CFP: 2013 International Conference on Social Media and Society

CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS, PANEL PROPOSALS AND POSTERS

#SMSociety13

What: 2013 International Conference on Social Media and Society

Where: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
When: September 14-15, 2013
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

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

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 on Society
    Social Media & Public Administration
    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.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
See more information at http://SocialMediaAndSociety.com/
For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd at gruzd@dal.ca