***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Call For Papers: COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL NETWORKS 46th HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES (HICSS) Minitrack: Communication and Social Networks Track: Organizational Systems and Technology http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_46/apahome46.htm<http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_45/apahome45.htm>or http://bit.ly/zEcs8H Conference: JANUARY 7-10, 2013 Grand Wailea Resort <http://www.grandwailea.com/>, Maui, Hawaii Papers due by JUNE 15, 2012 MINI-TRACK: COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL NETWORKS 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 conceptualizations. MINITRACK ORGANIZERS Devan Rosen (primary contact), Ithaca College, [log in to unmask] George A. Barnett, UC Davis, [log in to unmask] *IMPORTANT DEADLINES* ABSTRACTS (optional) Authors may contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content at anytime. FULL PAPERS 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 (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. 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 https://precisionconference.com/~hicss. 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 http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/) 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 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. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.