Online social networks (OSNs) have been penetrating into everyday life and revolutionizing the way how information is generated, disseminated, collected, and consumed. The extreme popularity and growing importance of OSNs are also making them alluring targets for various attacks. To help the research community better understand the critical need for security in OSNs and identify promising research directions to secure OSNs, we are organizing the 2016 workshop on trustworthy human-centric social networking, with generous grant support from Army Research Office. This workshop will bring together top researchers and practitioners in multiple fields such as cyber security, social media mining and analysis, social networking theory, big data analytics, and cloud computing. It will provide a forum for in-depth scientific discussions about the critical security challenges in OSNs as well as promising proactive and reactive countermeasures. The outcome of this workshop will be a report that clearly identifies major research challenges in securing online social network space, exposes the research community to new and exciting inter-disciplinary research problems, and articulates a vision of conducting fundamental and inter-disciplinary research in OSN security.
This workshop will take place on May 12-13 in DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Phoenix, AZ. Attendance to this workshop is by invitation only. Click here to view the list of confirmed participants.