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Aloha all,

Please consider submitting to this new Minitrack on Communication Networks
at the 44th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences
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


Track: Organizational Systems and Technology

Minitrack: Communication Networks

Conference: JANUARY 4-7, 2011

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and
Kauai, Hawaii

Submission now open

Papers due by JUNE 15, 2010

All submissions are made through the HICSS site.


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


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


Devan Rosen (primary contact)

Department of Speech

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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George A. Barnett

Department of Communication

University of California, Davis

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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 ( 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 <>, Kauai,

Devan Rosen, Ph.D.
Department of Speech
University of Hawaii
2560 Campus Rd., 326 George Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822
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