International Workshop on Social Media Sensing (SMS'19)

Valencia, Spain

29 July - 1 August, 2019

Co-Located with IEEE ICCCN 2019 (29 July - 1 August)

Workshop Organizers

General Chairs

TPC Chairs

Scope of the workshop

Billions of users daily interact with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

The checking of the preferred social media platform is becoming the first thing to do at wake-up time, and the last thing to do before falling asleep.

With no doubts, social media revolutionized the content ecosystem and the behavior of millions of people. Within social media, people communicate, collaborate and share information, and within Online Social Media Data (OSMD), it is possible to find contents and metadata about people, brands, products, services, personal preferences, issues, etc.

Not surprisingly, OSMD are being used to understand people’s opinions and to measure citizens’ feelings. Indeed, this knowledge represents a critical factor in strategic decision processes, as it may be helpful in identifying problems and strengthening strategies. For instance, politicians may gauge the public mood to improve their political decisions, enterprise managers may increase customers engagement by tracking what people think about products and services, city administrators may analyze citizens’ opinions to enhance the life quality of the city, advertisers can improve the effectiveness of their messages by analyzing what people think of a brand.

The use of OSMD to get insights about people and society is not trivial and covers many different disciplines, like computer science, social engineering, psychology, semiotics, and economics.

Topics of the workshop

The workshop is seeking recent advances, novel proposals, best-practices, pitfalls and case studies in Social Media Sensing from different and inter-disciplinary points of view. In particular, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Please note that at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register and present the paper at the workshop.

Conference Venue and Local Information

Please refer to ICCCN 2019 for hotel and local information.

Submission Terms and Conditions

Authors declare that the submission is original and has not been submitted to other venue or under consideration by other venues. The workshop Program Committee reserves the right to not review papers that either exceeds the length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere.

Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). The manuscripts should be no longer than 6 pages.

Two additional pages are permitted if the authors are willing to pay an over-length charge at the time of publication (manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages). Submissions must include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es).

If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register at corresponding rate and present it in person at the workshop. We strongly encourage that all authors of accepted papers apply for entry visa to Spain in case one author cannot get the entry visa.

Workshop paper submission link at EasyChair:

Choose "1st International Workshop on Social Media Sensing" in the tracks/workshops list.

Review and Publication of Manuscripts

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Workshop TPC members and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation.

An accepted paper must be presented at the conference venue by the author who registered/paid full author registration fee (or refer to the registration transfer information in the Author Registration Form).

Each full registration covers up to two ICCCN 2019 conference papers authored by the registered/paid author.

The authors acknowledge that accepted papers need to be presented in person at the conference by the registered author of the paper. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases (including Scopus).

Papers that are not presented onsite by the registered author (for any reason, including visa issues, travel problems, etc. We do not allow remote video presentations by any authors) will be removed from IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Technical Program Committee