This special issue focuses on social media and related research areas for the intelligent support of human activities. Our current environment provides various kinds of social networking systems, and it has become clear that their roles and effects are too complex and diverse in terms of information sharing, knowledge exchange, virtual communication/discussion and so on for effective evaluation.
Social media including social communication systems and environments are not only dependent on a particular network between specific participants, but are also often more widely available. All activities may be mutually interactive either directly or indirectly through the World Wide Web. Social media plays important roles in promoting our communication effectively, and is a typical communication method which has replaced many traditional social information transfer functions.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Foundations of social media mechanisms
- Interoperability of social media
- Knowledge management in social media
- New frameworks in social media
- New applications in social media
- Web infrastructure for social media
- Analysis and evaluation of social media
- Social media services
- Human interaction through social media
- Data/text mining from social media
Submission of papers: 1 October, 2011
Notification of acceptance: 21 November, 2011
Re-submission of papers: 20 December, 2011