***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Again, social network papers particularly encouraged. /Caroline ----- HICSS 45: Social Networking and Communities (in the Internet and the Digital Economy track) http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_45/apahome45.htm HICSS - 45 January 4-7, 2012 Grand Wailea, Maui Paper Deadline June 15, 2011 Social Networking and communities The focus of this minitrack is primarily on social media and their interrelations with communities (online and offline) in the context of work, personal life, and education. We would like to attract papers that address issues of social networking and online communities of practice, inquiry and interest; political, social, and gaming communities. Community building and community management can be key success factors in the digital economy and society, encompassing work, education, social life, and play. Examples of the possible interdisciplinary topics of interest in these contexts include, but are not limited to the following: * Social, political and/or economic impact on social media * Communities as sociological phenomenon in the digital economy * Community development and community informatics * Design, development and user studies of social media * Online communities of practice * Business models of Second Life * E-learning: structures, implementations, and practices * Organizational behavior of communities * Social network studies and analysis on online communities * Peer-to-Peer or mobile services for Virtual Communities * Case studies and topologies of Online Communities * Theoretical models of virtual worlds * Advertising in social networks * Preventing predatory behavior * Behaviors in online gaming communities * Conflicts between real and virtual worlds * Diffusion and adoption of social networks * Methodologies and development techniques * Critical perspectives on social media and local and/or virtual community * Disruptive strategies of virtual worlds * Online addiction and anti-social behavior * Legal and ethical issues of virtual worlds * Privacy and security issues SUBMIT INQUIRIES TO: Karine Nahon (Primary Contact) University of Washington Email: [log in to unmask] Caroline Haythornthwaite University of British Columbia Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Email: [log in to unmask] -------------------------------------- Caroline Haythornthwaite [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.