Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP'12)
Workshop on Social Media Processing
SocMP 2012
HPDC 2012
HPDC 2012

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Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, Florida, USA
 Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technolgy, the Netherlands
 Pablo Cesar, CWI, NL
 Tyson Condie, Yahoo! Research, USA
 Anwitaman Datta, NTU Singapore, SG
 Pawel Garbacki, Google, Mountain View Campus, USA
 Florin Isaila, U. Carlos III de Madrid, ES
 Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Research, USA
 Thomas Karagiannis, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
 Anne Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, Rennes Campus, FR
 Mayank Lahiri, Facebook, USA
 Jussara Marques de Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, BR 


First Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP'12)

In conjunction with the 21-st International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2012)
June 18 or 19, 2012
Delft, the Netherlands



User-generated social media such as blogs, podcasts, shared photos and videos, wikis, online gaming communities, and online social networks have grown to over half a billion users today. To exploit the massive amount of social data exposed by such systems requires not only social network analysis, but also large-scale image processing, video encoding, generic information retrieval and management, knowledge mining and discovery, building and matching user profiles for web advertising, etc. Processing information about a world-wide, loosely-connected network of social media users poses a diverse set of challenges, ranging from traditional high-performance distributed computing topics (e.g., scalability, elasticity, reliability) to domain-specific processing (e.g., methods for big data analytics and graph mining at scale.)

The First Workshop on Social Media Processing (SocMP’12) solicits papers that address the data management and processing challenges raised by running and mining large-scale social media platforms from a systems and infrastructure-oriented perspective. The workshop will be co-located with ACM/IEEE HPDC ( and will take place in June 2012 in Delft, The Netherlands. SocMP’12 will bring together researchers and practitioners in discussing and creating new knowledge about the social media infrastructure and methods of the future.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Techniques for the collection of social media data;
  • System architectures for social media processing;
  • Methods for Social Media pre-processing and processing;
  • System architectures and methods for online or near-realtime social media processing;
  • Methods for multi-source social media processing;
  • Mechanisms that support specific data consistency models across multiple data centers;
  • Business logic and programming models for social media processing systems;
  • Autonomic management of social media processing systems;
  • Green computing and sustainability in social media processing systems;
  • Economic aspects of social media processing systems, in particular for third-party data processing;
  • Benchmarks, workload characterization and modeling, and testbeds for designing and analyzing social media processing systems;
  • Use cases, applications of social media processing (i.e., to science, engineering, and business), and experience with deployed artifacts focusing on the infrastructure;
  • Mathematical and analytical tools for designing and analyzing social media processing systems;
  • Simulation methods and tools for designing and analyzing social media processing systems.
Important dates
13 March 2012 Submission deadline (extended)  
after 26 March 2012 Author notification (extended)  
16 April 2012 Final papers due (HARD DEADLINE)  
18 or 19 June 2012 Workshop  

Submission guidelines

SocMP 2012 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Submitted papers should be limited to 6 pages (including tables, images, and references) and formatted according to the ACM SIG Style. Please use the Easychair submission site to submit your paper. Only pdf format is accepted. All papers will receive at least three reviews. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register for the workshop and present the paper.


Accepted workshop papers will appear in the HPDC conference proceedings and will be incorporated in the ACM Digital Library.

Venue and registration

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 21-st International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2011) on June 18/19, 2012 in Delft, the Netherlands. For the registration procedure follow the HPDC link.


For further information please contact Alexandru Iosup email A. Iosup and/or Adriana Iamnitchi email A. Iamnitchi.

HPDC'12 Workshops

SocMP is one of the workshops held in conjunction with HPDC'12:

Short Workshop Name Full Workshop Name
Application Domain
Astro-HPC 2012

Workshop on High-Performance Computing for Astronomy

ECMLS 2012 Emerging Computational Methods for the Life Sciences Workshop
Science Cloud 2012 Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing
SocMP 2012 Workshop on Social Media Processing
Data-Intensive Processing
DIDC 2012 Workshop on Data-Intensive Distributed Computing
ISDP 2012 In-Situ Data Processing Technologies
LSAP 2012 Workshop on Large-scale Systems and Applications Performance
MapReduce'12 Workshop on MapReduce and its Applications
VTDC-2012 Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing


Important Dates  
13 Mar 2012
Submission Deadline
26 Mar 2012
Author Notifications
16 Apr 2012
Final Papers
18 or 19 Jun 2012


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