Theme: AI-enabled Social Media Innovative Information Operation

June 14 – 18, 2021

Call for Paper submission has been extended to Friday 5th March 2021, this is due to impact of COVID19 on people juggling with, e.g., lockdown, family support, home schooling, remote working etc.

Call for Papers

International Conference on Social Media, Wearable and Web Analytics (Social Media 2021), an international refereed conference, is dedicated to the advancement of social media, security of social media and consequential impacts and risks due to compromise or security breaches. It covers economic importance of social media, the emergence of wearable, wearable for fitness, e-health and life style improvements, and the use of web analytics for social media enhancements, business intelligence and business empowerment.

With the wave of phishing attacks against celebrities, high profile government officials, and nationals on social media, this conference is timely. Most importantly, we seek recommendations, solutions and advice on ways, methods and techniques for protecting our digital society.

The aim of the Social Media 2021 is to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, standardisation bodies, including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different cultures.

Social Media 2021 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed. The conference is open to the public, so you can attend the event without presenting a paper. Registration for both authors and attendees (without presenting a paper) opens in March 2021. You are welcome!

The conference proceedings will be submitted for consideration for publishing and listing on the following bibliographic indexes:

  • DBLP Computer Science, and
  • Others – e.g. Scopus, CiteSeerX, Computer Science Index, EI Compendex, Academic Search Complete, CiteULike, Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic Search.


Social Media 2021 is co-located with other conferences as part of Cyber Science 2021.

  • Posters will be presented during the conference.
  • Industry track is available for discussing and publishing pilot and proof of concepts.
  • Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.
  • Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages assessment.
  • PhD Seminar track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research.

Paper Submission

The deadline for all paper submissions, that is, both full papers and extended abstracts for Poster, WIP, PoC, Research Idea and PhD Seminar presentations is 5th March 2021.

All Industry track, Work in Progress track, Research Ideas track and PhD Seminar track will be published in the conference proceedings. Interested participants, please submit your proposal using the online submission system hosted by Easychair Conference Portal.

Full paper submission should be via Easychair Conference Portal.


Online Submission

The online submission process is now open!

Please prepare your paper according to the formatting guidelines (Word document/PDF template/LaTeX). Use the A4 paper type.

Authors must use the online submission systems hosted by EasyChair Conference System to submit their papers. Please use/download the  A4 paper template, and specify which conference your submission is to. If you don’t have an EasyChair account you will need to create one and then login in order to submit your papers. Please read the Submission Instructions before submitting your work in the system.

Submission Instructions

Both long (8 pages max., roughly 8,000 words) and short (4 pages max., roughly 4,000 words) paper submissions should be written in English and be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference portal. Submission file formats are PDF and Microsoft Word using the A4 Paper template that can be found at the corresponding C-MRiC website. Authors wishing to present a Poster, Industry Proof of Concept (PoC), Work in Progress (WIP), Research Ideas, or PhD Seminar may submit a 2page extended abstract using the online submission systems hosted by EasyChair Conference System, which, if accepted, will appear in the conference proceedings.


Topics of Interest

    • Advances in Social Media
    • Social Media theoretical underpinnings
    • Security in Social Media
    • Trust and privacy in Social Media
    • Social Medial Big Data Analysis
    • Organisational Knowledge Management
    • Branding and E-Marketing
    • Realtime Communications and Instant Messaging
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Social Media Technologies
    • Convergence
    • Advances in Wearable
    • Wearable in e-Health
    • Wearable in Fitness
    • Wearable and Bring You Own Devices (BYOD) in the Enterprise
    • Security, Trust and Privacy in Wearable
    • Wearable Technologies
    • Economic Importance of Wearable
    • Life Style Impacts
    • Interaction, Interface and Customisation
    • Design Requirements and Requirements Analysis
    • Aesthetics and Design
    • Monitoring
    • Advances in Web Analytics
    • Web Analytics for Law Enforcement and Security Monitoring
    • Legal Issues of Web Analytics
    • Law, Legislation and Compliance
    • Security, Trust, Privacy
    • Web Analytics for Business Intelligence
    • Web Analytics and Web Surveillance
    • Web Analytics and Geolocation
    • Content-Aware analytics
    • Digital Content
    • Customisation, e-Marketing and Tailoring
    • Customer-centric Analysis
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Web Analytics Technologies & Tools
    • Principles of Health Informatics
    • Data, Information and Knowledge
    • Improvement and Performance Assessment
    • Research Methods in Healthcare
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Integrated Data Repository
    • Health care Data Security
    • Information Systems in Health Care
    • Privacy and Security of Health Data
    • Cyber Health
    • Analysis & Presentation of Healthcare Data for Decision Making
    • Healthcare Management
    • Management of Healthcare Organisations
    • Principle and applications of OSNs
    • Techniques for analysis of OSNs
    • Open Source Threat Intelligences
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Social Network Platforms
    • Evolution and Emerging OSNs
    • Social-ethical implications of OSNs
    • Detection of False News and Memes
    • Cyber Intelligence
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Analytics & Intelligence
    • Situational Awareness
    • Principles, Theory & Research
    • Endpoint Monitoring, User and Entity Analysis
    • Application and Session Monitoring
    • Risk Assessment and Management
    • Data Mining and Machine Learning in Social Systems
    • Digital Contents
    • Digital Economics
    • Blockchain Systems
    • Social and Digital Inclusion
    • Digital Trust and Reputation
    • Measurement and analysis of social and crowdsourcing systems
    • Learning, Communities & Skills development
    • Cultural Impacts
    • Research into social communities and culture
    • Social and Digital Inclusion
    • Digital Trust and Reputation
    • Bridging Geographical and Location Gaps


Important Dates

  • Industry (Proof of Concept / Pilot) Submission –   January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) –  January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • PhD Seminar Submissions – January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • Research Ideas – January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • Poster/Demo Submissions – January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • Special Track Submissions – January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • Workshops and Tutorials Submissions – January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • Full Paper Submissions – January 26, 2021, extended to March 5, 2021
  • Notification of Full Paper/Abstract / Special Track Acceptance/Rejection –  April 26, 2021
  • Camera Ready Paper Due – May 14, 2021
  • Participants Registration – March 26 – May 31, 2021
  • Conference Date –  June 14 – 18, 2021


Online / Virtual



Programme Committee

    • Cyril Onwubiko – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration, UK
    • Frank Wang – Computer Society, IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland
    • Theo Lynn – Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    • Nick Savage – University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Eckhard Pfluegel – Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, UK
    • Theo Lynn – Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    • Pierangelo Rosati – Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    • Grace Kenny – Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    • Patricia Endo – Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil
    • Uri Blumenthal – MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, USA
    • Xavier Bellekens – University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
    • Patricia Endo – Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    • Arnau Erola – Cyber Security Centre, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    • Xavier Bellekens – University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
    • Cyril Onwubiko – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration, UK
    • Uwe Glässer  – School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    • Jens Myrup Pedersen – University of Aalborg, Denmark
    • Michal Chorasm – Telecommunications and Computer Science, University of Science and Technology (UTP), Bydgoszcz, Poland
    • Marios Anagnostopoulos – University of the Aegean, Greece
    • Ciza Thomas – College of Engineering, India
    • Varun Dutt – Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
    • Lynsay Shepherd – Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK
    • Florian Skopik – Cyber Security Research, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
    • Palvi Aggarwal – Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA
    • Sean Mckeown – Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK
    • Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan – National College of Ireland (NCIRL), Ireland
    • Domhnall Carlin – Queen’s University (QUB), Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    • Karen Renaud – Abertay University, Scotland, UK
    • Maria Bada – University of Cambridge, UK
    • Kim Tam – Plymouth University, UK
    • Felix Heine – Hannover University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    • Ruth Ikwu – Cardiff University, Wales, UK
    • Kumar Bandeli – Data Science, Walmart Inc., USA
    • Avishek Nag – UCD Ireland
    • Charles Clarke – Kingston University, London, UK
    • Varun Dutt – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, India
    • Nicholas Savage – Portsmouth University, UK
    • Egon Kidmose – Aalborg University, Denmark
    • Ivan Silva – Instituto Metrópole Digital (IMD), Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
    • Frank Wang – Kent University, UK
    • Vanderson de Souza Sampaio – Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Brazil
    • Kumar Bandeli – Data Science, Walmart Inc., USA

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