Intersocial Workshop on Online Social Networks – IWOSN’12

Intersocial Workshop on Online Social Networks:

Challenges and Perspectives (IWOSN)

Friday, June 15, 2012
Achaia Beach Hotel, Patras, Greece

Call for Contributions
The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that work or are interested in the area of social networks to foster interactions, exchange of ideas and explore opportunities for cooperation.

The event will also include invited talks, panels and open discussions on research and technologies related to Social Networks.  There will be no registration fees for attending.

We invite submissions of extended paper abstracts (2 pages max including, title, authors, outline, key references) to be presented during this workshop.

The subject of the submissions may cover technical aspects of online social networks (such as the available tools for their analysis, related software platforms, etc.) but also their societal and community impact.

Accepted papers will appear online on the web page of the event and will be presented in the form of posters and/or short talks during the workshop.

Extended abstracts should be submitted electronically at EasyChair site.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission: May 15th , 2012. May 20th, 2012
  • Notification: May 20th, 2012. May 25th, 2012


Univ. of Patras-Bari-Ioannina & AgenziaEuromed

Welcome to project Intersocial web site!

Welcome to the Intersocial web site. Intersocial is a project financed by the European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme “Greece-Italy” 2007-2013.

In recent years, we have witnessed an unprecedented growth of social networking. The ever-increasing list of such networks include content sharing sites such as YouTube and Flickr, social networking platforms such as Facebook and Myspace, blogs, web forums, social bookmarking sites such as Delicius and massive online message exchange such as Twitter.

The INTER-SOCIAL project aims at exploring social networking to enhance the competitiveness of SMEs in the region. Social networks offer new means and forums for world-wide product promotion as well as huge repositories of data for advanced market analysis and trend identification. In particular, the project aims at promoting advanced new technologies as related to the use of social networking to both (a) improve the web presence of SMEs and (b) use information provided by such sites for targeting advertisement and adaptive service provision.

The project will develop and deploy appropriate innovation devices (mechanisms, policies, software tools) to provide the following outputs: the deployment of social web locally adapted appropriately for specific SMEs, monitoring, archiving and analyzing social data, targeted online advertisement and product promotion through social networks and pilot use, move SMEs to highly efficient and effortless e-commerce.