Boleslaw Szymanski is the General Chair of the First International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens 2015) to be held in Dallas, TX on October 19, 2015

Social sensing has emerged as a new paradigm for collecting sensory measurements by means of "crowd-sourcing" sensory data collection tasks to a human population. Humans can act as sensor carriers (e.g., carrying GPS devices that share location data), sensor operators (e.g., taking pictures with smart phones), or as sensors themselves (e.g., sharing their observations on Twitter). The proliferation of sensors in the possession of the average individual, together with the popularity of social networks that allow massive information dissemination, heralds an era of social sensing that brings about new research challenges and opportunities in this emerging field. The first international workshop on social sensing will bring together researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and government to present recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. See more information at