The 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Personalization (SeCoP 2015)

April 20-23, 2015

Hanoi, Vietnam

Organized by: Caritas Institute of Higher Education
and South China University of Technology



As the development of World Wide Web, social networking sites, wikis and folksonomies are becoming more and more popular. The above gives a new ground to extend the focus of the Semantic Web by engaging it in other communities, where semantics can play an important role. Along with the interaction between users and computers, more and more personalized information are potentially mined from the Web by using semantic computing technology, such as ontology engineering for social network and personalization, mining user reviews, learners and courses modeling, user profiling in social network, sentiment analysis for user opinion mining and so on. Connecting semantic computing and personalized can enhance classic information management and retrieval approaches. It combines data mining with semantic computing as a promising direction and offers opportunities for developing novel algorithms and tools ranging from text and multimedia. In many scenarios of social networking, MOOCs, folksonomy and Wikis, semantic computing, personalization and recommendation are core functionalities.

The 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Personalization (SeCoP) in conjunction with DASFAA 2015 will bring together the academia, researchers and industrial practitioners from computer science, information systems, psychology, behavior science and organization science discipline, and provide a forum for recent advances in the field of semantic computing and personalization, from the perspectives of information management and mining.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the exploitation of the Web of Data, the identification of semantics underlying social annotations of multimedia contents, and the application of semantic-based techniques and technologies in research fields related to (but not limited):

  • Content-based recommendation and collaborative filtering
  • Personalized content browsing
  • Personalized searching
  • Community extraction and exploitation
  • Social networks analysis for collaborative recommendation
  • User profile construction based on social tagging information
  • Context-aware personalized information access and delivery
  • Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia content access and delivery
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Micro-blog and Review content mining and analysis
  • Personalized and context-aware ontology
  • E-learning systems and learner profiling
  • Massive online open courseware and content modeling


Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings to be published as a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (EI compendex).

Submissions must not exceed 15 pages in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format, excluding references (up to 2 extra pages). We encourage authors to cite related work comprehensively, and when citing conference papers please also consider to cite their extended journal versions if applicable.

All submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should avoid the use of non-English fonts to avoid problems with printing and viewing the submissions. All accepted papers MUST follow strictly the instructions for LNCS Authors. Springer's LNCS site offers style files and information.

There is no short-paper track.

Submissions must not have been published previously and must not be under review for publication while being considered for SeCoP. This applies also to papers with significantly overlapping contributions. Authors are advised to interpret these limitations strictly and to contact the PC chairs in case of doubt.

SeCoP submissions are reviewed following the single blind review process, meaning, you need not hide authors' names and affiliations.

Each accepted paper must be accompanied by at least one full registration regardless of the status of the registering author, and an author must present the paper at the conference. Otherwise, the paper will be removed from the proceedings and LNCS digital library.

The submission site is:

Workshop Organizers (PC Chairs):

Fu Lee Wang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong,

Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China,

Haoran Xie, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong,

PC Member(s) of the Workshop:

1. Ho Wai Shing, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong
2. Jianfeng Si, Intititute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
3. Wei Chen, Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS, China
4. Xudong Mao, Alibaba, China
5. Rao Yanghui, Sun Yat-sen University, China
6. Raymong Y. K. Lau, City University of Hong Kong
7. Rong Pan, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
8. Yunjun Gao, Zhejiang University
9. Shaojie Qiao, Southwest Jiaotong University
10. Jianke Zhu, Zhejiang University
11. Neil Y. Yen, University of Aizu, Japan
12. Derong Shen, Northeastern University
13. Jing Yang, Research Center on Fictitious Economy & Data Science CAS, China
14. Yuqing Sun, Shangdong University, China
15. Raymong Wong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
16. Jie Tang, Tsinghua University
17. Jian Chen, South Chia University of Technology
18. Wong Tak Lam, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
19. Xiaodong Zhu, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
20. Zhiwen Yu, South China University of Technology
21. Cui Wenjuan, China Academy of Sciences, China
22. Shaoxu Song, Tsinghua University
23. Tao Wang, South China University of Technology


  • December 27, 2014: Submission of workshop papers
  • January 10, 2014: Submission of workshop papers (Extended!)
  • Febuary 15, 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • March 15, 2015: All camera-ready due
  • March 21, 2015: Workshop registration due
  • April 20-23, 2015: Conference in Hanoi