[Air-L] CFP: HICSS 48 minitrack – Social Media and Location Information

Jim T jetlistserv at gmail.com
Sat May 17 08:34:03 PDT 2014

Obligatory apologies for cross-posting.

*HICSS 48 minitrack – Social Media and Location Information*

Jim Thatcher and Britta Ricker would like to announce and invite submission
to a new minitrack at the HICSS
48<http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_48/apahome48.htm> conference
to be held this January 5-8, 2015 in Hawaii.

The minitrack, *Social Media and Location Information
<http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/HICSS_48/Tracks/DSM/DSMLocation.pdf>, *is a
sub-track of the *Digital and Social Media
<http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/HICSS_48/Tracks/DigitalandSocialMedia.htm>* track.
The Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) will
be held at the Grand Hyatt Kauai
<http://kauai.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html> (more
information on the venue is
The conference CFP is found

In addition to the amazing venue, HICSS is one of the top conferences in
paper citation index rating. Papers are peer-reviewed and all accepted
papers are published in the IEEE Digital Library and made available for
free to all parties. The conference attracts a diverse, transdisciplinary
set of researchers and promotes lively, interactive sessions and the
cross-pollination of ideas.

*Our Call for Papers follows:*

This minitrack focuses broadly on the location information generated
through the use of digital and social media with a particular emphasis on
how that information may be collected and interpreted to better understand
how location and environment intersect with social, political, and economic
forces. We would like to attract papers that examine social media through
an explicitly spatial lens. These would include papers interested in the
technical praxis of gathering and visualizing spatial information as well
as theoretical papers exploring the generation, capture, use, and exchange
of spatial information with respect to social science theory.

We call for papers that address the production, capture, and study of
location information in social media through both technical and theoretical
perspectives. Papers are encouraged to address “location information” in a
broad sense that includes both precise geolocated coordinates and more
general expressions of space and place. This includes, *but is not limited
to*, papers that:

   - Offer new technical solutions to the capture, interpretation, or
   visualization of spatial media;

   - Examine the epistemological and ontological effects of spatial social
   media upon users;

   - Present empirical work on the creation or consumption of spatial
   social media;

   - Advance our understanding of how spatial social media relate to social
   and political processes;

   - Present new work on the role of economic forces in the creation and
   use of spatial social media, for example, location-specific advertising; or

   - Explore spatial social media as a means of better understanding urban
   and non-urban environments.

The deadline for submission is *June 15th. *Please take a look at the *author
instructions.* <http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_48/authorinstructions.htm>

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jim
or Britta.


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