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Reminder and final CFP: Interact with reputable colleagues from diverse 
disciplines at one of the oldest and top ranked conferences on 
information systems, while also enjoying the luxury of the Grand Wailea 
on Maui and our pleasant January weather!

     CFP: HICSS Social Networking and Communities

     53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
     January 7-10, 2020, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
     PAPERS DUE: June 15, 2019 (see )

We call for papers that investigate social networks and communities 
supported and/or complemented by social media and other social 
technologies for work, learning, socializing, or economic or political 
processes. Papers may address theory, design, practices, use or 
evaluation of social technologies. 'Social networks and communities' 
refers broadly to social phenomena that may range from fully virtual to 
geographically based communities, and includes communities of inquiry, 
interest, or practice; epistemic communities and networked advocacy; as 
well as other collective phenomena emerging within networks of individuals.

We solicit papers that examine relationships between social phenomena 
and technologies, including how social phenomena are embedded or emerge 
within technological settings, how communities use technologies to 
further their goals, or how technologies otherwise influence or are 
appropriated by social phenomena and entities. Individual actors as the 
unit of analysis may also be included as long as communities and 
technologies are involved; e.g., how individuals relate to communities 
via technologies. We are particularly interested in papers that explore 
new models, theories and methods rather than re-applying and repeating 
established results.

In order to leverage the interdisciplinary nature of HICSS and enable 
dialogue between social and technological disciplines, papers may be 
motivated by a broad range of theory-driven or data-driven perspectives 
and methods, including for example but not limited to social network 
analysis, content analysis, ethnographic investigations, and agent-based 
simulations. We particularly encourage papers that:
•    advance our understanding of social network growth, formation, 
structure and outcomes through social media;
•    explore how socio-technical affordances relate to social media use 
and outcomes;
•    interrogate entanglements of technology and culture in community 
•    examine how information and misinformation spread in social media 
and networks, and how algorithms, bots, and social media design affect 
this spread;
•    evaluate design of social media technologies and practices for 
effective community development and maintenance; and
•    develop theories, models and principles of social media design, use 
and outcomes.

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Dan Suthers (Primary Contact)
Professor, Information and Computer Sciences
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East West Road, POST 317
Honolulu, HI, 96822 USA
+1(808) 956-3890
Email: [log in to unmask]
Twitter: @dan_suthers

Tonia Sutherland
Assistant Professor, Information and Computer Sciences
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2550 McCarthy Mall, HL 003B
Honolulu, HI, 96822 USA
Email: [log in to unmask]
Twitter: @toniasutherland

Dan Suthers

Professor and Graduate Program Chair
Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1680 East West Road, POST 309, Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-3890 office

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