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2014 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP14)

April 2 – April 4, 2014, UCDC Center,  Washington DC, USA Conference Website: http://sbp-conference.org/ IMPORTANT DATES: Paper Registration Deadline:  November 8, 2013 Paper/full text poster Due:  November 15, 2013 Author Notification:  December 20, 2013 Pre-conference Tutorial Sessions: April 1, 2014 SBP14 Conference (Single Track), April 2-4, 2014) SPONSORED BY: An up to date list of […]

Media@McGill’s Participatory Open Online Course (POOC)

Media@McGill’s Participatory Open Online Course (POOC) on The Participatory Condition is now open for registration (http://www.pcond.ca/pooc/). This free, non-credited online course runs from October 15 to December 6, 2013. The POOC interrogates a range of issues pertaining to the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society, and will focus on aspects of mediated participation including surveillance, the predicament […]

[Theory Article] Organizational Citizenship Behavior

Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Version 2.0: A review and Qualitative Investigation of OCBs for Knowledge Workers at Google and beyond Kathryn H. Dekas, Talya N. Bauer, Brian Welle, Jennifer Kurkoski  and Stacy Sullivan Organizational citizenship behaviors are discretionary employee behaviors that are helpful but not absolutely required by employers. While a great deal of information has […]

Digital Societies and Social Technologies Summer Institute Helps to Bridge Common Interests Among Different Research Communities

The Digital Societies and Social Technologies (DSST) 2013 Summer Institute took place at the University of Maryland College Park, College of Information Studies from July 28-August 1.  It built on traditions established by the CSST (Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems) summer institutes and the Summer Social Webshops.  The focus was on bridging the “social” and […]

CASCI Reading Group (Sept 24) – What Clients Don’t Get About My Profession: A Model of Perceived Role-Based Image Discrepancies

Starting in the Fall 2013, CASCI will sponsor a reading group every other week. The purpose of the CASCI Reading Group is to provide an opportunity for us to read and discuss theory-oriented research papers that introduce concepts and models that could be applied to describing, explaining, and addressing situations that arise at the intersection communities, […]

Can Your Business Be Too Social?

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Value and Currency in Peer Production (Due Jan 22, 2013)

The Journal of Peer Production CFP: Value and Currency in Peer Production Edited by: Nathaniel Tkacz, Nicolás Mendoza and Francesca Musiani The marriage of cryptography and the dynamics of open-source have now produced a working distributed currency system. Bitcoin, as the most notable example, can be understood as a new technics of exchange inspired by […]

CHI Workshop on Geographic Human-Computer Interaction – Call For Papers (Due Jan 11, 2013)

April 27-28, 2013 (at CHI 2013) Paris, France http://geohci2013.grouplens.org @geohci Position Statements Due: January 11, 2013 Geography is increasingly important to areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) ranging from social computing to mobile computing to natural user interfaces. Similarly, research in geography focuses more and more on HCI-related topics. There have been few opportunities, however, for […]

Social Media Helps Diabetes Patients (And Drugmakers) Connect (NPR – 12/3/12)

When Kerri Sparling was 7 years old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Her family didn’t know anyone with the disease, so they sent her to diabetes camp — “where every single camper had Type 1 diabetes,” she says. “That was my first sense of not only other people who had diabetes, but a […]

Twitter and Microblogging: Political, Professional and Personal Practices

Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom 10 – 12 April 2013 (Paper deadline: Dec 10, 2012) Twitter and other micro-blogging platforms, with their short messages, in some cases circulated to millions of followers, were at first viewed with condescension and amusement: famously David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, opined, “Too many tweets make a twat.” Other […]