Call: First International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing (at AAMAS 2014)

First International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing

Co-located with AAMAS 2014 (
May 5-9, 2014, Paris, France

Social computing broadly refers to computing-supported approaches that facilitate interactions among people and organizations. Social computing has emerged as an exciting multidisciplinary area of research, driven by the wealth of easily available information and the success of online social networks and social media. Social computing applications are characterized by high interactivity among users, user-generated content, and in cases such as Wikipedia, more open governance structures.

Much of the recent excitement in social computing is driven by data analytics and business models. What is still lacking, however, is a deeper conceptual understanding of social computing — e.g., relating to its conceptual bases, information and abstractions, design principles, and platforms. We invite papers that take an explicitly multiagent perspective in addressing these gaps and do so in thought-provoking ways.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Governance
  • Security and privacy
  • Models of social interaction
  • Social expectations and norms
  • Social middleware
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Collective intelligence
  • Human computation
  • Information models and data analytics
  • Social provenance
  • Social sensing
  • Applications such as healthcare and smart cities
  • Participatory decision-making
  • Argumentation
  • Organizations
  • Teamwork


  • Initial submissions due: January 22, 2014
  • Notification: February 19, 2014
  • Camera-ready due: March 5, 2014


Amit K. Chopra, Lancaster University

Harko Verhagen, Stockholm University


Authors should submit original papers in PDF through Easychair at The papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style and be at most 12 pages in length.

Formal proceedings will be published online as CEUR workshop proceedings ( Authors of papers published in the proceedings retain the copyright of their material.

A special issue of ACM TOIT on the workshop theme is being planned. More details to follow.


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