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Aloha all,

We are inviting authors to submit papers to the Communication and Social
Networks Minitrack at the 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems
Sciences (HICSS). All accepted papers are published in the Proceedings by
the IEEE Computer Society Press and carried in the IEEE digital library
Xplore. The conference is held at the beautiful Grand Wailea on Maui, Hawaii
from January 4-7, 2012.

Please forward to interested parties, and apologies for cross posting.

Mahalo nui,

Devan Rosen and George Barnett


Call For Papers: Communication and Social Networks, HICSS 45


Minitrack: Communication and Social Networks

Track: Organizational Systems and Technology or

Conference: JANUARY 4-7, 2012

Grand Wailea Resort <>, Maui, Hawaii

Submission opens April 15, 2011

Papers due by JUNE 15, 2011

Submission instructions can be found on the HICSS website.


Communication networks stems from the study of social networks, which is a
branch of systems sciences and complex systems. Communication networks can
be defined as the patterns of contact that are created by the flow of
messages among entities through time and space. Communication network
analysis identifies the communication structure shaped by the flows of
information or other material/nonmaterial resources. Such flows are being
increasingly mediated by information technology, and one of the outcomes of
mediated communication networks is social networking, which represents a
parallel but unique area of research focusing on the utilization ones
communication network. As such, the current minitrack focuses on the
structures and patterns of association that emerges from the flow of
information, broadly defined, and is particularly well suited for dynamic
network data. Units of analysis and form of flow are scaleable, and this
track welcomes a wide range of communication network conceptualizations.


ABSTRACTS (optional)

Authors may contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of
appropriate content at anytime.


JUNE 15, 2011 by 12 midnight Hawaii time. Please note that this is a 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 undergo blind review and must be submitted in double column
publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references
that conform to HICSS standards. MSWord doc with detailed formatting
instructions for IEEE publication can be found at

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. There
are several other social network oriented Minitracks in addition to the
Communication and Social Networks Minitrack (e.g. Social Networking and
Communities, Social Networks and Collaboration), so be sure to choose the
Minitrack that best fits your research.

An individual may be listed as author/co-author on no more than 5 submitted
papers. Track Chairs must approve any names added after submission.

AUG 15, 2011

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, 2011

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, 2011

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, 2012

Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii


Devan Rosen (primary contact)

Department of Communicology

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Email: [log in to unmask]

George A. Barnett

Department of Communication

University of California, Davis

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*About HICSS* (from

Now in its 45th year, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
(HICSS) is one of the longest-standing continuously running scientific
conferences. This conference brings together researchers in an
aloha-friendly atmosphere conducive to free exchange of scientific ideas.
Unique characteristics of the conference include:

    *A matrix structure of tracks and themes that enables research on a rich
mixture of computer-based applications and technologies.

    *Three days of research paper presentations and discussions in a
workshop setting that promotes interaction leading to additional research.

    *A full day of Symposia, Workshops, and Tutorials. See Program
Components for additional detail.

    *A truly international experience with participants usually from over 40
countries, (approximately 50% non-US).

    *Papers published in the Proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press
and carried in the IEEE digital library Xplore. Access to HICSS papers is in
the top 2% of IEEE Conferences.

    * Paper presentations and discussions which frequently lead to revised
and extended papers that are published in journals, books, and special

    *A keynote address and distinguished lecture that explore particularly
relevant topics and concepts.

    *Best Paper Awards in each track that recognize superior research

Recent research that shows HICSS ranked second in citation ranking among 18
Information Systems (IS) conferences, ranked third in value to the MIS field
among 13 Management Information Systems (MIS) conferences, and ranked second
in conference rating among 11 IS conferences.

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