[CITASA] CFP: Social Networking And Community

Caroline Haythornthwaite c.haythorn at ubc.ca
Tue Apr 16 10:32:11 EDT 2013

CFP: Social Networking And Community
TRACK: *new* Digital and Social Media
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 47
January 6-9, 2014, Hilton Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
PAPERS DUE: June 15, 2013 via the HICSS conference system
Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of British Columbia (Primary Contact): c.haythorn at ubc.ca
Karine Nahon, University of Washington, karineb at uw.edu
Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University, anatoliy Gruzd <gruzd at dal.ca>
Twitter: #hicss_snc
This HICSS minitrack has been ongoing since 2003 under various titles. Papers address the interrelationship between social media and communities in all aspects of our (online and offline) lives.  We call for papers that address research, theory, practice, and/or policy around our new interlinkages via social media in support of communities of practice, inquiry, and interest  for business, political, social, learning, and gaming initiatives and outcomes.
Until this year, this minitrack has been in the Internet and Digital Economy Track. Due to its overwhelming success, the minitrack has become a founding part of the new Track: Digital and Social Media. In previous years, the minitrack has been among the largest at the conference, and ‘best papers’ from the minitrack have often received the ‘Best Paper in Track’ awards.
We call for papers that address issues of online communities of practice, inquiry and interest created in the interest of political, educational, business, social and/or gaming pursuits, and with attention to how online community building and management contribute to success in these endeavors. Papers are welcomed that address wholly online communities, as well as those that address the interplay between online and offline means of interaction; the use of single media, as well as those that address the way different media support community practice; and community, as well as crowd-based collectives online.
Examples of possible interdisciplinary topics of interest in these contexts include, but are not limited to the following:
Social, political and/or economic impact of social media
Crowds and Communities as sociological phenomenon in the digital economy
Community development and community informatics
Design, development, and user studies of social media
Design of online crowds and/or communities of practice, inquiry or interest
Online learning communities: structures, implementations, and practices
Serious leisure online
Organizational behavior of communities
Behavior in online gaming communities
Social network studies and analyses of online crowds and communities
Mobile applications, services and use for and by online communities
Case studies and topologies of online communities
Case studies and analyses of the rise and fall of social network sites and online communities
Theoretical models of online crowds and communities, social media use, etc.
Models and cases of synergies and/or conflicts between offline and online worlds
Critical perspectives on social media and local and/or virtual community
Research methods for the study of social networking and community
HICSS conferences are devoted to the most relevant advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Accepted papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Those selected for presentation are included in the Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society and maintained in the IEEE Digital Library.
How to Submit a Paper:  Follow Author Instructions posted on the conference web site:  http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_47/apahome47.htm
HICSS papers must contain original material.  They may not have been previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere.  All submissions undergo a double-blind peer review process. Abstracts are optional, but recommended. You may contact the Minitrack Chair(s) for guidance or verification of content.
Submit a paper to only one Minitrack.  If a paper is submitted to more than one minitrack, then either paper may be rejected by either minitrack without consultation with author or other chairs. If you are not sure of the appropriate Minitrack, submit an abstract to the Track Chair(s) for determination, and/or seek informal opinion(s) of Minitrack Chair(s) before submitting.
Do not author or co-author more than 5 papers.  This means that an individual may be listed as author or co-author on no more than 5 submitted papers.  Track Chairs must approve any names added after submission or acceptance on August 15.
June 15, 2013   --   SUBMIT FULL MANUSCRIPTS FOR REVIEW as instructed. The review is double-blind; therefore, this initial submission must be without author names.
Aug 15, 2013   -- Review System emails Acceptance Notices to authors. It is very important that at least one author of each accepted paper attend the conference. Therefore, all travel guarantees – including visa or your organization’s fiscal funding procedures – should begin immediately.  Make sure your server accepts the review system address https://precisionconference.com/~hicss.
Sept 15, 2013  -- SUBMIT FINAL PAPER.  Add author names to your paper, and submit your Final Paper for Publication to the site provided in your Acceptance Notice.  (This URL is not public knowledge.) 
Oct 1, 20123    -- EARLY REGISTRATION FEE DEADLINE. At least one author of each paper should register by this date in order secure publication in the Proceedings.  Fees will increase on Oct 2 and Dec 2.
Oct 15, 2013   -- Papers without at least one paid-in-full registered author may be deleted from the Proceedings and not scheduled for presentation; authors will be so notified by the Conference Office.

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