***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** *Call for Papers - Social networks and collaboration * HICSS '45 Minitrack January 4-7. 2012 Maui, Hawaii, USA *Important dates * Full Paper Submission: June 15, 2011 Author Notification: August 15, 2011 Final Version Submission and Registration: September 15, 2011 Conference: January 4-7, 2012 We invite papers that explore social networks, social computing, the social graph, and social influence. We are interested in empirical papers that observe or visualize social relation and social graphs; theoretical papers that simulate society through software, design research that addresses social network based software and information systems and other papers that include empirical studies of social influence and discussions of the social web. We are particularly open to papers that explore unusual ways of modeling social networks: models that demonstrate or reflect the influence of social systems support on user behaviors, models that consider the multiple connections between people, technology, and institutions, models that break personal identity into sub-relations, and models that examine the emergence of roles, identity, and institutions. The advent of social media provides a rich ground for gathering data in this sphere. Furthermore we are interested in papers that explore the design of large-scale collaboration using social networks: crowdsourcing, human computation, and collective intelligence. Topics we are interested include, but are not limited to: • Collective intelligence • Crowdsourcing • The social web • Social computing • Web collaboration (wikis, Skype, blogs, Facebook and social media in general) • Applications of social network analysis • New methods of social network analysis • Novel insights from analysis of social networks and social graphs • Social networks and identity • Social networks and cognition • Social networks and organizations • Networks and influence (persuasive technology) • Ad hoc social networks formed in response to pressing social needs Thus the track is open to a wide range of content areas that lend themselves to the analysis of relations. *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 Rakentajantie3, 90570 Oulu, Finland Email: [log in to unmask] HarriOinas-Kukkonen University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Science Rakentajantie3, 90570 Oulu, Finland Email: [log in to unmask] Jeffrey Nickerson Stevens Institute of Technology Castle Point on Hudson Hoboken, NJ 07030 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.