[Humanist] 29.401 events: social media and society cfp

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 401.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 23:34:31 -0400
        From: "Anatoliy" <agruzd at gmail.com>
        Subject: CfP: 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) - London, UK - July 11-13, 2016

Hi Everyone, 

Please help us share this CfP via your online and offline social networks! 
Thank you, 


Anatoliy Gruzd, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship 
Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management
Director, Social Media Lab 
Ryerson University, Canada 
Lab: http://SocialMediaLab.ca | Twitter: @gruzd

2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) 


WHEN: July 11-13, 2016
WHERE: Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


Dec 4, 2015: Workshops/Tutorials/Panels
Jan 15, 2016: Full & WIP Papers
Mar 4, 2016: Poster Abstract
Conference website: http://socialmediaandsociety.org  

Data, data everywhere. With faster computers and cheaper storage, bigger
data sets are becoming abundant. Social media is a key source of big data in
the form of user and system generated content. What do we do with all of the
social data and how do we make sense of it? How does the use of social media
platforms and the data that they generate change us, our organizations, and
our society? What are the inherent challenges and issues associated with
working with social media data? What obligations do we have as social media
researchers to protect the privacy of the users? These are just a few
questions that will be explored at the 2016 International Conference on
Social Media & Society (#SMSociety). 

Now, in its 7th year, the conference is an interdisciplinary academic
conference focusing exclusively on social media research. The conference
brings together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry
who are interested in studying and understanding social media impact and
implications on society. This year's conference offers an intensive
three-day program comprising of workshops, tutorials, paper presentations,
panel discussions, and posters covering wide-ranging topics related to
social media research.

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES: Full papers presented at the conference will be
published in the Conference Proceedings by ACM International Conference
Proceeding Series (ICPS). Selected papers will also be invited to submit
their extended full papers to Special Issues of Big Data & Society (BD&S)
and American Behavioral Scientist (ABS) published by SAGE Publications.

ORGANIZER: Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson
University, Canada

HOSTS & CO-ORGANIZERS: Big Data & Society Journal (BD&S) and the Centre for
Creative & Social Technologies (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London,


Social Media & Big Data

.         Data Visualization 
.         Analytics & Data Mining
.         Scalability Issues 
.         APIs
.         Data Curation
.          Virality & Memes
.         Big and Small Data
.         Ethics 
.         Privacy, Surveillance, & Security 

Social Media Impact on Society

.         Politics 
.         Journalism
.         Sports
.         Health
.         Public Administration
.         Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
.         Sharing Economy / Crowdsourcing
.         Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
.        Mobile

Theories & Methods

.         Qualitative Approaches
.         Quantitative Approaches
.         Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
.         Social Network Analysis
.         Theoretical Models
Online / Offline Communities

.         Case Studies of Online or Offline Communities
.         Trust & Credibility 
.         Online Community Detection
.         Measuring Influence
.         Online Identity (Gender, Private Self/Public Self)
2016 #SMSociety Organizing Committee:

  Anatoliy Gruzd & Philip Mai, Ryerson University, Canada
  Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada
  Dhiraj Murthy & Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2016 #SMSociety Conference Advisor:

  Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Canada


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