Special Sesion ITQM 2018

Social Networks and Collaborative Decision Making

The Sixth International Conference of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (ITQM 2018),

Nebraska, United Stated, October 20-21, 2018.


Paper Submission: http://itqm-meeting.org/2018/submission.html (Indicate Special Session nº4)

Paper Submission Deadline: 15-July-2018


Enrique Herrera-Viedma, University Of Granada, Spain, viedma@decsai.ugr.es

Francisco Chiclana, De Montfort University, United Kingdom, chiclana@dmu.ac.uk

Yucheng Dong, Sichuan University, China, ycdong@scu.edu.cn

Raquel Ureña, De Montfort University, United Kingdom, raquel.urena@dmu.ac.uk

Scope and Motivation: 

Nowadays we are living the apogee of the Internet based technologies and consequently web 2.0 communities, where a large number of users interact in real time and share opinions and knowledge, is a generalized phenomenon. This type of social networks communities constitute an excellent oportunity from the point of view of collaborative decision making since they involve a huge population in the so called e-collaborative and e-democracy processes. Therefore, they present an unstimable scenario for goverments and policy makers to leverage the wisdown of the crowds in the decision making processes.

However this scenario also pose several research challenges as it involves a large number of experts coming from different backgrounds and/or with different level of knowledge and influence, and so problems such us scalability, trust definition and propagation, influence assesment, information modeling, among others arise.

The aim of this special session is to bring together the modern Information and communication technologies(ICT), in particular, business intelligence and analytics (BI&A), social networks, big data and mobile cloud computing and what are they role in the development of effective e-collaboration frameworks. Contributions on second generation of e-collaboration activities and systems are expected to be proposed. Theoretical issues and applications on various domains, ideas on how to solve collaborative decision making processes in social networks frameworks, both in research and development and industrial applications, are welcome. Approaches describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and state of the art surveys pointing out future research directions are also encouraged. Some of the appropriate topics, but no limited, to be discussed in this special session include:

  • Influence assessment in social networks
  • Preference modelling in collaborative decision making in social networks
  • Trust development and propagation in social networks
  • Trust Definition in collaborative decision making
  • Scalability of decision making processes in social netwoks.
  • Information presentation in social network
  • E-democracy
  • E-collaborative platforms
  • Social network based Recommender systems
  • E-health applications
  • E-marketing applications