CFP: 2013 International Conference on Social Media and Society

CFP: 2013 International Conference on Social Media and Society
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (All day)

 

CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS, PANEL PROPOSALS AND POSTERS

What: 2013 International Conference on Social Media and Society

Where: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

When: September 14-15, 2013

Website: http://SocialMediaAndSociety.com/

Twitter hashtag: #SMSociety13

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS:

Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University, gruzd@dal.ca (Primary Contact)

Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of British Columbia

Karine Nahon, University of Washington

Stan Matwin, Dalhousie University

 

ABOUT THE EVENT:

It is no secret that social media has become mainstream in recent years, and its adoption has skyrocketed. As a result of its growing popularity, users’ online contributions and membership in online social networks have exploded.  The objective of this 2-day conference is to bring together experts in social media and online social networks from both the academic and business worlds, to share ideas on the best practices around how to study the impact of social media on our society. The conference will provide researchers in this area an opportunity to present and debate their ideas, and provide attendees with the opportunity to build academic and professional contacts, present their research, and learn about latest research in this area from a multidisciplinary perspective.

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

* BIG Data/Social Media Data

   Scalability Issues and Social Media Data

   Social Media Analytics

   Social Media Data Mining

   Social Media Mobile Applications

   Visualization of Social Media Data

 

* Online Communities/Social Networks

   Online and Offline Communities Formed on Social Media

   Influential User Detection

   Online Community Detection

   Online Identity

   Trust and Credibility in Social Media

 

* Social Media Impact and Effect on Society

   Political Mobilization & Engagement on Social Media

   Social Media and Academia

   Social Media and Business

   Social Media and Journalism

   Virality of Information in Social Media

 

* Theories and Methods

   Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

   Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis

   Social Network Analysis

   Theoretical Models for Studying Social Media

 

 

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS:

(1) Paper abstracts

Paper abstracts provide authors the opportunity to present their original work related to the broad theme of social media and society.

 

(2) Panel presentations

Panel presentations provide authors the option of organizing three related papers/talks together in a thematic session.

 

(3) Research poster presentations

The research poster session provides an interactive forum for authors to discuss their research.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper & Panel Abstracts Due: May 1, 2013

Paper & Panel Notification: May 20, 2013

Poster Abstracts Due: May 30, 2013

Poster Notification: June 15, 2013

Conference dates: September 14-15, 2013

 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

See more information at http://SocialMediaAndSociety.com/

 

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

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