***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Aloha all, Please consider submitting to this new Minitrack on Communication Networks at the 44th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS<http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/>). The conference is held at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on Kauai, Hawaii from January 4-7, 2011. There has been a healthy increase of social network interest and scholarship at the HICSS conferences, with this years meeting having several network oriented Minitracks, as well as a social network analysis tutorial and workshop. Please forward to interested parties. Mahalo nui, Devan Rosen and George Barnett ____________________________________________ Call For Papers: Communication Networks, HICSS 44 HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES Track: Organizational Systems and Technology Minitrack: Communication Networks http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_44/apahome44.htm Conference: JANUARY 4-7, 2011 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa<http://kauai.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp>, Kauai, Hawaii Submission now open Papers due by JUNE 15, 2010 All submissions are made through the HICSS site. MINI-TRACK: COMMUNICATION NETWORKS Communication networks represent a significant portion of the study of social networks a branch of systems sciences and complex systems. Communication networks can be defined as patterns of contact created by the flow of messages among entities through time and space. Network analysis identifies exchange structures shaped by the flow of information or other material/nonmaterial resources. Both traditional and emerging patterns of exchange are increasingly mediated by information technology and one of the most popular products of mediated communication networks to date is social networking websites. These sites afford a parallel but unique area of research focusing on the utilization of online communication networks. As such, the current mini-track focuses on the structures and patterns of association emerging from the flow of information and are particularly well suited for dynamic network data collection. Units of analysis (nodes) and form of flow (ties) are scaleable, and this track welcomes a wide range of communication network conceptualizations. Research is also welcomed that apply systems approaches to a range of communication network contexts including, but not limited to work groups and teams, social support networks and families, and larger scale contexts like organizations, online communities, and neighborhoods / communities. Possible Communication Network topics include, but are not limited to: Affiliation Networks Blog Networks Citation Networks Cognitive Networks Collaboration Networks Communities of Practice Community Networks Cooperation and Coordination Corporate Communication Networks Decision-Making Networks Design of Communication Network Platforms Diffusion/Innovation Networks Discourse Networks Email Networks Environmental/Sustainability Communication Networks Family / Kin Networks Global / International Networks Hyperlink Networks ICTs Information Brokerage Information Exchange/Sharing Internet as a Social/Communication Network Interorganizational Networks Knowledge Flows/Networks Multilevel Communication Networks Multiplex Networks Neighborhood Networks Communication Network Dynamics/Longitudinal Networks Communication Network Evolution and Co-evolution Communication Network Stability Networks and Creativity New Media Networks Online Communities Online Games Open Source Networks Organizational Networks Patent Networks Project Networks Scientific Networks Semantic Networks Simulation & Agent Based Models of Communication Networks Small-group Networks Social Support Networks Tacit Knowledge Networks Team Networks Twitter Networks Virtual Networks Work-group Networks MINITRACK ORGANIZERS Devan Rosen (primary contact) Department of Speech University of Hawaii at Manoa Email: [log in to unmask] George A. Barnett Department of Communication University of California, Davis Email: [log in to unmask] IMPORTANT DEADLINES ABSTRACTS (optional) Authors may contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content at anytime. FULL PAPERS JUNE 15, 2010 (Hard deadline imposed by HICSS, will not be extended) Authors submit Full Papers to the Peer Review System, following the Author Instructions found on the HICSS web site (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/). All papers must be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references that conform to HICSS standards. Papers undergo blind review. HICSS papers must contain original material, and not be previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere. You may submit a paper to only one Minitrack. Duplicate submissions may be rejected by any or all minitracks, without consultation with author. An individual may be listed as author/co-author on no more than 6 submitted papers. Track Chairs must approve any names added after submission. AUG 15, 2010 Acceptance notices are emailed to authors by the Review System. (Make sure your server accepts the address.) At least one author of each accepted paper must immediately make plans to attend the conference, including initiating fiscal, visa, or other travel guarantees. SEPT 15, 2010 Accepted authors submit Final Paper. At least one author of each paper should register by this date. This is the Early Registration fee deadline. OCT 15, 2010 Papers without at least one registered author will be deleted from the Proceedings; authors will be so notified by the Conference Office. Conference: JANUARY 4-7, 2011 Grand Hyatt Poipu <http://kauai.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp>, Kauai, Hawaii -- Devan Rosen, Ph.D. Department of Speech University of Hawaii 2560 Campus Rd., 326 George Hall Honolulu, HI 96822 808/956-8911 [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.