CFP Marginality & Social Media

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Papers: Special Issue of Social Media + Society: Marginality and Social Media. Deadline for extended abstract: November 28, 2018.

Guest editors: Katy Pearce, University of Washington; Brooke Foucault Welles, Northeastern University; Amy Gonzales, University of California, Santa Barbara

Social media and the internet have opened up new forms of empowerment and oppression that may particularly affect the lives of the marginalized. Marginality, as they are defining it, following Gatzweiler and Baumüller (2013), can be understood as the experience of disadvantaged (typically involuntarily) people or groups who are excluded from the resources and opportunities they need to participate as full and equal members of society. Marginality influences what people can achieve and limits their abilities to take advantage of the resources and opportunities afforded to non-marginalized peers. Further, marginalized individuals and groups are often politically, economically, and/or socially vulnerable, as their susceptibility to harm is greater, often due to to their exclusion from critical resources.
They seek submissions relating to social media and marginalization, broadly construed.

CFP Conference on Social Media & Society (London)

2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)
July 11-13, 2016
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Dec 23, 2015(extended!): Workshops/Tutorials/Panels
Jan 15, 2016: Full & WIP Papers
Mar 4, 2016: Poster Abstracts

Data, data everywhere. With faster computers and cheaper storage, bigger data sets are becoming abundant. Social media is a key source of big data in the form of user and system generated content. What do we do with all of the social data and how do we make sense of it? How does the use of social media platforms and the data that they generate change us, our organizations, and our society? What are the inherent challenges and issues associated with working with social media data? What obligations do we have as social media researchers to protect the privacy of the users? These are just a few questions that will be explored at the 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety).

Now, in its 7th year, the conference is an interdisciplinary academic conference focusing exclusively on social media research. The conference brings together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry who are interested in studying and understanding social media impact and implications on society. This year’s conference offers an intensive three-day program comprising of workshops, tutorials, paper presentations, panel discussions, and posters covering wide-ranging topics related to social media research.

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES: Full papers presented at the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS). All accepted papers (full and WIP) will also be invited to submit their extended papers to Special Issues of Big Data & Society (BD&S) and American Behavioral Scientist (ABS) published by SAGE Publications.

2016 ISRF Early Career Researcher Essay Competition

ORGANIZER: Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada

HOSTS & CO-ORGANIZERS: Big Data & Society Journal (BD&S) and the Centre for Creative & Social Technologies (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Social Media & Big Data
*         Data Visualization
*         Analytics & Data Mining
*         Scalability Issues
*         APIs
*         Data Curation
*         Virality & Memes
*         Big and Small Data
*         Ethics
*         Privacy, Surveillance, & Security

Social Media Impact on Society
*         Politics
*         Journalism
*         Sports
*         Health
*         Public Administration
*         Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
*         Sharing Economy / Crowdsourcing
*         Academia (Alternative Metrics, Learning Analytics, etc.)
*        Mobile

Theories & Methods
*         Qualitative Approaches
*         Quantitative Approaches
*         Opinion Mining & Sentiment Analysis
*         Social Network Analysis
*         Theoretical Models

Online / Offline Communities
*         Case Studies of Online or Offline Communities
*         Trust & Credibility
*         Online Community Detection
*         Measuring Influence
*         Online Identity (Gender, Private Self/Public Self)

2016 #SMSociety Organizing Committee:
Anatoliy Gruzd & Philip Mai, Ryerson University, Canada
Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada
Dhiraj Murthy & Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2016 #SMSociety Conference Advisor:
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Canada