Workshop on the Future of Social Networking: Experts from Industry and Academia

The workshop is coming up soon on 18th!
PDF version of agenda is here.

Workshop Blog is up! Please email to if you want to blog/comment. Twitter hashtag is #socialnets_ws.

Travel information from Cambridge train station is here.

Computers: Study Centre or 2nd floor tower lounge bar area


The workshop will focus on the commercial exploitation of social networks. We seek contributions from practitioners in industry, as well as academic and industrial researchers, to discuss new ideas on the theme of social networking and computer systems. Online social networks are among the most popular sites on the Web and continue to grow rapidly. They provide a means for establishing identities, sharing information, and creating relationships, while the resulting social graph can provide a basis for communicating, distributing, and locating content. This workshop is being organised as part of the EU FP7 SocialNets project, Social networking for pervasive adaptation - Harnessing adaptive human social structures for tomorrow’s wireless networks.

We have speakers from several major industry research labs. Participation from local companies developing products related to social networking is also welcome. The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory is organising the workshop in conjunction with Microsoft Research Cambridge, the Newton Institute, and The FP7 SocialNets project Consortium.


Thursday, 18 November 2010


The workshop will be held at the Møller Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

The Møller Centre
Storey's Way
CB3 0DE 

Travel information can be found on the Registration page.

Featured Speakers

Balachander Krishnamurthy (AT&T, USA)
Sharad Goel (Yahoo, USA)
Richard Allan (Facebook, UK)
Jurgen Van Gael (Microsoft FUSE Labs, UK)
Christos Gkantsidis (Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK)

Call for Posters (and demos)

The poster session will showcase research projects and commercial applications in an informal setting. See Call for Posters for further details.


Eiko Yoneki, Pietro Lio, and Jon Crowcroft 
University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory

Neil Walton 
University of Cambridge, Statistical Laboratory

Milan Vojnovic 
Microsoft Research, Cambridge

The SocialNets project Consortium





- WiFi Access: SSID=Møller

- Twitter hashtag: socialnets_ws

- Blog:

- All day coffee and tea at 2F Tower Lounge Bar!

- Final program is up!

- Workshop Flyer is up.

- Wiki page is up.

- Call for Posters: Submissions due - November 10, 2010.

- Workshop on the Future of Social Networking: Experts from Industry and Academia will be held on November 18, 2010.


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