The Workshop on Social Influence 2017 (SI 2017) has been collocated with 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) conference. This year both were held in Sydney, Australia and the Workshop took place on July 31st under the framework of RENOIR project. The idea of this workshop is to gather the researchers that study the phenomenon of social influence from many perspectives, both theoretically and practically. This is why among the presenters and audience the researchers representing many disciplines can be found, including sociology, computer science, physics, and mathematics. The presentations and follow-up discussions during the workshop shown that there is a lot of interest in this area and still one of the crucial challenges is how to obtain reliable data demonstrating the process of social influence at a large scale, since it is hard to track the diffusion of social influence as there are many sources that influence individuals and only a fraction of them is taking place in the observed network.
This years acceptance rate for the workshop was 42%, since only five out of twelve submitted papers were accepted for presentation and publication.
The workshop is co-organized by Paulo Shakarian (Arizona State University), Jarosław Jankowski (West Pomeranian University of Technology) and Radosław Michalski (Wrocław University of Science and Technology). The website of the workshop is https://www.wosinf.org, while its twitter account is https://twitter.com/wosinf.