Social Media and Social Networking Minitrack HICSS Conference

The 46th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) will be happening from 7-10th January on Wailea, Hawaii. The minitrack „Social Media and Social Networking“ as part of the track Electronic Government is open to papers that cover all aspects of social networking, especially in the context of electronic government.

Social media and networks have received a lot of attention in the last decade. As a result, new ways of communication procedures have been established in society. Social media increase the opportunities for individual users to share digitally created content and ideas. Recently, the role of the Internet for social movements, in particular Middle Eastern affairs and the Arab Spring, has been discussed, where activists and bloggers use interactive media and social networks to influence events on the ground. Governments have also discovered the potential of social media sites for sharing governmental information and outreach. Many citizens already appreciate the comfort of the Internet communication and the demand for easy and fast web services is growing. At the same time, issues related to privacy, information leakage, blurred boundaries and online addiction must be addressed when discussing social media.

This minitrack is open to papers that cover all aspects of social networking, especially in the context of electronic government.

Topics and research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies of the use of Social Media and Networks by any level of government
  • Usage of social media and networks for participation and collaboration
  • Implementation challenges
  • Maintaining privacy in social media and networks
  • Patterns and trends in social networking
  • Social media and networks for information sharing
  • Leakage of organizational information through social networks
  • Trust and information credibility in social networks
  • Social networks and ‘information overload’
  • Mobile social networking
  • Guidelines and policies for social media and networks
  • Legal concerns when providing and sharing content via social media
  • Web identities of civil servants
  • Potentials of social media and networks
  • Forecasting and prognosis by social media and networks

Submission deadline: June 15 2012: Authors submit full papers by this date, following the Author Instructions.

Minitrack Leaders

Suha AlAwadhi is assistant professor, Department of Library and Information Science in College of Social Sciences at Kuwait University in Kuwait. She is a member of DGSNA and a member of IFIP E-government Conference (EGOV) 2011. Dr. AlAwadhi has participated in many conferences such as HICSS, EGOV, IFLA, and CeDEM12. Her research areas of interest include e-government, knowledge management, social inclusion, knowledge sharing and social networking. Email: s.alawadhi@ku.edu.kw Peter Parycek is Head of the Center for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems and Chairman of the ministerial working groups “E-Democracy & E-participation” and “E-Government Training” at the Austrian Federal Chancellery. As a lawyer and graduate of the Master’s program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal policy, social and technological developments. His research and project priorities include eGovernance, eDemocracy and eGovernment. Jay P. Kesan is Professor & Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Faculty Scholar and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the University of Illinois. His academic interests and writings are in the areas of digital government, cyberlaw, patent law, entrepreneurship, and law and technology. He is Group Leader of the Business, Economics & Law of Genomic Biology (BioBEL) research theme at the Institute of Genomic Biology. He is a registered patent attorney and received his J.D. summa cum laude from Georgetown University. He also has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for several years as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. For a more complete bio, please see http://www.jaykesan.com

Peter Parycek is Head of the Center for E-Governance at the Danube University Krems and Chairman of the ministerial working groups “E-Democracy & E-participation” and “E-Government Training” at the Austrian Federal Chancellery. As a lawyer and graduate of the Master’s program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal policy, social and technological developments. His research and project priorities include eGovernance, eDemocracy and eGovernment.

Jay P. Kesan is Professor & Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Faculty Scholar and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the University of Illinois. His academic interests and writings are in the areas of digital government, cyberlaw, patent law, entrepreneurship, and law and technology. He is Group Leader of the Business, Economics & Law of Genomic Biology (BioBEL) research theme at the Institute of Genomic Biology. He is a registered patent attorney and received his J.D. summa cum laude from Georgetown University. He also has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for several years as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. For a more complete bio, please see http://www.jaykesan.com

For more information: http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss46/, Minitrack Social Media and Social Networking

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