[globaloutlookDH-l] Call for Submissions 6th Annual International Social Media & Society Conference

Yasmín S. Portales Machado yasmin at cubarte.cult.cu
Sat Dec 6 16:11:06 MST 2014

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Call for Submissions 6th Annual International Social Media & Society 
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, 
Science, Business, Sociology, Education, Psychology, Health and others. The
Web of Science alone indexed nearly 5,000 journal and conference 
over the last decade. This growing body of research revealed many 
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 
that discuss ethical and privacy implications of using big and small data. 
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 
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 
top papers will be invited to submit their full papers to the special issue 
the Information, Communication & Society journal (published by Taylor &

The Social Media & Society Conference is an annual gathering of leading 
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 
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

Joint CSDH/SCHN Digital Humanities Conference 2015

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