[CITASA] #SMSociety15: Social Media & Society Conference - Call for Submissions

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Fri Dec 5 08:04:06 EST 2014

   Barry Wellman
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6th Annual International
Social Media & Society Conference
Toronto, Canada
July 27-29, 2015
Website: http://SocialMediaAndSociety.com/
Call for Submissions

Academic research on social media is growing exponentially across various 
disciplines including: Communications, Information / Library Science, Computer 
Science, Business, Sociology, Education, Psychology, Health and others. The Web 
of Science alone indexed nearly 5,000 journal and conference publications over 
the last decade. This growing body of research revealed many interesting 
factors about social media platforms, their users, and a glimpse of our society 
at large. But are we any closer to understanding the broader implications of 
social media on our increasing networked society?

The 2015 Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety15) invites scholarly and 
original submissions that build on the previous work and critically evaluate 
the role of social media for social and political change, community engagement, 
marketing, new forms of governance, support of individuals and organizations in 
domains such as business, information, management, public administration, 
academia, health, and journalism (just to mention a few). We are also calling 
for submissions that develop and apply novel methods and theories to collect, 
analyze, and visualize social media data as well as those that discuss ethical 
and privacy implications of using big and small data. We welcome both 
quantitative and qualitative work in the broad area of Social Media & Society 
that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the 
current and future trends in social media.

Whether you are just starting a new research project or ready to report on the 
final results, you will find that #SMSociety15 is a great venue for you! The 
2015 conference invites a wide range of submissions:
- short papers on completed or well-developed projects (Due: March 2, 2015)
- work-in-progress paper abstracts (Due: April 10, 2015),
- panel discussions (Due: March 2, 2015)
- poster presentations (Due: May 1, 2015).

New to this year, we are also calling for proposals to host:
- half-day workshops (Due: February 2, 2015) on a well-defined area or 
technical tutorials that will examine a particular method or tool for the 
analysis of social media data in more detail

MORE INFORMATION AT http://SocialMediaAndSociety.com/

All accepted short papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings by 
the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS). Authors of accepted 
top papers will be invited to submit their full papers to the special issue of 
the Information, Communication & Society journal (published by Taylor & 

The Social Media & Society Conference is an annual gathering of leading social 
media researchers from around the world. Now, in its 6th year, the 2015 
Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from July 27 to 29, 2015. From its 
inception, the conference has focused on the best practices for studying the 
impact and implications of social media on society. Organized by the Social 
Media Lab at Ryerson University, the conference provides attendees an 
opportunity to exchange ideas, present their original research, learn about 
recently completed and work-in-progress studies, and strengthen connections 
with their peers. The 2014 conference hosted over 200 attendees, featured 
research from 238 authors across several fields from 21 different countries.

Social Media & Small Data
? Case Studies of Online Communities Formed on Social Media
? Case Studies of Offline Communities that Rely on Social Media
? Sampling Issues
? Value of Small Data

Social Media & Big Data
? Visualization of Social Media Data
? Social Media Data Mining
? Scalability Issues & Social Media Data
? Social Media Analytics
? Ethics of Big Data

Social Media Impact on Society
? Private Self/Public Self
? The Sharing/Attention Economy
? Virality & Memes
? Political Mobilization & Engagement
? Social Media & Health
? Social Media & Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
? Social Media & Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
? Social Media & Public Administration
? Social Media & the News

Theories & Methods
? Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches
? Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
? Social Network Analysis
? Theoretical Models for Studying, Analysing and Understanding Social Media

Online/Offline Communities
? Trust & Credibility in Social Media
? Online Community Detection
? Influential User Detection
? Online Identity

Social Media & Mobile
? App-ification of the Society
? Privacy & Security Issues in the Mobile World
? Apps for the Social Good
? Networking Apps

The list of the Program Committee members is available at 

Anatoliy Gruzd
Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Director, Social Media Lab
Ryerson University, Canada
Twitter: @gruzd

Barry Wellman
Co Director, NetLab
University of Toronto, Canada
Twitter: @barrywellman

Philip H. Mai
Manager of Academic Communications
Ryerson University, Canada
Twitter: @phmai

Jenna Jacobson
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Information (iSchool)
University of Toronto, Canada
Twitter: @jacobsonjenna

MORE INFORMATION AT http://SocialMediaAndSociety.com/

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd at gruzd at ryerson.ca

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