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 ECSM 2014
  10-11 July 2014, Brighton, United Kingdom
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Call for Papers, Posters, Round Table Proposals, Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations for the European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014 Brighton

 

 

Social media is a field of growing importance in our understanding of society, business and education. Emerging from the rapid adoption of internet technologies social media is liable to grow even more ubiquitous, as the smart phone, tablet and other mobile platforms proliferate . Social media is of intense interest to business, the public sector, educators and analysts both as an exciting way of harnessing technology and widening participation, but also as the generator of big data – which offers  a wealth of content for analysis.


The European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2014) seeks to establish a home for  researchers and practitioners with a wide range of approaches to engaging with the impact, use and potential of social media across disciplines. If the defining characteristic of social media is that users create, share and respond to each others information, then the European Conference on Social Media will offer a showcase for state of the art examples.


To achieve this goal, we are inviting researchers to present their findings and new ideas, and practitioners to demonstrate examples from which we can learn. The first European Conference on Social Media - ECSM 2014 will take place in Brighton, UK, a city with a highly developed commercial, artistic and academic engagement with the use and evaluation of social media. This puts Brighton in an excellent position to share experience from European research and practise  with Asia, America, Africa and the world.


The conference committee welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods.


Case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for round table discussions, non-academic contributions and demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.


The nature of social media encourages the committee to also invite innovative submissions that may allow the use of social media tools and approaches to the contributions, so do not feel shy of suggesting ways that the conference may benefit from the very phenomena we seek to explore together.


Publication opportunities

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings with an ISSN and ISBN, subject to author registration and payment. Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. The latest issue is now available on the journal website. The conference proceedings are indexed in the ISI World of Science.

 

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in a regular issue of:

  • The Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (JICES) published by Emerald ISSN: 1477-996X. Click here to visit the journal website.

 

Additionally, selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of:

·         The International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments published by Inderscience ISSN online: 2050-3962 ISSN print: 2050-3954.  Click here to visit the journal website.

·         The International Journal of Web Based Communities published by Inderscience ISSN online: 1741-8216 ISSN print: 1477-8394 Click here to visit the journal website.

 

Extended/advanced versions of selected papers presented to the mini track on eParticipation and Democracy co-chaired by Darren P. Mundy, University of Hull, UK and Tobias Bevc, University of Augsburg , Germany will be considered for publication in:

  • The International Journal of Electronic Governance published by Inderscience ISSN online: 1742-7517 ISSN print: 1742-7509.  Click here to visit the journal website.

 

 


Additionally, selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments published by Inderscience  ISSN online: 2050-3962 ISSN print: 2050-3954.  Click here to visit the journal website


A broad range of themes is proposed, to include the use and analysis of social media in areas relating to business, education and the analysis of society

 

In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invites submissions to the following mini tracks:

  • eParticipation and Democracy co-chaired by Darren P. Mundy, University of Hull, UK and Tobias Bevc, University of Augsburg , Germany
  • Social media and innovation co-chaired by Dr Luisa Carvalho, Open University, Lisbon, Portugal and Dr Irina Purcarea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Social Informatics chaired by Dr Blooma John, RMIT UniversityVietnam
  • Social Network Analysis chaired by Dr Sandra Moffett, University of Ulster’s School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, Magee Campus, UK

 

Possible themes for this first ECSM 2014 to include:

Business and the organisation

Education

The analysis of society

·       Organisational Knowledge management

·       Marketing

·       Recruitment and job seeking

·       Big data and analytics

·       Mobile working

·       Legal issues

·       Privacy and security

 

·        Technology enhanced learning

·        Feedback and assessment

·        Formal and informal learning

·        Personal learning environments

·        Learning and connected communities

 

·     Government policy

·     Nudge economics

·     Big data

·     Public / private spheres

·     Social network analysis

·     Digital economics

 

 

In addition to the main conference topics below, the advisory group invite suggestions for mini tracks. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track, please contact the Conference Director, Sue Nugus


Academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions or knowledge cafés, non-academic contributions and
commercial product demonstrations. based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details of the requirements for the various submission options in the submission types document (.pdf format). Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment.


Participants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiving the highest number of votes. Additionally a prize will be awarded to the best PhD paper presented at the conference.


Submission details are given below


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Mini track call for papers on eParticipation and Democracy    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track co-chairs: Darren P. Mundy, University of Hull, UK and Tobias Bevc, University of Augsburg , Germany


Darren Mundy


Tobias Bevc

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Social media platforms are lowering the boundaries to access and participation in conversation linked to governmental services.  Participation is being facilitated in numerous ways, for instance: through national and local government adopting social media channels for citizen communication; community groups using social media as platforms to engender community action; and citizen-citizen communication around the problems in their local region. In addition, there is a perception that this development can help to enhance the prospects for existing democracies to include their citizens in the political process.


However, at the same time a brief look at the public sphere in democratic states will show an ambivalent impact of social media on the public sphere. Here the keywords surveillance, sousveillance, coveillance, digital divide and censorship are sufficient to sketch the field of discussion.


This mini-track encourages discussion of the range of different ways in which eParticipation through social media is occurring, what it is facilitating, and will help in determining potential future research directions in this area of interest.  At the same time it would discuss the impact of social media on the public sphere and its consequences for democracy and its practises.


Submissions may include, but are not restricted to:

 

  • Social Media and Democracy
  • Social Media and Participation
  • Social Media and the Public Sphere

·        Future Chances of Social Media and eParticipation

·        Risks of eParticipation

·        Other related topics

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page

 

 

Mini track call for papers on Social media and innovation    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track co-chairs: Dr Luisa Carvalho, Open University, Lisbon, Portugal and Dr Irina Purcarea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania


Dr Luisa Carvalho


Dr Irina Purcarea

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Social media has become important both in the private lives of people and in business. Nowadays social is being integrated into the communication strategy of organizations and it has a fundamental role in building brand awareness through communications with the customers, the diffusion of innovation as well as the management of open innovation. Additionally, social media networks can support the definition and demographics of the target audience, and thus lead to a better understanding of what the public expect from an organisation.

 

This mini-track intends to examine the nature of social media innovation and the set of strategies that contribute to achieving company innovation goals, by looking at Social Media applications in different industries and ways of measuring the effectiveness of social media application on innovation processes.


Topics can include but are not limited to:

 

  • Early adopters and diffusion of innovation
  • Web 2.0: a new wave for innovation
  • Social media and product innovation
  • Business value and adoption of innovation
  • Trends in early stage of adoption
  • E-marketing
  • Social media and the product life cycle
  • Social media innovation strategies
  • The power of social media in open innovation
  • Case studies of social media innovation projects in specific industries

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page

 

 

Mini track call for papers on Social Informatics    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track chair: Dr Blooma John, RMIT University, Vietnam

Dr Blooms John

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As technology becomes intimately intertwined with our lives, it seems timely that we consider the way social media has been transformed the Web, from a repository of largely static content to an interactive information space where users are able to participate freely in co-creating and sharing various kinds of content (such as text, image, audio and video). For example, people interact and collaborate through various media such as social networks and virtual worlds, and businesses co-create products with consumers in collaborative online environments. Social media is rich in metadata related to user’s comments, rating, behaviour, content, location, media types, access patterns, and networks.


The large amounts of data that are virtually available are of interest to businesses and consumers. Data mining techniques can be used to uncover previously unknown information and knowledge to improve decision making in business environments. This track would welcome submissions that draw on a range of theoretical traditions and empirical approaches in addressing the key issues in how social media has become intertwined in our daily lives and the impacts that this has.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

 

  • Latest developments in social informatics
  • Socio-technical systems theory
  • The role and impact of social context on the design, implementation and use of IT
  • Knowledge sharing and influence in virtual communities
  • Collaborative filtering
  • Electronic negotiation
  • Text and Data mining
  • Contextual research in social informatics
  • Business applications and potential of social media
  • Collective decision making, Wisdom of crowds, crowd-sourcing

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page

 

Mini track call for papers on Social Network Analysis    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track chair: Dr Sandra Moffett, University of Ulster’s School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, Magee Campus, UK


Sandra Moffett

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The benefits of connectivity, the value of community and the linkage of information networks will become a social, scientific, and technological imperative for the 21st century.  The multi-disciplinary field of Network Science researches complex networks, such as telecommunication, computer (including wireless and mobile), biological, semantic and social networks, to develop methods and models (such as mathematical and statistical tools) to interpret complex adaptive systems and social complexity, including techniques such as dynamic network analysis and social network analysis.   Social network analysis examines the structure of relationships between social entities such as individuals, groups, organisations and countries.  Social network analysis has been applied in many areas such as in the diffusion of innovations, the study of business markets, the role of trust in exchange relationships, the deployment of political movements and military intelligence.

 

Linked to social network analysis is the area of social capital which refers to the value of social relations and the role of co-operation and confidence to achieve positive outcomes, for example what does one achieve from their social ties?  Studies show that a positive relationship exists between social capital and the intensity of social network use.


Topics can include but are not limited to:

 

  • network science
  • social network analysis
  • social capital

 

  • public social network
  • organisational social network
  • other related topics

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page

 

 

 

 

Submission details

Abstract details:

Other than product demonstrations, all submission types require an abstract in the first instance. The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including keywords to be received by 19 December 2013. (Extended until 6 January 2014) Please read the Abstract Guidelines before submitting.

Submission:

Online via the submission form. Please ensure that you complete all relevant sections of the form, including the conference track the abstract is intended for, the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials) and email addresses of all authors and a postal address and telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.

Full paper:

Only required after acceptance of abstract and not to be more than 5,000 words or ten pages including abstract, keywords and references. Submission date will be no later than 6 February 2014. Authors are advised that this is a final date. Earlier submission of the full paper helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner. This is of particular importance if you will need a visa to attend the conference. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager Julia Hawkins


Important information:

  • The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the deadline date to ensure that the proposed submission is relevant to the Conference.
  • Abstract selection notifications will then be sent out to relevant authors.
  • All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
  • For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof-read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English. We do offer proof-reading services.
  • Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
  • Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee prefers that an author presents only one paper. However, if multiple papers are accepted for publication and presentation, each paper requires a separate registration fee.

 


Important dates

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline:

19 December 2013

Extended until 6 January 2014

Notification of abstract acceptance:

8 January 2014

Completed

Full paper due for review: (see note)

6 February 2014

Completed

Notification of paper acceptance:

17 April 2014

Completed

Earlybird registration closes:

1 May 2014

Now closed

Final paper due (with any changes):

15 May 2014

Completed

Final author payment date:

5 June 2014

Completed

 

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