Third International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens 2018), Orlando, USA


SocialSens 2018 invites researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and government to present recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research on social sensing topics. The field of social sensing aims to bring together the community of researchers who intersect traditional networking, sensing, and CPS topics with social media analysis. It stems from the observation that social networks can be viewed as new types of “sensors” that carry information on what happens in the physical world. There is therefore much benefit from an exchange of ideas between the relevant communities from physical and social backgrounds, including sensing, data fusion/mining, signal processing, social networks, cognitive modeling, computational social and behavior science, and IoT/CPS, among other topics. Social sensing advances the foundations of data collection and processing that exploits social and physical sources. At present, no forum brings those communities together. SocialSens aims to become one such forum.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Exploitation of social media as sensing sources
  • Ubiquitous, mobile and pervasive crowd-sensing
  • Participatory and opportunistic sensing
  • Urban/smart city sensing
  • Social signal processing
  • Information and coding theory for social sensing system
  • Information processing and knowledge discovery from social and sensor data
  • Data reliability on social media
  • Fake news/source detection and rumor localization in social media
  • Privacy, security, and ethics
  • CPS/IoT sensing with human-in-the-loop