Announcement of Keynotes & 2nd Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society #SMSociety (July 28-30, 2017, Toronto, Canada)

We are very pleased to announce two distinguished Keynotes for the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society (July 28-30, 2017, Toronto, Canada):

Lee Rainie – Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, USA Ronald Deibert – Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada.


We would also like to invite scholarly and original submissions that broadly relate to the 2017 conference theme on “Social Media for Social Good or Evil.”  We welcome both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the current and future trends in social media research. See the call for proposals at



  • Workshops / Technical Tutorials – Due December 5, 2016
  • Full and Work-in-progress (WIP) Papers – Due January 31, 2017 (extended!)
  • Posters / PANELS – Due March 6, 2017


Full and WIP (short) papers presented  will be published in the conference proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS)  and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All conference presenters will be invited to submit their extended conference papers to a special issue of the  Social Media + Society journal ( published by SAGE. 

2017 #SMSociety Organizing Committee: 

  • Anatoliy Gruzd, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada – Conference Chair
  • Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada – Conference Chair
  • Philip Mai, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada – Conference Chair
  • Hazel Kwon, Arizona State University, USA – Poster Chair
  • Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute, UK  – WIP Chair
  • Jeff Hemsley, Syracuse University, USA – WIP Chair

Advisory Board:

  • William H. Dutton, Michigan State University, USA
  • Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Barry Wellman, INSNA Founder, The Netlab Network, Canada


Programme Committee:

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @SocMediaConf