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The 13th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking

Exeter, England, UK, 17-19 December 2020

Sponsored by
IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (TCSC)

Social computing and networking is concerned with the intersection of social behaviour and computing systems, creating or recreating social conventions and contexts through the use of software and technology. Various social computing applications such as blogs, email, instant messaging, social networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc.), wikis, and social bookmarking have been widely popularised by providing digital platforms for social interaction. Such applications have been profoundly change social behaviours and digital life styles of humankind whilst pushing the boundaries of Internet technologies. While people can enjoy or even indulge in the benefits such as freedom and convenience brought about by social computing, various critical issues such as trust, privacy, HCI design, and the modelling as well as understanding of social behaviours via computational means provide significant challenges.

SocialCom (Social Computing and Networking) was created to provide a prime international forum for researchers, industry practitioners and domain experts to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Social Computing & Networking and its broadly related areas. SocialCom-2020 is evolved as next premier event from previous highly successful series of SocialCom-2019 (China), SocialCom-2018 (Australia), SocialCom-2017 (Italy), SocialCom-2016 (Atlanta, USA), SocialCom-2015 (Chengdu, China), SCA-2013 (Karlsruhe, Germany), SCA-2012 (Xiangtan, China), SCA-2011 (Sydney, Australia), SocialNet-2010 (Social Computing and Networking, Hangzhou, China), SocialNet-2009 (Social Computing and Networking, Chengdu China), SIN-2009 (Social Intelligence and Networking, Vancouver Canada).

SocialCom-2020 will be hosted in Exeter, the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. The city is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times. Exeter is also ideally placed to base a trip to branch out visiting places such as the famous Dartmoor National Park and the unspoilt beaches of the North and South Devon coastlines.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to SocialCom-2020. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements. The authors of selected best papers will be invited post conference to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals to be planned in conjunction with the conference.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Track 1: Social Computing and Applications
  • Track 2: Social Science and Computational Intelligence
  • Track 3: Social Networking and Social Media
  • Track 4: Human-centered Computing and Systems


Paper Submission Deadline:
12 September 2020
Authors Notification:
18 October 2020
Camera-Ready Paper Due:
20 November 2020
Early Registration Due:
20 November 2020
Conference Date:
17-19 December 2020


All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website ( ) with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts).
Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:
Once accepted, the paper will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements. At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.


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