***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** CALL FOR PAPERS: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND COLLABORATION HICSS ’42 Minitrack January 5-8, 2009 Big Island, Hawaii, USA Important Dates: Full Paper Submission: June 15, 2008 Author Notification: August 15, 2008 Final Version Submission and Registration: September 15, 2008 Conference: January 5-8, 2009 Social network analysis and understanding of social networks is a rapidly growing field within computer science and information systems. Recent Web developments, in particular the development of Web 2.0 and paradigms of real time experimentation provide an opportunity to examine “on-line social networks” and use that information for better software and better organizations. Social networks provide an abstraction that can represent almost any type of human interaction. There are over 40 years of empirical results that have helped to better understand and manage regions, organizations and individuals. Computer technology has aided this effort by providing the ability to visualize, analyze and simulate social networks. In addition, collaborative software broadened the possibilities of interaction. The Social networks and collaboration minitrack will include social networks as it relates to information systems which may include business processes, network analysis of collaborative software, simulation of social links by analogy and other methods on the Web, semantic networks, algorithms, visualization, persuasion, and knowledge networks. The topics for this the Social networks and collaboration minitrack include but are not be limited to: · Distribution of knowledge – how do people make decisions based on advice networks. · Innovation – organization network structure of innovation, how structure affects innovation. · Productivity – organizational network structure that affects productivity. · Tools – tools that map, track or visualize social networks to provide management decision support. · Case studies of using social network analysis. · Effect of network density on quality – innovation is doing things differently; quality often means doing things the same. · Organizational network measurement – ways of tracking and mapping the social networks in organizations. · Organizational network education – how network knowledge affects management decisions, productivity or innovation. · Organizational knowledge sharing – tools that aid sharing of knowledge through social networks. SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Authors submit full papers by June 15. Follow the Author Instructions to be found on the HICSS web site (http://www.hicss.org), as deadlines approach. All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. Authors of accepted papers submit Final Version of paper by September 15. At least one author of each accepted paper must register by September 15 with specific plans to attend the conference. Authors may contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content at anytime. Minitrack organizers: Donald F. Steiny (Primary contact) University of Oulu Department of Information Processing Science Rakentajantie 3, 90570 Oulu, Finland Email: [log in to unmask] Jeffrey V. Nickerson Stevens Institute of Technology [log in to unmask] Harri Oinas-Kukkonen University of Oulu Department of Information Processing Science Rakentajantie 3, 90570 Oulu, Finland Email: [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.