CONFERENCE SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
With the fast development of the Internet, we are experiencing a shift from the traditional sharing of information and applications as the main purpose of the Web to an emergent paradigm, which locates people at the very center of networks and exploits the value of people's connections and relations. Web 2.0 has come to play a major role in this context by enabling a new generation of social networks and web-based communities and dramatically changing the way we use and interact with the Web. Social network analysis is also a rapidly growing field to investigate the dynamics and structure of intelligent Web-based networking and collaborative systems.
Virtual campuses and organizations strongly leverage intelligent networking and collaborative systems by a great variety of formal and informal electronic relations, such as business-to-business, peer-to-peer and many types of online collaborative learning interactions. This has resulted in entangled systems that need to be managed efficiently and in an autonomous way. In addition, latest and powerful technologies based on Grid and Wireless infrastructure as well as Cloud computing are currently enhancing collaborative and networking applications a great deal but also facing new issues and challenges. Well-known social networks lack of knowledge management and adaptive solutions and the information shared among peers is rather static. Virtual communities of practice also provide poorly interactive solutions and lack of full support for organization, management, mobility and security.
This conference covers the latest advances in intelligent social networks and collaborative systems that lead to gain competitive advantages in business and academia scenarios. The ultimate aim is to stimulate research that will lead to the creation of responsive environments for networking and, at longer-term, the development of adaptive, secure, mobile, and intuitive intelligent systems for collaborative work and learning. Industry and academic researchers, professionals and practitioners are invited to exchange their experiences and present their ideas in this field.