[Air-L] CFPs: Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Yogesh K. Dwivedi ykdwivedi at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 17:13:48 PST 2016

*The 15th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E

*“**Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!**”*


*13-15 September 2016*

*Swansea, United Kingdom*

*Paper Submission Deadline:* *15 March 2016*

The ubiquity of social media has had a profound effect on the way we
communicate and is of significant importance to society and business.
Social media tools have helped break down geographical barriers that once
restricted communication and have led to an explosion of e-participation,
virtual presence, and online communities. Professional benefits of social
media include sharing of information, publicity, and giving and receiving
support and advice. Consumers have become increasingly empowered to exert
an influence on brands through online communities and businesses are able
to acquire rapid feedback and garner insight into individual preferences
without observer effects. Analysis of social media content via automated
techniques and systems can also help to safeguard society from organized
crime but such uses remain a delicate issue.

With seemingly endless benefits it is easy to overlook the disadvantages of
social media, which are an increasingly important consideration as social
media platforms continue to proliferate. Social media has facilitated a
loss of ownership and control of content as private, public and
institutional domains increasingly overlap. There is a need for careful
balancing of professionalism and freedom of speech, to ensure that posts do
not cause offence or harm reputations. Other drawbacks include time
pressure, plagiarism, misrepresentation, addiction, and negative
psychological consequences. While providing a means to protect public
safety, social media also provides a means of threatening it and enabling
new forms of cyber-crime.

This conference aims to bring together a variety of disciplines and a
community for the advancement of knowledge regarding the adoption, use,
impact, and potential of social media. To achieve this goal, we invite
researchers and practitioners to present their ideas and findings at
the *15th IFIP
Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society* to be held at *Swansea
University, UK in 2016*. Theoretical and empirical papers employing
quantitative, qualitative, and/or critical methods are welcomed.

*Topics of submission *may include but are not limited to:

·         Adoption and diffusion of social media

·         Blogging and microblogging

·         Challenges of social media

·         Citizen participation via social media

·         Collaboration and knowledge management

·         Content and information analysis

·         Corporate social networks

·         Crisis management enabled by social media

·         Crowdsourcing

·         Cyberbullying and trolling

·         Definition and taxonomy of different types of social media

·         Disaster prevention using social media

·         Marketing campaigns

·         Disruption as a result of social media

·         Economic and social effects of social media

·         Effects of social media on consumer choice

·         Ethical issues relating to social media

·         Impact of social media on consumer behaviour

·         Impact of social media on marketing strategy

·         Innovation through social media

·         Managing presence and reputation on social media

·         Personnel recruitment/management

·         Policy challenges

·         Political and social

·         Privacy issues with social media

·         Rigour in social media research

·         Sentiment analysis

·         Social media and policy

·         Social media and public governance

·         Social media data mining, analytics and intelligence

·         Social media for B2B marketing

·         Social media research and theory development

·         Social media strategy and integration

·         Social media to support education

·         Social media, product innovation, and product life cycle

·         Social media transparency, openness, and anti-corruption

·         The future (good/bad/ugly) of social media


The 15th IFIP Conference will be held at Swansea University’s brand new Bay
Campus located on the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay and within easy reach
of the vibrant City Centre. As an industrial powerhouse of the 19th century,
Swansea and the surrounding areas are rich in history which can be explored
in a number of local museums. To the west of the City is the Gower
Peninsula where you can find Rhossili Bay voted Britain’s Best Beach
and 9th best
in the world by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice.


   - Paper Submission: *15 March 2016*
   - Authors Notification: *30 April 2016*
   - Early Bird Registration: *30 May 2016*
   - Conference dates: *13 to 15 September 2016*


Authors should submit (*Submission website:*
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=i3e2016) original, unpublished
research papers. All accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings. Submissions should not be under consideration for any other
conference or journal outlet.

The Conference Co-Chair, Professor Yogesh K. Dwivedi, welcomes any queries
regarding the conference and/or submission via email
y.k.dwivedi at swansea.ac.uk


*Professor Yogesh K. Dwivedi, PhD*

Personal Chair and Director of Research

School of Management | Yr Ysgol Reolaeth

Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe

Bay Campus |Campws y Bae

Fabian Way |Ffordd Fabian

Swansea | Abertawe

Wales | Cymru


*Phone | Ffôn *+ 44 (0)1792 602340

*Email | Ebost *y.k.dwivedi at swansea.ac.uk

*www.swansea.ac.uk* <http://www.swansea.ac.uk/>* | **www.abertawe.ac.uk*
Associate Editor - European Journal of Information Systems
Associate Editor for Digital Marketing Section - European Journal of
Senior Editor (Europe/Africa/Middle East) - Journal of Electronic Commerce

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