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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.


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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

http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_45/apahome45.htm or http://bit.ly/hktLNw

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 (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/). 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

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George A. Barnett

Department of Communication

University of California, Davis

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About HICSS (from http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/)


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 issues.

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

    *Best Paper Awards in each track that recognize superior research performance.


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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