Welcome to the ASONAM 2010

The 2010 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining

The study of of social networks originated in social and business communities. In recent years, social network research has advanced significantly; the development of sophisticated techniques for Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) has been highly influenced by the online social Web sites, email logs, phone logs and instant messaging systems, which are widely analyzed using graph theory and machine learning techniques. People perceive the Web increasingly as a social medium that fosters interaction among people, sharing of experiences and knowledge, group activities, community formation and evolution. This has led to a rising prominence of SNAM in academia, politics, homeland security and business. This follows the pattern of known entities of our society that have evolved into networks in which actors are increasingly dependent on their structural embedding.

The international conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2010) will primarily provide an interdisciplinary venue that will bring together practitioners and researchers from a variety of SNAM fields to promote collaborations and exchange of ideas and practices. ASONAM 2010 is intended to address important aspects with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining. The conference solicits experimental and theoretical works on social network analysis and mining along with their application to real life situations.

Scientific Topics

  • Anomaly detection in social network evolution
  • Application of social network analysis
  • Application of social network mining
  • Communities discovery and analysis in large scale online social networks
  • Communities discovery and analysis in large scale offline social networks
  • Connection between biological similarities and social network formulation
  • Contextual social network analysis
  • Crime data mining and network analysis
  • Cyber anthropology
  • Dark Web
  • Data protection inside communities
  • Detection of communities by document analysis
  • Economical impact of social network discovery
  • More...

Extended version of selected papers will be invited for publication in special issues of international journals after the conference. The following special issues have been confirmed: