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The deadline for the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has been extended to July 15. The organizers are planning to host an in-person conference on the island of Kauai, but note that if convening in Kauai is not advisable, an alternate solution will be proposed. Because of these circumstances, all papers accepted to HICSS will be published, even those where the authors cannot present in person due to ongoing health concerns and travel restrictions.

** 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
** January 5-8, 2021
** Grand Hyatt, Kauai, Hawaii
** EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2020 (see

We invite submissions for the Network Analysis of Digital and Social Media Minitrack. Come spend your early January attending a great international systems conference with highly visible published proceedings, at a spectacular location on Kauai, Hawaii.

HICSS 54 is the 11th consecutive year that we'll be offering a Network Analysis specific minitrack, and the mix of papers and session conversation has always been outstanding. We look forward to another year of great submissions from the network analysis community.

Submissions are solicited that represent insightful ways that network analysis can be used to better understand social and digital media. Both methodologically and theoretically driven papers are encouraged, as well as empirical research (e.g. telecommunication, health, website specific, international, organizational, etc.) that push the boundaries of network science as applied to social and digital media. Forward-thinking and boundary-spanning forms of research including, but not limited to, the study of multi-level, localized and ego-centric networks are welcome.

List of topics, as related to Digital and/or Social Media:

Kar-Hai Chu, University of Pittsburgh, [log in to unmask]
Devan Rosen, Ithaca College, [log in to unmask]
George A. Barnett, UC Davis, [log in to unmask]


Since 1968, HICSS has been known worldwide as the longest-standing working scientific conferences in Information Technology Management. HICSS provides a highly interactive working environment for top scholars from academia and the industry from over 60 countries to exchange ideas in various areas of information, computer, and system sciences. Recent research 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; references can be found at

Unique characteristics of the conference include:
  • A matrix structure of tracks and themes that enables research on a rich mixture of cutting-edge computer-based applications and technologies.
  • Three days of research paper presentations and discussions in a workshop setting that promotes interaction leading to revised and extended papers that are published in journals, books, and special issues as well as additional research.
  • A full day of Symposia, Workshops, and Tutorials.
  • Keynote addresses and distinguished lectures which explore particularly relevant topics and concepts.
  • Best Paper Awards in each track which recognize superior research performance.
  • HICSS is the #1 IS conference in terms of citations as recorded by Google Scholar.
  • A doctoral consortium that helps participants work with senior scholars on their work-in-progress leading to journal publications.
  • HICSS panels that help shape future research directions
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