Mobile devices and social networks have become privileged communication and data sharing means today. Their growing use and evolution bring new challenges and practical research problems, especially on partially or fully decentralized social networks. New algorithms, protocols, services, applications, middleware supports, incentive mechanisms, privacy models, and collaborative and recommendation techniques must be devised and proposed for such user-centric systems.
The goal of the DeSN 2016 workshop is to serve as a forum for researchers or professionals from both academia and industry to exchange new ideas, discuss new solutions, and share their experience in the design, implementation, analysis, experiment or measurement related to decentralized social networks.

Workshop topics

Topics of interest for DeSN 2016 include, but are not limited to:


Authors are encouraged to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished, and not currently under review by another conference or journal. Accepted papers will be included in the Mobiquitous 2016 Conference Proceedings.

Submissions may not exceed 6 pages, and must be formatted using the ACM Author's Kit.

Papers must be submitted via Confy (http://confy.eai.eu/).

Important Dates



  • Nicolas Le Sommer, IRISA, Université de Bretagne Sud
  • Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Frédérique Laforest, Telecom Saint Etienne, UJM, Université de Lyon, France

Program Committee

  • Antoine Boutet, Liris Laboratory, France
  • Stefanos Antaris, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Xiao Bai, Yahoo Research, USA
  • Davide Frey, INRIA Rennes, France
  • Stéphane Frénot, INSA de Lyon and INRIA, France
  • Christophe Gravier, Telecom Saint Etienne, France
  • Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  • Pascale Launay, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
  • Yves Mahéo, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
  • Philippe Roose, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France
  • Valério Schiavoni, Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK