[CITASA] Last Call: #Influence12: Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media

Caroline Haythornthwaite c.haythorn at ubc.ca
Thu Jun 7 12:22:53 EDT 2012


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> From: Anatoliy Gruzd <agruzd at gmail.com>
> Date: June 6, 2012 4:45:56 PM PDT
> To: <asis-l at asis.org>
> Subject: [Asis-l] Last Call: #Influence12: Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media
> 
> Apologies for cross-posting
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> CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS AND RESEARCH-IN-PROGRESS POSTERS
> 
> What: #Influence12: Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on 
> Social Media
> Where: School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 
> Nova Scotia, Canada
> When: September 28-29, 2012
> Website: http://SocialMediaLab.ca/influence12
> Twitter hashtag: #Influence12
> 
> Industry Keynote Speaker: Gilad Lotan, VP of Research & Development, 
> Socialflow.com
> 
> ABOUT THE EVENT:
> This is a two-day symposium and workshop organized and hosted by the 
> Social Media Lab (http://SocialMediaLab.ca) at Dalhousie University and 
> supported by MITACS, SSHRC, NCE GRAND, Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer 
> Science and Faculty of Management.
> 
> It is no secret that social media has become mainstream in recent years, 
> and its adoption has skyrocketed. As a result of its growing popularity, 
> users’ online contributions and membership in online social networks 
> have exploded. With a multitude of voices all talking at once on social 
> media, finding interesting and influential voices among the masses can 
> be difficult. The objective of this 2-day workshop is to bring together 
> experts in social media and online social networks from both the 
> academic and business worlds, to share ideas on the best practices 
> around how to study the impact of social media on our society, and 
> specifically how to measure influence on social media. The workshop will 
> provide researchers in this area an opportunity to present and debate 
> their ideas, and provide graduate students with the opportunity to build 
> academic and professional contacts, present their research, and learn 
> about latest research in this area from a multidisciplinary perspective.
> 
> SCHEDULE:
> During the first day, the participants will present and conduct 
> discussions based on their work in this area. Over the second day, the 
> participants will be tasked to brainstorm and develop new metrics for 
> studying and measuring influence and engagement on social media.
> 
> REGISTRATION FEE: None
> 
> STUDENT TRAVEL SUBSIDIES:
> A limited number of competitive travel subsidies ($500 + 3-night shared 
> accommodation with another student in a local hotel) will be available 
> to PhD and Postdoctoral students from Canadian academic institutions. 
> Please indicate on your submission whether you would like to be 
> considered for a travel subsidy.
> 
> TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS:
> 1) Position Papers: Proposals should be in the form of a position paper 
> (up to 1,000 words excluding references) and formatted using the ACM 
> Proceedings Format (a template is available at 
> http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). The 
> position paper must be on a completed or well-developed project relating 
> to the main theme of the workshop. If selected, the author(s) will be 
> invited to give a 15-minute oral presentation followed by a 5 min Q&A 
> period.
> 
> 2) “Work-in-progress” Posters: Posters will display visual presentations 
> of early-stage projects. Proposals should be in the form of a short 
> abstract (up to 500 words excluding references). If selected, author(s) 
> will have an opportunity to present their poster as part of a dedicated 
> poster session during the workshop.
> 
> *All submissions are due June 15, 2012, 23:59 (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard 
> Time)* and must be submitted via the EasyChair website at
> https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=influence12
> 
> TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:
> • Influential User Detection
> • Information Visualization in Social Media
> • Mobile Applications
> • Online and Offline Social Networks
> • Online Community Detection
> • Online Identity
> • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
> • Political Mobilization & Engagement on Social Media
> • Scalability Issues and Social Media Data
> • Social Media and Academia (Alternative Metrics. Learning Analytics, etc.)
> • Social Media Mining
> • Social Network Analysis
> 
> All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee and 
> evaluated based on their relevance and potential contribution to the 
> main theme of the workshop: How do we define and measure influence on 
> social media? The goal is to select and invite up to 50 researchers to 
> participate in the workshop. Accepted and finalized papers and posters 
> will be published on the Social Media Lab website after the event and 
> promoted through various media channels. The workshop presentations will 
> also be streamed online.
> 
> IMPORTANT DATES:
> • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2012, 23:59 (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)
> • Notification Date: July 15, 2012
> • Camera-Ready Deadline: August 30, 2012
> • Workshop Dates: September 28-29, 2012
> 
> PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
> 
> * danah boyd, Microsoft Research, USA
> * Jean Burgess, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
> * Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
> * Alvin Chin, Nokia Research Center, Beijing
> * Greg Elmer, Ryerson University, Canada
> * Andrea Forte, Drexel University, USA
> * Keith N. Hampton, Rutgers University, USA
> * Carolyn Hank, McGill University, Canada
> * Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of British Columbia, Canada
> * Susan Herring, Indiana University, USA
> * Bernie Hogan, University of Oxford, UK
> * Karrie Karahalios, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
> * Rhonda McEwen, University of Toronto, Canada
> * Catherine Middleton, Ryerson University, Canada
> * Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario, Canada
> * Diane Rasmussen Neal, University of Western Ontario, Canada
> * Anthony Rotolo, Syracuse University, USA
> * Marc Smith, Social Media Research Foundation, USA
> * Louise Spiteri, Dalhousie University, Canada
> * Monica Whitty, University of Leicester, UK
> 
> 
> For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd at gruzd at dal.ca
> 
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