CFP: Special Issue of Int'l J. Big Data Intelligence



International Journal of Big Data Intelligence



Special Issue on: “Multimedia Social Networks Security and Big Data Analysis”

Guest Editors 

Prof. Zhiyong Zhang, Henan University of Science & Technology, China
Assoc. Prof. Muthucumaru Maheswaran, McGill University, Canada
Dr. Kefeng Fan, China Electronics Standardization Institute, P. R. of China


With the rapid development of network socialization and multimedia cloud computing, Multimedia Social Networks (MSNs) have increasingly emerged. These MSNs offer network tools, services, and applications for multimedia contents (e.g., electronic book, digital image, audio and video) that can be shared among users in the same group or between different groups within social networks. Many MSNs are popular nowadays, such as video sharing networks YouTube and audio sharing network SongTaste, etc. 

However, security is becoming urgent and burning. For instance, easy digital content reproduction and the convenient distribution and sharing of such contents facilitated by open MSNs environments have enabled people to share and distribute valuable copyrighted digital contents within social networks. The copyright infringement behaviors, such as illicit copying, malicious distribution, unauthorized access and usage, free sharing of copyright-protected digital contents, will also become a much more common phenomenon. 

Some research frontiers on social networks modelling theory, methodology and applications have been in progress, including enhanced security mechanisms, approaches and algorithms, user behaviours and big data analysis in social network applications, as well as social factors and soft computing in social media distributions. 

The motivation of the special issue is to bring together researchers, engineers and administrators resorting to the state-of-the-art technologies and ideas to significantly improve multimedia social network security and management based on big data analysis.

Subject coverage

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Multimedia cloud computing-enabling social networks security and forensics 
• Social networks dynamic modeling, algorithm and real-world practices 
• User behavior analysis based on big date related to multimedia social networks
• Cryptography, authentication, authorization and usage control for multimedia social networks
• Trust assessment and its soft computing in multimedia social networks
• Risk analysis, mitigation and management in real-world social networks 
• Interdisciplinary empirical study on multimedia social networks
• Use cases study toward social network security and management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online: Information on preparing and submitting articles @

Deadlines for Submission

Submission of Manuscripts: Apr. 30, 2014

Notification to Authors: Jul. 30, 2014

Final Versions Due: Aug. 30, 2014

Guest Editor(s) details

*Name:  Zhiyong Zhang
*Institution  Henan University of Science & Technology
*Department (where applicable): Department of Computer Science
Street or other address information:  No.263, Kaiyuan Ave.
*City  Luoyang
*Postcode  471023
*Country  China

*Name:  Muthucumaru Maheswaran
*Institution  McGill University
*Department (where applicable): School of Computer Science
Street or other address information:  3480 University Street
*City  Montreal
*Postcode  H3A 2A7
*Country  Canada

*Name:  Kefeng Fan
*Institution China Electronics Standardization Institute
*Department (where applicable): Information Security Standardization Committee
Street or other address information:  No.1, East Street Anding Men
*City  Beijing
*Postcode  10007
*Country  Canada