[Call for Papers] 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) – Social Networking and Communities Mini-track

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Kauai, Hawaii, US
January 5-8, 2015
http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/
Twitter hashtag: #HICSS

IMPORTANT DATES:
Full Papers Due: June 15, 2014
Paper Notification: August 15, 2014
Early-bird Registration Ends: October 1, 2014
General Registration Begins: October 2, 2014
Registration Required for Authors: October 15, 2014
Late Registration Begins: December 2, 2014


ABOUT THE MINI-TRACK:
The Social Networking and Communities Mini-track calls for papers that address social networks and communities supported and/or complemented by social media for work, learning, socializing, economic and/or political processes, and/or that address design, practices, use or evaluation of such social media use. Papers are encouraged that address communities in a broad sense of its use, including communities of practice, epistemic communities, or communities of inquiry; as well as fully virtual communities, and social media use that supports or complements geographically based community. We particularly encourage papers that: advance our understanding of social network growth, formation, structure and outcomes through social media; advance our understanding of the design of social media technologies and practices for effective community development and maintenance; studies of socio-technical aspects of social media use that explore how the technology relates to social outcomes; theoretical studies that explore models and principles of social media design, use and outcomes.


SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COMMUNITIES MINI-TRACK CO-CHAIRS:
Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University, gruzd@dal.ca (Primary Contact)
Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of British Columbia
Karine Nahone, University of Washington


TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
Social Media & Social Networks,
Theories & Methods and
Online/Offline Communities.


TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS:
(1) Papers
Papers provide authors the opportunity to present their original work related to the broad theme of social media, social networking, and communities.


HOW TO SUBMIT:
For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd at gruzd@dal.ca