© 2011

Social Media Modeling and Computing

  • Steven C.H. Hoi
  • Jiebo Luo
  • Susanne Boll
  • Dong Xu
  • Rong Jin
  • Irwin King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Social Media Content Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kuiyuan Yang, Meng Wang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Hong-Jiang Zhang
      Pages 25-45
    3. Jinfeng Zhuang, Steven C. H. Hoi
      Pages 47-70
    4. Spiros Nikolopoulos, Eirini Giannakidou, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Ioannis Patras, Athena Vakali
      Pages 71-96
    5. Yahong Han, Fei Wu, Yueting Zhuang
      Pages 97-118
  3. Social Media System Design and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Vivek K. Singh, Ramesh Jain, Mohan Kankanhalli
      Pages 121-143
    3. Amit Sachan, Sabu Emmanuel
      Pages 145-165
    4. Joan-Isaac Biel, Daniel Gatica-Perez
      Pages 167-188
    5. Nicholas Diakopoulos, Mor Naaman, Tayebeh Yazdani, Funda Kivran-Swaine
      Pages 189-209
  4. Social Media Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Shulong Tan, Jiajun Bu, Chun Chen, Xiaofei He
      Pages 213-237
    3. Dhiraj Joshi, Jiebo Luo, Jie Yu, Phoury Lei, Andrew Gallagher
      Pages 239-256
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-286

About this book


The emergence of user-centric multimedia applications on social networks has been instrumental in the creation of a new form of “social” media – created using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies for sharing via the internet.

This timely text/reference presents the latest advances in various aspects of social media modeling and social media computing research. Gathering together superb research from a range of established international conferences and workshops, the editors coherently organize and present each of the topics in relation to the basic principles and practices of social media modeling and computing. Individual chapters can be also be used as self-contained references on the material covered.

Topics and features:

  • Presents contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts in the field
  • Discusses topics on social-media content analysis, including social-image tag analysis and ranking, tag-based social image search, analysis by combining multimodal features, and multi-label social-image annotation
  • Examines social-media system design and analysis, covering mechanisms for incentivizing contributions, analysis of users and online behaviors in video sharing portals, and visual analytic tools for event analysis
  • Investigates access control for privacy and security issues in social networks
  • Describes emerging applications of social media, for music recommendation, automatic image annotation, and the analysis and improvement of photo-books

This unique text is a must-read, must-use tool for software developers, researchers and graduate students working on multimedia, web search, data mining and machine learning, and related disciplines. High-level managers and professional engineers interested in emerging social media modeling and computing technologies will also find the book to be an invaluable reference.

Dr. Steven C.H. Hoi and Dr. Dong Xu are both assistant professors in the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Jiebo Luo is a senior principal scientist with the Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, NY, USA. Dr. Susanne Boll is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Dr. Rong Jin is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Dr. Irwin King is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.


Data Mining Machine Learning Multimedia Social Networks Tagging Web 2.0

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven C.H. Hoi
    • 1
  • Jiebo Luo
    • 2
  • Susanne Boll
    • 3
  • Dong Xu
    • 4
  • Rong Jin
    • 5
  • Irwin King
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Computer EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Kodak Research LaboratoriesRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Media Informatics and Multimedia SystemsUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  4. 4.School of Computer EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  5. 5.Dept. Computer Science and EngineeringMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  6. 6.Dept. Computer Science and EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong/PR China

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From the reviews:

“It is an appropriate resource for graduate students, software developers, and researchers. … Each chapter is a standalone presentation with a set of references at the end. A comprehensive subject matter index combines all of the chapters, which readers will find useful. … chapters are especially relevant for software developers and designers who want to review current research. … each chapter is well written, and I recommend this presentation of cutting-edge work.” (Brad Reid, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2011)