[Air-L] HICSS 2017 FINAL CFP: Digital Location

Jim T jetlistserv at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 09:47:58 PDT 2016

Britta Ricker and Jim Thatcher invite your submission to a minitrack
titled Digital
Location <http://www.hicss.org/#!digital-location/c1nba>, which is a
sub-track of the Digital and Social Media track at The Annual Hawaii
International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS <http://www.hicss.org/>).
HICSS is in its 50th year and will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village
<http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/>  from January 4-7, 2017 on the Big
Island (more information on the venue and HICSS rates can be found here

HICSS is one of the premier conferences according to paper citation index
ratings. Papers are peer-reviewed and accepted papers are published in the
IEEE Digital Library and made available for free to all participants. There
are also opportunities to fast track your paper to publication in a number
of journals <http://www.hicss.org/#!hicss-50-fast-track-opportunities/cxfq>.
The conference attracts a diverse, transdisciplinary set of researchers and
promotes lively, interactive sessions. HICSS presents a unique environment
for cross-pollination of ideas. You will find the published proceedings
from previous HICSS here
<http://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/index.html>. The conference
'Call for Papers' and more details about the format for submission may be
found here <http://www.hicss.org/#!authors/ccjp>.

*Papers are to be of 5-10 pages in length and will be double-blind peer
reviewed.*  The deadline for submission is June 15th, 2016.  Details about
the research paper formatting and submission may be found here

Digital Location Minitrack Call for Papers:

The purpose of this minitrack titled Digital Location is to comprehensively
engage with research that investigates digital locational data. We call for
papers that address the production, capture, and study of location
information through both technical and theoretical perspectives. Research
into the processes associated with data capture and analysis, including
visualization techniques, is in high demand. This is in part due to the
ever-growing production of locational data via emerging spatially-aware

Here we invite papers that address ‘location information’ in a broad sense
that includes both precise geolocated coordinates and more general
expressions of space and place. Potential data sources include individuals
and industries – for example, government open data initiatives, personal
activity trackers, social media services, or aerial photography
from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). We wish to engage with scholarship
that addresses the technical considerations around working with locational
data as well as its transformation into spatial media.

This includes, but is not limited to, papers that: offer new technical and
methodological solutions to the capture, interpretation, analysis 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. More specifically, we encourage papers that engage
with the following topics or related areas:

   - Spatial Informatics, data mining and data exploration of spatial
   - Crowdsourced spatial information
   - New or emerging locational data collection techniques
   - Resistance and/or surveillance through spatial digital information and
   social media
   - Mapping social media for humanitarian efforts
   - FOSS technologies for location aware research
   - Social media and citizen science initiatives
   - Governmental Open Data analyzed and distributed through social media
   - Gendered representations in spatial digital information and social
   - Ethical considerations associated with the use of spatial digital
   media for information sharing
   - Scale and information relevance related to social media networks and
   - Qualitative research on the use of spatial social media by end-users
   and firms
   - New or alternative methodological techniques for the collection,
   analysis and visualization of spatial social media information

If you have any additional questions, please contact the minitrack

Jim Thatcher jethatch at uw.edu

Britta Ricker bricker0 at uw.edu

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