Call for Papers #SMSociety

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2022 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)! #SMSociety will be held virtually onJuly 18th & 19th, 2022. The conference’s two-day program will feature live panels and paper presentations, tutorials, and networking events.

In keeping with the conference’s inter- and transdisciplinary focus, we welcome both quantitative and qualitative scholarly and original submissions that crosses disciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of current and future trends in social media research across many fields including (but not limited to): Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Law, Management, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

#SMSociety is a gathering of leading social media researchers from around the world. It is the premier venue for sharing and discovering new peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on how social media affects society. Organized by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, #SMSociety provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers.

 

NEW FOR 2022

·       #SMSociety will switch from being an annual conference to a biennial conference. After 2022, the next iteration of #SMSociety will be in the summer of 2024 (exact date, location and format TBD).

·       The Program Committee for #SMSociety will be authors who have submitted their papers to the conference for consideration. For a submission to be considered, one author from each submission is required to peer review (double blind) three other conference submissions.

·       Instead of Full and WIP paper submissions, #SMSociety will now be inviting authors to submit extended abstracts with a 1k-1.5K word limit.

·       The program will be organized in a way to support attendance across multiple time zones and will allow our authors to safely connect. All presentations will also be recorded and made available to registered attendees for a limited time after the conference. 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

1.     Cyberbullying, Trolling and Antisocial Behavior

2.     Digital Methods

3.     Discourse and Public Opinion

4.     Health and Wellbeing

5.     Marketing and Outreach

6.     Misinformation and Disinformation

7.     Online and Offline Communities

8.     Platform Governance and Regulation

9.     Politics and Policy

10.  Privacy, Security and Trust

11.  Use and Users

SUBMISSION DETAILS

·       https://socialmediaandsociety.org/submit/

PUBLICATIONS:

·       Publication of Pre-prints and Datasets: To promote your work during and after the conference, authors of accepted papers (extended abstracts) are encouraged to share their work as a pre-print via EasyChair Preprint. Preprint will be accessible via the conference online program and other channels. If you have a dataset to share, you can also upload it to one of many data repositories such as Dataverse or figshare. Authors of accepted papers will then have an opportunity to provide a link to their pre-print and/or dataset for inclusion in the conference program.

·       Journal Publications: We will circulate CFP to relevant journal special issues as they become available in 2022. (We hope that feedback received from other scholars during the review process and the Q&A part of your presentation will help you refine your ideas and develop your work into a full paper after the conference. Once ready, you are encouraged to submit your full paper to a journal of your choice.)

 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

·       Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson University

·       Philip Mai, Ryerson University

·       James Cook, University of Maine at Augusta

·       Zoetanya Sujon, London College of Communication

·       Chei Sian Lee, Nanyang Technological University

·       Jenna Drenten, Loyola University Chicago

·       Céline Yunya Song, Hong Kong Baptist University

·       Katrin Weller, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences

·       Felipe Soares, Ryerson University

2022 International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety)

held virtually on July 18-19, 2022

https://socialmediaandsociety.org/2021/smsociety-2022-cfp/ 

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: July 18-19, 2022

Papers (Extended Abstracts) Due: Jan. 31, 2022

Workshops & Tutorials Due: Mar. 14, 2022

Panels Due: Mar. 14, 2022

Notification Due: Mar. 31, 2022

Brave Conversation Global 2021

Brave Conversations Global 2021

Once again the 2021 ACM Web Science Conference Week will include Brave Conversations. The event runs from 9:00 BST to 13:00 BST on Monday 21st June.

Last year’s event was in the midst of the global move online forced by Covid 19; since then we have held numerous events around the world thanks to the wonders of the Internet and World Wide Web.

So how has this changed the way we (as humanity) are living online?  What has become normalised and what is still strange?  What changes has this wrought for how we live, work and play?

This 2021 event will reflect on this whilst also exploring the new world that is emerging as we have governments empowered by data, a move to online work and learning and a growing tension between ’safety’ and ‘privacy’.

The objective of Brave Conversations is to bring Web Science to mainstream discussions that take place in everyday life. The conversations rely on what people bring and we hope to bring a broad audience from around the world to question, challenge and converse.

Please join us.  Registration is free and places are limited.  Please note that Brave Conversations Global is not included in the main conference registration fee.

Full details of this event and the whole Web Science Conference programme can be found on our website.

Zoom meetings

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BRC Science Forum Event

BRC Science Forum

Please see below details for our last talks of the BRC Science Forum Term 2, this Friday, the 26th of March.

Click here to join the meeting

Date Speaker Presentation

26th of March
12:30 – 13:30
Prof Mary Barker – Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Science

The value of conversation: why talking to people during the pandemic is every bit as important as surveying, testing and vaccinating them

13:30 – 14:00
Prof Anneke Lucassen – Professor of Clinical Genetics
Prof Dame Wendy Hall – Professor of Computer Science

Digital Health Research Theme

The FORUM will be back on the 23rd of April, the Programme and invites for Term 3 will be circulated in the coming weeks.

iPowerz – A New Digital System for Fast-tracking Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

The University of Southampton India Centre are delighted to invite you to the below seminar at part of the Changing the World 4 Better Series.

iPowerz – A New Digital System for Fast-tracking Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
Dr Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Southampton Business School
Thursday 26 November 2020, 11 am UK time | 4.30 pm India time
Please register by ZOOM:https://bit.ly
Click here for full details

University India Centre in association with Southampton Business School introduce iPowerz, a new end-to-end digital ecosystem for fast-tracking small business growth and entrepreneurship

iPowerz is a University of Southampton researcher start-up, which provides an integrated digital ecosystem for accelerating entrepreneurship and small businesses across the world. With the aim of reaching a wider community of aspiring next generation entrepreneurs, iPowerz virtually connects start-ups, scale-ups, and small businesses with investors and professional service providers to offer new opportunities for business growth and value creation. The webinar presentation will demonstrate how iPowerz facilitates:

1. Businesses proposing projects to investors and professional service providers through its unique digital ecosystem for collaboration, investment and growth.

2. Crowdfunding of projects that focus on environment, social and governance issues.

3. Creation of private virtual ecosystems to facilitate B2B collaboration within incubators, accelerators, growth hubs, and business associations.