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Special Session
Special Session on
Social Recommendation in Information Systems
 - SRIS 2018

18 - 20 September, 2018 - Seville, Spain

Within the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST 2018


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
division systèmes d'information et systèmes multimédia, CERIST Alger
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) in its new edition 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 and social recommendation
  • Social services and recommendation
  • Ontologies and 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
  • Education applications with social recommendation
  • Social cloud and recommendation
  • Multi agents systems and social recommendation
  • Applications in social recommendation
  • New trends in social recommendation


Paper Submission: July 9, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018 (expired)


Sofiane Abbar, Social Computing, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Djamel Benslimane, Computer science, Lyon 1 University, France
Zakaria Maamar, College of Computing and IT, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar
Achraf Mitbaa, Mathématique et informatique décisionnelle, École Nationale d'Electronique et des Télécommunications de Sfax, Tunisia


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.


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 CD-ROM 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 on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer in a LNBIP Series book.


WEBIST Special Sessions - SRIS 2018