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Special Session
Special Session on
Social Recommendation in Information Systems
 - SRIS 2016

23 - 25 April, 2016 - Rome, Italy

Within the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST 2016


Hakima Mellah

Brief Bio
Mrs Hakima Mellah is a researcher at Research Center in Scientific and Technical Information(CERIST)- Information System and Multimedia System Department. She obtained her engineer degree in Computing science from the University of Science and Technology Houari Bomediene of Algiers, a master degree and Phd degree from high school of computing (ESI) of Algiers.. She is leading a group of researchers and cooperation projects. She is involved in some workshops and international conferences as PC member or reviewer (WWS, NDT, ICADIWT, ICMWI, ICIA,WOSWI,WI-IAT,...). Her researches concern interacting distributed and agile information systems based on Multi-Agents Systems, taking inspiration from natural phenomena for adaptation and co-evolution, Services Oriented Architectures. Actually she is working on adapting multi agents systems within a cloud environment, social aspects.
Valérie Monfort
computer science, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201

Brief Bio
Valérie Monfort is an Assistant Professor, University of Paris1 Panthéon Sorbonne France and researcher in LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201. Before starting an academic carrier she works for 20 years in industry as an architect for big companies as: IBM, Airbus, Bouygues Telecom, BNP, MMAetc. Her research topics are Web semantics, context, MDD, SOA, social networks and BPI.
Abdelkrim Meziane

Brief Bio
Abdelkrim Meziane obtained respectively the Engineer degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology Houari Bomediene of Algiers in 1986, the DEA from INSA of Lyon (France) in 1988, the Master degree from Spatial Techniques National Center, Arzew, Algeria, in 1996, and the PhD from Oran University of Science and Technology in 2006. He obtained his HDR from USTO Oran, Algeria in 2012. He worked as a research assistant at the Spatial Techniques National Center, Arzew (Algeria), then as an assistant professor at Oran University of Science and Technology, and as researcher at CERIST (, a computer center of research in Algiers. His interset research areas include image analisys, hospital information systems, and medical imaging. Currently he is the head of a division (laboratory) at the research center CERIST, called information systems and multimedia.


The special session Social recommendation in information systems (SRIS) aims at gathering researchers working on the category of social recommendation in recommender systems. The session offers an opportunity to academic and industry researchers to discuss challenges and presenting solutions to such systems.
Through recommendation users, systems, …, aim at predicting what can be better and not yet considered while filtering information. During recommendation phase, items or resources that are close to those already used by users can be recommended. The sharing of preferences or tastes between users can be a basis for recommending resources to users or users to other users, depending on the domain activity.
Specially, within the social recommendation resources such as web pages, web sites, news, people, communities, can be of a great interest and suggested to the user by the mean of social information.

Relevant topics include the following and are not limited to:
- Services for social recommendation
- Social services for recommendation
- Ontologies for social recommendation
- Users, resources, tags, and ratings to provide recommendation
- Frameworks for user recommendation
- Data sparsity with social networks for recommendation
- Privacy management during recommendation


Paper Submission: February 15, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 22, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 8, 2016 (expired)


Nitin Agarwal, Information Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Valantina Balas, Automation and Applied Informatics, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Soumya Banerjee, Birla Institute of Technology, (BIT Ranchi), India


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.

PAPER SUBMISSION DETAILS (to special issue of JIS and IJIAP)

Authors of best papers will be asked for extension and publication in:
JIS ( Journal of Information Science)
IJIAP (International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms)


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, and Microsoft Academic.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


WEBIST Special Sessions - SRIS 2016