[Air-L] Mediated Conversation: HICSS-52 CFP

Yoram Kalman yoram.kalman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 16:03:32 PDT 2018

   Dear colleagues,
   Members of AoIR and of the Air-L listserv who research any aspect of
   online conversation are invited to submit papers to HICSS, the 52nd
   Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) that will
   take place in the island of Maui, Hawaii in January 2019.
   The Mediated Conversation minitrack focuses on research of
   conversations taking place on digital and social media. Conversations
   are at the core of human communication.  Mediated conversations can use
   text, audio, images or video, or any combination thereof. The minitrack
   welcomes research on conversations that are interpersonal, as well as
   those that occur in organizational or mass communication, educational
   or political contexts, and in any other sphere of human activity.
   Some examples of highly cited papers that first appeared in this
   minitrack include: Beyond Microblogging: Conversation and Collaboration
   via Twitter, by Honey & Herring; Talk before You Type: Coordination in
   Wikipedia by Viégas, Wattenberg, Kriss and van Ham; You Are Who You
   Talk To: Detecting Roles in Usenet Newsgroups by Fisher, Smith and
   Welser; Tweet, Tweet, Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on
   Twitter by boyd, Golder and Lotan; and, Learning Conversations in World
   of Warcraft by Nardi, Ly and Harris.
   This minitrack brings together researchers and innovators to explore
   mediated conversation and its implications; to raise new
   socio-technical, ethical, pedagogical, linguistic and social questions;
   and to suggest new methods, perspectives, and design approaches. The
   Mediated Conversation minitrack is the successor of the Persistent
   Conversation minitrack established by Tom Erickson and Susan Herring at
   HICSS in 1999, which was originally focused on the novelty of
   conversational persistence. With the prevalence of mediated
   conversation, we are called upon to consider a wider field of issues.
   Examples of appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
   •    Innovation in mediated conversational practice
   •    The dynamics and analysis of large scale conversation systems
   (e.g., MOOCs and big data applications)
   •    Methods for analyzing mediated conversation: qualitative,
   quantitative, data analytics
   •    Mediated collaboration
   •    The dark side of mediated conversation, e.g. loafing, bullying,
   and communication overload
   •    Studies of virtual communities or other sites of mediated
   •    Ethics and mediated conversation: privacy, deception, freedom of
   speech, security and information warfare
   •    The role of mediated conversation in knowledge management
   •    The role of mediated conversation in organizations
   •    Domain specific applications, opportunities and challenges of
   mediated conversations and conversational exchanges (e.g., in
   education, healthcare, social movements, government, citizen
   •    Conversation visualization
   •    The role of listeners, lurkers, and silent interactions
   •    Novel properties of mediated conversation
   •    The platform’s role in mediating the conversation
   Fast track journal opportunity: Authors of papers accepted for
   presentation in the minitrack will be offered the opportunity to submit
   an extended version of their papers for consideration for fast-track
   publication in the ACM journal ACM Transaction on Social Computing
   Important Dates for Paper Submission
   April 15, 2018: Paper Submission System Launched
   June 15, 2018 | 11:59 pm HST: Paper Submission Deadline
   August 17, 2018: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
   September 22, 2018: Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for
   October 1, 2018: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to
   register for HICSS-52
   For details see
   If you have any questions, please contact the minitrack Co-Chairs:
   Sheizaf Rafaeli (Primary Contact)
   University of Haifa
   [3]sheizaf at rafaeli.net
   Yoram M Kalman
   The Open University of Israel
   [4]yoramka at openu.ac.il
   Carmel Kent
   Arden University, UK
   [5]kent.carmel at gmail.com
Yoram Kalman, PhD
Cell: +1 737 781 4770


   1. https://tsc.acm.org/
   2. http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/
   3. mailto:sheizaf at rafaeli.net
   4. mailto:yoramka at openu.ac.il
   5. mailto:kent.carmel at gmail.com
   6. http://www.kalmans.com/

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