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Minitrack: Communication and Social Networks

Track: Organizational Systems and Technology<>or

Conference: JANUARY 7-10, 2013

Grand Wailea Resort <>, Maui, Hawaii

Papers due by JUNE 15, 2012


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. The complex social
networks that people create and manage are dynamic, mutli-modal, and
increasingly mediated by social media. As such, the science of
communication and social network analysis and visualization has co-evolved
with the development of these new media. 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
and multi-modal data. Units of analysis and form of flow are scaleable, and
this track welcomes a wide range of communication network


Devan Rosen (primary contact), Ithaca College, [log in to unmask]
George A. Barnett, UC Davis, [log in to unmask]


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


JUNE 15, 2012 by 12 midnight Hawaii time.

Submit full manuscripts for review as instructed. The review is
double-blind; therefore, this initial submission must be without author
names. 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.

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, 2012

Review System emails Acceptance Notices to authors. It is very important
that at least one author of each accepted paper attend the conference.
Therefore, all travel guarantees – including visa or your organization’s
fiscal funding procedures – should begin immediately. Make sure your server
accepts the review system address

SEPT 15, 2012

SUBMIT FINAL PAPER. Add author names to your paper, and submit your Final
Paper for Publication to the site provided in your Acceptance Notice. (This
URL is not public knowledge.)

OCT 1, 2012

Early Registration fee deadline. At least one author of each paper should
register by this date in order secure publication in the Proceedings. Fees
will increase on Oct 2 and Dec 2.

OCT 15, 2012

Papers without at least one paid-in-full registered author may be deleted
from the Proceedings and not scheduled for presentation; authors will be so
notified by the Conference Office.

*About HICSS* (from

Now in its 46th 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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