[CITASA] 2nd call for ICLSM 2015, Athens, GA, USA

Laura Robinson laura at laurarobinson.org
Tue Oct 28 02:04:47 EDT 2014

International Conference on Location-based Social Media Data

March 13-14, 2015,  Athens, Georgia, USA


 *Second Call for Papers*

In the era of big data, increasingly sizeable datasets come from social
media, particularly location-based social media, in the form that is widely
known as user-generated contents. Many social media datasets are made
available at the finest spatial and temporal scales. The availability of
such data creates unprecedented opportunities for researchers to uncover
what were previously hidden in the era of small data. What kind of new
research questions may be addressed with the available social media data?
What are the social, ethical, and political implications of the wide use of
social media platforms and the availability of such data? Particularly,
what can geographers, GIScientists, and social scientists in general,
contribute in response to the unique research opportunities and challenges
with social media data?

This conference is designed to bring together researchers from various
fields and perspectives to share ideas and findings of their research
related to social media data. The aim is to provide a forum for
participants to reflect upon what has been accomplished and to discuss what
can be pursued in the future. We look forward to your participation!

You are invited to submit full papers (5000 words) or extended abstracts
(1200-1500 words) at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclsm2015.
Example topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Theories and Data Models for Social Media Data*

   - GIS representation and data structure for social media data
   - Theoretical models of social media data in geographic, temporal, and
   social dimensions
   - Open GIS in the big data era
   - Scalability issues with social media data
   - Data quality and representativeness of social media data

*Analysis and Applications*

   - Applications of social media data and analysis in any field of study
   - Social media data mining
   - Social or complex network analysis
   - Fractal or scaling analysis of big data
   - Big data analytics and place sentiments
   - Human mobility and spatial interaction

 *Geovisualization for Social Media Data*

·        Geovisualization of social media data in space, time, and social

·        Visual analytics tools for social media data

·        Exploratory and visual data mining of social media data

·        Agent-based simulations of human mobility and interaction patterns

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted submissions are
expected to give oral or poster presentations at the conference. Following
the peer-review process, highest quality research papers will be considered
for publication in a *special issue* *of* *Computers, Environment and Urban
Systems* and possibly an edited book.
Special Sessions

You are welcome to organize special sessions. If you would like to organize
a special session, please submit a brief proposal with a suggested theme
and possible participants (if available).  Proposals or questions about
special sessions can be sent to lclsm2015 at gmail.com or any one of the
conference organizers. The deadline for special session proposals is Nov.
15, 2014.

Student paper competition sessions will be organized, while awards will be
made to master’s student papers and doctoral student papers separately.
 Important Dates

Nov. 15, 2014: Special session proposals due

Dec. 20, 2014: Full papers due

Jan. 15, 2015: Extended abstracts due

Jan. 30, 2015: Notification of paper acceptance

Mar. 13-14, 2015: Conference

Dawn T Robinson
Professor of Sociology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602sodawn at uga.edu
skype: dawn_t_robinsonhttp://sociology.uga.edu/people/faculty/dawn-robinsonhttp://robinson.socialpsychology.org/
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