Social Media 2018

June 11-12, 2018, Scotland, UK


Theme: Exploring the Health and Societal Implications of Wearable and Social Media Technologies

Call for Papers

IEEE is the Technical Co-Sponsor (TCS) of the International Conference on Social Media, Wearable and Web Analytics (Social Media 2018), an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of social media, security of social media and consequential impacts and risks due to compromise or security breaches. It covers economic importance of social media, the emergence of wearable, wearable for fitness, e-health and life style improvements, and the use of web analytics for social media enhancements, business intelligence and business empowerment.

With the wave of phishing attacks against celebrities, high profile government officials, and nationals on social media, this conference is timely. Most importantly, we seek recommendations, solutions and advice on ways, methods and techniques for protecting our digital society.

The aim of the Social Media 2018 is to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, standardisation bodies, and including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different cultures.

Social Media 2018 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed.

The conference proceedings will be submitted for consideration for publishing and listing on the following bibliographic indexes: IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, DBLP Computer Science, Scopus, CiteSeerX, Computer Science Index, EI Compendex, Academic Search Complete, CiteULike, Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic Search.

The organisers will accept registration of up to 5 IEEE UK&I Student and YP Members at 75% discounted rate, and will offer up to 20% registration discounts for all IEEE, BCS, IET & IISP members.


Social Media 2018 is co-located with other conferences as part of Cyber Science 2018.

  • Posters will be presented during the conference.
  • Industry track is available for discussing and publishing pilot and proof of concepts.
  • Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.
  • Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages assessment.
  • PhD Seminar track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research.

Paper Submission

The deadline for all paper submissions, that is, both full papers and extended abstracts for Poster, WIP, PoC, Research Idea and PhD Seminar presentations is 26th January 2018.

All Industry track, Work in Progress track, Research Ideas track and PhD Seminar track will be published in the conference proceedings. Interested participants, please submit your proposal using the online submission system hosted by Easychair Conference Portal.

Full paper submission should be via Easychair Conference Portal.


Online Submission

The online submission process is now open!

Please prepare your paper according to the formatting guidelines (Word document/PDF template/LaTeX). Please also find here the copyright-form, which must be completed for all accepted papers.

Authors must use the online submission systems hosted by EasyChair Conference System to submit their papers. If you don’t have an EasyChair account you will need to create one and then login in order to submit your papers. Please read the Submission Instructions before submitting your work in the system.

Submission Instructions

Both long (8 pages max., roughly 8,000 words) and short (4 pages max., roughly 4,000 words) paper submissions should be written in English and be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference portal. Submission file formats are PDF and Microsoft Word using the IEEE templates that can be found at the corresponding C-MRiC websiteAuthors wishing to present a Poster, Industry Proof of Concept (PoC), Work in Progress (WIP), Research Ideas, or PhD Seminar may submit a 2page extended abstract using the online submission systems hosted by EasyChair Conference System, which, if accepted, will appear in the conference proceedings.


Topics of Interest

    • Advances in Social Media
    • Social Media theoretical underpinnings
    • Security in Social Media
    • Trust and privacy in Social Media
    • Social Medial Big Data Analysis
    • Organisational Knowledge Management
    • Branding and E-Marketing
    • Realtime Communications and Instant Messaging
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Social Media Technologies
    • Convergence
    • Learning, Communities & Skills development
    • Cultural Impacts
    • Digital Contents
    • Research
    • Digital Economics
    • Measurement and analysis of social and crowdsourcing systems
    • Social and Digital Inclusion
    • Digital Trust and Reputation
    • Bridging Geographical and Location Gaps
    • Policy, Legal, Legislation & Compliance
    • Standardisation

    • Advances in Wearable
    • Wearable in e-Health
    • Wearable in Fitness
    • Wearable and Bring You Own Devices (BYOD) in the Enterprise
    • Security, Trust and Privacy in Wearable
    • Wearable Technologies
    • Economic Importance of Wearable
    • Life Style Impacts
    • Interaction, Interface and Customisation
    • Design Requirements and Requirements Analysis
    • Aesthetics and Design
    • Monitoring

    • Advances in Web Analytics
    • Web Analytics for Law Enforcement and Security Monitoring
    • Legal Issues of Web Analytics
    • Law, Legislation and Compliance
    • Security, Trust, Privacy
    • Web Analytics for Business Intelligence
    • Web Analytics and Web Surveillance
    • Web Analytics and Geolocation
    • Content-Aware analytics
    • Digital Content
    • Customisation, e-Marketing and Tailoring
    • Customer-centric Analysis
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Cyber Intelligence
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Analytics & Intelligence
    • Situational Awareness
    • Principles, Theory & Research
    • Endpoint Monitoring, User and Entity Analysis
    • Application and Session Monitoring
    • Risk Assessment and Management
    • Data Mining and Machine Learning in Social Systems
    • Web Analytics Technologies & Tools


Mr Matheson

Mr Matheson

MSP Cabinet Secretary for Justice
Dr. Cyril Onwubiko

Dr. Cyril Onwubiko

Cyber Security Intelligence, Research Series Limited, London, UK
DI Eamonn Keane

DI Eamonn Keane

Police Scotland’s Cyber Crime Team, Scotland, UK
Professor Frank Wang

Professor Frank Wang

School of Computing, University of Kent, UK
Stu Hirst

Stu Hirst

Head of Security Systems & Infrastructure Operations, Capital One
Professor Karen Renaud

Professor Karen Renaud

Professor of Cybersecurity, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Professor Jens Myrup Pedersen

Professor Jens Myrup Pedersen

Aalborg University, Denmark

Important Dates

    • Industry (Proof of Concept / Pilot) Submission –   January 26, 2018
    • Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) –  January 26, 2018
    • PhD Seminar Submissions – January 26, 2018
    • Research Ideas – January 26, 2018
    • Poster/Demo Submissions – January 26, 2018
    • Special Track Submissions – January 26, 2018
    • Workshops and Tutorials Submission – January 26, 2018
    • Full Paper Submissions – January 26, 2018
    • Notification of Full Paper/Abstract / Special Track Acceptance/Rejection –  March 26, 2018
    • Camera Ready Paper Due – April 14, 2018
    • Participants Registration – March 26 – April 6, 2018
    • Conference Date –  June 11-12, 2018


The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

United Kingdom



Programme Committee

    • Cyril Onwubiko – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration, UK
    • Frank Wang – Computer Society, IEEE, United Kingdom and Ireland

    • Nick Savage – University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Eckhard Pfluegel  –  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, UK

    • Natalie Coull – University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    • Uri Blumenthal – MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, USA
    • Andrew Lenaghan – University of Oxford CERT (OxCERT), Oxford, UK
    • Xavier Bellekens – University of Abertay, Scotland, UK

    • Daniel Zeng – University of Arizona, USA
    • Sotiris Ioannidis – Division of Computing and Maths, School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    • Lynsay Shepherd – Division of Computing and Maths, School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    • Natalie Coull – University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK

    • Xavier Bellekens – University of Abertay, Scotland, UK
    • Cyril Onwubiko – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration, UK

    • Sarah Alhumoud – MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT, USA
    • Harshavardhan Achrekar – University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
    • Alexandros Kapravelos  – Computer Security Group, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    • Uwe Glässer  – School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    • Jens Myrup Pedersen – University of Aalborg, Denmark
    • Marios Anagnostopoulos – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Ciza Thomas – College of Engineering, India
    • Stefanos Gritzalis – University of the Aegean, GreeceBechara Al Bouna – Science University, Lebenanon
    • Janne Merete Hagen – Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Norway
    • Varun Dutt – Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
    • Cleotilde Gonzalez – Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    • Khidir M. Ali – Jubail University College, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Xinyu Yang –  Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
    • Georgios Kambourakis – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Elisavet Konstantinou – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Sotiris Ioannidis  – the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece
    • Pierre Parrend –  ECAM Strasbourg-Europe, France
    • Marco Ivan Ramirez Sosa Moran – Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London, UK

Conference Programme

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