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*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
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HarriOinas-Kukkonen
University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Science
Rakentajantie3, 90570 Oulu, Finland
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Jeffrey Nickerson
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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