[Air-L] Call For Papers: HICSS 43 Social Networking and Communities

Caroline Haythornthwaite haythorn at illinois.edu
Fri Mar 13 15:33:16 PDT 2009

Call For Papers: Social Networking and Communities 

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 43) 
January 5-8, 2010 Kauai 

Papers due June 15, 2009 
Note: All submissions are made through the HICSS site 

Karine Barzilai-Nahon  - University of Washington - [Primary Contact] – email: 
karineb at u.washington.edu 

Caroline Haythornthwaite - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Paul Benjamin Lowry  - Brigham Young 
Ian MacInnes - Syracuse University 

Papers presented in previous years may be found at 

CFP: Social Networking and Communities 

Following the success of similar minitracks from the past seven HICSS 
conferences, we invite submissions to the 2009 mini-track on social 
networking and communities.    

We call for papers that address technology and information in support of 
communities at work, school, and home, supporting interests of business, 
learning, play and society. We encourage papers from multidisciplinary and 
interdisciplinary perspectives. 

Topics of interest in these contexts include, but are not limited to the 

Social, economic and political impact of internet technologies 
Communities as sociological phenomenon in the digital economy 
Community development 
Design and HCI aspects of social networking and communities 
Online communities of practice 
Business models of Second Life 
E-learning: structures, implementations, and practices 
Organizational behavior of communities 
Disruptive strategies of virtual worlds 
Peer-to-peer or mobile services for Virtual Communities 
Case studies and topologies of Online Communities 
Theoretical models of virtual worlds 
Preventing predatory behavior 
Online auctions 
Collaborative gaming 
Conflicts between real and virtual worlds 
Diffusion and adoption of social networks 
Digital personas 
Economics of collaborative entertainment 
Gaming communities and immersive gaming 
Social networking agents 
Social network studies of online community 
Methodologies and development techniques 
Mixed reality and virtual reality 
Online addiction and anti-social behavior 
Legal and ethical issues of virtual worlds 
Privacy and security issues 
Social blogging 
Wireless social computing 
Interaction between the off-line and online community 


ABSTRACTS (optional) 
Authors may contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of 
appropriate content at anytime. 

June 15, 2009 
* Note: this is a hard deadline * 

Authors submit Full Papers to the Peer Review System, following the Author 
Instructions found on the HICSS web site (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/). All 
papers must be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 
10 pages including diagrams and references that conform to HICSS standards. 
Papers undergo blind review. 

August 15, 2009 

Acceptance and Rejection notices are sent to Authors via the Peer Review 

September 15, 2009 

Authors submit the Final Version of papers following submission instructions 
on the Peer Review System web site. At least one author of each paper must 
register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference to present the 

HICSS papers must contain original material not previously published, or 
currently submitted elsewhere 

Do not submit the manuscript to more than one mini-track. If unsure which 
mini-track is appropriate, submit the abstract to the Track Chair for guidance. 

Submit your full paper according to the detailed formatting and submission 
instructions found on the HICSS website. Note: All papers will be submitted in 
double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams 
and references. HICSS will conduct double-blind reviews of each submitted 

HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and 
system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. 
Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. 
Submissions undergo a blind peer review process and those selected for 
presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions 
must not have been previously published. 

For the latest information visit the HICSS web site at: 
Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair 
Email: sprague at hawaii.edu 

Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator 
Email: hicss at hawaii.edu 

Caroline Haythornthwaite
Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel St., Champaign IL 61820

Mail will reach me at both haythorn at uiuc.edu AND haythorn at illinois.edu.  NOTE: There is no 'u' before 'illinois' in this address.

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