2nd International Workshop on Social (Media) Sensing (SMS'20)

Rennes, France

7th - 10th July, 2020

Co-Located with ISCC 2020 (7th - 10th July)

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 behavior of millions of people and the functioning of different ecosystems (e.g., news, entertainment and business, just to name a few). Indeed, within social media, people communicate, collaborate and share information about people, brands, products, services, personal preferences, issues and opinions.

It is therefore not surprising that social media sensing is being used to understand people’s opinions and behaviors. For instance, politicians analyze social media to gauge the public mood and to improve their political decisions, enterprise managers analyze social media conversations to increase customers engagement by tracking what people think about products and services, city administrators use social media to get insights about citizens’ opinions with the goal of enhancing the life quality of the city, advertisers use advanced analytics tools to analyze what people think of a brand and to produce tailored commercial messages.

However, the use of social media sensing to get insights about people and society is in its infancy stage, is not trivial and involves many different disciplines: from computer science to social engineering, from psychology to linguistics, from semiotics to economics, from sociology to philosophy.

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 ISCC 2020 for hotel and local information.


Submission Terms and Conditions

Review manuscripts should describe original work and should be no more than 7 pages in the IEEE double column proceedings format including tables, figures and references. Note that accepted papers up to 6 pages will be published with no additional charge.

Exceeding pages will be charged an additional fee. Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted.

Extended versions of selected best papers will be recommended for publication in a special issue of a prestigious international journal.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper.

Only registered and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Workshop paper submission link at EasyChair:


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 ISCC 2020 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