The guiding goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who deal with the design and analysis of online social networking side by side with those who design security and privacy protocols, in order to:

  1. Survey and discuss the current state of research that deals with security and privacy in social networks.
  2. Create a community of researchers and practitioners who are interested in enabling current social networks to incorporate dedicated security methods.
  3. Create new opportunities and set the ground for future collaboration between participants, generating insights that can be carried forward into future work.
  4. Foster creativity and imagine the underlying technological changes in the way we network and communicate that will take place over the next 5-10 years.