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Dear Colleagues, 


We are very pleased to announce two distinguished Keynotes for the 8th
International Conference on Social Media & Society (July 28-30, 2017,
Toronto, Canada):

*	Lee Rainie - Director, Pew Research Center's Internet
<> & American Life Project, USA 
*	Ronald Deibert - Professor of Political Science, and Director of the
Citizen Lab <>  at the Munk School of Global
Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada.



We would also like to invite scholarly and original submissions that broadly
relate to the 2017 conference theme on "Social Media for Social Good or
Evil."  We welcome both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses
interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the current
and future trends in social media research. See the call for proposals at



*	Workshops/ Technical Tutorials - Due December 5, 2016
*	Full and Work-in-progress (WIP) Papers - Due January 16, 2017
*	Posters - Due March 6, 2017



Full and WIP (short) papers presented  will be published in the conference
proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS)
reflayout=flat#prox>   and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All
conference presenters will be invited to submit their extended conference
papers to a special issue of the  Social Media + Society
<>  journal ( <> published by SAGE. 


2017 #SMSociety Organizing Committee: 

*	Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson University, Canada - Conference Chair
*	Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada - Conference Chair
*	Philip Mai, Ryerson University, Canada - Conference Chair
*	Hazel Kwon, Arizona State University, USA - Poster Chair
*	Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute, UK  - WIP Chair
*	Jeff Hemsley, Syracuse University, USA - WIP Chair

Advisory Board:

*	William H. Dutton, Michigan State University, USA
*	Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
*	Barry Wellman, INSNA Founder, The Netlab Network, Canada

Programme Committee:

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If you have any questions, please contact us via email at
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Twitter at @SocMediaConf <> 






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