Digital and Social Media

Witnessing the exponential speed of digitalization in all aspects of human activities, the HICSS conference organizers and the new co-track chairs envision expanding the scope of the Digital Media track to augment the role of HICSS in promoting digital and social-media-related research. Defined in a broad sense, digital media are digitized content (text, graphics, audio/video) that can be archived and transmitted over multiple networks such as cable, satellite, telecommunications, and broadband networks to a variety of digital devices from mainframe systems to individual smart phones. Social media describes the collection of web and mobile-based technologies that mediate human and social communication via social networks and that enable individuals, groups and communities to gather, communicate and share information, to collaborate or to play. Digital and social media research are closely related, as both address basic communications processes (defined as the sharing of meaning) and increasingly critical as the role of networks and other digital technologies become an anchor for change in societies.

We view this track as a convening platform for researchers to share and discuss their cutting-edge research in a number of current and hot issues related to digital and social media. Issues and topics include, but are not limited to:

We look for papers from the range of epistemological and methodological perspectives. Behavioral science and design science papers are welcome. The track seeks to synthesize broader understandings in the diversity of approaches that contributors bring to the conference.

Minitracks:

  • Citizen Journalism and Social Media
  • Collective Intelligence and Crowds
  • Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media
  • Data Analytics and Data Mining for Social Media
  • Decision Making in Online Social Networks
  • Digital and Social Media for Humanitarian Logistics
  • Digital and Social Media and Enterprise
  • Digital Location
  • Games and Gaming
  • Learning within Digital and Social Media
  • Network Analysis of Digital and Social Media
  • Persistent Conversation
  • Social Media: Culture, Identity, and Inclusion
  • Social Networking and Communities
  • Values, Power, and Politics in Digital Infrastructures

Kevin Crowston
School of Information Studies
348 Hinds Hall
Syracuse NY 13244-4100
Tel: 315-443-1676
Fax: 315-443-5806
Email: crowston@syr.edu

Karine Nahon
Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, and
Sammy Ofer School of Communication at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
The Information School at University of Washington
P.O.Box 167
Herzliya, 4610101, Israel
Tel: +972-9-9527272
Email: karineb@uw.edu

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