Intersocial Workshop on Online Social Networks:

Challenges and Perspectives (IWOSN)

Friday, June 15, 2012
Achaia Beach Hotel, Patras, Greece


  Intersocial Workshop's on Online Social Networks proceedings are now available.

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  10:00-10:15   Welcome - Introduction to the workshop  
  10.15-11.00   Social Media tutorial
  11.00-11.30   Coffee Break  
  11.30-13.00   Session 1 Concepts and technologies  
    F. Calefato, F. Lanubile and N. Novielli - A Social Aggregator for SMEs
    V. Karkaletsis P. Karampiperis and S. Konstantopoulos - Social networks as a resource for policy formulation
    D. Souravlias, G. Koloniari and E. Pitoura - The InterSocial Data Aggregator
    S. Kleisarchaki, D. Kotzinos, I. Tsamardinos and V. Christophides - Towards a Realistic Social Text Stream Workbench
    C. Katris and S. Daskalaki - Behavior of different network structures under node attacks: An application to political blogs
  13.00-14.00   Lunch Break  
  14.00-15.00   Session 2 Culture and Learning through Social Media  
    B. Tsakarestou and S. Papadimitriou - Educational Television 2.0 in Digital Media and Social Networks
    A. Antoniou and G. Lepouras - Using Facebook as complementary teaching tool: A case study
    I. Voulgari and V. Komis - Social Networks in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs): the elusive boundary between the real and the virtual
    E. Dimaraki, N. Yiannoutsou and N. Avouris - Presence of cultural heritage institutions in online social media: the Greek case
  15.00-15.30   Invited talk   M. Vazirgiannis - Graph degeneracy for graph mining in social networks  
  15.30-17.00   Session 3 Strategies and case studies for SMEs  
    U. Villani-Lubelli - Social Networking: Strategies and Persuasive Communication
    T. Berri and E.Koletsou - The Approach of “Berris S.A.” to Turning Online Transactions into Social Experiences
    N. Achilleopoulos, V. Tsimplostefanakis - Social Media marketing for SMEs
    T. Manolatos, V. Christidis - Social Media Strategies for Tourism SMEs
    Closing panel - main conclusions / discussion   M. Vazirginannis, E. Pitoura, N. Novielli, N. Avouris  

    Program in pdf   


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Call for Contributions

   The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that work or are interested in the area

   of social networks to foster interactions, exchange of ideas and explore opportunities for cooperation.

   The event will also include invited talks, panels and open discussions on research and technologies related to Social Networks.

   There will be no registration fees for attending.

   We invite submissions of extended paper abstracts (2 pages max including, title, authors, outline, key references) to be

   presented during this workshop.

   The subject of the submissions may cover technical aspects of online social networks (such as the available tools for their

   analysis, related software platforms, etc.) but also their societal and community impact.

   Accepted papers will appear online on the web page of the event and will be presented in the form of posters and/or short

   talks during the workshop.

   Extended abstracts should be submitted electronically at:

   Deadline for submission: May 15th , 2012  
May 20th, 2012.

   Notification: May 20th, 2012   May 25th, 2012.

   Call for Contributions in pdf   

Venue and Accommodation

   The workshop will take place at
   Achaia Beach Hotel, Patras, Greece.


  Click here for the hotel reservation form.


   Deadline for Special Rates: June 5th, 2012.



Workshop Committee

   Nikolaos Avouris (Univ. of Patras, Greece) co-chair
   Sophia Daskalaki (Univ. of Patras, Greece)
   Ioannis Fudos (Univ. of Ioannina, Greece)
   Filippo Lanubile (Univ. of Bari, Italy) co-chair
   Fabio Montefrancesco (Euromed Cultural Heritage Agency, Italy)
   Nicole Novielli (Univ. of Bari, Italy)
   Evaggelia Pitoura (Univ. of Ioannina, Greece) co-chair
   Peter Triantafillou (Univ. of Patras, Greece)
   Panayiotis Tsaparas (Univ. of Ioannina, Greece)
   Ubaldo Villani Lubelli (Euromed Cultural Heritage Agency, Italy)

The event is organized in the framework of the Intersocial program

funded by the European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme “Greece-Italy” 2007-2013.