Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communications

The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communication (SSSMC) is intended to facilitate the international advancement of cross-disciplinary mobile communication studies. It is intended to serve as a resource and to support a network of scholarly research as to the social consequences of mobile communication.

Monday, May 29, 2017

CFP: Social Media and Communities

Social Media and Communities -- a "mini-track" at the
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (HICSS-51)
January 3-6, 2018, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Full paper submission deadline, June 15

We call for papers that address social networks and communities supported and/or complemented by social media for work, learning, socializing, economic and/or political processes, and/or that address theory, design, practices, use or evaluation of such social media use. ‘Communities’ is taken in a broad sense, including communities of practice, epistemic communities, or communities of inquiry, as well as fully virtual communities, and social media use that supports or complements geographically based community. We particularly encourage papers that:
  • advance our understanding of social network growth, formation, structure and outcomes through social media;
  • explore how socio-technical affordances relate to social media use and outcomes;
  • evaluate design of social media technologies and practices for effective community development and maintenance; and
  • develop theories, models and principles of social media design, use and outcomes.

We encourage the submission of exploratory and theoretical papers, as well as empirical studies.

HICSS 51 and the "Big Island"

The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, in its 51st year, is one of the longstanding scientific conferences and is highly ranked among information systems conferences. Diverse disciplines unified by a focus on information technologies are woven together in a matrix structure of tracks and themes. By attending HICSS you are not only reaching the audience of your track and mini-track; you also have the opportunity to learn about what is happening in related fields and meet leaders in those fields. Other mini-tracks within the Digital and Social Media track are particularly relevant: see

With five of the world's seven climate zones, and a mixture of Hawaiian and immigrant cultures, the "Big Island" of Hawaii offers diverse outdoor activities, good food, and cultural activities.

Please see for conference, venue and submission information. Papers are due June 15, 2017

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Dan Suthers (Primary Contact)
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Karine Nahon
University of Washington and the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya