Description

The International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) is an annual gathering of leading social media researchers from around the world. Now, in its 10th year, the 2019 conference is being held in Toronto, Canada from July 19 to 21.
From its inception, the conference has focused on the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social media on society. Organized by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers.
The conference’s intensive three-day program features hands-on workshops, full papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many fields including Management, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Political Science, and Sociology.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2019-01-28

Call for paper description

Full papers presented at the Conference will be published in the conference proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All conference presenters will be invited to submit their work as an expanded full paper to the special issue of the Social Media + Society journal (published by SAGE).

Topics of submission

SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON SOCIETY

  • Privacy
  • Trust & credibility
  • Political mobilization & engagement
  • Extremism & terrorism
  • Politics of hate and oppression
  • Health and wellbeing

SOCIAL MEDIA & BUSINESS

  • Brand communities
  • Influencer & marketing
  • Public & customer relations
  • Cybervetting and HR
  • Risk management

SOCIAL MEDIA & ACADEMIA

  • Alternative metrics
  • Learning analytics
  • Teaching with social media
  • University branding

SOCIAL MEDIA & PUBLIC SECTOR

  • Government social media management
  • Adoption, use, strategies and policies
  • Trust towards public agencies
  • Citizens’ engagement
  • Citizens’ privacy & security concerns  

SOCIAL MEDIA & MOBILE

  • Appification of society
  • Privacy & security issues in a mobile world
  • Encrypted messaging apps
  • Networking apps, fake news & misinformation

ONLINE/OFFLINE COMMUNITIES

  • Online community detection
  • Influential user detection
  • Identity and anonymity
  • Case studies 

THEORIES & METHODS

  • Qualitative approaches
  • Quantitative approaches
  • Mixed methods 
  • Opinion mining & sentiment analysis
  • Social network analysis
  • Theoretical models

SMALL & BIG DATA

  • Value of small data
  • Data minig and analytics
  • Sampling issues
  • Visualization 
  • Scalability issues 
  • Ethics

Committee

  • Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson University, Canada – Conference Chair
  • Priya Kumar, Ryerson University, Canada – Conference Chair
  • Philip Mai, Ryerson University, Canada – Conference Chair
  • Jenna Jacobson, Ryerson University, Canada – Full Paper Chair
  • Raquel Recuero, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil – Full Paper Chair
  • Hazel Kwon, Arizona State University, USA – WIP Chair
  • Jeff Hemsley, Syracuse University, USA – WIP Chair
  • Anabel Quan-Haase, Western University, Canada – Panel Chair
  • Luke Sloan, Cardiff University, UK – Panel Chair
  • Jaigris Hodson, Royal Roads University, Canada – Poster Chair

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Contact information

  • ask@socialmediaandsociety.org

Sponsored By

  • the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University