Social media already influence social relationships thus changing social structure enabled by technological advances. These advances transform the environments we are surrounded by, as they introduce new kinds of interactions between humans and objects. It is therefore natural for users within this emerging social cyberspace to demand the kind of media experiences they are accustomed to in their daily lives with the community type of communications being at the central stage.
To this end, there is a compelling need to address this community-centric digitally-based ecosystem. In this workshop we will debate how this cross-breeding of social networks and networked media can support the the explosion of user generated content, ubiquitous access to everything, as well as embrace emerging community-centric media services. With the participants, we aim to explore the synergy between social media analytics and networked media delivery and its impact on user experience. Part of this synergy is the discovery of hidden relationships residing in the information/data generated by the communities which provides valuable feedback to a range of highly interactive services.
We invite researchers, industry and SMEs active on the crossroads of social and networked media to attend and participate, and to collaborate on a roadmap for socially networked media in the Future Internet. During the workshop, presentations will be mixed with a moderated fishbowl-type discussion, with ample interaction with the audience.