including behaviour modelling
  • Dynamics of social collaborative systems
  • Web mining and its social interpretations
  • Quantifying offline phenomena through online data
  • Rich representations of social ties
  • Security, privacy, trust, reputation, and incentive issues
  • Opinion mining and social media analytics
  • Credibility of online content
  • Health informatics
  • Social media and health behaviours
  • Forecasting of social phenomena
  • Socio-economic systems and applications
  • Collective intelligence and social cognition
  • Social network analysis and mining
  • Science and technology studies approaches to computational social science
  • Mining big social data
  • Social influence and social contagions
  • Algorithms and protocols inspired by human societies
  • Equity in social and information systems
  • Social choice mechanisms in the e-society
  • Social applications of the semantic Web
  • Social psychology and personality
  • Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)
  • Impact of technology on socio-economic, security, defence aspects
  • Urban informatics
  • Ethics of computational research on human behaviour
  • Digital and Computational Demography

Submission, Paper Formatting, Length, Double-blind Reviewing, and Anonymization

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 30 June 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2022
  • Camera-ready: 14 August 2022

Make your submission at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socinfo22

Original manuscripts should be submitted in English in pdf format through Easychair. All the deadlines are at 23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth Time.

We solicit submission of three types of contribution:

  • Full papers: should not exceed 12 pages (excluding references and any appendix), to be presented orally
  • Short papers: should not exceed 6 pages (excluding references and any appendix), to be presented orally
  • Abstracts: should be 1 page (excluding references), to be presented as posters

Submissions will be reviewed through a double-blind review process (names of the authors invisible). To ensure a thorough and fair review process, this year’s conference will rely on a two-tier review process and we will enforce strict review guidelines to provide even higher-quality feedback to authors. To further incentivize useful and detailed feedback to authors, contributions of best reviewers will be rewarded with special mentions.

Because SocInfo will publish proceedings, manuscripts should be formatted according to Springer LNCS paper formatting guidelines. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Please ensure that you have anonymized the pdf file for your submission by removing all author names and affiliations and any other information in the manuscript which can be used to identify the author(s).

Proceedings, and Special Issues

As in previous years, accepted papers will appear in Springer's Lecture Note Series in Computer Science. We will also allow accepted papers to be presented without publication in the conference proceedings if the authors choose to do so. Some of the full paper submissions may be accepted as short papers after review by the Program Committee. A small set of particularly high quality and important papers will be selected for journal publication.

Conflict of interest

Some program committee members may have a potential conflict of interest that can prevent them from evaluating you fairly (e.g. they are your colleagues or colleagues of your co-authors). Please declare any conflict of interest and provide a brief explanation.

Please check the list of our program committee members and mark any conflicts of interest using the instructions provided below.

If you are making a new submission after the submission is made you will be asked to mark conflicts of interest.

For existing submissions, you should access the submission and click on "Declare Conflicts".